Author: Artomity Magazine

Kimsooja at Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Topography of Body Mar 18 – Jun 3, 2023 Axel Vervoordt Gallery21/F, Coda Designer Centre62 Wong Chuk Hang RoadEntrance via Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang+852 2503 2220Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm axel-vervoordt.com Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja. Topography of Body is Kimsooja’s first solo exhibition after several presentations in the city. The exhibition features a selection of work that demonstrates her vast multidisciplinary practice including the video performance, Thread Routes: Chapter III, a series of indigo Indian block prints, new clay and rice paper works, and two prints of Geometry of Body.

Solo exhibitions at Kiang Malingue / Zheng Bo, Liu Yin, Tiffany Chung

Tiffany Chung /entangled traces, disremembered landscapes / Mar 20 – May 6, 2023 /Opening: Monday, Mar 20, 6pm – 8pmWan Chai Gallery Zheng Bo Beech, Pine, Fern, Acacia Deep DiveMar 18 – May 6, 2023Tin Wan Gallery Liu Yin SpringFeb 25 – Apr 1, 2023Tin Wan Gallery Kiang Malingue 10 Sik On Street, Wanchai, Hong KongTuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm 12 & 13/F Blue Box Factory Building25 Hing Wo Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm+852 2810 0317 Art Basel Booth 1C11 kiangmalingue.com Kiang Malingue is pleased to present Beech, Pine, Fern, Acacia, Zheng Bo’s solo exhibition at the gallery’s Tin Wan space. For the first time, Zheng Bo groups together four “biophilia films” in one space — Pteridophilia (2016-), The Political Life of Plants (2020-), Le Sacre du printemps (2021-), and Samur (2023) — tracing the myriad trajectories through which their artistic practice has evolved in the last decade. Also ongoing at the gallery’s Tin Wan space is Liu Yin’s solo exhibition “Spring”, featuring a series of paintings and watercolours created in the past two years. Known for developing a painting practice that puts Shōjo manga-inspired cute faces on …

Wang Jiajia at DE SARTHE

A/S/LMar 18 – Apr 29, 2023 / DE SARTHE26/F, M Place54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong+852 2167 8896Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm desarthe.com DE SARTHE is pleased to present A/S/L, its second solo exhibition for Beijing-based artist Wang Jiajia featuring a new body of mixed media works on canvas. Utilizing a recurring motif of vivid, large, and beast-like pupils throughout the exhibition, A/S/L contemplates the displacement of one’s vision from the physical body, caused by the contemporary and digital modes of seeing. A/S/L opens 18 March and runs through 29 April. An abbreviation of the phrase “Age/Sex/Location,” the question “A/S/L?” was briefly used early 2000s chatrooms and instant messaging platforms. In a time before profile pictures existed, this simple three-letter exchange provided a direct understanding of the person on the other side of the computer, traversing countries via cyberspace, enabling human connection in an unprecedented way.  However, as social technology developed under the guise of global communication, virtual interactions have developed complete dissociation from real-life circumstances. Untethered by the obstacles and severities of physical reality, the human consciousness is …

Antonio Casadei at Ping Pong Gintonería

Antonio Casadei & Hong Kong’s first public art commissionsExhibition and TalksMar 18 – Jul 10, 2023 Ping Pong Gintonería 129 Second StreetL/G Nam Cheong House Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong +852 9035 6197 Tuesday – Sunday, 6pm – 10pm @PINGPONG129 The exhibition shows a selection of work completed by the artist in Hong Kong and includes a photo-essay by Hong Kong photographer William Furniss about Casadei’s public art installations in Statue Square and Mei Foo Sun Chuen.  Antonio Casadei (1923-2014) was born in Forli, Italy and had a long career as a renowned painter, ceramist, photographer and cinematographer, and as a professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. After studying ceramics in 1948, he built a reputation for large ceramic and sculptural installations for residential and commercial projects in Italy during the 1950s.  Arriving in Hong Kong in 1962, coinciding with Hong Kong’s post-war building boom, he set up a ceramic studio in the New Territories, holding regular exhibitions of his paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramic works during the 1960s and 70s. He was commissioned to design …

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones at White Cube Hong Kong

Deep Dive /Mar 22 – May 20, 2023 /Opening: Mar 21, 6pm – 8pm / White Cube Hong Kong50 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong+852 2592 2000Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm whitecube.com White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present ‘Deep Dive’, a solo exhibition by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones and the artist’s first in the region. For this, the artist has created a new suite of paintings and delicate lithographs that address historical subjects – such as mythology, religion and the spectacle of ceremony – through the lens of the contemporary diaspora. As a British Nigerian living and working in Brooklyn, New York, his influences are wide ranging, and comprise African, American and European references. Grounded though the works are in the myth and culture of his own Yoruba heritage, Adeniyi-Jones also looks to the Black-American culture of his immediate surroundings, embracing both the similarities and differences between this lineage and his own. Executed in oil on canvas or in acrylic on board, the paintings feature near life-size figures in vibrant colours set against a background of foliage, making reference to …

