The Unlimited Possibilities of Origami
We are delighted to have Liu Tong, a World-renowned Origami Artist who holds four Guinness World Records (detailed bio below), to show us how to turn paper into an art piece.
Make sure to check out the 3 programs below!
Origami Exhibition by World-renowned Origami Artist Liu Tong
Date: 31.03.2023 - 28.04.2023
Location: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Atrium
Sharing & Demo by Artist Liu Tong
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Citi Lecture Theatre (LT-A)
Moderator: Prof. Wang Yang, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Language: Putonghua (with simultaneous interpretation to be provided in English)
Limited seats! Register now! (Event Registration)
Origami Mini-Workshop (origami Red Bird designed by Liu Tong)
Time: 11:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Origami Workshop Booth @ Atrium
Come and make your own red bird!
An Extended Exhibition on the MetaHKUST
Want to see more works from Artist Liu Tong? Visit the virtual exhibition on our Metaverse! (Coming Soon)
LIU TONG is a modern origami artist and designer, a Hermes window collaboration artist, a Rolls-Royce collaboration artist, one of the Top 10 Chinese Cultural Figures of 2016, and a creator of four Guinness World Records.
Liu Tong has designed and folded origami art pieces for the Organizing Committee of the United Nations International Peace Day, various European Union embassies in China, the Milan Expo, and the Capital Museum. He has also collaborated with brands such as Hermes, Rolls-Royce, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Glashütte, OMEGA, and Ferrero. His works have been collected by the Embassy of Hungary, the Capital Museum, former President of the Maldives Mohammed Waheed Hassan, and the Japanese Ambassador to China, Masato Kitera.
Liu Tong's origami works not only demonstrate meticulous and rational thinking, but also reflect his contemplation of the harmonious and symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. His works are lively yet sophisticated. They also allow us to re-examine origami, a traditional art form originating from China.
"I believe happiness can be spread, just like the feel of paper on your fingers. Origami is an art of distribution – it starts with a square piece of paper and divides each fold through scientific calculation. Origami is my way of communicating with the world. I use it to explore places I have never been to and to create more beautiful things for this world."