Exhibitions & Events On Now
Picture This Gallery
ICONS: TERRY O’NEILL
24 Apr - 16 May, 2015
This will be the first Terry O’Neill photography exhibition in Hong Kong. Picture This Gallery will showcase 25 of his best known photographs including many iconic celebrities – Brigitte Bardot, Amy Winehouse, Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Michael Caine, Mick Jagger, Paul Newman, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and more. All photographs in this exhibition are signed by Terry O’ Neill.
1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Road Central Central Hong Kong
Gagosian Hong Kong
Until - MAY 9, 2015
Gagosian Hong Kong is pleased to present recent paintings by Rudolf Stingel. This will be his first major exhibition in Asia.
Over the past twenty years, Stingel has examined the nature of memory while expanding the scope and definition of painting. Echoing Albrecht Dürer’s Painter’s Manual of the sixteenth century, he produced Instructions in 1989, a booklet illustrating how to create a Rudolf Stingel painting, which anticipated an ongoing investigation into the relationship between artist and artwork. Central to his oeuvre is his palpable rendering of the passage of time, together with his efforts to expand the vocabulary of painting: from the tulle abstract silver paintings of the 1990s to the floor and wall carpet installations; from the melancholic self-portraits to the vast golden canvases that bear the traces of time and action in the studio.
7/F Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street Central, Hong Kong
Art Experience Gallery
T HERE - PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION BY M.C. (MICHAEL CHAN)
Until 9 May 2015
Art Experience Gallery proudly presents a solo photograph exhibition of the Hong Kong artist M.C. to Hong Kong art lovers.
M.C. is a local born artist who began his career as a professional photographer and photographic artist in 2005. A graduate of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in Photography from RMIT University, Australia / co-presented by Hong Kong Art School, who is now studying Master of Arts in Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. M.C. is working as a lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute and The Open University of Hong Kong. He has exhibited in Hong Kong and China and just received the University of the Arts London Scholarships 2015 from Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Room 2009, 20/F, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan
New Territories, Hong Kong.
("Vessel no Vessel" - Ceramics Exhibition by Tetsuya Ishiyama)
April 18 to May 3
Unit Gallery has always supported the creation of ceramics April presents the " Vessel no Vessel" - Ceramics Exhibition by Tetsuya Ishiyama .
Born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan in 1973, Tetsuya Ishiyama is a ceramic artist who has hold numerous solo exhibitions, the most recent was “Art Salon” at Yamaki, Osaka, Japan. He enroll in many residency programs, and had been a guest artists in many establishments both at home and abroad. As of today, Tetsuya is a member of Japan Arts and Crafts Association, and since 2011 has been a residency artist at National Tainan University of the Art, Taiwan. He had also attain a number of awards, such as an Encouragement Award in Shiga Prefecture Cultural Prize, in Japan; the 21th Syumei Cultural Foundation Prize, in Japan; and the 46th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition Prize, in Aichi, Japan. Tetsuya’s work had been collected by a few museum, both inside and outside of his home country.
Unit Gallery Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 5th Floor, Room 523 (on the 30th Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei)
New Gallery on Old Bailey
The Next Station is …… New Beginning
24 April to 12 June, 2015.
New Gallery on Old Bailey is proud to present, The Next Station is …… New Beginning. Tikka, a local artist will be showcasing more than 30 of his new works, which examine the emergence of life and the origin of his “So Ha” art- “So Ha” is a classic Chinese term for infants. His works unravel the mystery of life and investigates the traditional Chinese value of death and life. This exhibition will be held from 24 April to 12 June, 2015.
4/F, 35 Tai Yau Street, Kai Tak, SPK, Kowloon, Hong Konghttp://www.ngoob.com/
The graduation exhibition of Master of Visual Arts 2015, HKBU of is a platform to present our fruitful journey in art as well as in the Master of Visual Arts (MVA) programme to the public, but it is also a valuable opportunity to build relationships with different stakeholders in the art ecology. Therefore, we would like to engage teachers, classmates and alumni, art patrons and collectors through this fundraising event to better promote the graduation exhibition of Master of Visual Arts 2015.
