Exhibitions & Events On Now
First, Then and After
CHING Chin Wai, KONG Chun Hei, Sarah LAI, Lewis LAU, LAW Man Lok, Gabriel LEUNG, Otto LI, Annie WAN, Cam WONG, Morgan WONG
29 May - 04 Jul, 2015
Gallery EXIT is pleased to present First, then and after, a group exhibition curated by Ying KWOK, featuring CHING Chin Wai, KONG Chun Hei, Sarah LAI, Lewis LAU, LAW Man Lok, Gabriel LEUNG, Otto LI, Annie WAN, Cam WONG and Morgan WONG.
Artworks featured in First, then and after are each, registered by various artists, an interpretation about the concept of time and space in response to one image – a knot. The curatorial direction designed for this exhibition invites new perspective. It engenders an alternative communication beyond language through one single image of a knot in simple composition. On the quotidian level, the use of knots is much embedded in the deep of our everyday experience that the act of knotting – the sequence and movements – has mostly escaped consciousness and attention. Almost an indefinite, open-ended symbol given by the curator, the ten artists respond to the image of knot with their own works.
3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan Aberdeen Hong Kong
Pekin Fine Arts
Zhang Dali: Under The Sky
May 16 – Aug 23, 2015
Pékin Fine Arts (Hong Kong) is pleased to present Zhang Dali’s latest cyanotypes and figurative sculpture on exhibit for the first time in Hong Kong. Zhang Dali, China’s most well known graffiti artist, stopped tagging buildings marked for demolition and construction in 2006. Today, he continues his fascination with the immediacy of the street, using a variety of mediums, including photography, cyanotype, resin and fiberglass life-size body-cast sculpture. In Beijing and throughout Asia, economic reality and government policy work together to push city dwellers away from traditional homes at street level into high- rise concrete apartment blocks. Artists including Beijing-based Zhang Dali record this remarkable transformation, with outrage, concern, helplessness, and finally, wry resignation.
Zhang Dali’s practice is research-based, recording his daily encounters with the urban space around his living and working neighbourhoods situated on the outskirts of Beijing, and surrounded by vacant lots slated for redevelopment. His aim – whether graffiti or cyanotype - is steadily consistent: immediate contact, unalterable, direct impressions of every day life at street level. Like the original shadow subjects of the cyanotypes and the full body casts of his sculpture-figures, the works he produces are close to real life: unique, unreproduce-able, defying current trends of multiplication of original artworks.
16/F Union Industrial Building, 48 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Juergen Teller & Xiang Jing
May 21 – June 27, 2015 Hong Kong
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by German artist Juergen Teller and Chinese artist Xiang Jing in Hong Kong. In this exhibition both Teller and Xiang explore the idea of desire, yet from opposing perspectives. Teller’s photographs are overladen with indicators of desire, whereas Xiang Jing strips desire away from her sculptures.
Teller’s compositions remove the artifice between the subject and photographer. He uniformly captures all his subjects, from landscapes to his family to supermodels, with an unapologetically gritty style. The artist’s raw and unrefined approach to photography has also served as an influence to major commercial photographers.
407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street Central
Lotus Arts Group
Fine Chinese Modern Ink Paintings from the Private Collection[II]
8th May – 30th June
The mastery of ink wash painting is a life-long pursuit. It requires solid knowledge of Chinese poetry and literature, moreover, a feeling for and awakening to the metaphysical, the sub-conscious and also a profound intuition. Master pieces are always indicates the truth and measure to a spiritual level with viewers. Lotus Arts Group is pleased to present a collection of flowers, birds, fish, insects and beast which are the common themes in traditional Chinese painting. Through these works, we can find power and dynamic, that is well-matching in just few strokes. As Pan Tianshou believed that there are movements in every still. Through the works of fine modern Chinese painting master Qi Baishi, Li Kuchan and Pan Tianshou, we can see the vividly crabs, as well as the eagles and stones. Masters used the flexible brushwork skills to endow their works with intense emotion, spirit and charm. Furthermore, they knew the inner sprit of ink and led the Chinese literati painting to a higher level in combine the Three Perfections- poetry, calligraphy and painting.
