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Raoul De Keyser at David Zwirner, Hong Kong

Raoul De KeyserJan 15 – Mar 6 David Zwirner Hong Kong5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong KongSchedule Your Visit David Zwirner is pleased to present Raoul De Keyser, on view at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. The first solo show of the artist’s work in Greater China, the exhibition will feature paintings from the last twenty-five years of De Keyser’s five-decade career, illustrating his intuitive—yet rigorous—facility with his medium. Complementing the presentation in Hong Kong will be an online exhibition, New Visions: After De Keyser, that situates the late Belgian painter in dialogue with contemporary painters whose art continues to relate to or be informed by his pioneering compositions. Image: Passage by Raoul De Keyser, Oil on canvas, 34.3 x 44.1 cm, 2010. © Raoul De Keyser / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Belgium. Courtesy Family Raoul De Keyser and David Zwirner.

Takis at White Cube Hong Kong

Takis /Nov 21 – Feb 27 / White Cube Hong Kong /1/F, 50 Connaught Road, Central /Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm / White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present an exhibition of works by the late Greek artist Takis (1925–2019). This first presentation in Asia follows his last major solo exhibition as a living artist at the Tate Modern. Featuring sculptures drawn from a thirty-year period – from the end of the 1960s to the 1990s – it showcases the artist’s committed exploration of art and science.  Born in Athens, Takis took art into realms that were previously considered the domain of physicists and engineers. Describing himself as an ‘instinctive scientist’, Takis carved out a new aesthetic territory, incorporating invisible forms of energy such as magnetic, acoustic or light waves as the fourth dimension of his work. View full exhibition details online.

Francis Alÿs and Mika Rottenberg at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Now till February 2021 / Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong / 10 Hollywood Road / Central, Hong Kong /Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 7pm / Wet feet __ dry feet: borders and gamesSolo exhibition by Francis AlÿsCurators: Xue Tan, Sunjung KimCo-presented with Art Sonje Seoul Wet feet __ dry feet: borders and games gathers for the first time in Hong Kong important recent works by Francis Alÿs, one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time. Structured around the artist’s interest in migration, borders, and his fascination with children’s games from around the world, this solo exhibition highlights Francis Alÿs’s poetic, imaginative sensibility, anchored by geopolitical concerns and individual will while being grounded in everyday life. The title of the exhibition was the spark to Alÿs’s works in this exhibition: “Wet Feet, Dry Feet” refers to the US policy on Cuban refugees in 1995. Under this policy, Cuban migrants headed for the United States faced vastly different treatment depending on whether they were intercepted at sea or on land, on US soil. If intercepted at sea (“wet feet”), …

Artist Talk Elisa Sighicelli: Stone Talk at Rossi & Rossi

Elisa Sighicelli and HKU art history professor Dr Susanna McFadden in conversation on Roman art and culture / Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 / 4pm – 5pm (coinciding with Southside Saturday) In gallery and zoom (details as below) Zoom ID: 968 493 7982 / Password: talkstone Rossi & Rossi3/F Yally Industrial Building6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk HangTuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm+852 3575 9417 Co-presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong. On the occasion of Elisa Sighicelli’s exhibition Stone Talk at Rossi & Rossi, please join the artist in conversation with Hong Kong University art history professor Dr Susanna McFadden, as they discuss their views on Roman art and culture.  Together they will explore the idea of beauty in relation to the body in the Graeco-Roman world, as well as the materials used in ancient times and parallels with the contemporary works of Sighicelli. Roman artists often employed techniques such as trompe l’oeil to deceive the viewer concerning the material reality of the object. This same idea can be applied to the works of Sighicelli; her experimental approach to photography often probes …

Valentina Loffredo at Novalis Contemporary Art Design

Nosy /Nov 6 – 30 /Opening: Friday Nov 6, 6pm – 10pm / Novalis Contemporary Art DesignG/F, 5 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, Hong KongMon – Sat, 12pm – 7pm+852 2856 0978 Co-presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong. The global issue of privacy in the digital age is the central theme of Nosy, a multi-media project by Hong Kong based Italian artist Valentina Loffredo that includes photographs, sculptural objects, installations and a limited edition of unique artist books.  The exhibition also extends beyond the gallery space with the ad hoc placement of 200 sculptural noses in public spaces around town which will be revealed in stages throughout November. Post sightings on Instagram using #NosyInTheWild and tagging @thatsval and @novaliscontemporaryartdesign for two chances to win a limited edition print photo signed by the artist, which will be announced on December 6.  The project mimics the conflict between the seductive power of technology, expressed through the playful and attractive appearance of the artworks, and its dark “nosy” side, revealed by the repetitive and uncanny presence of human noses. Exhibition details at

Asia Art Archive Twentieth Anniversary Fundraiser

Bid until Oct 30, 2020 / Marking its twentieth anniversary, Asia Art Archive (AAA) is offering over thirty works, generously donated by artists, collectors, and galleries, at the 2020 AAA Annual Fundraiser auction. The fundraiser is an essential source of funding for the independent non-profit in building collections on the history of contemporary art in Asia, as well as keeping the materials free and accessible for research and education. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly towards supporting the work of AAA. Continuing the long-standing partnership with Christie’s, a live auction is taking place on Oct 30. The artworks will be available for bidding online atwww.aaa2020auction.comuntil Oct 30.

