IN CONVERSATION with Tim Yip
Tim Yip is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist in costume design, art direction for Films and theatrical performances and contemporary art. For Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon he won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and the British Academy Film Award for Best Costume Designer in 2001. In 2004, Mr. Yip was art and costume director for the Beijing handover ceremony at the Olympic Games in Athens. His striking costume design and art direction for the theatre production Medea, televising drama Oranges Turn Ripe, Netflix series Marco Polo, and feature films Temptation of a Monk and Double Vision have further attracted worldwide attention to his work.
Mr. Yip’s career began with John Woo’s modern classic A Better Tomorrow. Over the past 30 years, he has collaborated with internationally acclaimed film directors such as Ang Lee, Tsai Ming Liang, Tian Zhuangzhuang and Li Shaohong. Prominent theatre troupes and directors such as Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Contemporary Legend Theatre, Han Tang Yue-fu Song and Dance Ensemble, Cirque du Soleil, English National Ballet, San Francisco Opera, Akram Khan and Robert Wilson, to name a few, have also worked with Mr. Yip in an array of performances that toured China, Austria, France, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. His works have also featured in solo exhibitions in leading galleries and museums around the world. Mr. Yip created the central installation for Christian Dior and Chinese Artists, and an installation at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. that covered the façade of the entire building. He created the central installation for Christian Dior and Chinese Artists, and an installation at the Kennedy Centrefor the Performing Arts in Washington DC that covered the façade of the entire building. He has several publications including Lost in Time, Flower of the Wind, Floating, Circulation, Rouge: L’Art de Tim Yip, Illusions of Silence, Passage, Silent Passanger and Reformation.
Tim Yip in conversation with Diane Pernet
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In this conversation, ASVOFF founder Diane Pernet explores with Yip his life in fashion, film, theatre and art over the last three decades, and his philosophy and creative practice, New Orientalism.