Author: Artomity Magazine

Samson Young at Kiang Malingue Hong Kong

Samson YoungMusic for selective hearing, or assisted livingSep 24 – Nov 5, 2022 Kiang Malingue13/F Blue Box Factory Building25 Hing Wo StreetAberdeen, Hong Kong+852 2810 0317By appointment kiangmalingue.comWeChat Kiang Malingue is pleased to present Samson Young’s first solo exhibition at the gallery’s Hong Kong space. Titled Music for selective hearing, or assisted living, this exhibition will feature five sets of artworks created by the artist in the last two years. Known for exploring the fabric of the socio-political by examining the history and contemporary conditions of sound and music, Young considers in the exhibition the complicated nature of ‘sound conditioning’ – the active control of ambient sounds, as exemplified by such devices as white-noise sleep aids – as self-care and recuperation, but also as self-imposed isolation, control, and wilful disengagement. Included in the exhibition is Samson Young’s collaboration with his long-time friend, violist William Lane. The installation Often easy, sometimes impossible (2021 – 2022) consists of a two-channel video, in which Lane performs Young’s original composition that was scored for a triangle, a viola, and a synthesised glass harmonica …

Haim Steinbach at White Cube Hong Kong

Haim Steinbachtin drumSep 14 – Nov 12, 2022 White Cube Hong Kong50 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong+852 2592 2000Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm whitecube.com White Cube is pleased to present ‘tin drum’, an exhibition of new and recent work by Haim Steinbach. Featuring works made in the past two decades, the selection reflects the artist’s engagement with the everyday object and the aesthetic and cultural implications of methods of selection and display. Since the mid 1970s, Steinbach has made structures and devices for presenting various found objects, in particular employing a wedge-shaped shelf based on 40, 50 and 90 degree angles, constructed in several parts and finished with a coloured, plastic laminate. Working within the methodologies of presentation rather than representation, his art sets in train a nexus of associations, enabling multiple potential themes to emerge from the arrangement of these common objects. ‘I [see] my works as an engagement with the here and now, with the archaeology of what exists and what we all participate in,’ Steinbach states. In the ground floor gallery, a group of …

apexart New York City is accepting proposals for idea based group exhibitions to be held at apexart

Open callapexart New York CityAccepting proposals: Oct 1-31, 2022, 11:59pm EST apexart291 Church St. New YorkNY 10013, United States opencalls@apexart.orgapexart.org/opencalls.php apex art is accepting 500-word proposals for group exhibitions with a US$10.000 curator budget, complete staff support and an apexart brochure to be presented in apexart’s New York City space and online 2023-2024. Curators, artists, academics, arts professionals and anyone with a compelling idea that needs to be realized are encouraged to apply.

John Batten at Ping Pong Gintonería

John BattenRecent Hong Kong PhotographsAug 23 – Nov 20, 2022Tue – Sun: 6pm – 12pm  Ping Pong Gintonería129, L/G Second Street  Nam Cheong HouseSai Ying Pun, Hong Kong pingpong129.com@pingpong129 Free entry  “All things are in a process of change. You yourself are subject to constant alteration and gradual decay. So too is the whole universe.” Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’ John Batten initially began photographing seriously to provide images to accompany his own writing as an art critic, writer on architecture, culture, and politics, and as an urban planning activist*. His photographs have been published in many publications, including the South China Morning Post, Ming Pao Weekly, Perspective, Artco Monthly (Taiwan), Artomity, Asia Literary Review, Yishu, and The Peak magazine.    Over the last twenty years he has increasingly photographed Hong Kong’s urban landscape and the always changing human interventions on the city’s streets. His initial motivation to photograph was pure documentation – to capture moments of beauty, ugliness, intrigue, irony, and oddity. However, during Hong Kong’s 2019 protests, his fortnightly column for the Hong Kong magazine Ming Pao Weekly evolved from discussing art, heritage, and urban planning issues to also …

