May 201723 MAY 2017, HONG KONG Recognised as one of the major multi-disciplinary architectural practices in Hong Kong, hpa has recently announced its largest and most innovative project to date: New Manila Bay – City of Pearl. Envisioned as a self-sustainable, revolutionary and eco-nouveau city in the capital of the Philippines, it will place the country on the center stage of Asian innovation and smart technology once complete. May 2017The fifth edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong closed today, Saturday, March 25, 2017, with strong sales recorded across all levels of the market, demonstrating continued demand for high-quality works by the world’s leading international collectors and institutions. Attendance at this year’s show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, rose to nearly 80,000 – due to the introduction of evening ticket sales and improved crowd control measures – and attracted leading members of the international art world. Many observers felt that this edition had built on the show's strong history to attain new levels – Art Basel in Hong Kong now not only stands as the premier fair in Asia, but also as one of the leading fairs worldwide. May 2017(11 May 2017, Venice) M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District and Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) are proud to present the solo exhibition Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief, Hong Kong in Venice as a Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. As the third collaboration between M+ and HKADC, this exhibition marks a major milestone for Hong Kong contemporary art at one of the most important international platforms. May 2017(11 May 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) Xiqu Centre is delighted to showcase a Tea House Theatre Taster performance, which will provide a preview of the types of performances that can be enjoyed at the Xiqu Centre to be opened in late 2018. Guests from opera performing groups, education sector and tourism industries are invited to the four previews and offer their valuable advice to the special performances. May 2017Puerta Roja is proud to present a special programme of events as an official participant in Le French May 2017. The gallery’s blockbuster exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour - the first solo gallery exhibition in Hong Kong by the Franco-Venezuelan artist - is ongoing until 25 May and will be accompanied by events, talks and community engagement workshops, highlighting the theme of French culture and artistic presence. May 2017STPI is proud to present Random Life, the first-ever solo exhibition in Singapore by widely respected Korean multi-disciplinary artist Kim Beom. A highly sought-after name within the international art community, Kim is fast becoming one of the most important figures of his generation and Korean art. May 2017Galerie du Monde is pleased to announce a solo exhibition revealing the continued development of Chinese artist Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951, Guangdong, China). This exhibition, MEME, will provide a comprehensive insight into Fung’s decades-long exploration of the history and philosophy of the written word. Much of Fung’s work has explored ideograms and pictographs – particularly Chinese characters – and investigated how meaning is transmitted in written languages through a combination of form and sound. These ideas lie at the heart of much of Fung’s work, including steles, sculptures, Shu-fa and ink paintings, seal carvings, engravings on mixed media and stop-motion animation in this exhibition. May 2017Kukje Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of work by Park Chan-kyong titled 安寧 FAREWELL, from 25 May to 2 July. Park’s first solo show in Korea in five years, the exhibition will feature Citizen’s Forest (2016), a video work that debuted at the Taipei Biennial 2016. In addition, the exhibition will showcase new works that utilize a diverse range of media, including the artist’s object sculptures and slide projector installations. Park Chan-kyong first became known as an art critic in the 1990s. His first major exhibition as a visual artist was in 1997 at the Kumho Museum of Art titled Black Box: Memory of the Cold War Images. Park’s practice is celebrated for its multidisciplinary approach and he has garnered praise for transcending genres as a media artist, film director, critic, and curator. May 2017Liang Yi Museum is delighted to announce its exhibition Reunions: A Collector’s Journey, opening on 21 March 2017 and running until February 2018. Inspired by the three movements of Beethoven's Les Adieux, or Piano Sonata No. 26, Das Lebewohl (The Farewell), Abwesenheit (The Absence) and Das Wiedersehen (The Return), this exhibition explores the relevance of the themes of loss, absence and return in the process of building a collection. Featuring over one hundred pieces of Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Reunions: A Collector’s Journey tells the story of how Liang Yi Museum’s first collection was built and how Peter Fung, the museum’s founder, spent decades reuniting antiques—ones that had originally come in sets—with their long-lost counterparts. May 2017The Sovereign Art Foundation is delighted to announce that Chinese artist Li Hongbo has won the 13th annual Sovereign Asian Art Prize. The Prize is Asia’s longest established and most prestigious award for contemporary art. Along with the title, Li Hongbo was awarded a trophy and USD 30,000 at the Foundation’s annual Gala Dinner and Auction on May 5 in Hong Kong. The public’s favourite artwork was also recognised when Yogie Achmad Gianjar of Indonesia clinched the popular vote with his artwork ABSORPTION 7. Yogie was presented with the Public Vote Prize trophy and USD 1,000. Apr 2017Kabinett, a much-loved sector of Art Basel’s Miami Beach show, will make its Hong Kong debut in March 2017. The first edition of Kabinett at Art Basel’s Hong Kong show will include 19 carefully curated projects, ranging from thematic group presentations to solo shows, presented by exhibitors from Asia, Europe and the United States. Apr 2017Art Basel is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, which will be presented at the upcoming Art Basel show in Hong Kong this month. 'Virtual Frontiers: Artists experimenting with Tilt Brush' is a collaborative presentation of work by renowned international artists boychild, Cao Fei, Robin Rhode, Sun Xun and Yang Yongliang, created with Tilt Brush by Google – a 3D drawing and painting application. Art Basel's Hong Kong show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 23 to March 25, 2017. Apr 2017From March 20 to March 25, 2017, Art Basel will present a premier program of over 30 film and video works at its Hong Kong show. Following the successful addition of feature-length films to the program last year, a new selection will be screened this March. Selected from the show's participating galleries, the Short Film Program has been curated for the fourth year by Beijing- and Zurich-based multi-media artist and producer Li Zhenhua.
