Author: Artomity Magazine

First Release Tickets are On Sale Now for Art Central 2023

Art Central Hong KongMar 22 – 25, 2023 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)3rd Floor (Old Wing), Hall 3FG 1 Harbour Rd, Wan ChaiHong Kong+852 3892 2304 hkticketing First Release Tickets are Ending SoonTime is running out to take advantage of our First Release ticket offer. Save HKD$100 off full-price tickets when you book to visit Art Central from 22 to 25 March 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.Art Central, a cornerstone of Hong Kong Art Week, presents a diverse range of contemporary art, and a four-day programme of large-scale installations, talks, performance and digital media. This offer won’t be repeated. Book by Monday 6 February to purchase tickets at the best possible price. 首輪門票預售即將結束首輪預售進入倒數階段,把握時間預訂3月22至25日於香港會議展覽中心舉辦的 Art Central 門票,優惠期內可享100港元折扣。香港藝術週重點展會 Art Central 將呈獻多元、跨維度的當代藝術,四日藝展包羅萬有,涵蓋大型裝置藝術、講座、表演和影像藝術。 萬勿錯過此輪預售,請於2月6日(星期一)前以最優惠價格購票。 Book Now and Save立即預訂,享受折扣

Imi Knoebel at White Cube Hong Kong

Green FlagsUntil Mar 11, 2023 White Cube Hong Kong50 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong+852 2592 2000Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm In 1913, Russian artist Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935) made what is widely regarded as modern art’s first entirely abstract work, the self-descriptively titled painting Black Square. As a student, German painter Imi Knoebel was inspired by Malevich’s theory of Suprematism, which rejected all representational imagery in favour of the ‘supremacy of pure artistic feeling’. When Knoebel joined Joseph Beuys’ class at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1964, the young artist began his career-long exploration of the expressive potential of art’s fundamental building blocks – line, form, colour and material. Today, at 82, Knoebel creates an ever-evolving flow of nonobjective works. Ranging from geometric to freeform, from monochrome to multiple colours, they are inspired by his hands-on studio experiments rather than any overarching program. ‘When I am asked about what I think when I look at a painting’ Knoebel has said, ‘I can only answer that I don’t think at all; I look at it and can only take in the …

Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III Dec 24, 2022 – Apr 10, 2023 JC Contemporary Tai Kwun 10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm Tai Kwun Contemporary and Sunpride Foundation are proud to co-present Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III, one of the first major survey exhibitions on LGBTQ+ perspectives in Hong Kong. Curated by Inti Guerrero and Chantal Wong, Myth Makers draws inspiration from artists addressing “queer mythologies,” who highlight same-sex love / desire and gender fluidity as found in ancient belief systems and traditions in Asia. Expanding on the Spectrosynthesis exhibition series from Taipei and Bangkok, this iteration in Hong Kong features more than 100 artworks by over 60 artists in Asia and its diasporas, with one third of the works loaned from Sunpride’s collection. Myth Makers unfolds through three distinctive chapters and encompasses newly produced artworks and historical works from the 1940s to the 1990s. In bringing together such a plethora of artistic perspectives and vocabularies, the exhibition endeavours to present a multiplicity of conversations, representations, and anti-representations of stories, individuals and …

Opera Gallery in December

Bernard Buffet, Marc Chagall, Georges Mathieu, Manolo Valdés, Kenny Scharf /Ongoing / Opera Gallery Shop G08-09, The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road CentralCentral, Hong Kong+852 2810 1208Monday – Saturday, 10am – 7pmPublic holidays, 12am – 6pm Opera Gallery will showcase a selection of artworks by leading Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary artists that bridges contrasting approaches. This presentation will create and prompt dialogue between paintings, works on paper and sculptures from different time periods, places and styles and will celebrate the spirit and genius of those artists, whose insight and vision produced crowning achievements in art and culture over the past century. The works that we are planning to present were all created by artists, who strove or still strive to renew art and to liberate it from copying nature and blind adherence to academic traditions. Featured artists will include Bernard Buffet, Marc Chagall, Georges Mathieu, Manolo Valdés and Kenny Scharf among others.

Alice Neel at David Zwirner Hong Kong

Alice NeelMen from the SixtiesNov 17 – Dec 21, 2022 David Zwirner Hong Kong5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong+852 21195900Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm David Zwirner is pleased to present Alice Neel: Men from the Sixties at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. Widely regarded as one of the foremost American artists of the twentieth century, Neel (1900–1984) is known for her daringly honest, humanist approach to the figure. This focused presentation brings together a selection of significant paintings of men from the 1960s, a decisive decade in the development of the artist’s practice. In these years, her style evolved into the looser, more open compositions she would come to be known for in the later period of her career, while she also began to receive broader recognition for her work as an incisive artist and cultural figure. Ranging from depictions of men of personal or intellectual significance to Neel to those of anonymous individuals and acquaintances who interested her, the works on view present a nuanced examination of masculinity and attest to the …