Gallery 16 & 16A , Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai.
Paris, 100 years of Architecture and History
11th – 31 may
To celebrate 2015 Le French May Festival, YellowKorner is proud to announce the Exhibition: Paris, 100 years of Architecture and History.
YellowKorner will tell you the story of Parisian history in 60 exquisite art photographs. Taken by some of the most renowned photographers in the world, think Serge Ramelli, Felipe Ferre, Laurent Dequick, Eugene atget, Leon Gimpei... These art photographs has been carefully selected and put together in an exhibition a wide-ranging portraits of Paris: from Exposition universeille – Paris 1900 to the Centre Pompidou captured in a superimposed style, from the construction of landmarks Eiffel Tower during the 1890s to the Frontier international exhibition spaces, Beaubourg…
YellowKorner IFC flagship gallery- Shop 3022B, Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.
YellowKorner PMQ gallery: 1/F, S101- Stauton side, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Hong Kong.
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
14 May - 9 July 2015
Axel Vervoordt Gallery presents Sadaharu Horio's (°1939, Kobe) first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Horio is one of the leading artists of Gutai’s third generation and has been most influential on post-war and contemporary performance art in Japan. He captures the invisible, fleeting energies of everyday life, and highly prolific and energetic, he visualizes them through painting and performance. The exhibition reveals three newly created works on paper showing his extensive endeavor to find the original in the ordinary.
15D Entertainment Building 30 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong
Ko Sin Tung, Lam Hoi Sin, Shuhei Yamada, Yoshihiro Kikuchi
9 May - 4 Jun 2015
AISHONANZUKA is pleased to present a new exhibition, “GoldenEyes”, a group exhibition with two Hong Kong-based artists and two Japanese artists. In this exhibition, the artists shared the same idea of “Found Photography”, however, each artist is presenting expression in their own unique way and lining up their work on the wall brings different perspectives and ideas. Their new body of work is based on found photography which is transformed into a different level of art. We focus on constructing a newer image of work and process and pushing a boundary of possibility of expressions.
13A, REGENCY CENTER phase1, 39 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong
Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong
‘Struggler’ - GAO WEIGANG
May 21 - June 27, 2015
An intensely versatile artist whose works employ a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation and performance, Gao Weigang evades categorization of his artworks into a particular genre. His Language makes each piece both the apparatus and the product of experiment, transforming objects so they break Through the audience’s natural and ideological perceptions of the material world: Gao Weigang’s creations are also personal: they are milestones in the artist’s quest of self-°©‐reflection and a constant re-°©‐examination of himself. Despite the many artistic forms and materials Gao Weigang adopts and the great aesthetic variations throughout this works, they all reflect his intention to challenge the viewer’s accustomed visual culture with a sense of humour and an overriding hint of skepticism.
17/F, 50 CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL.
BEN BROWN FINE ARTS
London-based artist Ori Gersht’s seventh solo exhibition.
16 MAY - 11 JUL 2015
Ori Gersht’s recent works examine how painting and photography represents reality. Gersht interacts with three Jan Brueghel the Elder’s floral paintings from 1606, now in Vienna’s Kunst Historisches Museum. For Gersht, Brueghel’s painting and the city of Vienna embrace a certain sense of exuberant decadence and imperialism. A metaphor he connects to our own time.
The mirror is a main element of this new body of work. By its nature, it raises the question of what is real and what is perceived as real. Gersht begins by recreating with silk flowers an exact replica of Brueghel’s floral paintings. The replica is placed in front of a tempered glass mirror. The mirror is subjected to electrical charges. On explosion, the glass brakes apart and falls away into a cascade of mirrored shards. To capture the event, Gersht positions side by side, two large format digital cameras, focusing them on two different optical planes: one focusing on the glass surface of the mirror, the other – focusing three meters away on the vase of flowers reflected in the mirror.
