All posts tagged: Rossi & Rossi

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 …

Siah Armajani & Rasheed Araeen

Two Manifestos / Rossi & Rossi /Hong Kong /Apr 2 – May 14, 2022 / Displacement finds solid ground at Rossi & Rossi’s new Wong Chuk Hang gallery, with artists Rasheed Araeen and Siah Armajani’s works serving as anchors. The exhibition title Two Manifestos refers to two seminal texts penned by Araeen and Armajani respectively: Art Beyond Art: Ecoaesthetics – A Manifesto for the 21st Century (2008) and Public Sculpture in the Context of American Democracy (1979). While they were written in different times and contexts, both posit that public sculpture and art should be created with an intention to be useful beyond the artist’s vision, in service of humanity. The exhibition broaches, explores and challenges the ideas of belonging and place. Its most memorable and thought-provoking work, Armajani’s conceptual piece Land Deeds (1970) comprises 50 folders containing 50 deeds, each certifying the artist as the owner of one square of inch of land in every American state. As marketed to immigrants, the possibility of owning land is a hallmark of the American dream. Armajani …

Artist Talk Elisa Sighicelli: Stone Talk at Rossi & Rossi

Elisa Sighicelli and HKU art history professor Dr Susanna McFadden in conversation on Roman art and culture / Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 / 4pm – 5pm (coinciding with Southside Saturday) In gallery and zoom (details as below) Zoom ID: 968 493 7982 / Password: talkstone Rossi & Rossi3/F Yally Industrial Building6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk HangTuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm+852 3575 9417 Co-presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong. On the occasion of Elisa Sighicelli’s exhibition Stone Talk at Rossi & Rossi, please join the artist in conversation with Hong Kong University art history professor Dr Susanna McFadden, as they discuss their views on Roman art and culture.  Together they will explore the idea of beauty in relation to the body in the Graeco-Roman world, as well as the materials used in ancient times and parallels with the contemporary works of Sighicelli. Roman artists often employed techniques such as trompe l’oeil to deceive the viewer concerning the material reality of the object. This same idea can be applied to the works of Sighicelli; her experimental approach to photography often probes …