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Red Dot Exhibition The Essence of Design – Creating Value at HKDI Gallery

Red Dot Exhibition The Essence of Design – Creating Value Nov 26 – Apr 10, 2022Wed – Mon, 10am to 8pm HKDI GALLERYHong Kong Design Institute & Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education(Lee Wai Lee), 3 King Ling Rd, Tseung Kwan O, NT  新界將軍澳景嶺路3號香港知專設計學院HKDI Gallery http://www.hkdi.edu.hk In collaboration with Red Dot Institute, the exhibition The Essence of Design – Creating Value deals with the importance of good design in the companies’ and brands’ profitability besides its aesthetic, cultural and social aspects. It showcases a wide range of game-changing products and brands that won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. As the founder of Red Dot, Prof. & Dr. Peter Zec mentions, “Many people believe if it does not cost anything it is not worth anything. It is clear that good quality is more expensive and inferior quality costs less. Quality has its price, but the price alone says nothing about value. The price simply shows that something is expensive or inexpensive. Only when quality comes into play can it be determined if something is better or worse. The difference and …

Damien Hirst at White Cube Hong Kong

Damien HirstHis Own Worst EnemyNov 24 – Jan 8, 2022 White Cube Hong Kong50 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong+852 2592 2000Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm http://www.whitecube.com White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present His Own Worst Enemy, an exhibition by Damien Hirst.  On view in Asia for the first time, sculptures from Hirst’s acclaimed series Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable feature alongside a new series of paintings titled The Revelations, produced in 2021. Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, a project that Hirst developed over ten years, is based on the fictional discovery of an ancient shipwreck. Realised through a large suite of sculptures, drawings and other ephemera, all created in an extraordinary array of techniques and materials, the series weaves fantasy and historical references to expose the myth and mutability of history, belief systems and art itself.  View full exhibition details online.

Sin Wai Kin at Blindspot Gallery

Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin)It’s Always YouNov 23 – Jan 8, 2022 Blindspot Gallery 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk HangHong Kong+852 2517 6238Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 6.30pm http://www.blindspotgallery.com Blindspot Gallery is delighted to present It’s Always You, Sin Wai Kin’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Presenting works never previously shown in Hong Kong, chronologically from 2016 to 2021, this exhibition traces the creative journey of the artist, who again and again reinvents themselves to hold multiple identities, and to shift between different ways of being. Encompassing film, face wipes, performance, texts, ephemera, Sin’s practice embraces a breadth of material and gender expressions and the worlding of alterity. The manifold journey of It’s Always You manifests the perils and joys of naming, the cycle of birth and endless rebirth, the inevitability of change, and the ease and grace of metamorphosis. Sin Wai Kin is a carrier bag, a gatherer and forager of characters, dances, fictions, truths, histories, and possible futures.

Closing soon: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork ‘Olistostrome’ at Empty Gallery

Jacqueline Kiyomi GorkOlistostromeSep 11 – Nov 20, 2021 Empty Gallery 18 & 19/F Grand Marine Center3 Yue Fung Street, Tin WanHong Kong+852 2563 3396Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm http://www.emptygallery.com Empty Gallery’s second solo exhibition with Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork, Olistostrome, is closing soon on next Saturday, November 20.  Often aiming to reconfigure received hierarchies between audience, performer, and exhibition architecture, Gork’s hybrid practice exists in the slippery disciplinary interstice between sculpture and sound installation. Acutely sensitive to the ways in which the sonic world regulates and molds our sense of subjective interiority, Gork both draws on and subverts the legacy of cybernetics—creating systems of embodied feedback which seek to mobilize the emancipatory potential latent within everyday materials and infrastructures, as well as the simple act of listening. The visual and sonic (Solutions to Common Noise Problems) landscape is punctuated by a series of sculptures known as Attenuators. At once resembling sacred rocks, greco-roman statuary, and topological formations, these enigmatic structures– dispersed like islands within a reservoir of dry pebbles– function simultaneously as sculptures in the classical sense, and as sonic modifiers …

Joseph Chen 陳敬元

By Christie Lee /  In 2018, Joseph Chen was sauntering through the street markets in Sham Shui Po when he happened upon a stack of 50 hard drives. The Hong Kong artist bought all of them for “under HK$100” and extracted the deluge of personal images and documents.  That exercise culminated in Shameplant in Glory Hole, a series of performances, a series of performances, a research group and exhibitions from 2019-21 exploring the idea of “second-hand memories”. The latest event was a solo exhibition, Shameplant in Glory Hole, that ran from June 19 to July 17 at Videotage. At the dim art space, one sees as well as enters Chen’s immersive installation, where 8-10 terabytes of “second-hand memories” have been collaged into a psychedelic whole. Walls are plastered with a mishmash of images and documents, from selfies to song lyrics to travel photos to pornographic images, while the objects in the space offer a glimpse into lives, real or imaginary, underlined by the artist’s predilection for juxtapositions.  Having kicked off his career as a video artist, Chen is increasingly …

Bing Lee and Kim Ha-Young at Soluna Fine Art

Bing Lee, Kim Ha-Young /Storyteller /Oct 28 – Dec 11, 2021 /Opening: Thursday, Oct 28, 5pm – 8pm Soluna Fine ArtGF, 52 Sai Street, Sheung WanHong Kong+852 2955 5166Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm http://www.solunafineart.comArtsy#solunafineart@solunafineart Soluna Fine Art is proud to present Storyteller, a dual exhibition by Bing Lee (b. 1948, New York-based Hong Kong artist) and Kim Ha-Young (b. 1983, London-based South Korean artist). It is both artists’ first exhibition with Soluna Fine Art. While the artists are primarily known for their distinct, witty, and iconographic visuals related to contemporary culture and social concerns, they come from different cultural and generational backgrounds. Bing Lee, who lived in Hong Kong before moving to New York, relays his personal myths and social concerns through his iconographic visual vocabulary, ‘Pictodiary’. While Kim Ha-Young, a Korean artist who continues to pursue her artistic practice in London, speaks about contemporary culture through multi-layered imageries that are inspired by the concept of augmented reality. The dual exhibition will feature paintings and drawings that facilitate dialogues about the contemporary psyche and will open the floor …

