Hong Kong Artist, Chan Ka Kiu : Invisible Shop
Hong Kong Artist, Chan Ka Kiu : Invisible Shop

Emerging art talent Chan Ka Kiu leads you on a journey to an invisible world!

K11 Art Foundation is delighted to present It’s Always You, a showcase of art installation and hand-picked designs by emerging art talent Chan Ka Kiu, at K11 Art Mall’s K11 Design Store from now to bring a little fun and pun to the festive seasons. Dedicated to incubating local young artists and designers, K11 Art Mall has long been an open platform for showcasing their works thus foster the development of arts.

It’s Always You is the latest immersive experience by the artist to explore individualism and the idea of self in contemporary life. The artist will transform a section inside K11 Design Store into a room that is filled with mirrors, reflections and neon slogans, creating an optical illusion of the space vanishing due to multiple reflections. Through this ‘Invisible Shop’, the artist creates a stage for visitors to perform, encouraging unselfconscious selfies inside the space, and at the same time, mocking such inflated sense of self and excessive self-admiration that echoes with the neon sign ‘It’s Always You’. Only when the visitors exit the space will they realise that the mirror is see-through from outside and their behaviours in the room just now are in fact not so private. The installation immediately switches perspective and position for the performer, and forces them to see themselves clearly ‘without the mirror’.

Under Chan’s manipulation of space and perspectives, visitors can immerse in a theatrical experience where they can be both the performer and the audience. The artist prompts us to question the ‘self’ we see and try to portray – how differently would one act and feel if he/ she is aware that the other side of the mirror is glass instead of solid walls?

Chan Ka Kiu expressed, “Funny at first sight, this semi-awkward yet luring installation is more than just a joke, we hope all visitors can enjoy a few moments of self-love, self-reflection and perhaps self realisation too.” In a room where only your own reflections are visible and everything else is invisible, the artist challenges your sensitivity and wonders if you manage to notice other things that exist in the installation.

During the showcase of It’s Always You, K11 Design Store will feature an exclusive collection of artist selected design goods that will give you fun, laughter and simple happiness – perfect gifts for the upcoming festive seasons! Through a witty mix of art installation, designs and gift selection, K11 Art Foundation, K11 Design Store and artist Chan Ka Kiu invites you to explore the blurred boundaries of art, design and art toys!

About It's Always You


12 December 2020 – 15 February 2021


Open every day from 11am – 9:30pm


K11 Design Store, 3F, K11 Art Mall

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