1 December 2017 (Friday) – 10 December 2017 (Sunday)
11:00am – 8:00pm
Hong Kong’s most anticipated cultural event returns once again this year with deTour 2017, a 10-day festival celebrating creative expression, set to take place from 1 December to 10 December at PMQ, the heart of Hong Kong’s creative community.
deTour has been described by CNN as “one of the most exciting events on Hong Kong’s cultural calendar”, and every year the event runs concurrently with Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week (BODW). Kicking off with an opening ceremony on November 30th, this annual 10-day festival showcases Hong Kong as an international creative hub, featuring interactive installations and exhibitions from some of the best designers in Hong Kong and all over the world, as well as workshops and dialogues from the most forward-thinking minds in the industry. People of all ages are invited to deTour 2017 to participate, learn, and create together.
From deTour’s open call for proposals that began last year, several artists and designers were selected to receive funding to turn their projects into reality, and they will finally be able to present their work to the public this December. deTour has always been helping to promote creative development in Hong Kong by providing a platform for local young designers and artists to put their creative ideas into practice.
“Harmonious Chaos” – The Theme of deTour 2017
While works of art and design are typically intended to be appreciated in their completed perfected state, deTour 2017’s programme of installations, exhibitions, workshops, and dialogues, carefully selected by deTour 2017’s curator, Shin Wong, will explore the often overlooked beauty that lies in the imperfect process of creation, the harmony of chaos. deTour 2017 is bringing together some of the most forward-thinking minds in the field of design to look at the world from a different point of view, and in doing so, inspire the public to do the same.
Inventive interactive installations from industry heavy-hitters
The innovative work of more than 20 groups of designers will be displayed at deTour 2017, all of which display the theme of Harmonious Chaos, such as a massive 14-meter-high interactive LED wall from Hong Kong-based design collective “Bloom”, a jungle of giant paper seeds sculpted by artist Pauline Yau, a fantasy racetrack designed by floral artist Jennifer Chung, and the Ecomax-sponsored Kongcrete exhibition – a series of “graphic concrete” designs contributed by nine industry heavy-hitters.
Free Admission – A treat for all five senses
The 10-day festival of deTour 2017 will allow the public to appreciate and experience the creative process through a series of unique and interactive installations, exhibitions, workshops, and dialogues. At deTour 2017, visitors can experience a creatively stimulating trip through the modern world of art and design, one that engages all five senses, all in one place.
In addition to the above-mentioned large-scale installations, deTour 2017 also features 10 time-limited exhibitions, as well as activities, public guided tours, daily dialogues, and more than 70 workshops, all of which can be attended free of charge. Attendees are required to pay the deposit which will be refunded after attendance.