301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Above Second Gallery
"Vices" - A Solo Exhibition by Aaron Kai
May 22nd - June 20th
Celebrating the Vices that make sub-cultures. Vices frequently develop into social norms throughout the tiers of sub-cultures despite often being considered the faults, immoral and sinful actions in the associated society. Hong Kong is a reservoir of behaviours that combine actions and social normalities from all over the world – and charmingly a city full of Vices. The boisterous pleasures of Hong Kong indulge its people and visitors to fall in love with its combination of Virtues, Vices and all that is in between. Junk boat parties, roof top bars, luxury living, Happy Valley, Lan Kwai Fong and its Wanchai counterpart, the summer in Hong Kong is the pinnacle of the word amusement.
Aaron Kai’s work touches upon these subjects but in an art form that highlights the fun and divergence that some Vices can bring to elevate cultures. His iconic illustrations and style playing with bold colours is portrayed throughout the exhibition incorporating comic culture and his signatures waves.
9 First Street, Sai Ying Pun.
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 email@example.com. For details regarding the graduation exhibition of Master of Visual Arts 2015, HKBU, please contact Loretta Tsang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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, email@example.com
“Urban Asian”: Live Painting Performance and Exhibition
17 may – 17 july
The Hong Kong art gallery “Art Supermarket” is honoured to present “Urban Asian” by emerging Street Art artist, JM Robert. The French artist is a globetrotter between two worlds, which are worlds apart. Coming from the old continent to Asia, JM Robert tries to come closer to this new Asian world. On his second journey he portrays Asian women, focusing on their faces, to show their deep emotions and their feelings of being confronted with an extremely diverse, fast-paced and vibrant mega-city-life that as Hong Kong offers. JM Robert carefully interprets such faces and transforms them in a powerful art force. “Urban Asian” is an intimate survey of human sensitivities by JM Robert.
G/F, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels, at escalator between Caine Rd & Mosque Junction Soho / Noho Hong Kong
Affinity for Art
Passing Through The Gardens – Chi Chien
Until May 23rd
Chi Chien was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1974. He graduated in Fine Arts from the Chinese Culture University in 2002 and obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in Plastic Arts from the National Taiwan University of Arts in 2008. His works have won numerous awards including the National First Prize in Mixed Media (2012). He is considered as one of the most innovative artist in his generation. His artistic concepts, styles and expressions cover painting, installation and mixed media. His works are collected widely including by the Ministry of Culture. Chi explores one central theme in all his works, seeking the “Truth of Painting”, questioning “What is a painting?”, “What makes a painting, a painting?”, “What makes the subject and the background perceived as such?”.
“Passing Through The Gardens” is a progression from Chi’s previous series “Theatre of the Century” in which he explores the interaction of light and shadow at a moment in time.
1/F, 1 Queen's Road West Sheung Wan Hong Kong
Leung Yee Ting . Sarah Tse . Vivian Ho
20 May – 15 June
Artify Gallery is proud to re-present a joint exhibition by three acclaimed local artists Vivian Ho, Sarah Tse and Eve Leung, who will showcase fantastical and ethereal works that are embedded in romanticism and illusive dreams. Sarah Tse’s drawings convey her desire for escapism into a wonderland full of her imagination, whereas sensual threads of dreams, surreal elements and romantic love weave their way through Eve Leung’s paintings, and Vivian Ho’s work portrays famous movie quotes and scenes that have been transformed into everyday life, essentially rooting her dreams into reality. Reverie showcases both previously exhibited and never before seen works by the female artists for the public to rediscover and reimagine.
Unit 7, 10/F, Block A, Ming Pao Industrial Centre, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
ART PROJECTS GALLERY
Myung Nam An’s inaugural solo exhibition.