Encounters to present 17 ambitious large-scale projects – including 12 new works – by leading artists from across Asia and beyond
Apr 2017Art Basel in Hong Kong’s widely acclaimed Encounters sector – a unique platform dedicated to presenting large-scale sculptural installations that transcend the traditional art fair booth – returns this year with 17 projects by internationally renowned artists. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, the 2017 edition will feature work by Pio Abad, Rasheed Araeen, Katharina Grosse, Gonkar Gyatso, Joyce Ho, Hu Qingyan, Bingyi, Waqas Khan, Kimsooja, Alicja Kwade, Dinh Q. Lê, Li Jinghu, Sanné Mestrom, Michael Parekowhai, Shen Shaomin, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Wang Wei. The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 23 to March 25, 2017. Apr 2017Art Basel’s 2017 Conversations and Salon series will offer a wide range of panels featuring artists, gallerists, art historians, writers, curators, museum directors and collectors from around the globe, including Cosmin Costinas, Michael Craig-Martin, Valerie C. Doran, Cao Fei, Ryan Gander, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Michael Govan, Leung Chi Wo, William Lim, Kingsley Ng, Ho Tzu Nyen, Ellen Pau, Qiao Zhibing, Abigail Reynolds, Mizuki Takahashi, Keiichi Tanaami, Philip Tinari, Xiaoyu Weng, Wong Hoy Cheong and Yang Yongliang among many others. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 23 to March 25, 2017. Apr 2017Art Basel and UBS today launched the first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. The Art Market 2017 analyzes today's international art market. Written by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics, the report covers macro-economic trends within the industry, spanning the dealer and auction markets as well as the online sphere. The full report is free to download as of today on the Art Basel website.
Art Basel to present ‘Twenty-Five Minutes Older’ by Hong Kong artist Kingsley Ng during its Hong Kong show in March 2017
Apr 2017Kingsley Ng’s ‘Twenty-Five Minutes Older’ will turn two of Hong Kong's iconic public trams into moving camera obscuras, creating an altered reality and allowing passengers to experience Hong Kong in a new way – in reverse. Moving images of Hong Kong's city life will be accompanied by spoken extracts from Liu Yichang’s popular novella ‘Tête-bêche’. The project is free to the public and will be presented during the show. Art Basel's Hong Kong show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 23 to March 25, 2017. Apr 2017Curated by Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Shanghai Project Chapter 2 exhibition Seeds of Time opens today at the Himalayas Museum in Shanghai. Taking its title from the documentary of the same name, which shares the project's call for action regarding the climate situation, the exhibition seeks to explore sustainability so as to better understand possible solutions for urgent environmental and social problems. Apr 2017Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition by post-war Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929, Maengsan, Korea) at the Pedder Building. Kim is regarded as one of the most influential figures in Korea’s modern art history and is renowned for his “waterdrop” paintings.
West Kowloon Cultural District launches its first Young Architects & Designers Competition to showcase Hong Kong creativity
Apr 2017(11 April 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announces the launch of its very first Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition. Envisaged to provide a platform for emerging architects and designers to showcase their creativity and potential, as well as gain valuable experience, the competition invites young professionals to participate in an innovative challenge to design a Temporary Pavilion, to be built inside the Nursery Park at the West Kowloon Cultural District.