《香港製造》:蘇勳藝術公仔的誕生| Eric So’s Designer Toys Series: ‘Made in Hong Kong’

富藝斯為慶祝香港成立五週年,特別製作了《香港製造》系列,邀請多媒體藝術家蘇勳(Eric So)作對話,一同探索藝術公仔的誕生和香港所扮演的角色。

‘Made in Hong Kong’ series explores the unique and resilient city through the lens of Hong Kong multimedia artist Eric So in his history of creating designer toys, exploring it’s role as an important cultural artifact.

2020 年4月3日– 香港 – 今年適逢富藝斯拍賣行於亞洲區成立五週年,為紀念以香港為起點立足亞洲五年的里程碑,特別呈獻《香港製造》系列,由富藝斯香港二十世紀及當代藝術部門晚間拍賣主管雪鸞與知名多媒體藝術家蘇勳(Eric So)對話,透過這位玩具設計先驅的視角來探索香港如何轉變為全球最重要的藝術樞紐之一。近年來,潮流藝術蔚然成風,藝術公仔在當代藝術市場逐漸佔有一席地位。香港的玩具製造業曾在1960-1980年代為世界之冠,本系列回顧這個城市的玩具製造史,並展現香港從製造業樞紐時代到當今亞洲藝術中心的轉折與發展。  一。近年來,潮流藝術蔚然成風,藝術公仔在當代藝術市場逐漸佔有一席地位。香港的玩具製造業曾在1960-1980年代為世界之冠,本系列回顧這個城市的玩具製造史,並展現香港從製造業樞紐時代到當今亞洲藝術中心的轉折與發展。

HONG KONG – 3 April 2020 – This spring, Phillips presents ‘Made in Hong Kong’, a new content series to mark the 5th anniversary of the auction house in Asia. This two-episode series follows Eric So, a Hong Kong-based multimedia artist, and Charlotte Raybaud, Head of Evening Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art for Phillips Hong Kong, as they explore how the city has transformed into a vibrant international centre for arts and culture. ‘Made in Hong Kong’ examines the transformation of designer toys and figures that have become collectible classics and permeated the contemporary art market in recent years. The series recalls the heyday of the city’s toy-manufacturing industry between the 1960s and 1980s, when Hong Kong was the world’s largest toy production centre and reveals its evolution from manufacturing hub to Asia’s leading art destination.

在第一集《香港製造:潮流藝術》中,雪鸞造訪蘇勳的工作室,參觀他的經典人形公仔珍藏系列和創作點滴,並探討藝術公仔席捲各大主要拍賣會的現象。除此之外,他們回顧了香港的玩具製造業,並探討上世紀的塑膠玩具轉變至當今以藝術方式創作玩具的發展歷程。請點擊此處觀賞視頻與完整專訪內容。 

In the first episode of ‘Made in Hong Kong’, Charlotte Raybaud pays a visit to the studio of one of the city’s most acclaimed toy designers, Eric So, where they take a closer look at his signature series and discuss the rising trend of designer-artist vinyl toys in the global art market. They also examine the transformation from last century’s toys to the “art toys” of today. To read and watch the first episode, click here.

而第二集《香港製造:從世界工廠到藝術之都》將於四月中旬以後於富藝斯官網Phillips.com 發佈。在第二集中,蘇勳會帶領觀眾探究香港的經濟發展對文化創意產業的影響,以及推動香港成為全球主要藝術中心的路程。他也會分享自己多年來觀察世界各大主要玩具製造市場的心得,和科技與數位的進步如何重新定義藝術創作並為藝術家與藏家帶來新力量。 

The second episode of the series surveys the ways in which Hong Kong’s economic transition has influenced the city’s creative industry, and how it has led to its new reputation as one of the global epicentres of the art world. Eric So also investigates the major toy markets across the world and shares his views on how digital technology is reshaping the creative process and providing new opportunities for both artists and collectors. The second episode will be released after mid-April on Phillips.com.

Source: Phillips


《香港製造》:潮流藝術
Phillips Embarks On 5th Anniversary in Asia with ‘Made in Hong Kong’ Campaign
Episode 1: ‘Made in Hong Kong’ Episode 1 
Episode 2: Mid-April on Phillips.com

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