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M+ Matters | Keynote: Building Louvre Abu Dhabi

December 7, 2018, 6.30pm Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong) http://www.westkowloon.hk In this lecture organised by M+, Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, discusses the building of this twenty-first-century encyclopedic museum as ‘a museum of experimentation, and a museum of meeting points’. Louvre Abu Dhabi opened in November 2017 following a decade of planning and construction. It is the result of a collegial effort between France and the United Arab Emirates to create a visionary museum that inherits the tradition of the French institution while embracing the multicultural dynamics of the Arab world. This aspiration pervades the Jean Nouvel–designed building, which features a low-slung dome that evokes the architecture of a mosque and a mausoleum. The dome is pierced with openings and resembles interwoven palm leaves assembled into a lattice, proposing a contemporary reading of a traditional form. At the core of the museum’s mission is the notion of universal human values, which is enacted through collecting and programming activities that bridge the Louvre’s long history …

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2018

Awards Ceremony, Art Auction and Cocktail Reception Saturday, December 8, 2018 The Hive Spring  Remex Centre, 3/F, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road Five Years of Inspiring the Civic Imagination Don’t miss one of the most anticipated Arts Prize events of the year -a participatory space where art meets society and big ideas around human rights balance beautifully with action and real change brought by Justice Centre Hong Kong. Originally launched by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, the prize plays a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Importantly it provides a platform for artists to create work without boundaries and to magnify the impact and exposure of their stories. Come join us to celebrate these powerful stories and help us raise much needed funds to ensure Justice Centre’s essential work within the community can continue into 2019. The event will be catered by Pololi, serving their famous Poke bowls and the bar will be lovingly stocked by Golden Gate Wines, …

Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint

November 16, 2018 – April 22, 2019  M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District http://www.mplus.org.hk/counterpoint M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of 20th- and 21st-century visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, presents Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint, to be held at the M+ Pavilion from November 16, 2018 to April 22, 2019. This exhibition is a dialogue between two artists: Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), who is a central figure in the history of modern art, design, and landscape architecture, and Vietnamese Danish artist Danh Vo (born 1975), an original voice in contemporary art practice. The exhibition articulates this conversation through a range of works by Noguchi that spans almost five decades, including drawings, industrial design objects, and sculptures in stone, metal, and other materials. Vo’s contribution to the exhibition consists not only of select examples of his practice produced between 2010 and 2018, but also of building a bridge between two institutions and two cities—M+ in Hong Kong and The Noguchi Museum in New York. The exhibition is structured as a counterpoint, a relationship …

Julian Charrière at Ping Pong

Ben Brown Fine Arts and Ping Pong Gintonería present: An Invitation To Disappear Video Screening Monday November 19, 8.30 –10pm Shot in Southeast Asia, Julian Charrière’s new film An Invitation to Disappear records a psychosocial transcendent rave set in the fields of a monoculture palm oil plantation. A linear camera shot through nauseatingly infinite rows of trees is underpinned by the mesmerizing pulse of natural sounds and techno beats, developed together with the British DJ and producer Inland. The film also marks the first outcome of the artist’s collaboration with philosopher Dehlia Hannah, responding to the 200th anniversary of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia that plunged the world into darkness and weather extremes—a climate cooling crisis remembered in Europe as the “year without a summer.” The delirium of the rave feels increasingly alienating within the man-made grid of the plantation, culminating in feelings of unease competing with the temptation of intrigue. Fog, flashing strobes, and overwhelming sounds turn the palm grove into a melancholic party zone in which the lack of people only exacerbates the dystopian …

Asia Art Archive Annual Fundraiser Auction

Please join our fundraiser by bidding at http://www.aaa2018auction. Give a loving home to one—or more—of 76 pieces very generously donated by artists, galleries, and collectors. You can bid on online only lots until about 11pm HKT on 3 November.  Please contact Crystal Li at crystal@aaa.org.hk by noon (2 November) if you wish to bid by telephone or place an absentee bid for live auction lots. This year’s fundraiser includes artworks by Louise Bourgeois, Carol Bove, Luis Chan, Fung Ming Chip, Antony Gormley, Amar Kanwar, Ko Sin Tung, Liu Ye, Yurie Nagashima, Catherine Opie, Sopheap Pich, Qiu Deshu, Angela Su, Wang Chuan, Samson Young, Zhang Huan, and more.  

