All posts filed under: Recent e-announcements

Kitti Narod at Tang Contemporary Art 

Summer WindAug 11 – Sep 17, 2022Opening: Aug 11, 6 – 8pm Tang Contemporary Art10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road CentralCentral, Hong KongTu-Sa 11am – 7pm tangcontemporary.com Reminiscent of photographic portraits, two couples – four friends – are posing together under a delicate summer breeze that moves lightly through their hair; Another couple is caught into an impromptu tango in the laundry room; Two pally men are leaning onto each other during an afternoon nap on the sofa; And a herd of horses are galloping with vitality, resonating with the summer pool teemed by bodies in full Dionysian sensuality. “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things,” said Jean Cocteau. His words best exemplify Kitti’s world, in which the imagery of life is depicted as it is – in its simplicity. Born in 1976 in Thailand, after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bangkok, Kitti started to develop a unique artistic dimension which gradually evolved towards a language of graphic signs and simplicity. Elaborate and superfluous styles are whittled in order to arrive at …

Pipilotti Rist at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist3 Aug – 27 Nov 2022Sun – Thu: 10am – 8pmFri – Sat: 11am – 9pm(Closed on Mondays, except 12 Sep) JC ContemporaryTai Kwun10 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong taikwun.hk  Immersive, sensual, and insightful, the works of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist embrace viewers with colours, sounds, and moving images. As visitors walk around and lie down in her mesmerising installations of “organised light”, they will take pleasure in how she makes the familiar unfamiliar while pointing out the beautiful in unexpected places. All are invited to share in a collective experience of the imagination. Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist offers entry into the artist’s remarkable vision. Her fascination with the liminal—the screen, the skin, the membrane, the filter—and her method of breaking video out of the frame generate perceptual shifts and intellectual reconsiderations that open doors onto a wondrous world of inner vision full of beauty, whimsy, and possibility. Throughout the exhibition, it is possible to catch glimpses of how the artist takes video from the screen into physical space. Images from behind our eyelids become …

Gretchen So at HKI Gallery

Gretchen SoEvolving Territories – Hong Kong in TransitionJun 28 – Jul 20, 2022Opening: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022, 6pm–8pm HKI GallerySuite 701, 7th Floor, Chinachem Johnston Plaza178-186 Johnston Rd, WanchaiHong Kong+852 2153-3325Tue–Sat, 12pm–7pm hkigallery.comgretchenso.com HKI Gallery presents Evolving Territories – Hong Kong in Transition, a photography exhibition featuring images taken by Gretchen So between 1994 and 2000. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the handover, this exhibition is a candid portrait of Hong Kong at a crucial historic juncture.  About this projectThere are cities that appear to be a stratification of structures and ages; cities that appear to be never completed or always on the verge of radical reconstruction. Hong Kong is one of them: a changing and diachronic megalopolis encapsulating various political and social eras that shaped its history. Its tumultuous and disorienting topography reflects the lives of its inhabitants, whose restless relationship with the territory is distinguished by continuous construction projects and massive land reclamations, uninhabited areas and densely populated neighborhoods. Hong Kong began as a simple farming and fishing village and has since grown into an important free …

Liste Art Fair Basel

Jun 13 – 19, 2022 / Messe Basel, Hall 1.1 /Entrance behind Art Unlimited Maulbeerstrasse / corner Riehenring 113 /4058 Basel, Switzerland Preview, Monday, Jun 13, 2022, 11am – 6pmPublic opening, Monday, Jun 13, 2022, 6pm – 8pmTuesday, Jun 14 – Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 12am – 8pmSunday, Jun 19, 11am – 4pm liste.chshowtime.liste.chexpedition.liste.ch #ListeArtFair #ListeArtFairBasel #Liste2022 #ListeShowtime #ListeExpedition Founded in 1996, Liste Art Fair Basel is the international fair for new discoveries in contemporary art. Every year in Basel, a younger generation of galleries exhibit artists who are outstanding representatives of the latest developments and trends in contemporary art. Many of today’s most important and suc- cessful galleries for contemporary art laid their foundations at Liste. Since 2021, Liste has consisted of three formats: Liste Art Fair Basel, Liste Showtime Online and Liste Expedition Online. Liste Showtime Online, the digital edition of Liste, was first launched in 2020 and offers galleries participating in Liste Art Fair Basel the opportunity to expand their presentations in the digital space.showtime.liste.ch Preview: Jun  8 – 12,  2022Public: Jun 13 – 26, 2022 Liste Expedition Online was launched in 2021 as a non-commercial research …

