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Admission - "Look: The Graphic Language of Henry Steiner" Exhibition

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Admission - "Look: The Graphic Language of Henry Steiner" Exhibition | HKDI Gallery

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The Hong Kong Design Institute is honoured to stage the upcoming exhibition titled Look: The Graphic Language of Henry Steiner. The exhibition will open at HKDI Gallery between 10 April and 30 May 2021. A selection of around 350 design items by Henry Steiner and archival materials will be on display. This exhibition aims to provide a deeper understanding of graphic communication, and Steiner's contribution in graphic design as a profession in Hong Kong since his arrival in 1961. Through examining Steiner’s work from the 1960s through 2000s, we hope to bring new insights on his approaches to graphic communication, providing an alternative reading of Hong Kong’s developments against the evolution of graphic language.

香港知專設計學院(HKDI)將為石漢瑞先生舉辦首個香港作品展,名為《石漢瑞的圖語世界》。本展覽於2021 年 4 月 10 日至 5 月 30 日期間在HKDI Gallery 舉行,展示約350件設計作品及有關文獻。此展覽旨在奠定石漢瑞自1961年引入「平面設計」到香港作為一門專業定位的貢獻,希望藉此深化觀眾對視覺傳意的認識。透過細察由六十年代至千禧年間的作品,我們旨在從新了解石漢瑞的設計方式,更希望藉此探究視覺語言的演變,讓我們對香港的歷史進程有更不一樣的詮釋。

About this Exhibition

‘Looking is not seeing,’ said graphic designer Henry Steiner. To him, looking is an active quest for solutions. We look to uncover. Since Steiner’s arrival in Hong Kong in 1961, his keen eye for local visual language has opened a new horizon in the field of graphic communication, contributing to Hong Kong’s visual culture in transformative ways.

Beyond clear communication of information, graphic language persuades. Steiner discovers concepts and develops rhetoric to influence the audience. Like speech, rhetoric can be used visually, through symbols, contrast, stories, appropriation, and systems. These approaches are not mutually exclusive, but are used in combination to bridge communications that are efficient and, in Steiner’s eyes, intelligent.

Looking is not only seeing, but also an active process of questioning. Throughout this exhibition, we pose questions through Henry Steiner’s work and ways of thinking, and provide opportunities to challenge assumptions in our everyday experiences with graphic language.





10.04 - 30.05.2021

HKDI Gallery at Hong Kong Design Institute

香港知專設計學院 HKDI Gallery


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Special Precautionary Measures

  • The hygiene of the facilities will be strengthened. Regular disinfection of toilets, lifts, escalators, railings, buttons, and all public areas of the campus will be arranged. Sanitising mats and alcohol hand sanitisers will be provided. Enhanced cleansing in between sessions will be conducted.
  • For everyone’s health and safety, capacity is limited, and an advance timed ticket is required for visitors. Reserve online and present your e-ticket at the entrance of the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI): .
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  • Visitors are subject to a temperature check before admission. Visitors with fever symptoms (≥ 37.5°C) will not be admitted.
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  • Staff and visitors will need to wear their own masks in the gallery.
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  • Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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