Shubigi Rao at Rossi & Rossi

Eating One’s TailMar 18 – May 13, 2023 Opening: Mar 18, 11am Rossi & Rossi11F, M Place54 Wong Chuk Hang RoadWong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong +852 2116 5282Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm rossirossi.com Rossi & Rossi is thrilled to be presenting the first ever survey of Indian-born Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao (b.1975) in our Wong Chuk Hang space.   Rao is known for her long-term, multidisciplinary projects, comprising layered installations of books, etchings, drawings, pseudo-scientific machines, metaphysical puzzles, video, ideological board games, garbage and archives. Her interests include archaeology, neuroscience, libraries, archival systems, histories and lies, literature and violence, ecologies and natural history.   Her art, books, films, and photographs look at current and historical flashpoints as perspectival shifts to examining contemporary crises of displacement, whether of people, languages, cultures, or knowledge bodies. As an artist, Rao critically, poetically and wittily examines the systems of knowledge that structure our world. Her immersive and tongue-in-cheek works range from creating archaeological archives of garbage, writing How To manuals for building a nation and a culture from scratch, discovering and diagnosing peculiar …

Wang Tuo at Blindspot Gallery

The Second Interrogation Mar 21 – May 6, 2023 Opening: Mar 18, 4pm – 7pm In Conversation: Wang Tuo and Anthony Yung, 5pm – 6pm Blindspot Gallery 15/F Po Chai Industrial Building 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong +852 2517 6238 Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 6.30pm blindspotgallery.com “The Second Interrogation” is Wang Tuo’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The Second Interrogation, the titular work of the exhibition, is a two-part video installation based on the artist’s observations and reflections on cultural censorship in the art world in China in recent years. The first part of the work consists of a two-channel video, and the second part a single channel. The work stages the dramatic encounter of the fraught friendship between an artist and a censor, as well as the creeping tension in their exchanges. Together and in reversing roles, they ask fundamental and existential questions about the arts, testifying to the uncertainties they share about the purpose of art in society: what is the role of an artist in an authoritarian state? How could art bring about social …

The Streets of Hong Kong at Blue Lotus Gallery

Fan Ho, Greg Girard, Keith Macgregor, Robin Moyer, Walter Koditek, KC Kwan, Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, Michael Kistler, Jason AuThe Streets of Hong KongMar 16 – Apr 16, 2023 Blue Lotus Gallery G/F, 28 Pound LaneSheung Wan, Hong Kong +852 5590 3229 Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm bluelotus–gallery.com For a long time, the city of Hong Kong has seen the rise of many well-known photographers, with works that are based on the streets of Hong Kong. What makes Hong Kong a hub for street photography? What is the attraction and appeal of the city’s streets and alleys, allowing different photographers to create internationally renowned works?  With its vibrant street life and culture, as well as decades of rapid development, Hong Kong’s cityscape is ever-changing, compelling its visitors to notice the old and new elements hidden within the city. Every mundane moment reveals countless possibilities of beauty, and every second is an opportunity for photographers to compose poetry with their apparatus.  In this joint exhibition of The Streets of Hong Kong, works of street photography from different periods and styles will be …

Collect Art Fair Returns to Somerset House this March

Collect Art Fair /Mar 3 – 5, 2023 / Somerset House /Strand /London /WC2R 1LA / Collect Art Fair Tickets Collect – the leading contemporary craft and design fair presented by Crafts Council and in partnership with Artsy – is holding its 19th edition at Somerset House in London from 3 to 5 March and online via Artsy from 1 to 12 March. Held in London, Collect features a line-up of some 40 galleries from across the globe, presenting new, museum-quality works from over 400 international artist makers at the top of their game and selected by an expert advisory panel.  2023 also welcomes the return of Collect Open, a platform for individual artist makers and collectives to present large scale installations. Running alongside the fair, the Collect talks programme brings together international voices to celebrate craft, explore contemporary issues and inspire audiences. Collect focuses on exclusivity, reputation, rich narrative and thoughtful curation – seeking variety and diversity in its content and vision. The fair provides an unparalleled opportunity for collectors to purchase pieces made in the last …

Kit Armstrong

Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre / University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong / Dec 11, 2022 / Ernest Wan / For his debut recital in Hong Kong, 30-year-old pianist and composer Kit Armstrong presented a programme that, at first glance, seemed a mere attempt at maximum eclecticism, consisting as it does of music ranging from that of the Renaissance all the way to that of our own time, indeed of Armstrong’s own invention. As his softly spoken introduction revealed, however, the first half of the programme comprises works by composers of an “Apollonian” disposition, the earliest of them being William Byrd, whereas the second half spotlights more personal, subjective utterances, the earliest from John Bull. Byrd and Bull were both “Jacobethan” composers whose pieces for virginals, according to Armstrong, created the world of solo keyboard music as we know it. His longstanding conviction that this four-century-old music works on the modern piano is amply borne out by his playing. While the listener could easily imagine a performance on the harpsichord of Byrd’s …