14 May – 7 June 2015
Art Projects Gallery is delighted to present "FRESH EYES", showcasing the latest collection of ceramic sculptures by Korean artist Myung Nam An. Based in the UK, this is Myung Nam An’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Myung Nam An’s works reflects and celebrates the everyday life and people, from which she derives her inspiration. Featuring vibrant colors and fascinating textures, Myung Nam An’s ceramics sculptures - each one unique and possessing an otherworldly physical appearance - convey a sense of mystery and unfamiliarity that prompt a deeper emotional response from the viewers. The viewers are encouraged to form their own interpretations of the objects based on their personal feelings, thoughts and experiences. Myung Nam An’s sculptures become windows to the artist’s inner world while at the same time, offer the viewers a fresh introspective perspective to their own. Born in 1969 in Seoul, Myung Nam An’s works have been shown in numerous gallery exhibitions and art fairs internationally, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street,Central, Hong Kong
Sew The Fairytales - Alice CHEUNG
2015.05.22 – 06.13
Animal habitats are gradually lost as per the rapid urban development. Take “three runway system” proposal of the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok as an example. The controversial public opinion argues that its social and environmental cost may be downplayed and the project may drive the disappearance of the Chinese white dolphins (CWDs) from Hong Kong waters. In fact, numbers of studies show our human development is the major threat to animals on the planet that such a rapid change and tremendous human accession caused the increasing number of endangered species. The exhibition “Sew The Fairytales” features a series of Alice’s embroidery of those fairy tales most touched her. She reviewed the fairy tales once again and repositioned those characters in her own perspective reminding us the “true” harmonious relationship between man and nature, such as she renamed the classic British fairy tale as “Three Bears and Goldilocks” in which she reverses the word order and puts bears as the top priority in order to bring out our attention to help prevent endangered animals from dying out, and even save the earth.
7b chancery lane, central, Hong Kong.
Gallery Ora Ora
“Inkality” 墨延 by Cindy Ng 吳少英
29 April – 30 May 2015
After a successful solo exhibition in 2013, Ora-Ora is delighted to welcome back Cindy Ng for another exhibition “Inkality” this April. For the past three years, Ng’s works have travelled the globe, exhibiting in major cities such as Beijing, Macau, Taipei, New York and more. Her worldly experiences have further inspired her latest artworks as she introduces newfound elements into her abstract landscapes, both on paper and video. A subtle interpretation of a traditional medium, Ng redefines our understanding of shan shui as she pushes the boundaries of ink to new possibilities and unexpected routes.
G/F, No. 7 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
Alisan Fine Art
As last night twinkle stars, As last night blows the breeze — Oil Paintings by Leng Hong
04 May - 04 Jun
Alisan Fine Art is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Leng Hong’s most recent paintings as part of Le French May, twenty years after our exhibition of his works in 1994 during the second Le French May. Leng Hong, born in 1955 Shanghai, is a celebrated Chinese-French artist acclaimed for his masterful oil paintings that are imbued with rich colours, thick in texture, and ‘mysterious’ in feeling. His oeuvre varies in subject matter, from landscape and still life scenes to portraits of ladies in waiting from the Tang and Song Dynasties. The title of the exhibition and artworks are inspired by Leng Hong’s experiences living in France, and the untitled poem (As Last Night Twinkle Stars, As Last Night Blows the Breeze) by the Tang poet Li Shangyin. The poem is particularly ambiguous as evident by the first line "As Last Night Twinkle Stars, As Last Night Blows the Breeze"; in classical Chinese the stars may signify the past or present, while the breeze could be lovers under the moonlight, or a reference to morals and decency. Li’s works, like Leng’s, are cryptic and often allusive, resonating with meaning and imagery.
2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Konghttp://www.alisan.com.hk/en/exhibitions_detail.php?id=22
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
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
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