4. Ideal for an immersive experience: K11 MUSEA
Perhaps fittingly for a city like Hong Kong where shopping can seem like a national sport, K11 MUSEUM is a unique hybrid that combines culture and retail. Located in Kowloon’s vibrant Victoria Dockside district, it is (in part) named after the muses of Greek mythology and promises immersive experiences in art, culture, entertainment and gastronomy.
“As a design and art retail experience, it’s very different from a more formal museum experience – but it’s also fun,” Raffel said.
Entrepreneur Adrian Cheng has worked with more than 100 international artists, architects and designers to create what they call “the ultimate space for everyone to embark on a ‘journey of imagination'”. This translates for visitors to a dazzling collection of luxury stores set against a remarkable architectural landscape, combined with a world-class calendar of events and artistic collaborations.
Contemporary artworks dot the K11 Musea, and visitors should seek out the works of Paola Pivi, Ron English, or Carsten Höller for his surreal mushroom sculptures. Meanwhile, dedicated spaces on site host exhibitions by international artists in multiple disciplines ranging from graffiti and street art to reflections on 200 years of haute couture, curated in collaboration with London’s V&A Museum.
For Raffel, K11 MUSEA marks a special connection: “K11 MUSEA is just a stone’s throw from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, so the relationship between private and public art begins to take on real dimensions and develop from unique way in Hong Kong. »
ADVICE: Everyone loves gift shops and K11 MUSEA offers the MoMA Design Store featuring exclusives from the legendary New York museum, as well as local designs from Hong Kong.