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Distances in Three at Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, The Fringe Club

Distances in Three  距離‧有仨Jason Lam Chung Yin, John Chan Chun Yue, Dave Ho Lok ChungAug 2 – 9, 2021Opening: Monday, Aug 2, 6 – 9pm Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, The Fringe Club2 Lower Albert RoadCentral, Hong Kong http://www.hkfringeclub.com Far, near, unrealistic and intimate are adjectives that express the physical and emotional closeness between each other.  We can quickly judge the distance between certain things based on our intuition.  But what is the basis for judging distance?  Do various judgments imply certain values? The “Distances in Three” exhibition shows the “distances” between the three artists and their respective concerns and issues.  Jason Lam explores the unclear line between digital technology and traditional art,  John Chan’s photos reveal his feelings about the living environment of the grassroots community, and Dave Ho uses sculpted materials to ponder how he constantly gets through in this small land of Hong Kong, and the question of  “Where is home?”. The artists discussed their philosophies and feelings in different “distances” based on their own agendas.  Through each stroke, each quick move, each construct and …

Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts BA (VA) Graduation Exhibition 2021

Jun 12 – 27, 2021128 graduates from AVA Academy of Visual Arts, HKBUKai Tak Campus, AVA, HKBU51 Kwun Tong Road, KowloonChoi Hung MTR, Exit A2 Due to current restrictions the exhibition is open to the public under limitations. For on-site visits please fill in the registration form two days in advance. Public tours are available every Sunday from 12 to 2 pm. A confirmation email will be send after successful registration. Register here: https://forms.gle/A3WoFTsaEcxoM4Bc7 avabagradshow.com.hk

Rolex Presents: William Forsythe’s Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2

Jul 4 – 19, 2021 (Multiple sessions per day)Early bird tickets: $120 – discount available till Jun 21No handling fee. Concessions at 50% off and family packages available. Freespace, Art ParkWest Kowloon Cultural District(MTR Kowloon Station Exit E) http://www.westkowloon.hk/williamforsythe This summer, The Box at Freespace transforms into an interactive gallery space. Come dodge and weave through a shifting obstacle course of hundreds of pendulums suspended from automated grids that swing and sweep according to set patterns. As you navigate this labyrinth, ensuring not to bump any of the swinging orbs along the way, you realise you are creating your own unique dance. For the first time in Asia, experience the undulating world of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. William Forsythe has been creating works for stage, screen and galleries over nearly half a century, transforming ballet from its classical repertoire to a dynamic contemporary art form. Originally created in an abandoned building on New York’s historic High Line, the installation has been developed in contexts as diverse as the monumental industrial architecture of the Turbine Hall …

trust & confusion at Tai Kwun Contemporary

trust & confusion /May 5 to Dec 5, 2021 / 3/F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong KongTue – Sun: 11am – 7pm (Closed on Mondays) http://www.taikwun.hk/en/programmewww.trusting.hk trust & confusion is about the conversation of certainty and chance; the transformative power of bodies, intangibles, and ephemeral encounters; music and magic; and the luck of being alive, with all the concerns that come with it. Evolving, accumulating, the exhibition unfolds over several episodes, on site and online, from now to the end of the year. trust & confusion transforms the white cube space into a fluctuating environment that hosts activities and sensations; it transforms this space in favour of movements, interactions, and deep listening for ears and bodies. There are several visible performances taking place as you enter, and several invisible ones, mostly new commissions from an intergenerational, international, and cosmopolitan group of artists. The exhibition is an invitation to observe how things emerge in relation to each other—sounds, gestures, smells—and to be a part of it, being surprised and giving attention to your inner landscape while a …

Donald Moffett at Whitestone Gallery

NATURE CULT / May 18 – Jun 26, 2021 /Opening: Saturday, May 15, 2 – 6pm / Whitestone Gallery8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road CentralCentral, Hong Kong http://www.whitestone-gallery.com/exhibitions Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present NATURE CULT, the first solo exhibition of American artist Donald Moffett in Asia. Coinciding with Art Central Hong Kong, Moffett’s exhibition highlights his recent works characterised by a provocative minimalism, glossy surfaces and uncanny forms exploring subjects on nature, the body and desire. The show at the gallery in H Queen’s will also feature works from across Moffett’s oeuvre, including He Kills Me, 1987; an iconic work by the artist made in New York at the height of the AIDS epidemic. In the past two decades Moffett has developed a unique application of paint in which orifices and bristled surfaces invite implications of the human body, botanical and molecular forms, as well as bullet holes. The emergence of this extruded series marked a major shift in Moffett’s work and challenged traditional notions of painting. In Moffett’s recent NATURE CULT series, from which the show …

