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Hank Willis Thomas at Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong

Don’t let Money Change You  Sep 21 – Oct 31, 2020 Ben Brown Fine Arts 202 The Factory1 Yip Fat StreetWong Chuk Hang Ben Brown Fine Arts is proud to present Hank Willis Thomas’s Don’t Let Money Change You at the Hong Kong gallery. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with Ben Brown Fine Arts, following his highly acclaimed shows in London, The Beautiful Game, 2017, and Hong Kong, My Life is Ours, 2018. Don’t Let Money Change You will bring together a new body of work from Thomas’s innovative retroreflective series, depicting serial imagery of international currencies in bold monochromes.

Virginia Overton at White Cube Hong Kong

Alone in the Wilderness  Sep 11 – Nov 14, 2020 White Cube1/F, 50 Connaught Road CentralHong Kong In her first solo exhibition in Asia, Virginia Overton presents new sculptures and works on paper. In this body of work the artist explores the histories embedded in certain materials, and the narratives and value systems that are created when these materials are appropriated, revived and re-contextualized. Overton’s sculptures are made from objects and elements she comes across in her immediate environment, her choices and working process driven by what she has described as the ‘natural push and pull in materials’. She selects materials that are part ready-mades, altering their purpose and function through a shift in perspective or orientation. As with so much of her work, the materials used in this exhibition have had other lives before taking on a life as artwork.  For this new series of sculptures Overton has reassembled aluminium letters and logos salvaged from the names and signs adorning the facades of high-rise corporate buildings. Shown alongside the sculptures are a new series of …

Ren Sihong at Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong

Enlightenment  Sep 5 – Oct 3, 2020Opening: Saturday, Sep 5, 4 – 7pm Whitestone Gallery 7- 8/F H Queen’s80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong  Whitestone Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Ren Sihong, one of the most prominent Chinese artists who were born in the 1960s and have flourished since the late 1980s, significantly shaping China’s contemporary art history. The exhibition will showcase the artist’s works created in the last three years, the ‘Black and White’ series which started in 2017, ‘Value of Colors’, started in 2018, and ‘Spirit of Flowers’, started early this year during the pandemic period. Stepping away from his previous style, Ren has adopted an expressionist and abstract way of painting his recent works and hopes to enlighten the viewers through this intriguing energy.   Born in 1967 in Hebei, Ren Sihong found his talent in painting when he was young, and therefore enrolled in Oil Painting Department in Hebei Normal University and later on continued his study in Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. After graduation, he …

Andy Li, Stanley Shum, Sean Wong, Ho Sin Tung, Oscar Chan Yik Long, and Chloe Cheuk at Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Tongueless Sep 3 – Oct 3, 2020Opening: Thursday, Sep 3, 7pm Online Goethe-Gallery and Black Box StudioGoethe-Institut Hongkong14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre2 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Goethe-Institut Hongkong is presenting a series of programmes on the topic of “Civil Society, Arts and Mental Balance” in this September and October. To kick off the programme series, the exhibition Tongueless will open with an artist talk on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7pm on Goethe-Institut Hongkong’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The artworks by six Hong Kong artists take a multitude of forms, exude a kind of rawness and authenticity which heightened the individuality of each person’s journey. The exhibition serves to be the vehicle for self-expression that allows someone else a tiny glimpse into another world. The artworks demand engagement and draw attention to often otherwise silenced issues, experiences or perspectives. Through the exhibition, the audience is invited to experience elements of mental issues for themselves. Guided Tours Friday, Sep 4, 4 – 5pmWith curator KY Wong and artist Sean Wong Due to the government social distancing measures, limited number of visitors will be admitted at …

Jaromír Novotný at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong

Just a Narrow Range of Possible Things Sep 5 – Nov 7, 2020Opening: Saturday, Sep 5, 11am – 7pm Axel Vervoordt Gallery21 F, Coda Designer Centre62 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition by Jaromír Novotný (°1974, Český Brod, Czechoslovakia) in the Hong Kong location. The exhibition invites visitors to experience the silent and seemingly monochrome creations, which, through the use of colour and materiality, enable the power of memory and remembrance.  In modern days, there’s a strong tendency to rely only on what is seen. The act and ability to see may result in an illusion or misconception of things and situations. However, Novotný’s works and his creative process gently reminds viewers that human intuition has great potential, perhaps more than may be realised. The word ‘tactile’ was derived from Latin for ‘that may be touched, tangible’. It refers to the physical act of feeling; the experience of touching – for example, the skin. Novotný’s work bears the traces of the human hand and …

