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Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition

Dec 7, 2019 – Apr 13, 2020 M+ PavilionWest Kowloon Cultural DistrictTsim Sha TsuiHong Kong Web M+, Hong Kong’s museum of 20th- and 21st-century visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, is pleased to present the inaugural Sigg Prize exhibition. The exhibition brings together work by the six artists shortlisted for the prize: Hu Xiaoyuan (born 1977, lives and works in Beijing), Liang Shuo (born 1976, lives and works in Beijing), Lin Yilin (born 1964, lives and works in New York), Shen Xin (born 1990, lives and works in Minneapolis and Amsterdam), Tao Hui (born 1987, lives and works in Beijing), and Samson Young (born 1979, lives and works in Hong Kong). In recent years, each has articulated a distinguished artistic language to address topics that defy easy categorisation. Concentrating on work produced in the last two years, the combination of six practices in this exhibition reveals multiple connections with our current time. Some of the shortlisted artists react to and reflect on social and political realities, while others pursue the refinement and expression of personal languages and inner worlds. Together, these artists show the diversity …

M+ Matters: Conversations on Women, Architecture, and the City

M+ Matters: Conversations on Women, Architecture, and the CityOrganised with the University of Hong Kong Faculty of ArchitectureNovember 23, 2019 Miller Theatre, Asia Society Hong Kong Center9 Justice DriveAdmiraltyHong Kong #MplusMatters M+ Matters: Conversations on Women, Architecture, and the City is a joint effort between M+ and the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture, which seeks to initiate public conversations in Hong Kong on the under-represented histories and contemporary realities of women in architectural production. The discussions examine the life and work of nine women and their roles in shaping the built environment in Asia, prompting the reappraisal of criteria and methods used to assess architecture. The series of dialogues brings together historians, editors, and educators to probe issues related to values and approaches in the practices of women architects between the 1950s and the 1980s—as well as the visibility of these practices. Conversations begin with a focus on Minnette de Silva (1918–1998), a pioneering woman architect in Sri Lanka; and Wang Chiu-hwa (born 1925), an architect known for her designs of libraries in Taiwan, who made a generous …

Kurt Tong at Dai Bing

Dai Bing52 Bonham Strand WestSheung Wan Nov 26 – April 2020Opening: Tuesday, Nov 26, 6.30pm til late Combing for Ice and JadeAt the end of the 19th century, thanks to the silk trade, numerous women in southern China became financially independent. Many would wear their hair in a long braid to symbolise their autonomy until their wedding. As imperial China began to crumble and instability spread, some women took the initiative of adopting independence permanently, as Comb Sisters. The Comb Up ceremony involved a woman bathing with mulberry leaves as a fellow Sister braided their hair. They took a vow of chastity, declaring themselves free of obligations towards their parents, and would henceforth wear their hair in a long braid and dress in a light-coloured tunic and dark trousers.  Choosing to live a life independent of men was not without its drawbacks. Comb Sisters were not allowed to return home to die in their old age, so many sisterhood homes sprang up where they looked after each other, often considering each other sisters for life. …

Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future

Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong  Oct 5, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020 Nadim Abbas, Bettina von Arnim, Chan Wai Kwong, Chen Wei, Cui Jie, Aria Dean, Ho Rui An, Tishan Hsu, Tetsuya Ishida, JODI, Lee Bul, Seiko Mikami, Takehiko Nakafuji, Shinro Ohtake, Yuri Pattison, Sondra Perry, Seth Price, Jon Rafman, Hiroki Tsukuda, Nurrachmat Widyasena, Zheng Mahler From its outset, cyberpunk depicted radical technological advances—plugged-in consciousness, androids indistinguishable from people—but also worlds divided by unequal access to wealth and resources, where multinational corporations, sovereign states, hackers, and criminal underworld enterprises all manoeuvre for control. Far from having become outdated, cyberpunk’s dystopian scenes—its protagonists, networked and yet isolated, navigating neo-noir city streets illuminated by the glare of commerce—look like an average night on the town in 2019, whether in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Jakarta or New York. Like so much that was once seen as “cyber” or virtual—as outside of us, a separate and distinct terrain to be explored or conquered—the realms of cyberpunk have begun to seem less like an otherworldly plane, and more of a funhouse mirror of our world, lives, …

Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) annual fundraiser auction

Final week to place your bids on over seventy works of art at www.aaa2019auction.com to support Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) annual fundraiser auction. All works are generously donated by artists, galleries, and collectors to the fundraiser auction. An important source of funding for AAA, the auction supports the organisation’s research on and education about recent art in Asia. It is also a wonderful opportunity to acquire works by some of the most creative minds of our day.  Featured this year are the works of Hong Kong artists Luis Chan, MAP Office, Hon Chi Fun and Lam Tung Pang, alongside Yang Jiechang, Gao Weigang, Xu Bing and Yin Xiuzhen. A selection of other renowned artists include Takashi Murakami, Billy Apple, Ruth Asawa, Reena Saini Kallat, McArthur Binion, Maria Taniguchi, Sarah Crowner and Lorna Simpson. You may bid online, by absentee bid, or by phone for live auction items. The live auction takes place on the evening of 2 November. To ensure that your bid is entered into the auction, we recommend that you submit an absentee bid or …

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 …