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2019 Asian Art Biennial

Oct 5, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020The Strangers from Beyond the Mountain and the SeaNational Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts The 7th edition of the Asian Art Biennial, organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, co-curated by artists Hsu Chia-Wei from Taiwan and Ho Tzu-Nyen from Singapore, opened on October 5th, 2019. The exhibition features a wide selection of artworks, including paintings, installations, video works, performances, and workshops by 30 artists and collectives from 16 countries.  2019 Asian Art Biennial – A platform for the convergence of artistic energy from Northeast and Southeast Asia Titled “The Strangers from Beyond the Mountain and the Sea”, the 2019 edition of the Asian Art Biennial focuses not only on the encounters between insiders and strangers, but also explores complex human entanglements through non-human elements. By “strangers”, the curators refer not only to travellers from distant lands, but also spirits, gods, shamans, foreign merchants, immigrants, minorities, colonists, smugglers, partisans, spies and traitors. To them, strangers are mediums, through which other worlds may be communicated. As such, “strangers” have the …

China Guardian Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2019

Oct 5 – 8, 2019Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreHall 5BC Preview Oct 5 – 6, 10am – 9pmAuction Oct 7 – 8 The sale series will present remarkable artworks and collectibles from around the world, including Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Ceramics and Works of Art, Classical Chinese Furniture as well as Jewellery, Watches and Luxury Goods. More than 1,800 lots will be offered with a total estimate of approximately HK$ 780 million / US$ 100 million.  Star-pieces include: White Cloud Studio, a six-metre scroll created by Zhang Daqian in 1947 and gifted to fellow painter Huang Junbi, Qing dynasty painter Jin Nong’s Album of Landscapes and Figures, a masterpiece of poetry, calligraphy as well as painting that was praised by Wu Hufan as ‘a godly creation’; Yoshitomo Nara’s classic work Midnight Vampire, 24.01.73 painted by Zao Wou-ki at the turning point of his life, Li Chen’s 248-cm-tall sculpture Dragon-Riding Buddha appearing at auction for the first time; a rare white-glazed seated figure of a lion from the 7th century with illustrious provenance, a pair of doucai ‘Longevity’ dishes from the former collection of T. Y. Chao, …

Edward Lam Dance Theatre “Art School Musical” and public seminar series “Rethinking Musicals”

Oct 3 – 6, Thursday – Sunday 7.30pmOct 9 –12, Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pmOct 7 & 13, Monday & Sunday 2.30pmThe Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District From 3 October, Edward Lam Dance Theatre returns to Hong Kong with Art School Musical, a contemporary adaptation of the classic Chinese work The Butterfly Lovers. Featuring Macau’s rising star Jordan Cheng, this new interpretation includes a cast from Hong Kong and Taiwan, in a wonderfully scored version that resets the classical tale into a contemporary school of arts. Tickets: HK$420, HK$300 (Concessions available) Group discount: 5% discount for 5 to 9 tickets, 10% discount for 10 to 19 tickets and 20% discount for 20 or more tickets Buy tickets now: www.westkowloon.hk/artschool Alongside 10 performances of the show, director Edward Lam, the creative team and invited guests also lead a series of three public seminars that look at the creative foundations of Chinese-language musicals in the region and some of the possibilities for future development. Acting and Singing on Stages Around the WorldSep 28, Saturday 5pmThe Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural DistrictMacau-based musical actor, …

South Island Art Day

Saturday, September 2112 – 8pm Following highly successful South Island Art Days over the past 5 years, SICD promises an exciting and varied program including art exhibitions in 13 art spaces, giving visitors the opportunity to attend exhibition openings, interact with local and international artists, experience contemporary art, performances, as well as enjoy free food and drink from our south side partners. Beside the indoor art activities, we will run an outdoor installation program. Around 10 local and international artists will install interactive pieces in the streets of Wong Chuk Hang. Visitors will therefore be able to experience more art from different artists going from one gallery to another. For more information visit sicd.com.hk or contact us on T +852 2696 2300 E contact@sicd.com.hk.

Wesley Tongson – The Journey Book Launch & Curator Talk, Asia Society

Jul 9, 6.30 – 8.15pmEvening Book Launch & Talk by Catherine Maudsley,Curator of “Wesley Tongson – The Journey”Exhibition &conversation with Tina Pang and Cynthia TongsonAsia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong Wesley Tongson – The Journey documents the acclaimed solo exhibition of Hong Kong ink artist, Wesley Tongson (1957-2012), held at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco (October 12, 2018 – March 9, 2019). The book features 23 works, including the artist’s signature finger paintings, and a selection of Tongson’s never-before published personal notes. Included are new essays about the artist and his work by curator Catherine Maudsley; Mary Ann Milford, Carver Chair in East Asian Studies at Mills College; and Wu Song, Professor at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Curator Catherine Maudsley will begin this evening program with an account into the curation process behind the exhibition, the inspiration behind conceiving the exhibition as “A Journey”, and the meaning of Wesley Tongson’s art. This will be followed by a conversation among Catherine Maudsley, Tina Pang, curator of Hong Kong Visual Culture at M+, and Cynthia Tongson, the artist’s sister. Sign up here.Asia Society Members …

