Tim Yip: A New Vision of Contemporary Art and DesignVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Co-presented with The Metropolitan Opera
Ground breaking designer Tim Yip has just revealed his set and costume designs for the new production of Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Met Opera. Spanning his 40-year career, Tim discusses his process and artistic inspiration, which draws on ancient culture to create a futuristic vision. Working in contemporary film, theatre, set design, and visual art, his art creates a world in which design catalyzes time, space, and energy. Yip will take the audience on a creative journey, discussing his philosophy of art-making, and exploring through the presentation of accompanying visuals, the legacy of his work.
Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years, in a breathtaking new production by François Girard and Yip. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała as the mysterious swan knight.
Ticket purchasers for this Asia Society event are eligible for 15% off select Lohengrin performances. Details will be provided upon registration.
Tim Yip is a world-renowned costume designer, art director for theater and film, and visual artist. Using ancient culture as inspiration, he works in contemporary art, costume, film, and more. His work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) won him the Oscar for Best Art Direction and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Costume Design. He is the first Chinese person to receive these awards. His costumes have been featured in stage productions of The King and I and Rite of Spring, the Netflix production Marco Polo, the Hong Kong Ballet and the English National Ballet, and the Chinese Olympic team. His art has been featured in exhibitions in Taiwan, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. He designed the costumes and sets for a new production of Wagner's Lohengrin for the Met Opera’s 2023 spring season.
Lohengrin plays at The Metropolitan Opera through April 1, 2023.