Online conversations with Tai Kwun Contemporary

Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong  8 Aug, 6 pm 15 Aug, 7 pm Eisa Jocson, Akira Takayama, Kohei Sekigawa Tai Kwun Contemporary is launching an online series of tours and conversations, in addition to our VR 360° virtual gallery. On select Wednesdays and Saturdays in August, we will be live-streaming tours of our current exhibitions, along with conversations between curators and artists. This hopefully highlights the enduring power of art in connecting people and communities, and sustains an inquisitive attitude towards our world at this challenging time. Find out more about the online programmes for They Do Understand Each Other and My Body Holds Its Shape. Conversations: Saturday, 8 Aug 2020, 6 – 7.15 pm Hong Kong time“Trust in the Public: Akira Takayama and Kohei Sekigawa in conversation with Yuka Uematsu” (Japanese with closed captioning in English) Yuka Uematsu, curator at The National Museum of Art, Osaka and co-curator of They Do Not Understand Each Other at Tai Kwun Contemporary will engage Akira Takayama and Kohei Sekigawa in a conversation on performative actions by people often unseen in society, activating the democratic potential of commercial spaces …

Academy of Visual Arts Hong Kong Baptist University Graduation Show 2020

Jul 25 – Aug 20, 2020Online Opening, Jul 24 Kai Tak Campus, AVA, HKBU51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon (Choi Hung MTR, Exit A2)The exhibition is currently closed to the public until further notice. Please visit facebook.com/avabagradshow/ for latest updates. A virtual reality (VR) exhibition is available. Please visit www.avabagradshow.hk for details.  In this eventful year, the 120 BA graduates of the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University have gathered to present their work, each having a different vision for the future of the city and the world. The Graduation Exhibition, entitled Tabula Rasa, hopes to outline new possibilities in the process where change and innovation are brewing at the heart of our societies.

Jean-Michel Basquiat at Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong

REVEAL | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets Jul 7 – Sep 10, 2020 Lévy GorvyG/F, 2 Ice House Street, CentralHong Kong Lévy Gorvy inaugurated its new global initiative REVEAL, an ongoing series of single-work focus exhibitions devoted to postwar and contemporary masterpieces, accompanied by in-depth contextual materials and educational programming both in its spaces and online. The first REVEAL exhibition opened at Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong on July 7, 2020: Jean-Michel Basquiat: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets brings a rare and exceptional painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from his breakthrough year of 1982 and is the first Asia gallery presentation of the artist’s work. Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) is an electrifying portrait of a Black hero figure standing proud amidst the chaos of abstracted painterly form and color. The canvas is one of Basquiat’s most impressive and important works, part self-portrait, part idol, part dream image, part nightmare vision. Untitled is one of famous trio of large-scale paintings on the theme of the prophet that Basquiat made in 1982, the pivotal year of the artist’s meteoric rise to international stardom. Supported by his first dealer Annina Nosei, who provided him with his …

be/longing at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong

be/longing /Heidi Bucher, Catherine Opie, Angel Otero, Suh Se Ok /Jun 26 – Aug 15, 2020 / Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street,Central, Hong Kong Web Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce be/longing, the first exhibition since the global onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition will feature latex sculpture, photography, works on paper, and painting by Heidi Bucher, Catherine Opie, Angel Otero, and Suh Se Ok. In light of the recent self-isolation measures taken across the globe, this exhibition examines the myriad ways each artist has dealt with feelings of alientation stemming from gender and sexual orientation discrimination, the longing for family and home, and feeling distance from a community. The title’s play on words evokes the human need to feel a sense of belonging as well as the universal longing for companionship and connection in moments of isolation.  Each of the artists featured in be/longing engages with the themes of connection, belonging, and isolation in their own way. Opie creates regal portraits of the LBGTQ+ community to bring visibility to an often underrepresented …

Racket of Cobwebs: Chinese Contemporary Art Group Exhibition at Tang Contemporary Art

Ai Weiwei, Chen Fei, Chen Ke, Huang Yuxing, Liu Wei (b. 1965), Liu Wei (b. 1972), Ouyang Chun, Wang Guangle, Wang Xingwei, Wang Yin, Xie Nanxing, Yu Youhan, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhou Chunya Jul 8 – Aug 13, 2020Opening: Jul 8, 4 – 7pmCurator: Amy Lee Tang Contemporary Art10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road CentralHong Kong Web Tang Contemporary Art is proud to present at its Hong Kong gallery Racket of Cobwebs: Chinese Contemporary Art Group Exhibition. This is the first time the Hong Kong gallery has worked hand in hand with collectors, alongside curator Amy Lee, to launch a show featuring some of the biggest names in Chinese contemporary art. Coinciding with Hong Kong’s auction week in July, Racket of Cobwebs: Chinese Contemporary Art Group Exhibition will present an overview of the progress of Chinese contemporary art over the past 30 years. The exhibition includes remarkable pieces by blue-chip artists. Zhang Xiaogang allows us to examine how a generation of Chinese artists discovered their own voices and matured creatively. Created in the same year Chinese artists had a major presence at the 45th Venice Biennale, Liu …