The fundraising event will include a silent auction and in-depth engagements with art. The Silent Auction of artworks would comprise of works donated by teachers, students and/or alumni. We express our gratitude towards ...each sophisticated artist who consigned their works to us at an affordable price to foster our graduation exhibition. The funds generated, after deducting the administration costs, would all be donated to the graduation exhibition of Master of Visual Arts 2015.
For more details on the fundraising event, please do not hesitate to contact Cindy Lim at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details regarding the graduation exhibition of Master of Visual Arts 2015, HKBU, please contact Loretta Tsang at email@example.com.
Date, Time: 30th April, 2015 (Thu), 7pm-10pm
Venue: XXX gallery, B/F, 353-363 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
(HKU MTR exit B1, http://xxxgallery.hk/)
Auction format: Silent Auction with registration at reception
Entry Fee: HK$20
FANTASIA…be it – Joint exhibition of Virginie de Limbourg & Vero Ini.
24 Mar - 25 Apr, 2015
What’s the difference between inside and outside of you? Take a glimpse beyond your past, are we still the one we dreamed to be?
2 female artists from different countries, apart from thousands miles but still keep their fantasy dream after growing up. Artists Virginie de Limbourg and Vero Ini formed their own view in their paintings to express who they are. The paintings were not only intended to present a dream-like world, but also interacted with visitors by showing the artists’ imagination. The artists proposed an active viewer to complete the work not from the rational understanding, but rather went a step further and dare to feel. The paintings were indented to present somewhere between dream and reality. This is not the world we grew up in, it is a world we dreamed of.
7/F Vogue Building, 67 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
AO Vertical Art Space
‘Forever Young’ by Zhao Hai Tien
27 Feb - 30 Apr, 2015
AO Vertical is proud to present Shanghai born female painter Zhao Hai Tien’s latest oeuvre at AO Vertical Art Space with an exhibition entitled ‘Forever Young’ featuring about 11 oil and acrylic paintings and 9 glicee print ipad drawings from 27 February to 30 April 2015.
‘It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.’ Pablo Picasso once said, and this is what we... are witnessing when looking at Hai Tien’s latest work.
Hai Tien first encountered eastern philosophy while studying fine art in college during the 1960‘s in New York. In the 80’s Hai Tien came across the giant Buddha sculptures on her frequent trips to China. Originally Hai Tien was influenced by the visual expression of Buddhism but over the years Hai Tien deepened herself in the philosophy of the religion and applied Buddhist methodology to her own self-development. Practicing meditation had a profound influence on Hai Tien’s work. ‘The more empty you are, the more you can take and the more intelligent one may become’ she says.
Practicing Buddhism has freed the artist of the dominance of her mind to a liberated state of being using painting as a direct reflection of her soul.
1-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations
Mar 06 – May 10, 2015
A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations is the inaugural exhibition in Para Site's new home in North Point/Quarry Bay. Including artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China and beyond, it wants to revisit a disobedient intellectual spirit under the current social and ideological conditions in the region. The invited artists often employ satirical, subversive, and original takes on history and the contemporary, helping to expose the dangers and clichés mobilized by nationalism’s rise in China, as well as seeking for politics of the everyday that can move past the deadlocks within today’s reality. A Hundred Years of Shame includes new and existing works by Cai Hui, Hu Xiangqian/Wutiaoren, Huang Xiaopeng, Kao Chung Li, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lai Chih Sheng, Firenze Lai, Liao Guohe, Song Ta, Wong Wai Yin, Wu Shanzhuan and Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Yang Jiechang, Trevor Yeung and Zhang Peili, among others.
22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road,Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
First Ever Contemporary Miniature Art Exhibition in Hong Kong - ArtHongKong.net in collaboration with PubArt Gallery.
12th – 19th September 2014
Exhibits: Series of miniature paintings by ten local Hong Kong artists
Arthongkong.net in collaboration with PubArt Gallery are pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring 10 Hong Kong-based artists. The show Closer will run from 12 September to 19 September 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, 12 September from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Ten artists will be featured in the show: Silvia Chan, Beverly Fung Wing Yan, Mark Goss, Lori Ho, Hannah Hodson, Kako Peco, Stanley Shum, Rainbow Tse, Amelia Wong and ZeZe.