Leang Seckon at Rossi & Rossi

Leang SeckonGrowing WingsMay 21 – July 9, 2022 Rossi & Rossi11F, 54 Wong Chuk Hang RoadWong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong+852 2116 5282Tue–Sat, 11am–6pm rossirossi.com Leang Seckon (b. 1970s) has lived through some of the most volatile and violent years in modern Cambodia, and his works frequently derive inspiration from the country’s tumultuous history. The artist’s haunting canvases recall events from the French occupation to King Sihanouk’s brief boom to the US-backed coup d’état, which saw the country under Vietnamese army boots, to the signing of the Paris Peace Accords to the present day. And his immensely rich compositions expertly weave stories, at times gruesome and at times magical, from his personal history into fablelike vignettes. Art historian Peter D. Sharrock points out that ‘his paintings and collages attest to a magnificent, ancient sensibility that has survived the vicissitudes and periodic nightmares of Cambodian history. His draughtsmanship and technical innovation articulate the living presence of the artistic gift that produced the mastery of form in stone and bronze which graced the efflorescence of Angkor a thousand years …

Georg Baselitz at White Cube Hong Kong

Georg Baselitz /Sofabilder / Sofa Pictures /May 24 – Sep 3, 2022 / White Cube Hong Kong50 Connaught Road, Central Hong Kong+852 2592 2000Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm whitecube.com White Cube Hong Kong presents Sofabilder / Sofa Pictures, an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by German artist Georg Baselitz that give new and haunting form to his lifelong quest to unite abstraction and figuration in an inextricable dance. A nude female form based loosely on Baselitz’s wife Elke, whom he’s depicted throughout his career and now conjures from memory, is a central motif in each work. In the paintings, figures are rendered in white and float on their sides on rectangular black backgrounds. Some are set in rudimentary architectural spaces demarcated by white lines, others in an inky void. To make them, Baselitz used a monotype process. First he painted an image of a standing or sitting figure on a canvas and then placed another canvas on top of it, applying pressure with the back of a push broom to transfer the wet paint from one surface …

Sudhee Liao dances to Arthur Hacker at Ping Pong Gintonería

Sudhee Liao /Dance Performances /May 25 & 26, 2022 /9.30pm /Free entry / Ping Pong Gintonería129, L/G Second Street  Nam Cheong HouseSai Ying Pun, Hong Kong pingpong129.com @pingpong129 sudheeliao.com @dancingwithenigmaticperception Ping Pong Gintonería is pleased to present dance performances by Sudhee Liao. The performances are inspired by the works of Arthur Hacker currently on show at Ping Pong Gintonería and accompanied by music sampled from 70s Hong Kong.  Sudhee Liao, is an interdisciplinary choreographer and movement artist who has collaborated extensively with choreographers and other performance artists in international dance and art festivals. This is her third collaboration with Ping Pong. The performances are part of the Art Basel Hong Kong 2022’s VIP programme.

Yeung Hok Tak at Kiang Malingue Hong Kong

Yeung Hok Tak /What a big smoke ring /Apr 30 – May 28, 2022 / Kiang Malingue12 & 13/F Blue Box Factory Building25 Hing Wo StreetAberdeen, Hong Kong+852 2810 0317By appointment kiangmalingue.com The gallery is pleased to present Yeung Hok Tak’s solo exhibition What a big smoke ring, the Hong Kong   artist’s first exhibition with Kiang Malingue. Showcasing more than twenty recent paintings by the artist, the exhibition on the newly expanded 13th floor of the gallery’s studio space comprehensively celebrates the latest development of Yeung’s artistic trajectory over two decades: a body of vibrant, luscious and humorous works that deals in an evermore sophisticated fashion with a city’s history, in relation to a world that deems both the present and the future uncertain.