Kader Attia at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Héroes Heridos November 1 – December 22 Lehmann Maupin will present Kader Attia’s first exhibition in Hong Kong, showcasing recent works on canvas, collage, sculpture, and his film Héroes Heridos (2018), which debuted at the Miró Foundation in Barcelona this summer. In 2017, Attia was awarded the prestigious Joan Miró Prize, preceding his exhibition Scars Remind Us that Our Past Is Real at the foundation. That exhibition, along with this one at Lehmann Maupin, both embody Attia’s career-spanning examination of the notion of repair as a global, cultural phenomenon in response to historic, collective trauma. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 1, at the Pedder Building, from 6 to 8pm. 407 Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street, Central T (852) 2530 0025 Tu-Fr 10am to 7pm, Sa 11am to 7pm Image: Mirrors by Kader Attia, Canvas and thread, 30.2 x 24.1 cm, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2018 – Much Ado About Everything

October 26 – November 11, 2018 With the theme of Cyberia, the 2017 festival presented a series of media art works, performances and programmes to the general public that tried to redefine the notion of “live”. We questioned the concept in the context of people’s reactions to social media and live streaming, asking what’s next when technology has granted everyone the right on broadcast in real time. With so much enthusiastic participation next year, it posed the question of how to progress further. We know that technology has changed the way we live, behave and believe; we now have Uber, Airbnb, couchsurfing,blockchain, the development of artificial intelligence and other world-changing technologies. The main exhibition of the 2018 festival at Hong Kong City Hall, Much Ado About Everything, will showcase a series of art works made using technologies including artificial intelligence, data visualisation, immersive media, machine learning, blockchain technology, 3D printing. Another festival highlight will be our non-traditional conference, known as Unconference, at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center at the City University of Hong Kong in Kowloon Tong …

2018 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

November 8–11, 2018 Collectors Preview: November 8–9, invitation only Public Days: November 10–11, 11am–6pm ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will return to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre for its sixth annual edition from Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2018. 103 premier galleries from 30 cities spanning 18 countries will participate in the sixth edition–marking the broadest geographical range of galleries ever presented by the art fair–and will present an array of contemporary art by both established and emerging artists.  2018 ART021 includes 5 sections: MAIN GALLERIES, the primary section of the show, will feature 78 exhibitors specialising in contemporary art. 15 galleries will participate in ART021 for the first time this year, including: Ceysson & Bénétière ; DAG (New Delhi); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York); kamel mennour (Paris); KASMIN Gallery (New York); kurimanzutto (Mexico City); Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery (Hong Kong); Liang Project Co Space (Shanghai); Nukaga Gallery (Tokyo); Pilar Corrias (London); Sies + Höke (Düsseldorf); Shixiang Space (Beijing); Szydłowski Galeria (Warsaw); The Third Line (Dubai); and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore). APPROACH invites participating galleries to present either a solo or a group show organized around a curatorial theme, featuring no more than three artists.  BEYOND is a platform for large paintings, sculpture and installation works, located in the public …

Hong Kong International Black Box Festival – Don’t miss this month’s exciting performances and workshops

Five Easy Pieces: A provocative, groundbreaking performance that probes the limits of what children know, feel and do  Five Easy Piecesby Milo Rau/International Institute of Political Murder/CAMPO (Switzerland/Germany/Belgium).            Photo: Phile Deprez.   Wednesday to Friday, 31 October – 2 November 2018, 8:00pm  Saturday, 3 November 2018, 3pm Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre 2 Harbour Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong $380, $280, $200  Tickets now available at URBTIX Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above and full-time students, as well as people with disabilities and their accompanying minders. Five Easy Pieces, an award winning play from Belgium by Milo Rau, the International Institute of Political Murder and CAMPO, is a profound, confrontational experience that blends realism and brutality. In five simple exercises, short scenes and monologues, seven young actors re-enact scenes based on the life of the Belgium’s most notorious criminal, child killer Marc Dutroux. At times funny, at times deeply disturbing, these scenes unfold against a projected backdrop of moments from Belgium’s history, from Congo’s declaration of …

Backstage

Presented by JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power and performed by Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop, Backstage is a theatrical play that takes place backstage with an opera troupe. The two protagonists, a veteran Cantonese opera producer and a young journalist, represent two generations of people who differ in age and cultural background. Backstage strengthens the audience’s understanding of the vibrant, diverse elements of the art in an easy-to-understand way, combined with the format of a modern play. Viewers will be introduced to exquisite costumes, colourful make-up, elegant body movements, spectacular martial-arts routines, one-of-a-kind Chinese musical performances and peerless singing skills. (Check out the interview with Barbara Tang, executive director of Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop, by Ernest Wan.) Dates October 24, 7.30 pm October 25, 3 pm Tickets $200 / $160 (Enjoy up to 30% exclusive discount, apply code NAPJENG30 at URBTIX) . Venue Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, Auditorium 77 Ko Shan Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon Web