Swire Properties partners with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) to present the critically-acclaimed exhibition Bags: Inside Out as the kick-off celebratory programme for Swire Properties’ 50th anniversary. The exhibition features over 240 objects that explore the ultimate accessory’s function, status, and craftsmanship. The inaugural Asian tour will travel to five of Swire Properties’ retail centres spanning five cities in 2022 and 2023, with the first stop at Beijing’s Taikoo Li Sanlitun, China, opening on 28 April 2022.
Curated by Dr Lucia Savi, Bags: Inside Out provides an unprecedented and comprehensive look at the ultimate accessory and examines the worldwide heritage of these highly covetable objects from the 16th century to today. The exhibition explores the function, status and craftsmanship of bags, and people’s longstanding fascination with this global obsession.
The final section of the exhibition “Collecting Bags” is co-curated by Swire Properties exclusively for the Chinese Mainland tour. This section features 10 bags from award-winning actress Tang Wei’s private collection representing cherished moments in the star’s life and career.
Featured international designers and fashion houses include Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Versace, Gucci, Hermès, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Moynat, Off-White, Prada, Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Tod’s, Valextra and more.
Find out more at: https://bags.swireproperties.com
16 Oct 2020
Swire Properties kicked off the highly anticipated tour of “Please Be Seated” in the Chinese mainland, in collaboration with British design firm Paul Cocksedge Studio. From now till 1 November 2020, the large-scale installation will be open to the public at the Temple Plaza of Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, engaging the community through an interactive art experience.
16 May 2020
Curated by Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator at Para Site. Garden of Six Seasons brings together works by artists from Hong Kong, mainland China, as well as the rest of the world, and is open from until Sunday 30 August.
27 May 2021
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