HONG KONG.- HOCA Foundation
is presenting a landmark exhibition exploring the adventures of global icon Tintin. The largest presentation in Hong Kong to date, it showcases 8 albums from the renowned The Adventures of Tintin series. The immersive experience, featuring vivid scenography, celebrates the imaginative world created by the Belgian illustrator and creator of Tintin, Hergé. Presented in collaboration with the Hergé Museum, THE WORLD OF TINTIN, runs from November 17 December 26, 2017 at the new ArtisTree, venue sponsored by Swire Properties.
Created in 1929, the Tintin adventures have been translated into over 100 languages and sold more than 230 million copies worldwide. Each thematic section of the exhibition has been designed by HOCA Foundation to bring the intrepid boy reporter to life. THE WORLD OF TINTIN traces Hergés path from his first stories to his mature works, following Tintin as he crosses continents between North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and beyond.
A cultural touchstone of the 20th century, the canonical series of Tintin albums featured include Tintin in America; Cigars of the Pharaoh; The Blue Lotus; The Broken Ear; King Ottokar's Sceptre; The Shooting Star; The Red Sea Sharks and Tintin in Tibet. Packed with gripping adventures, action and page-turning humor, the show highlights Tintin beyond the fictional narrative, offering a lens into the social and political contexts of its time. Visual art has played an important role in documenting historical events, and the series serve as vehicles to express Herges views on the conflicts and topics of his time. Ushering a new dimension in comic strips, the Tintin series has since been recognized as an important work of art that reflects the changing perspectives of its audience throughout the 1900s.
The welcoming exhibition also includes three specially created models of Tintin scenes, including a model of Tintins apartment; a large diorama of the ticker tape parade in Chicago from Tintin in America, highlighting Hergés sophisticated use of perspective; and a collectors model of a street scene populated by signature Tintin cars, accurately rendered from the automobiles of the time. Flanked by colorful scenes set in vinyl throughout the space and reconstituted as the shows wallpaper, the exhibition design transforms Hergés motifs into a compelling environment that befits his trademark characters and evokes the illustrators magical world and limitless imagination.
To celebrate the first full-scale exhibition of Tintin in Hong Kong, 3 pop-up shops will also be presented around Hong Kong, at ArtisTree, CityPlaza and Central, presenting a wide range of Tintin gifts, books and memorabilia.