Mar 2017The Sovereign Art Foundation has revealed the top 30 finalists of The 2017 Sovereign Asian Art Prize – the 13th edition of Asia’s most prestigious prize for contemporary artists. A total of 66 independent art professionals from across Asia Pacific nominated nearly 300 mid-career artists into the Prize; resulting in more than 530 artworks entered from nominees around the region.
Pace Gallery Presents Strong Artist Line-Up at Art Basel in Hong Kong & 'Pine Or Willow', Solo Show by Qiu Xiaofei
Mar 2017Pace Gallery is proud to announce its return to Art Basel in Hong Kong in March 2017 at Booth 1C22. Alongside a strong booth presentation featuring works by the gallery’s most well-known artists, Pace will also participate in the newly introduced Kabinett sector with works by Chinese artist Qiu Xiaofei. Concurrently, Pace Hong Kong will present a solo exhibition by Qiu, introducing over 10 new works by the artist.
The Guggenheim Museum & Rockbund Art Museum Present Exhibition of Middle Eastern and North African Art in Shanghai
Feb 2017(SHANGHAI AND NEW YORK, February 28, 2017)—The Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) is joining with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York to present But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa from April 15 through June 11, 2017. The exhibition is the final installment of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a distinctive program that creates direct access to contemporary art and education through international exhibitions, acquisitions, curatorial scholarship, and public programming. But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in April 2016; and the presentation in Shanghai will be one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa to be seen in China to date. Feb 2017FEBRUARY 24, 2017 – HONG KONG: SOHO 189 Art Lane is thrilled to celebrate its second anniversary and invites the public to enjoy a special evening of exhibition previews in conjunction with the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association’s “Art Gallery Night” on Monday 20 March, 6pm – 8pm. Four reputed and distinctive Hong Kong galleries - Galerie Huit, Leo Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries and Puerta Roja - housed in the eponymous building, will present individual exhibitions under one roof of the community and culture hub. Feb 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. Feb 2017Hong Kong - 21 February 2017 – UBS, partner of Art Basel since 1994, celebrates its fourth year of sponsoring Art Basel in Hong Kong (23 - 25 March, HKCEC) with an extensive program of public, client and employee activities and the launch of two publications. The first major publication on the UBS Art Collection in nearly a decade will appear for the first time in Asia, while as announced in June 2016, Art Basel and UBS will jointly publish The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report by cultural economist, Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics. This new annual report will analyze macro-economic trends and provide data on the global art market including international sales by region, price level, and sector. Feb 2017(21 February 2017, Hong Kong) M+, the museum of visual culture in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, is pleased to announce Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture, the museum’s first exhibition exploring popular culture through the aesthetics of androgyny and gender fluidity, and the dynamic interplay with visual art, design and moving image. Ambiguously Yours will run from 17 March to 21 May, 2017, and is the third exhibition to be presented at the M+ Pavilion, a permanent space on the West Kowloon site that hosts the museum’s exhibitions leading up to the opening of the M+ building in late 2019. Feb 2017Puerta Roja is delighted to present Mastering Colour - the first solo gallery exhibition in Hong Kong by Franco-Venezuelan artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez. Hailed as one of the founders of the Op-Art and Kinetic movements of the 1950s, Cruz-Diez is part of more than 60 major museum collections worldwide and has been well appreciated in the Asia Pacific region since the 1980s, showcasing significant public commissions and exhibitions in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Feb 2017Jointly holding an impressive list of 18 international prestigious prizes, including the Hugo Boss Prize, the Enel Contemporary Award Prize, the Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award, and the Benesse Prize amongst many others, internationally renowned and accomplished artists Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija celebrate STPI's 15th year milestone as they take on a daring challenge to create artworks with the experimental institution through blind collaboration fueled by pure instinct and spontaneity. Feb 2017MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., a company owned by MCH Group in Basel/Switzerland, is acquiring a 25.1 percent holding in art.fair International GmbH in Cologne/Germany, the organiser of the new art fair ART DÜSSELDORF. Feb 2017Encounters to present 17 ambitious large-scale projects – including 12 new works – by leading artists from across Asia and beyond. Feb 2017In 2017 Lisson Gallery celebrates 50 years of working with artists and making exhibitions, reaching yet another landmark in its already influential history. In addition to the launch of a major archival book, documenting over 150 artists and every one of the gallery’s more than 500 shows, Lisson Gallery will continue the strong artistic programming in its current venues, accompanied by an increased number of activities across Asia. First opened on 4 April 1967 on Bell Street in London by Nicholas Logsdail, the gallery has since grown to encompass four spaces: two in London, one in Milan and a fourth in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York, which opened under the High Line on 3 May 2016.
Duddell’s to Present ‘Abstraction of the World’ in Collaboration with the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018)
Jan 2017(Hong Kong, January 2017) Duddell’s is proud to announce a collaborative exhibition presented together with the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018): Duddell’s x Biennale of Sydney. Abstraction of the World. Curated by Mami Kataoka, the Artistic Director of the Biennale’s 21st edition, the exhibition will open on 20 March at Duddell’s, the city’s leading cultural and social destination, and will run until 10 July, 2017. Jan 2017Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring all-new work by Australian artist Dale Frank. The exhibition at the Pedder Building will comprise of sixteen works all completed in 2016.
The Best Story-Teller from the UK – Ryan Gander China Premiere to be presented at Cc Foundation in March 2017
Jan 2017Ryan Gander, one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists from the UK, will have his first solo exhibition Human / non Human / Broken / non Broken in China in March 2017. Presented by Cc Foundation, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, the exhibition will feature new sculptures and a site-specific installation conceived specifically for the gallery space in Shanghai. Dec 2016Art Basel and BMW continue their joint initiative to recognize and support emerging artists worldwide with the announcement of the shortlist for the BMW Art Journey on December 1, during this year's Art Basel in Miami Beach. The shortlisted artists are: Max Hooper Schneider, Maggie Lee and Beto Shwafaty. Like a mobile studio, the BMW Art Journey can take artists almost anywhere in the world to develop new ideas and envision new creative projects.
Art Basel in Miami Beach’s 15th edition: a landmark year, featuring strong sales across all sectors of the show
Dec 2016This Sunday, December 4, Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach closed amidst high praise from participating galleries reporting healthy sales across all levels of the market. The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, featured 269 world-class galleries from 29 countries who presented exceptional works, ranging from Modern masterpieces to contemporary paintings, films, sculptures and installations by established and emerging artists. In a challenging socio-political and economic landscape, this edition demonstrated that works of the highest quality presented by leading galleries continue to drive strong demand and solid attendance from serious international collectors. Several galleries chose to present powerful and emotive works that address these issues, which collectors responded to with great interest.
STPI presents major exhibition by Amanda Heng and participates in Art Stage Singapore in January 2017
Dec 2016Cultural Medallion recipient Amanda Heng kicks off STPI's 15th year exhibition calendar and Singapore Art Week 2017. We Are the World – These Are Our Stories is a highly unique presentation of a single work comprising twelve personal stories of twelve individuals. This is the performance artist's first-ever solo gallery exhibition unveiling a never-before-seen work; a definitive milestone in her prolific career which spans over two decades. Dec 2016(16 December 2016 - Shanghai, China) From 21 January to 26 March 2017, Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) will host a monographic exhibition by leading Chinese artist Song Dong. The exhibition, entitled “I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven”, will be the first major survey of Song’s work in Mainland China in 8 years. The exhibition will include some of the artist’s best-known works that have been fundamental to establishing his career, as well as several rarely exhibited works. Dec 2016In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November, 2017. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed 1947 to 2017.