Tino Sehgal at Tai Kwun Contemporary’s trust & confusion

trust & confusion / Tino Sehgal / Oct 23 to Dec 5, 2021Tuesday – Sunday,  11am – 7pm 3/F, JC Contemporary and the Prison Yard, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong http://www.taikwun.hk A new episode of trust & confusion presents two significant works by the critically acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal: These Associations, on the Prison Yard of Tai Kwun, and This Variation, on the 3/F Tai Kwun Contemporary gallery. One of the most important artists in recent decades, the work of Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, UK; lives in Berlin) unfolds not by way of the object but by ephemeral constructed situations. Redefining the museum as a place for social relations, Sehgal radically eliminates the conventional art object, shifting the focus to live interconnections—compositions of voices, choreographies, and people, without involving or generating any physical materials. Marked by his training in political economy and dance, Sehgal’s live works consist of language, conversations, games, movements, and choreographies, poignantly reflecting on the ways society today takes and is given shape. Like no other, Sehgal rearticulates art spaces as a ritualistic environment of social interactions. Visitors …

David Salle at Lehmann Maupin Seoul 

David Salle /Alchemy in Real Life / Oct 7 –Nov 13, 2021 /Tuesday – Saturday,  11am – 7pm Lehmann Maupin Seoul74-18, Yulgok-ro 3-gilJongno-gu, Seoul+82 2 725 0094 http://www.lehmannmaupin.com Lehmann Maupin Seoul presents Alchemy in Real Life, featuring new paintings by artist David Salle from his Tree of Life series. The artist’s fourth exhibition with the gallery and first with Lehmann Maupin in Seoul features seven of Salle’s newest paintings, created during the course of the pandemic. Born in 1952 and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Salle attended California Institute of Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles, receiving a B.F.A. in 1973 and an M.A. in 1975. A member of the influential Pictures Generation, Salle combines popular, or commercial imagery with images made from direct observation, as well as a range of art historical references to create a personal pictorial language. His work features a sophisticated and highly intuitive approach to composition, one that suggests new associations and relationships between familiar (or un-familiar) subjects. Salle’s multi-layered works do not rely on subject matter alone, however—his paintings pack an immediate formal impact and present multiple points of entry for …

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2021: Yesterday’s Fiction  

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2021:Yesterdays’ Fiction 微波國際新媒體藝術節2021: 今未來Alvaro Cassinelli, Dries Depoorter, Justine Emard, Sputniko!, Tamiko Thiel and /p, Simon Weckert, Future Media Arts Festival, Chang Hsin-Yu, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival & Jason Lam Oct 29 to Nov 14, 2021 http://www.microwavefest.net The main exhibition of the Festival will be held at Exhibition Hall of Hong Kong City Hall from Oct 30 – Nov 14, exhibits include a variety of works from artists all over the world: the scientific myth telling Red Silk of Fate – Tamaki’s Crush by Sputniko!; the talkative Surveillance Speaker by Dries Depoorter; Tamiko Thiel and /p’s cunning Lend Me Your Face!; Simon Weckert’s tricky Google Maps Hacks; Alvaro Cassinelli’s robots with unique character, Shy Bot and Toro-Bots; Co(AI)xistence the interaction between human and artificial intelligence recorded by Justine Emard; and the tribute to limitless NFT, TFN/Technological Finding Netbot by Future Media Arts Festival, Chang Hsin-Yu, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and Jason Lam. FESTIVAL GRAND OPENINGFriday Oct 29, 2021 6.30pm – 9pmExhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City HallRegistration: https://forms.gle/FLcck6AfQoKyvFEo9 MAIN EXHIBITIONSaturday Oct 30, 2021 – Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 12am – 8pmExhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall MIT MEDIA LAB …

Asia Art Archive 2021 Annual Fundraiser Preview Exhibition 

Asia Art Archive 2021 Annual Fundraiser Preview Exhibition This year’s auction features work by artists including Birdhead, Luis Chan, Elizabeth and Iftikhar Dadi, Simryn Gill, Jeff Koons, Andrew Luk, Sopheap Pich, Song Dong, Angela Su, Charwei Tsai, and Cecilia Vicuña. Oct 20 to 23, 2021 Christie’s Hong KongThe James Christie Room22/F Alexandra House18 Chater Road, Central http://www.aaa2021auction.com We are delighted to invite you to the preview exhibition of AAA’s 2021 Annual Fundraiser. Registration is not required for regular viewing hours as listed. Wed, Oct 20, 12nn–5.30pmThu, Oct 21, 10.30am–5.30 pmFri, Oct 22, 10.30am–5.30pmSat, Oct 23, 10.30am–3pm There are over forty-five works generously donated by artists, individual donors, institutions and galleries from across the globe for the auction this year. An essential source of funding for AAA, proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards building our library and research collections on the history of contemporary art in Asia and keeping the materials free and accessible for all. We look forward to seeing you at Christie’s Hong Kong. For bidders, online bidding will open from Oct 12 at 12 noon until Oct 29 at …