Kitti Narod at Tang Contemporary Art 

Summer WindAug 11 – Sep 17, 2022Opening: Aug 11, 6 – 8pm Tang Contemporary Art10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road CentralCentral, Hong KongTu-Sa 11am – 7pm tangcontemporary.com Reminiscent of photographic portraits, two couples – four friends – are posing together under a delicate summer breeze that moves lightly through their hair; Another couple is caught into an impromptu tango in the laundry room; Two pally men are leaning onto each other during an afternoon nap on the sofa; And a herd of horses are galloping with vitality, resonating with the summer pool teemed by bodies in full Dionysian sensuality. “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things,” said Jean Cocteau. His words best exemplify Kitti’s world, in which the imagery of life is depicted as it is – in its simplicity. Born in 1976 in Thailand, after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bangkok, Kitti started to develop a unique artistic dimension which gradually evolved towards a language of graphic signs and simplicity. Elaborate and superfluous styles are whittled in order to arrive at …

Pipilotti Rist at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist3 Aug – 27 Nov 2022Sun – Thu: 10am – 8pmFri – Sat: 11am – 9pm(Closed on Mondays, except 12 Sep) JC ContemporaryTai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong taikwun.hk  Immersive, sensual, and insightful, the works of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist embrace viewers with colours, sounds, and moving images. As visitors walk around and lie down in her mesmerising installations of “organised light”, they will take pleasure in how she makes the familiar unfamiliar while pointing out the beautiful in unexpected places. All are invited to share in a collective experience of the imagination. Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist offers entry into the artist’s remarkable vision. Her fascination with the liminal—the screen, the skin, the membrane, the filter—and her method of breaking video out of the frame generate perceptual shifts and intellectual reconsiderations that open doors onto a wondrous world of inner vision full of beauty, whimsy, and possibility. Throughout the exhibition, it is possible to catch glimpses of how the artist takes video from the screen into physical space. Images from behind our eyelids become …

Gretchen So at HKI Gallery

Gretchen SoEvolving Territories – Hong Kong in TransitionJun 28 – Jul 20, 2022Opening: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022, 6pm–8pm HKI GallerySuite 701, 7th Floor, Chinachem Johnston Plaza178-186 Johnston Rd, WanchaiHong Kong+852 2153-3325Tue–Sat, 12pm–7pm hkigallery.comgretchenso.com HKI Gallery presents Evolving Territories – Hong Kong in Transition, a photography exhibition featuring images taken by Gretchen So between 1994 and 2000. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the handover, this exhibition is a candid portrait of Hong Kong at a crucial historic juncture.  About this projectThere are cities that appear to be a stratification of structures and ages; cities that appear to be never completed or always on the verge of radical reconstruction. Hong Kong is one of them: a changing and diachronic megalopolis encapsulating various political and social eras that shaped its history. Its tumultuous and disorienting topography reflects the lives of its inhabitants, whose restless relationship with the territory is distinguished by continuous construction projects and massive land reclamations, uninhabited areas and densely populated neighborhoods. Hong Kong began as a simple farming and fishing village and has since grown into an important free …

Liste Art Fair Basel

Jun 13 – 19, 2022 / Messe Basel, Hall 1.1 /Entrance behind Art Unlimited Maulbeerstrasse / corner Riehenring 113 /4058 Basel, Switzerland Preview, Monday, Jun 13, 2022, 11am – 6pmPublic opening, Monday, Jun 13, 2022, 6pm – 8pmTuesday, Jun 14 – Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 12am – 8pmSunday, Jun 19, 11am – 4pm liste.chshowtime.liste.chexpedition.liste.ch #ListeArtFair #ListeArtFairBasel #Liste2022 #ListeShowtime #ListeExpedition Founded in 1996, Liste Art Fair Basel is the international fair for new discoveries in contemporary art. Every year in Basel, a younger generation of galleries exhibit artists who are outstanding representatives of the latest developments and trends in contemporary art. Many of today’s most important and suc- cessful galleries for contemporary art laid their foundations at Liste. Since 2021, Liste has consisted of three formats: Liste Art Fair Basel, Liste Showtime Online and Liste Expedition Online. Liste Showtime Online, the digital edition of Liste, was first launched in 2020 and offers galleries participating in Liste Art Fair Basel the opportunity to expand their presentations in the digital space.showtime.liste.ch Preview: Jun  8 – 12,  2022Public: Jun 13 – 26, 2022 Liste Expedition Online was launched in 2021 as a non-commercial research …