M+ presents Five Artists: Sites Encountered

Jun 7 – Oct 20, 2019Lara Almarcegui, May Fung, Lee Bul, Ana Mendieta, Charlotte PosenenskeM+ Pavilion, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District Tracking notions of site across multiple historical moments and artistic languages, the exhibited works include poetic expressions of the body, intense investigations into the built environment, and in one case, a direct response to the M+ site. Together, these multifaceted works display powerful connections between art and its surroundings—be they the natural environment, architectural space, urban contexts, or discursive frameworks—prompting us to rethink our relationships to place and sense of belonging in the world. A specially commissioned project by Lara Almarcegui presents a rigorous breakdown of the materials involved in the construction of the M+ building, offering a systematic expression of the transformations currently taking place at the museum’s site. With over twenty years of experience in investigating land and urban space, the artist fuses art-making with her research strategies, reflecting on unseen connections between what lies in the earth and the buildings that surround us. Ana Mendieta, a pioneering performance artist celebrated around the …

An open letter to the government from the International Association of Art Critics-Hong Kong (AICAHK)

We write with great concern after the violent events in Admiralty on 12 June 2019. The International Association of Art Critics-Hong Kong (AICAHK) opposes thegovernment’s proposed amendments to the fugitive/extradition legislation currently before the Legislative Council. AICA was founded in 1950 under the patronage of UNESCO, with the main objective to support worldwide art criticism in all its forms. AICA has over 4,600 members, grouped into 61 different sections around the world. The Hong Kong section of AICA was established in 1996. One of the main objectives of AICAHK is “to defend freedom of expression and thought and oppose arbitrary censorship.” AICA-Hong Kong and AICA-Taiwan are currently the only AICA sections located in greater-China as, currently, the People’s Republic of China does not fulfil AICA’s human rights and freedom of expression criteria. It is an unfortunate and embarrassing reality: the mainland is not able to be a member of AICA. Hong Kong has the rule of law, freedom of expression and assembly and an independent judiciary. The mainland, seventy years after the founding of the People’s Republic ofChina, doesn’t. …

Elements of Transcendence: Miya Ando, Kitty Chou, Hyon Gyon, and Lucy Liu at Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong

Jun 15 – Aug 31, 2019Opening Brunch Jun 15, 11am – 3pm Ben Brown Fine Arts is thrilled to present a summer group exhibition, Elements of Transcendence, at the Hong Kong gallery. The exhibition brings together the work of four artists who explore spirituality through their artwork, employing various artistic techniques and practices, historical and autobiographical references, and imagery and symbolism ranging from abstraction to realism. The output of these four international artists is informed by both Eastern and Western influences and experiences, resulting in a poignant and provocative conversation within the gallery walls.

Raimund Girke at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong

Jun 15 – Sep 28, 2019 / Opening: Saturday, Jun 15, 11am to 7pm / Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Raimund Girke: The Silent Balance at their new space in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong. Following In Between White, in 2015 (Hong Kong), and Dominanz des Lichts in 2018 (Wijnegem, Belgium), this will be the gallery’s third solo presentation of the late artist’s work.  The Silent Balance builds on the gallery’s exploration of Girke’s monochrome paintings and work from the last two decades to highlight various aspects of his complete oeuvre. The line is a constant in the selection of artworks—as a motif that recurs both in his early large-format work and in his later, darker and more intimate paintings. axel-vervoordt.com

Chen Danqing at Tang Contemporary Art Hong Kong

May 24 – Jun 29, 2019 Tang Contemporary Art is pleased to present Chen Danqing: Disguise and Paintings from Life, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Chinese-American artist Chen Danqing. The show marks Chen’s first major solo presentation in Hong Kong and his first exhibition with the gallery. Curated by Cui Cancan, it showcases Chen’s latest figure paintings from live models.  Chen Danqing is one of the most important painters in the history of Chinese contemporary art. Born in Shanghai in 1953, he created propaganda posters as a teenager depicting the feats of Mao Zedong. He took an interest in painting at a young age, constantly studying works by Western artists to improve his technique. Chen was particularly influenced by the works of the Realist painter Jean Francois Millet whose works were featured in the group exhibition Exhibition of French Rural Landscape Paintings from the 19th Century at the National Art Museum of China in 1978. In 1976, Chen visited Tibet and painted Harvest Fields Flooded by Tears that earned him early recognition. His growing interest in Tibetan people and their life …