Margaux Williamson at White Cube Hong Kong

Margeaux WilliamsonInside the White Cube: Margaux WilliamsonNov 18, 2022 – Jan 7, 2023 White Cube Hong Kong50 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong+852 2592 2000Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Canadian artist Margaux Williamson (b. 1979) – the artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia, in which she presents a new series of 20 paintings produced in the last year.  Always devoid of protagonists, the paintings depict domestic interior scenes, still lifes or patches of landscape close to the artist’s home. They are predominantly dark in tone, illuminated by strong artificial or directional light and executed in an earthy, sombre palette. ‘…for this series I felt a slight repulsion to daylight… and a strong pull to the ground or to the dark and to the glow of reflected light,’ Williamson has said. The rendering of her subject matter alternates between acute detail and abstract gestures, promoting a sense of something in flux or ungrounded.  Williamson builds her compositions from distinct, constituent parts, combined to form …

Ming Fay’s Artistic Journey
A Panel Discussion

Ming Fay’s Artistic JourneyA Panel DiscussionTuesday, Nov 15, 20226pm – 7pm  RSVP Alisan Fine Arts21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst TerraceCentral, Hong Kong+852 2526 1091Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm Panelists includeParker Fay, Director of Ming Fay Art StudioLau Kin Wai, Art CriticMichelle Wong, Researcher and curatorModerated by Daphne King, Director of Alisan Fine Arts Talk will be bilingual in English and Chinese. Also live-stream on Instagram @alisanfinearts In celebration of the launch of Ming Fay’s monograph Journey into Nature, we are happy to present a panel discussion on Fay’s artistic journey. Ming Fay, internationally renowned Chinese diaspora sculptor, installation artist, and professor. He was born in Shanghai, raised up in Hong Kong and has since settled in New York to develop his artistic career. Fay’s work, which draws on his extensive knowledge of both Eastern and Western horticulture and mythologies, primarily comments upon the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, such as his iconic large fruit sculptures and hanging Money Tree installations. Currently his work is on display at Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA until June 2023.  Exhibition Journey into Nature continues until 24 December 2022.

Tobias Klein’s Three Gardens at Oi!

Tobias KleinThree GardensUntil Oct 30, 2022 Oi! Study and outdoor areas12 Oil StreetNorth Point, Hong Kong(MTR Fortress Hill Station Exit A)+852 2512 3000Mon: 2pm – 8pmTue to Sun: 10am – 8pm  Created by Tobias Klein, Three Gardens presents virtual and actual rock installations designed under the notions of Chinese landscape architecture and brings in new features to Oi!. The first garden exists within the entire Oi!, where elements of architecture, water, plants and rocks pervade the existing and new spaces. The second garden is an interactive installation collaborated with Alvaro Cassinelli that creates sensory experiences for visitors using sound and vibrations. The third garden is a digital garden, which links the audience’s on-the-spot experience with a mobile app to broaden their viewing experience.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre / Hong Kong / Jun 11, 2022 / Ernest Wan / In the programme of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s César Franck at 200 concert, it is baffling to see, amid a pair of works by the French composer born two centuries ago in what is today Belgium, the utterly irrelevant Viola Concerto by the Hungarian Béla Bartók. This is especially odd considering that just the previous month the orchestra presented an all-Felix Mendelssohn programme, even though it never mentioned the 175th anniversary of the composer’s death; and that just last year it was engaged by another organisation to play not one but two programmes devoted exclusively to music by Camille Saint-Saëns, marking his death a century before. That said, anyone who manages for a moment to refrain from pondering the context ought to feel grateful that the Bartók concerto gets performed at all. The composer left only sketches when he died in 1945, from which his former student Tibor Serly put together what would for decades remain the …

DE SARTHE announces its new location with inaugural group show On-Going

Double Fly Art Center, Liang Ban, Lu Xinjian, Ma Sibo, Mak2, Richard Streimatter-Tran, Xin Yunpeng, Zhong Wei, Zhou Wendou, Lin JingjingOn-GoingOct 15 – Nov 5, 2022 Grand Opening of new gallery spaceSaturday Oct 15, 20222pm – 7pm DE SARTHE26/F, M Place54 Wong Chuk Hang RoadHong Kong+ 852 2167 8896Tu-Sa 11am – 7pm DE SARTHE is pleased to announce its new location with an inaugural group show On-Going featuring 12 selected works of its represented artists. Occupying the 26th floor of M Place, Wong Chuk Hang, DE SARTHE is determined to continue its boundary pushing practice at the new location, through thoughtfully curated exhibitions and cutting-edge programmes, supporting emerging Asian artists. The inaugural show On-Going brings the audience on re-exploration of our featured artists’ significant evolvement through their artistic practices in the past 6 years.