Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation (14 May – 31 August 2014)
The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Chairs for Viewing the World through Time (7 June – 15 September 2014)
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by renowned animation directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. As opposed to the widely used digital technology in arts nowadays, they insisted on producing their animation films basically by the traditional method of hand-drawn animation. This exhibition comprises over 1,300 items of layout design selected from works by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki throughout their careers. The whole history of Studio Ghibli layout production will be on display. In addition, layouts from the early works, short films and TV series produced before the founding of the Company are also featured. Please click here for details.
The exhibition offers a global perspective on chairs and explores the position that this everyday utilitarian object has held in people’s lives throughout the ages. Valuable exhibits from the collections of museums around the world will be put on display for the first time in Hong Kong and will include some chairs that are ancient and rare, some that belonged to emperors and nobles and others that were used by the common people, while chairs designed for specific functions and trades, and special chairs for men, women, children and the elderly will also be showcased. Please click here for details.