Each artist portrays their personal interpretations of the show’s theme, ‘Closer’ - but only on canvases 2” x 3” or 4” x 4”, taking a contemporary spin on the historical tradition of miniature art. Miniature art has a long history spanning a vast geographic area, from 13th century court paintings in Persia, to 15th century monastic manuscripts in France, to pocket portraits in the Elizabethan era. This September, for the first time ever, we bring this art form to Hong Kong, reviving it with stories of our own time.
Miniatures, through constraints in size and scale, beg inspection by concealment. A glance catches our attention, but what we examine further is what captivates us. In art as in life, we are invited to take this as a chance to break down our defences, and come closer to build more honest, profound relationships. Join us this autumn in exploring the intricacies of artistic technique and vision, and allow our local artists to touch us with the various beauties that distance.
Venue: PubArt Gallery- G/F, 7b Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Friday (12 Sept) – Saturday (19 Sept) 12 – 7pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday
Media Contact: Philip George, firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTEMPORARY BY ANGELA LI
Peter Steinhauer – Surface Unseen
21st May – 27 June.
For more than 9 years, Peter Steinhauer called Hong Kong home. While many characterize the city as being impossibly fast-paced, money-oriented and concrete-smothered, Steinhauer’s passion compels him to visualize scenes of peacefulness and the underlying beauty of urban density. Walking through both narrow alleyways and open airs of the city, he looks for graphic elements within natural landscape, man-made structures as well as the organized chaos that make up our urban architecture. Hong Kong – Surface Unseen is a body of photographic work that exposes to us the many dimensions of Hong Kong that are within our sight, yet often go unnoticed and unseen.
Steinhauer’s previous experiences of taking black and white photographs in Vietnam, Bali and Burma, places that are considered mystic and spiritual, have enabled him to see Hong Kong in a different way.
G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
The Cat Street Gallery
21 Apr - 02 May, 2015
Mccreedy’s eponymous Blue series can now be found in major personal and corporate collections worldwide. His bespoke Mccreedyblue, the trademark of his work today –‐ is a scientific engineering of 5 blue pigments manufactured uniquely for him which he uses on a myriad of materials including a unique taut Belgian linen.His works are powerful, dynamic and genuinely hypnotic, taking inspiration from life, the ocean and the energy around him and not least his South African heritage, in honour of which his Foundation to protect African Lions was born.222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Platform China Contemporary Art Institute (HK)
Dear,Why freedom - Jin Shan, Peng Yu, Sun Yuan.
Until 10 May 2015
Platform China (HK) proudly presents °Æ Dear, Why Freedom°Ø on the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong and Chai Wan Mei Art & Design Festival 2015. Featuring works by Chinese artists Jin Shan and Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, 'Dear, Why Freedom ' considers and creates a visual construction that both engages and diverts meaning, creating a shocking visual sensation of freedom.
The concept of freedom is grounded in the realities we live in. Whether we are free or not it depends on how we conceive and experience it. The interpretations of freedom vary under different social systems, which reflect the multiplicity of the concept. Sometimes, the act of freedom can be misleading, it oscillates between passion and repression, what makes a person free could lead another to chaos. Whilst we are governed by morality in a civilized society, is such governance of behaviour an absolute restraint of personal freedom or a repression of humanity?
Unit 601, Phase 1, Chaiwan Industrial Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Sorry, it's Fragile by Elva Lai
Until 30 April 2015
Artify Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition of Hong Kong artist Elva Lai – "Sorry, it’s fragile" from 11 March to 30 April, 2015. The exhibition showcases Lai’s mixed media artwork series including photography depicting her personal memories of migration and separation.
Through her artworks, Lai narrates her own family’s migration journey in order to illustrate and investigate the migration history of Hong Kong. Lai believes that only by looking at the details of migration, memories and stories, we can discover and accept the complexity of Hong Kong’s unique history.
