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Wang Gongxin

Sep 6 – Nov 11 The gallery is pleased to present Rotation, a solo exhibition by Chinese multimedia artist Wang Gongxin – his first in Hong Kong. This is the first presentation of the artist’s early installation works, as well as new works. The exhibition presents artworks from the period immediately preceding Wang’s first uses of video and projection in 1996. Most of the exhibited works were originally conceived of or created between 1993 and 1996, a period of fervent artistic experimentation inseparable from Wang’s later video practice. Born in 1960 in Beijing, Wang is a pioneering media artist, being one of the first in China to use digital editing. He was also, in 2001, the founder of Loft, the earliest media art centre in China. Wang began his career as a painter, but his experiences and in particular the art education he received in the US between the late 1980s and early 1990s encouraged him to broaden his artistic language, evidence of the energy and vitality within his practice. White Cube 50 Connaught Road, Central …

Rachel Kneebone

Ovid in Exile By Diana d’Arenberg Parmanand British sculptor Rachel Kneebone forges the human condition out of clay. The great meta-narratives of humanity – creation and destruction, life and death, renewal, love, suffering, heaven and hell, the limitations and possibilities of the human body – are all tackled in her sculptures. It is a biblical, monumental endeavour. Aptly named, Kneebone creates architectural structures of white porcelain resembling towers or sculpture-like crypts of small bones, or tangles of roots or vines. The violent entanglement of limbs might be ripped straight out of Dante’s Inferno. She turned porcelain – a material associated with the decorative figurines and tea sets of the bourgeoisie – into the boundary-defying installation 399 Days at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this year. The colossal sculpture, her largest to date, is a towering, epic explosion of limbs, flowers, spheres and genitalia. Fragments of the human body are intertwined, clambering and cascading down. They recall Rodin’s The Gates of Hell – her work was exhibited alongside the artist’s in 2012 at the Brooklyn Museum – or an erotic Tower of Babel, …

Rachel Kneebone

May 27 – Aug 19 Opening: Friday, May 26, 6 – 8pm Kneebone’s work is concerned with the human condition, using porcelain to expose what has been described as the ‘sublime echoes of life’s cycle from emergence and ecstasy to mourning and loss.’ Having developed a complex and highly personal sculptural language that references both classicism and surrealism, she combines intricately modelled organic, architectural and geometric forms to create detailed scenarios that constantly shift between figuration and abstraction. In this new series of work, Kneebone draws and expands on themes from the poems of Ovid, exploring in particular ideas of evolution and desire, between the actual and the metaphorical, the real and the imagined and natural and modelled forms. Flowers, tendrils, body parts, spheres and more abstract elements are amassed and built up, appearing to merge and multiply, as if in a state of continuous flux or struggle.   White Cube 50 Connaught Road, Central (852) 2592 2000 Email Web Tu-Sa 11am to 7pm The first of White Cube’s galleries to be located outside of the …