The World of Tim Burton, Hong Kong

About The World of Tim Burton
 

Tim Burton (American, born 1958)—the mind behind the films Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the upcoming Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)—is a filmmaker, illustrator, author, and artist who is internationally known as a master of the comically grotesque and the endearingly heartfelt.  While Burton is most well-known for his cinematic work, this exhibition displays the full range of his creative production, revealing a versatile artist whose unique vision transcends mediums and formats.


 

His inimitable style is marked by dichotomy and amalgamation, which are themes that originate from a personal and subjective connection.  The interplay between humor and horror figures prominently in his art and films and this mixture between comedy and the grotesque is seen in projects such as Batman (1989) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).  The tenuous conflict between childhood and adulthood is represented by the contrast between imagination and cynicism in projects such as Big Fish (2003) and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005).  The imagery of the “misunderstood outcast”—perhaps Burton’s most notable and well-known theme—is often a cobbled-together creation of man, creature, and machine, or represented in human form as the psychologically-fractured titular anti-heroes in Ed Wood (1994) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). 

 

Presented in sections that examine Burton’s themes, motifs, and projects, and curated from his personal archive, this exhibition includes works from the artist’s childhood to the present day.  The World of Tim Burton illuminates his artistic practice and immerses visitors into his singularly envisioned world.

 

“The World of Tim Burton” is organized by Jenny He, Independent Curator, in collaboration with Tim Burton Productions, and presented in Hong Kong by TAO Company. Exhibition venue sponsored by Swire Properties Taikoo Place.

 
Exhibition Detail
Venue:ArtisTree
 1F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road,
 Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Period:2016.11.05 ~ 2017.01.23
Opening Hours:10:00 ~ 22:00
 

 


HK$3,440

(approximately US$444*)

Exhibition Collectible
  • The backer’s name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • 1 piece of The World of Tim Burton x Hot Toys Figure (approx. 53cm high with the base)
  • 2 FringeBacker special edition tickets to the exhibition
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Delivery fee is not included
  • Targeted delivery date of the figure: quarter 2 or 3, 2017

233 Available

67 Backers

HK$2,500

(approximately US$323*)

Exhibition Inspiration I
  • The backer’s name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • 1 piece of The World of Tim Burton x Michael Lau 12” Action Figure based on Balloon BoyThe World of Tim Burton
  • 2 FringeBacker special edition tickets to the exhibition
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Delivery fee is not included
  • Targeted delivery date of the figure: Jan to Feb in 2017

451 Available

49 Backers

HK$1,600

(approximately US$207*)

Exhibition Inspiration II
  • The backer’s name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • 1 piece of The World of Tim Burton x Michael Lau 6” Vinyl Figure based on Maxx & BB, Michael Lau Gardener Series
  • 2 FringeBacker special edition tickets to the exhibition
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Delivery fee is not included
  • Targeted delivery date of the figure: Jan to Feb in 2017

475 Available

25 Backers

HK$1,300

(approximately US$168*)

Exhibition Supporter

  • The backer’s name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • 1 copy of The Art of Tim Burton; an art book that provides a comprehensive look at the personal and project artwork of Tim Burton
  • 2 FringeBacker special edition tickets to the exhibition
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Postage outside Hong Kong is not included

58 Backers

HK$800

(approximately US$104*)

Exhibition Friend   

  • The backer’s name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • 1 copy of The Napkin Art of Tim Burton; an art book that features Tim Burton’s thoughts, ideas and memories with simple sketches on the most convenient surface available–a napkin
  • 2 FringeBacker special edition tickets to the exhibition
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Postage outside Hong Kong is not included

39 Backers

HK$6,000

(approximately US$774*)

Exhibition Patron

  • The backer’s name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue
  • 2 VIP invitations to the grand opening party; a prominent chance to meet the Hong Kong exhibition team and join in the celebrations
  • 1 copy of The Art of Tim Burton; an art book that provides a comprehensive look at the personal and project artwork of Tim Burton
  • 1 copy of The Napkin Art of Tim Burton; an art book that features Tim Burton’s thoughts, ideas and memories with simple sketches on the most convenient surface available–a napkin
  • 2 FringeBacker special edition tickets to the exhibition 
  • The delivery arrangement will be further updated by email. Postage outside Hong Kong is not included

1 Available

8 Backers

Contribute any amount to support the project

  • Contribute any amount just to support the project.
  • The backer's name will be featured on the FringeBacker Mosaic Wall in the exhibition venue.

20 Backers