Author: Artomity Magazine

Tino Sehgal at Tai Kwun Contemporary’s trust & confusion

trust & confusionTino 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 often take part …

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Salle combines popular, or commercial imagery with images made from direct observation, as well as a range of art historical references to create a personal pictorial language.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 …

KINO/21 German Film Festival 

KINO/21 German Film Festival  Oct 15 to 24, 2021 Louis Koo CinemaBroadway CinemathequePremiere ElementsHong Kong Film Archive Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets, Broadway Cinematheque, Premiere Elements now. http://www.goethe.de/hongkong/kino21 Presented by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, KINO/21 German Film Festival is back to the big screens this year. Our opening film KISS ME BEFORE IT BLOWS UP tells a love story against all odds, funny, heart-warming and thoughtful. HELLO AGAIN – A WEDDING A DAY is also about love with obstacles, and is our favourite romantic comedy of the year. Fans of suspense and action will get their thrills with FREE COUNTRY or TIDES, while cineastes should not miss BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ, GERMAN LESSON or the biopic about Germany’s most controversial filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ENFANT TERRIBLE. If you happen to meet a talking kangaroo in your neighbourhood who has just arrived from Berlin-Kreuzberg, you know: now you will be part of the KANGAROO CHRONICLES and experience lots of excitement.

Tang Kwong-san, Szelit Cheung, Tap Chan 鄧廣燊, 張施烈, 陳沁昕

Space and Memory 空間與記憶 / Whitestone Gallery 香港白石畫廊 / Hong Kong / Aug 31 – Sep 30, 2021 / Christie Lee / Hong Kong provides interesting material to mull over ideas of space and memory. The city’s density means that every day there are legions of personal and collectives memories being made. But the city’s ultra-capitalist mindset means that the new often replaces old at blistering pace. In the past few years, there have been concerted efforts by various parties in society and politics to preserve, rub out or construct memories. Space and Memory, an exhibition of three Hong Kong artists at Whitestone Gallery curated by Aimee Man, examines memory’s role in place-making and identity construction. Although cast as a group exhibition, it feels like three individual exhibitions, all exploring the same theme, instead of an exhibition where works by the artists are knitted together by a focused narrative. At first glance, Tang Kwong-san’s works lean towards the personal. The first thing you see in the space might be ’96 7 14 (2020), a life-size painting of …

Event Scores by Artists-Parents 事件譜之又係藝術家又係阿爸阿媽

Published by Rooftop Institute 出版社:天台塾 /Ysabelle Cheung / There is a backwater thought that once an artist (usually female, according to patriarchal hierarchies) bears children, they become somewhat infertile in their creative practices. “After I gave birth, some people apparently thought that I had retired to take care of my child,” Wong Wai Yin once stated in an article. In truth, she had only taken a five-year hiatus from traditional exhibition-making. Then, in 2016, she produced Without Trying, a monumental solo exhibition at Spring Workshop that revealed her engagements in entirely new creative practices as a result of motherhood: learning French, dog training, spiritual response therapy and playing the ukulele. This peeling away from the art world circuit and its capitalist expectations can be liberating, a fact that Wong and 48 other Hong Kong-based artist-parents reveal in Event Scores by Artists-Parents. Published by Rooftop Institute and grouped into six chapters, the contributions document in writing and photographs the co-learning experiences that occur daily between artists and their children, reframed playfully as highly experimental “event scores” or “instructional …

Poetic Heritage at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Poetic Heritage /Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares, Leelee Chan, Leung Mee-ping, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Wan Lai-kuen Annie Sep 2 to Nov 21, 2021Tuesday – Sunday,  11am – 7pm JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong http://www.taikwun.hk Poetic Heritage explores the critical and creative relationships between heritage and contemporary art through the works of six artists/artist groups from Hong Kong and beyond. Each of the artists offers insight on the many ways that “heritage” provides a productive lens to engage with contemporary issues, while expanding on the notion of “heritage” itself. In doing so, the exhibition also considers how much power and agency individuals have in determining what is retained and reimagined of our heritage. Poetic Heritage looks at how discarded objects could be considered “heritage”. Rather than focusing on rare or expensive materials, some of the artists choose to salvage objects that are regarded as neglectable or negligible, prompting discussion about what differentiates art, heritage, and debris—and what is worth preserving. One of the overseas artists in the exhibition, Jorge Otero-Pailos, has suggested that “experimental …

The Body and the City at Goethe-Gallery

The Body and the Cityarmechan, C&G Artpartment, Andio Lai, Lai Sim Fong, Lee Hiu Wa, Moe Satt, Nadya Sayapina, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Sebastian Stumpf, Tran Luong, Wong Wing Tong, Ulyana Nevzorova, Yim Sui Fong, RiK Yu   Sep 9 – Oct 23, 2021 Opening: Thursday, Sep 9, 6.30pm  / Guided Tour: 7pm Artist Sharing and Guided Tours:Saturday, Sep 18, 2 – 3.30pmWith artists Andio Lai and RiK Yu, and curator Wong Ka YingFriday, Sep 24, 2 – 3.30pm With artists C&G Artpartment and Wong Wing Tong, and curator Wong Ka YingSaturday, Oct 16, 3 – 4pmGuided tour by Curator Wong Ka Ying Goethe-Gallery and Black Box StudioGoethe-Institut Hongkong14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre  2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai   http://www.goethe.de The exhibition The Body and the City presents selected interdisciplinary art works from across the world by 14 artists / collectives, including performance art, sculpture, photography, moving images and conceptual art, which are reflecting on both the body and the city as the subject rather than the object.

Walking with Wheels at Ping Pong Gintonería

Walking with Wheels Abram Deyo, Alvin Lam, Anthony Lau, Kevin Leung, Khoa Tran, Mathew CheungSep 8 – Oct 3, 2021Tuesday – Sunday,  5 – 12pm Ping Pong GintoneríaBasement, 129 Second StreetSai Ying Pun, Hong Kong http://www.designinghongkong.comwww.pingpong129.com The Walking with Wheels photography exhibition highlights the challenges people who walk with wheels face in Hong Kong. It draws public attention to the economic, social and safety aspects of walking with wheels. Walking with Wheels is an initiative by Designing Hong Kong to advocate for recognition of this mode of transport in urban planning, transport policy, road design, and pedestrianization. Walking With Wheels – An Essential Mode of TransportThe challenges to walking with wheels are obvious. Street cleaners and recyclers are often in danger when pushing their trolleys across rugged, steep and cramped streets during their daily routines, while families struggle to find convenient routes with baby prams, wheelchairs or suitcases. The ability to walk safely and conveniently with carts and trolleys allows us to move loading and unloading locations and thereby reduce traffic congestion.  The Walking with Wheels initiative seeks to encourage the public and government to ask questions and to find solutions. …