Out of all the included artworks, ’s
2018 video SAPO SANGRE
might exude the most uneasy relationship with beauty and luxury. In the work, hands push shiny red paint—like sparkling blood—against skin: Sensuality mingles uncomfortably with violence.
At the front of the show, however, fashion label Advisory Board Crystals fully embraces bling with a newly commissioned project. The silver exhibition catalogue explains that the brand “started as a love story and transformed into an experimental brand…rooted in the intersection of art and science, old Hollywood, and crystals.” The project, Specimen Series #1, #2, #3 (2019), is essentially an elaborate, durational mechanism for designing T-shirts. At different intervals, exhibition attendants cut swaths off canvases colored with crystal-infused dyes, and affix them to hanging gray garments (which will be for sale via the K11 website). Walking into the exhibition, viewers might be appropriately confused: Am I walking into an art space—or a shop?