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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 …

13th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival

Jun 6 – 22, 2019 The 13th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival will be held from 6 to 22 June 2019, with 55 local and overseas films to be screened at Broadway Cinematheque, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza and MY CINEMA YOHO MALL. Tickets are now available at broadway circuit. 10 Themed Programmes  To Observe the Nature of Humanities19 local and 23 international short films are to be screened and make 10 themed programmes. Each programme, namely “Having as Losing”, “Love vs Duty”, “We are Family”, “A Comedy of Errors”, “Multiple Sex Choices”, “Who Invented Work?”, “Vain is Hope”, “Men and the City”, “The Marginal”, “Read and Done For”, consists of 4-5 local and international short films and accompanied by sharing sessions with the local directors. By appreciating and comparing the works of both local and international filmmakers, we reflect upon and rethink about our relationship with society and the world, so as to understand ourselves better and open up further possibilities. 6 Must-watch 1 Opening Film The Pluto Moment: Directed by Zhang Ming, one of the “6th generation” filmmakers from …

Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice

May 11 – Nov 24, 2019 Campo della TanaCastello 212630122 VeniceItaly The exhibition Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice is Hong Kong’s Collateral Event at the 58th Venice Biennale. It is organised by M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and curated by Christina Li with Doryun Chong, Deputy Director, Curatorial, and Chief Curator, M+. Over the past two decades, the Los Angeles–based Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse has used sculpture to consider how plastic operates as a signifier of globalisation, in terms of the material’s circulation, standardisation, and industrialisation. More recently, she has looked at plastic as an adjective, exploring its resonance, movement, and multiplicity in the contemporary period. The exhibition in Venice presents a new body of site-responsive work that furthers Tse’s investigation into plasticity as a means to understand the world. Two sculptural installations—titled Negotiated Differences and Playcourt—embrace multidimensional thinking and mediate contrasting materials and processes to shed light on connections among subjectivities in pluralistic societies. The works explore horizontality and verticality, highlighting the unique spatial qualities of the exhibition site, …

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 …