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South Island Art Day

29 March 201910am –2pm 16 of the South Island Cultural District (SICD) galleries and artist studios open their doors as part of Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central VIP Programmes. Yet this exceptional event is also open to the general public and the admission is free. Following highly successful South Island Art Days over the past 5 years, the SICD is expecting around 2000 local and international art lovers, collectors and curators to attend the event held in Hong Kong’s new destination for contemporary art. Art Day ProgramSICD promises an exciting and varied programme giving visitors the opportunity to see 16 exceptional exhibitions, interact with local and international artists, attend unique performances, join guided tours as well as enjoy free food and drink from its south side partners. Outdoor Installations and PerformancesBeside the indoor contemporary art exhibitions and performances, SICD runs an outdoor installation programme. While walking from one gallery to another, visitors will be able to experience installations by Kacey Wong and David Boyce scattered along the streets of Wong Chuk Hang. During a four …

Sebastian Stöhrer / Caroline Chiu Studio, Hong Kong

March 23 – 29, 2019 Opening: Saturday, March 23, 2 – 6.30pm Artist Talk with Ilaria Maria Sala: March 23, 4 – 5pm  South Island Art Day: March 29, 10am – 6pmArtist Talk: 29 March, 5 – 6pm  Caroline Chiu Studio, in collaboration with Carl Freedman Gallery, is proud to present an exhibition of new sculptures by German artist Sebastian Stöhrer. The exhibition features 15 works inspired by the artist’s 2017 Travel Residency in China (sponsored by Caroline Chiu Studio), which included glaze research and site visits in Jingdezhen, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Many of the works are inspired by ancient Chinese masterpieces, traditions and discoveries that the artist made on his travels.   Stöhrer’s quirky, colourful vessels take on various shapes and sizes, and are united by a fluidity that defies their weight. The application and balance of colour are central to the artist’s creative process. Stöhrer has created and continues to perfect his own personal alchemy of glazing. His hand, chemistry and kiln come together and hatch beautifully balanced, vibrant, unique sculptures with their own …

Sebastian Stöhrer / Caroline Chiu Studio, Hong Kong

March 23 – 29, 2019 Opening: Saturday, March 23, 2 – 6.30pm Artist Talk with Ilaria Maria Sala: March 23, 4 – 5pm  South Island Art Day: March 29, 10am – 6pmArtist Talk: 29 March, 5 – 6pm  Caroline Chiu Studio, in collaboration with Carl Freedman Gallery, is proud to present an exhibition of new sculptures by German artist Sebastian Stöhrer. The exhibition features 15 works inspired by the artist’s 2017 Travel Residency in China, which included glaze research and site visits in Jingdezhen, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Many of the works are inspired by ancient Chinese masterpieces, traditions and discoveries that the artist made on his travels.   Stöhrer’s quirky, colourful vessels take on various shapes and sizes, and are united by a fluidity that defies their weight. The application and balance of colour are central to the artist’s creative process. Stöhrer has created and continues to perfect his own personal alchemy of glazing. His hand, chemistry and kiln come together and hatch beautifully balanced, vibrant, unique sculptures with their own innate personas. Many of these new …

Asia Art Archive March Programmes 2019

In March, Asia Art Archive (AAA) is presenting talks, activities, and exhibitions highlighting our ongoing research initiative on performance art. Join us for our annual artist’s lecture to be delivered by Zhang Peili, view an exhibition on the Lee Wen Archive, and visit our display on the history of performance art in our booth at Art Basel in Hong Kong. Exhibition | Form Colour ActionOn view at AAA Library, Form Colour Action: Sketchbooks and Notebook of Lee Wenexplores drawing as a site of performance. With materials from the archive of Lee Wen, a pioneering artist in performance art in Asia, the exhibition brings together his sketchbooks and notebooks—on display for the first time—as well as documentation of his performance works. The selection shows multiple alter egos that Lee created, and early manifestations of development use of the performing body as a medium that understands the individual as a part of the body politic. Click here for more information. Date: 13 March–29 June 2019Venue: Asia Art Archive Library, 11/F, Hollywood Centre233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan Annual Artist’s Lecture | Zhang …

Cheung Yee, Angela Su, Manuel Bravo, Danh Vo, Andrew Luk, Wong Kai Kin and Carolee Schneemann at Dai Bing