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2020: Sharp Chronicles

Oct 30 – Nov 15, 2020 Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2020 returns this year from Oct 30 to Nov 15. With the curatorial theme Sharp Chronicles, the festival presents a series of exhibitions, online episodes, and screenings, to explore the pursuit of truth in face of information explosion and fabrication in the everyday life. Media art is not merely the practice of creative ideas, but also embodies the characteristics of science and technology. Therefore, not only is media art capable of circulating messages,  documenting evidence, instigating research and awareness, it also opens the possibilities of tracing and pursuing truth. The curatorial theme of this year’s festival begins with this intention. In the everyday life of information overload, we ride on critical discussions and navigate between the threads of media art.  Through which, we allow as many possibilities as possible, and reject any certainty to weave together our “Sharp Chronicles”. The preview of the Main Exhibition takes place on Oct 30 at the Exhibition Hall (Low Block) of Hong Kong City Hall. The exhibition brings together works from international artists, including Lawrence Abu …

Freespace Jazz Fest 自由爵士音樂節

Freespace Jazz Fest 自由爵士音樂節 /Nov 6 – 8, Friday – Sunday /Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District /Hong Kong (MTR Kowloon Station Exit E)Free admission. Tickets required for some performances. This November, Freespace Jazz Fest returns to West Kowloon with a programme of music and art events celebrating the innovation and diversity of one of the world’s most popular forms of music.  Highlight ticketed events include Ted Lo and Eugene Pao – an evening of fusion, classics and original compositions by local jazz greats Pao and Lo, joined on stage by a line-up of friends and star guests. There’s also Angelita Li Sings Billie Holiday Feat. Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra – with songs and stories honouring the life and legacy of the US jazz diva performed by Angelita Li and Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra, and the experimental collaboration Jazz Imaginarium – a unique, multisensory immersive experience with musicians and visual artists creating a black box installation with improvised sound and imagery. Buy tickets now: Free events include the Experimental Jazz Lab, with six sessions featuring live and online interactive collaborations between artists …

Wesley Tongson at Galerie du Monde

Sep 24 – Nov 16, 2020 Galerie du Monde108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street Central, Hong KongMonday to Saturday, 10am – 7pm+852 2525 0529Web Galerie du Monde presents a solo exhibition of Wesley Tongson (1957-2012) from September 24 to November 16, 2020. In exploration of the evolution of Wesley Tongson’s spiritual journey and artistic path marked by outstanding dedication and passion, the exhibition showcases Tongson’s aptitude in a range of techniques, from Chinese shanshui and calligraphy, to splash ink, to his monumental landscape and plant paintings created with his hands, fingers and nails. One of the most important ink artists from Hong Kong, Wesley Tongson had a dynamic career spanning from the 1970s to 2012. He began with a foundation in Chinese brush painting, and studied Western painting at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Returning to Hong Kong in 1981, he went on to explore and teach himself splash ink painting. Tongson diluted washes in ink with brilliant mineral colors, a combination that conveys luminosity and grandeur. The dark ink tones which depict mountains are well …

Elisa Sighicelli at Rossi & Rossi

Stone TalkCo-presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institution of Hong Kong Oct 3 – Nov 14, 2020Opening: Saturday, Oct 3, 3 – 7pm (coinciding with Southside Saturday)  Rossi & Rossi3/F Yally Industrial Building6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk HangTuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm+852 3575 9417 In her first solo show in Asia, Elisa Sighicelli presents a series of new photographs that scrutinize overlooked details of museum interiors and of artworks in a number of institution collections.  Known for her experimental approach in the medium of photography, Sighicelli probes into the materiality of photos and its effect on our way of seeing. Merging with materials that have different tactile properties and textures, her photographs analyse the ways in which reality reflects itself and often appears to be made from the very substance it represents. In a world saturated with virtual images, the artist sets out to restore the palpable tangible existence of images in a physical space. The exhibition is going to be accompanied by a selection of ancient Roman steles and remnants to foster a …