Art Central returns in May for the sixth edition

Art Central 2021May 20 – 23, 2021Preview: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre1 Harbour Road Wan ChaiHong Kong, China Registration Art Central, a cornerstone event of Hong Kong Art Week, showcases the next generation of talent from Asia’s most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world. Since its inaugural edition in 2015, Art Central has established itself as a professional platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art, and is recognised today as a place of discovery for collectors and curators representing private, corporate and institutional collections worldwide. Art Central is presented in partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB).  The strong gallery line-up is complimented by a dynamic five-day programme that includes large-scale installations curated by André Chan, a renowned talks programme in collaboration with the Fair’s long-standing Education Partner, the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. Art Central 2021 introduces a new sector especially for our international galleries who are unable to travel to Hong Kong. Here/There, also under the direction of Curatorial Director Andre Chan, welcomes 50 works by established and emerging artists around the world. New for …

Shape of Water at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Shape of Water /May 17 – Jun 30, 2021 /Opening: Saturday, May 15, 2 – 6pm / Edouard Malingue GalleryUnit B2, 12/F, Blue Box Factory Building25 Hing Wo Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong https://edouardmalingue.com/exhibitions/galleries-curate-rhe/https://galleriescurate.com/ On the occasion of Galleries Curate: RHE, Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition, Shape of Water, at the gallery’s Tin Wan studioshowcasing works by Chou Yu-Cheng, Ko Sin Tung, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lai Chih-Sheng and Wang Wei. The widespread Covid-19 pandemic has a global impact on many aspects of the gallery ecosystem and has profoundly affected artists, professionals and realisations of artworks. Although the pandemic aborts a number of scheduled projects and programmes, galleries worldwide manage to come together not long after the outbreak, supporting the community, interacting and cooperating with each other. The Galleries Curate programme was initiated as an expression of this unity, presenting a total of 21 exhibitions concurrently on the online platform and the exhibition spaces of the participating galleries from January until May 2021, in order to express the dynamic dialogue between the galleries’ individual programmes. Galleries Curate: RHE is the first …

Audemars Piguet Contemporary presents The Moon is Leaving Us (2021) by Phoebe Hui

The Moon is Leaving Us /Apr 25 – May 23, 2021 / From Apr 25 to May 23, 2021, the 5th Audemars Piguet Art Commission The Moon is Leaving Us by multi-disciplinary artist Phoebe Hui, guest curated by Ying Kwok, is on view at Tai Kwun Center for Arts and Heritage in Hong Kong.  The large scale, site-specific installation takes a unique fact about the Moon – that it is in fact slowing leaving “us” – as a basis to explore historical and contemporary observations of Earth’s natural satellite in an effort to re-examine our relationship with it and embrace new perspectives on science through contemporary art. Audemars Piguet cordially invites you to experience the artwork remotely through a virtual tour and digital curator walk-throughs. Book a virtual visitDiscover more

Tai Kwun Contemporary: INK CITY | Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys

Tai Kwun Contemporary: INK CITY | Portals, Stories, and Other JourneysApr 23 to Aug 1, 2021 1/F JC Contemporary & F Hall, Tai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong KongTue – Sun: 11am – 7pm (Closed on Mondays) Tai Kwun Contemporary has opened two new exhibitions! INK CITY and Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys will be on view from Apr 23 to Aug 1, 2021. INK CITY sets out an expanded vision of ink art firmly grounded in current social, political, and aesthetic concerns, featuring artists inspired by immediate encounters with contemporary life. Often caught between an overwhelming urbanism and intimate brushes with everyday life, the artists offer keen observations, commentaries, and sometimes even deconstructions of contemporary culture and society through their artworks. ArtistsLuis Chan, Chen Shaoxiong, Chu Hing-Wah, Sherry Fung Hoi Shan, Frog King Kwok, Lam Tung Pang, Joey Leung Ka Yin, Li Jin, Wilson Shieh, Sun Xun, Frank Tang Kai Yiu, Tao Aimin, Walasse Ting, Tsang Tsou-Choi (King of Kowloon), Howie Tsui, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Wei Dong, Yang Jiechang, Zhang Yanzi Curated by Katherine Don and Tobias Berger Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys stems from Asia Art Archive’s research …

Rodel Tapaya at Tang Contemporary Art

Random Numbers /Apr 22 – May 15, 2021 /Opening: Apr 22, 6 – 8pm / Tang Contemporary Art10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road CentralCentral, Hong KongTu-Sa 11am – 7pm tangcontemporary.com Random Numbers is the latest solo exhibition by Filipino contemporary artist Rodel Tapaya at Tang Contemporary Art Hong Kong showcasing the artist’s most recent body of work. Rodel Tapaya is one of the most prominent contemporary Filipino painters working within the international art world today. Early in Tapaya’s career, he came to regional and global prominence through his now signature body of work, the Folk Narrative paintings. During this phase, the artist drew direct inspiration from pre-colonial mythology and Filipino folkloric tradition in order to fuse the otherworldly imagery with the impressions from the contemporary daily life. This enabled him to establish a unique contemporary, neo-traditional artistic form of myth-making. In these works, numerous pictorial fragments within muralist compositions are devoid of traditional perspective, and meticulously pieced together to form epic stories filled with allegorical references. Tapaya became renowned for his celebration of Filipino culture while communicating urgent universal ideas concerning civilization, colonization, capitalism and globalization. In this …