Dai Bing presents: Body Works, Body Shop, Body Parts A show of anatomical bits and bobs including paintings and sculpture at Hong Kong’s newest bar serving tall drinks and pesticos. 52 Bonham Strand WestSheung WanT (852) 9838 4438Mo-Su 6.30 to 11.30pm #大冰 #DaiBing52 #LongDrinks #ArtisanIce #CraftIce #IceFromLoveland InstagramFacebook

Miao Ying’s ‘Hardcore Digital Detox’, the first work in M+’s series of digital commissions

http://www.stories.mplus.org.hk M+ presents Hardcore Digital Detox, a work by Shanghai- and New York–based artist Miao Ying, commissioned expressly for the M+ Stories online platform. It explores the restricted Chinese internet—popularly known as the ‘Chinternet’—and is a ‘strategic lifestyle advice tool’ with the seemingly illogical premise of offering an online retreat from the digital world. This #spiritualretreatinchinternet parodies the widespread commodification of ‘wellness’ in Western societies, as well as the growing demand among affluent consumers for post-materialist experiences rooted in authenticity and nature—the kind that make for perfect Instagram posts. Miao considers herself a dual citizen of the Chinternet and the World Wide Web, and Hardcore Digital Detox operates in these two territories simultaneously, pitting mainstream internet users against Chinese censors by playfully instructing users to set their virtual private network (VPN) to mainland China, where popular websites and apps like Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, eBay, WhatsApp, Vimeo, and Amazon are restricted. For Miao, the images and ideas that are blocked by the Great Firewall of China are akin to liu bai (negative space) in traditional Chinese ink painting, as …

Outdoor Interactive Exhibition “Home?” by GayBird unveils now!

3-22 January 2019 Central Pier No. 95-9 January 2019 Piazza A, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha TsuiMid-January 2019  Causeway Bay Taking place at various locations citywide, Home? is GayBird’s follow-up piece to a well-received installation that also premiered at the OzAsia Festival 2017. For the Hong Kong edition of the outdoor, interactive exhibition, GayBird adds a question mark to the end of the word ‘home’, inviting the audience to question the concept of home. Home? is inspired by the Chinese character “家” (home), which is composed of two parts: “宀” representing a roof, and “豕”, a pig. In modern Chinese, “家” can refer to identity, careers, schools of thought and even formal address when combined with other characters. This installation is a literal take on the combination of roof and pig that forms the Chinese character, and a ringing sound is activated upon entering the space which recalls a doorbell. Home? will be exhibited in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. Presented in either a crowded, concentrated or a structured setting, each presentation guides the audience to embrace the sense of space …

Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Hong Kong Art Book Fair

11–13 January 2019Friday to Sunday Times Friday 11 January 1 – 9 pm Saturday 12 January 11 am – 9 pm Sunday 13 January 11 am – 7 pm VenueJC ContemporaryTai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong TicketsHKD$20/per ticket HKD$10/per ticket for children under 18, students and seniorsTicketflap link: https://www.ticketflap.com/booked2019 The inaugural Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Hong Kong Art Book Fair brings together over 60 art book publishers, artists and exhibitors from Hong Kong, the region and the world for the first time, to share their work in publishing and art through the medium of books. The art book fair takes place from 11 to 13 January 2019 within the JC Contemporary building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and situated within Tai Kwun, the restored Central Police Station compound in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. As a landmark revitalisation project, Tai Kwun has welcomed well over one million visitors since opening in May 2018. As an annual three-day event, Booked aspires to create a platform for art book publishers and artists to display their range of works, from photography books, art albums, art historical and theoretical texts, …

M+ Matters | Keynote: Building Louvre Abu Dhabi

December 7, 2018, 6.30pm Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong) http://www.westkowloon.hk In this lecture organised by M+, Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, discusses the building of this twenty-first-century encyclopedic museum as ‘a museum of experimentation, and a museum of meeting points’. Louvre Abu Dhabi opened in November 2017 following a decade of planning and construction. It is the result of a collegial effort between France and the United Arab Emirates to create a visionary museum that inherits the tradition of the French institution while embracing the multicultural dynamics of the Arab world. This aspiration pervades the Jean Nouvel–designed building, which features a low-slung dome that evokes the architecture of a mosque and a mausoleum. The dome is pierced with openings and resembles interwoven palm leaves assembled into a lattice, proposing a contemporary reading of a traditional form. At the core of the museum’s mission is the notion of universal human values, which is enacted through collecting and programming activities that bridge the Louvre’s long history …