Unit 7, 10/F, Block A, Ming Pao Industrial Centre, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Eric Baudart - ‘again, again and again’
April 23 – May 30 2015
Delicately transposed, it's the displaced materiality in Eric Baudart’s works that spurs their contemporary resonance. Millimeter paper, mattress frames, doormats – everyday, commonplace elements are flushed of everyday context and repurposed to create oeuvres that titter on the edge of artifice. ‘again, again and again’ at Edouard Malingue Gallery marks Baudart’s first solo show in Hong Kong and presents a new series of works as well as two installations that introduce how his practice evolves from Duchamp’s readymade, whilst simultaneously devolving from it. The works or situations proposed are not mere found objects but rather reconfigured and repurposed, composed and re-choreographed materials that have been carefully assembled or moulded to mount a delicate ballet of shapes, colour and form.
Sixth floor, 33 Des Voeux, Road Central, Hong Kong edouardmalingue.com
“#HongYork” - Stern Rockwell
May 22 to May 24
First gallery exhibition of Brooklyn-born Hong Kong based street artist Stern Rockwell; displaying his series of dynamic paintings and drawings inspired by the similarities and contrasts of two metropolises.
About Stern Rockwell:The street and studio artist Stern Rockwell was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Stern was inspired to pursue art after seeing graffiti on the trains of New York City, and his practice now includes this inspiration in his drawings and canvases.
Stern has become known for his numerous characterizations of people, places and things. He has devoted himself to representing people, expressions, emotions and lifestyles using a variety of different mediums. Often his work allows poetic bursts that reflect the artworks mood. Stern explains, “I want people to recognize themselves, friends, strangers, and objects that they see in everyday life, and allow them a chance to have an old or new experience.”
1/F 52 Gage Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Dutch Light – Vineyards & Wildflowers
31 March - 30 Apr, 2015
"Dutch Light – Vineyards & Flowers." The exhibition vividly illustrates the artist’s deep feeling about the power of nature and landscapes.
"The landscape is a huge source of inspiration – it reflects our moods, is enjoyable, can heal and gives cause for contemplation. My work is all about nature and what it does to us human beings," says the artist.
Many of the 20 exceptional paintings in "Dutch Light" include soil from the place where Otting found his inspiration for a particular work. For example, the painting "Barolo" above includes soil from the famous region of Italy which produces rich Barolo wines – the local soil has been finely ground and mixed with paint to form part of the pigment.
1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan,Hong Kong
10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Black and White Cats - Wang Keping, Huang Rui
13 Mar - 25 Apr, 2015
Huang Rui and Wang Keping were the founders of the Stars group art exhibition in 1979, widely considered the pioneering first movement of Chinese contemporary art. Their new works of sculptures by Wang Keping and painting, installation, video and performance by Huang Rui balance and contrast with each other in this new exhibition: Black and White... Cats.
G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong
Museum of the Lost - Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong
7.3 - 2.5.2015
Museum of the Lost” features the collaborative works of Hong Kong artists Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong. In its interplay between reality and fiction, He was lost yesterday and we found him today is a series of staged portraits in which the artists re-enact anonymous figures in old newspapers, pamphlets and other archival materials that they have been collecting for their on-going project Museum of the Lost. Selected materials from the archival collection, with captions as fictional anecdotes written by the artists, will also be showcased. A two-volume art book will be published by Blindspot Gallery, one featuring He was lost yesterday and we found him today and the other featuring selected materials from Museum of the Lost. The book will be launched at the opening with book signing.
15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Ben Brown Fine Arts
SIMON BIRCH: The Inevitable
12 Mar - 29 Apr 2015
Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Inevitable, an exhibition of new paintings by renowned Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch. This is the second solo exhibition of Birch’s work to be held at the Hong Kong gallery and it will run concurrently with Art Basel Hong Kong.
301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central Hong Kong
AO Vertical Art Space
Zhao Hai Tien
27 Feb – 30 April 2015
Shanghai born female painter Zhao Hai Tien’s latest oeuvre at AO Vertical Art Space with an exhibition entitled ‘Forever Young’ featuring about 11 oil and acrylic paintings and 9 glicee print ipad drawings from 27 February to 30 April 2015.
Shanghai born female painter Hai Tien will surprise the viewer with a collective of bold vibrant colourful paintings mirroring the artist’s soul liberated by Buddhist’s beliefs and practice.
‘It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.’ Pablo Picasso once said, and this is what we are witnessing when looking at Hai Tien’s latest work.
1-13/F . Asia One Tower . 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan . Hong Kong