Tai Kwun Conversations

CHAOS: Wing Shya × Inoue Tsuguya

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Chaos and romance, resonance and collision. Wing Shya, the renowned Hong Kong photographer and designer—who has collaborated extensively with filmmaker Wong Kar-wai—and Inoue Tsuguya, a leading Japanese art director and graphic designer—celebrated for his work with Comme des Garcons as well as his own design house BEANS—engage in conversation about their new published book CHAOS. CHAOS covers Wing Shya’s 30 years of photography in fashion and film, as well as unpublished images, private or candid; intriguingly, CHAOS is resulted from an experimental collaboration between the two on the borders of graphic design and photography.

With Wing Shya sending over his massive archive of 30,000 images and with Inoue Tsuguya taking on the task of selecting, sequencing, and presenting—in three days—his interpretation of Wing’s photographic career, CHAOS results in a collage-like overview of a lifetime’s oeuvre capturing the light, shadows, and colours, particularly of Hong Kong. At once an overview of Wing Shya’s vast oeuvre and an homage to the towering influence of Inoue Tsuguya, this conversation is one not to be missed.

“CHAOS: Wing Shya × Inoue Tsuguya” has Wing Shya starting off by exploring his works over the years. This is capped off by a conversation with Inoue Tsuguya, who joins online from Tokyo, with Kotoko Koya moderating. Together, they reveal their collaborative process and method behind the scenes, with unpublished images. Finally, the audience will get the chance to ask questions, with a book signing session at the end.


This Tai Kwun Conversations is a crossover event with BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair.

Tai Kwun Conversations is a monthly event that brings together brilliant minds from the fields of contemporary art, architecture, heritage, among many others. Join us to discover new artistic exchange and outstanding practices in heritage conservation.

BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair is an annual art book event that welcomes over 80 local, regional, and international exhibitors—including publishers, artists, booksellers, and organisations—complemented by a programme of book launches, talks, workshops, displays and performances. BOOKED: provides a platform for creative practitioners and publishers who are invested in books as a medium of artistic and intellectual expression to share their work with diverse audiences.

TK Conversations - CHAOS: Wing Shya × Inoue Tsuguya