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22 Mar 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

ENCOUNTERS ACROSS CULTURES: SEEDS OF LIFE

Four Houses.
Four Unique
Art Experiences.

Our inaugural art programme ‘Encounter Across Cultures: Seeds of Life’ explores the interconnectedness of local and global cultures through art. Each House’s sense of place and individuality is brought to life through immersive art experiences by Swiss video artist Katja Loher.

Inspired by the Chinese Five Elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water – as well as collaborations with local creators, each of the four experiential installations uses dance, music and costume to celebrate the elements as a universal connecting force.



7 Nov 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

TRADITIONAL MASTERS

In Chengdu where the art of ink painting and tea are deeply present in modern life, locally based artists Hao Wu and Yong Ma worked with Katja to bring a different sensibility to the installation. Katja’s video art features the two Masters at work: while Hao Wu paints symbols and creatures representing each of the Chinese Elements, Yong Ma leads a tea ceremony that brings all Five Elements together.

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5 Sep - 4 Oct 2019

BETWEEN FASHION AND ART

In Shanghai, Katja draws from the city’s fashion-forward energy in a collaboration with new street fashion brand Dirty Pineapple. Experience the Five Elements in a journey through the different spaces of The Middle House, and discover the limited-edition streetwear collection created through this partnership.

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22 May - 21 Jun 2019

THE ART OF FENG SHUI

In collaboration with Feng Shui designer Thierry Chow, Katja creates a journey through the Five Elements through the architecture of The Upper House, from entrance upward to its very top floor. Not only does Thierry feature in the artwork itself, she also advised on the situation of each Element in the space in accordance with Feng Shui principles.

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22 Mar - 21 Apr 2019

CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART

In collaboration with Gallery Weekend Beijing, Katja draws from her encounters with Beijing’s artists to create five ‘Element Videoplanets’ that float in the atrium of The Opposite House. The planetary sculptures challenge the face of video art, freeing video from its rigid rectangular box and transforming it into a free flowing organic shape.

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7 Nov 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

TRADITIONAL MASTERS

In Chengdu where the art of ink painting and tea are deeply present in modern life, locally based artists Hao Wu and Yong Ma worked with Katja to bring a different sensibility to the installation. Katja’s video art features the two Masters at work: while Hao Wu paints symbols and creatures representing each of the Chinese Elements, Yong Ma leads a tea ceremony that brings all Five Elements together.

Discover More

5 Sep - 4 Oct 2019

BETWEEN FASHION AND ART

In Shanghai, Katja draws from the city’s fashion-forward energy in a collaboration with new street fashion brand Dirty Pineapple. Experience the Five Elements in a journey through the different spaces of The Middle House, and discover the limited-edition streetwear collection created through this partnership.

Discover More

22 May - 21 Jun 2019

THE ART OF FENG SHUI

In collaboration with Feng Shui designer Thierry Chow, Katja creates a journey through the Five Elements through the architecture of The Upper House, from entrance upward to its very top floor. Not only does Thierry feature in the artwork itself, she also advised on the situation of each Element in the space in accordance with Feng Shui principles.

Discover More

22 Mar - 21 Apr 2019

CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART

In collaboration with Gallery Weekend Beijing, Katja draws from her encounters with Beijing’s artists to create five ‘Element Videoplanets’ that float in the atrium of The Opposite House. The planetary sculptures challenge the face of video art, freeing video from its rigid rectangular box and transforming it into a free flowing organic shape.

Discover More

Katja Loher

Artist in Residence

Swiss-born Katja Loher is changing the face of video art by freeing it from the flat rectangular screen, and presenting it as organically shaped Videosculptures.

In this unique way of fusing the technological with the organic, she creates fantastic worlds that explore the consequences of living in a globalised world. The videos are inspired by collaborations with local poets, composers, costume designers and performers.

Katja Loher

Artist in Residence

Swiss-born Katja Loher is changing the face of video art by freeing it from the flat rectangular screen, and presenting it as organically shaped Videosculptures.

In this unique way of fusing the technological with the organic, she creates fantastic worlds that explore the consequences of living in a globalised world. The videos are inspired by collaborations with local poets, composers, costume designers and performers.

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