Apr 2018The Sovereign Art Foundation has announced the top 30 finalists of The 2018 Sovereign Asian Art Prize – the 14th edition of Asia's most prestigious prize for contemporary artists.Over 70 independent art professionals from across Asia Pacific nominated 328 mid-career artists into the Prize, resulting in more than 530 artworks entered from nominees in 28 territories around the region. Apr 2018Gallery Weekend Beijing (GWBJ) celebrated another successful edition welcoming global visitors and over 2000 VIPs from around the world between 23 – 30 March, 2018 highlighting contemporary art in China. With a newer and wider programme of events and activities, the art districts of 798 and Caochangdi presented 22 participants, more than 60 artists and 400 works, new collaborations with international cultural partners and a fresh focus on technology and art to the large and interested audiences.
Photo Macau Announces a Curated Programme of Exhibitions, Installations and Conferences Introducing Global Photography and Digital Art to the Region in Advance of First Edition
Mar 2018PHOTO MACAU aims to bring world-class digital art, specialising in photography, moving image and print, to one of Asia’s fastest growing economies along the Pearl River Delta through a carefully curated programme of select galleries, an international symposium and exclusive exhibitions from March 24 – 26, 2018 at the Venetian Hotel in Macau. Mar 2018Since opening in November, Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, Museum MACAN, will present ‘YAYOI KUSAMA: LIFE IS THE HEART OF A RAINBOW’, the highly acclaimed survey exhibition by Yayoi Kusama, in Jakarta from 12 May – 9 September 2018. Feb 2018Gagosian is pleased to announce “Heliocentric”, an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Guidi.
Pace Gallery to Present "Loie Hollowell: Switchback", the First Exhibition Dedicated to the Artist in Asia
Feb 2018Pace Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition in Asia dedicated to the New York-based artist Loie Hollowell. On view March 27 through May 31, 2018 in Central Hong Kong's Entertainment Building, Loie Hollowell: Switchback is the artist's second exhibition with Pace Gallery worldwide, following her debut with the gallery in Palo Alto in fall 2017. The exhibition includes 9 new paintings and the 9 new works on paper that continue Hollowell's investigation of bodily landscapes and sacred iconography through allusions to the human form, and women's bodies in particular. The opening will coincide with the week of Art Basel Hong Kong as well as with the inauguration of Pace's second gallery in Hong Kong, located in the city's new H Queen's building and featuring a solo exhibition dedicated to Yoshitomo Nara. Feb 2018Hong Kong’s leading cultural and social destination, Duddell’s, in partnership with Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin) is proud to announce a site-specific musical performance created especially for the city by Leila Hekmat, ‘I Was Not Invited (The Organ Grinder’s Canto)’. Feb 2018M+, at the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) are pleased to announce Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour, an expanded adaptation of Hong Kong’s highly successful participation in the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, entitled Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief. The exhibition in Venice drew more than 130,000 visitors during its six-month-long run and received enthusiastic acclaims from the international press and from the public. This first exhibition of 2018 at the M+ Pavilion—and the pavilion’s sixth overall—is open to the public from 9 February through 6 May 2018.
Galerie Ora-Ora to Present First Exhibition in New H Queen’s Space in March & Launches 2018 Programme
Feb 2018Galerie Ora-Ora is proud to celebrate the opening of the new space in the H Queen’s building with an inaugural exhibition that explores the contrasts and harmonies of art and literature. The first exhibition kicks-off the gallery’s 2018 programme in the new venue that utilises the natural light of the 17th floor, and all the features of this purpose-built building for galleries. Feb 2018Puerta Roja is proud to present Zhu Qi「竹氣」, the first solo exhibition of Laurent Martin “Lo” in Hong Kong, with a new series of his bamboo artworks inspired by the artist’s travels to Hong Kong and the city’s iconic junk boats. Titled Zhu Qi, which is the literal meaning for chi or energy of bamboo, the exhibition is centred around the theme of wind and sails referring to Hong Kong’s maritime origins and seascapes. Zhu Qi will run from 28 February to 5 May to initiate the gallery’s 2018 programme.
H QUEEN’S TO BE HONG KONG’S NEW ARTS AND LIFESTYLE DESTINATION, WITH WORLD-CLASS GALLERIES AND LIFESTYLE TENANTS NOW OPENING
Feb 2018H Queen’s (HQ), Hong Kong’s first purpose-built art and lifestyle building, will be the new home of internationally-renowned art galleries, restaurants and retail brands. Feb 2018Details of Art Basel's Hong Kong show in 2018 along with major arts events in the region. Feb 2018Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery will proudly present a solo exhibition of works by Chinese painter, Ai Xuan (b. 1947, Zhejiang Province, China): Soul is like wind; life is like snow: Recent Works of Ai Xuan. Feb 2018Galerie du Monde is pleased to present prominent German artist Michael Müller’s (b. 1970, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany) first exhibition in Hong Kong and East Asia from 8 March to 21 April 2018. An Exhibition as a Copy will showcase more than twenty conceptual multimedia works that are emblematic of Müller’s artistic pursuit for exploring the intrinsic relationship between the original and the copy. The newly-created works on show, which come in the form of drawing, painting, sculpture and 3D print, are made from a wide spectrum of unconventional materials, such as blood, urine, hair, egg yolk, fat, bone and semen, among others. Feb 2018Lisson Gallery Announces 2018 Spring/Summer Programme Highlights Jan 2018Skarstedt and Sprüth Magers are delighted to present Expanded Portrait Compositions, the first major exhibition by American artist George Condo in Hong Kong. Showcasing a brand-new body of paintings and works on paper that have been created by Condo specifically for the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong, the exhibition will be on view for two weeks only, from March 27 through April 6, 2018. Jan 2018Following its debut in Asia last year, Art Basel’s Kabinett sector will return to the Hong Kong show featuring 30 concisely curated projects. Hosted within the Galleries sector booths, projects this year will encompass strong conceptual solo presentations by both established and emerging artists including: artist duo Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Chant Avedissian, Teresita Fernández, Katsura Funakoshi, Apostolos Georgiou, Federico Herrero, Hon Chi Fun, Kim Kulim, Kim Yong-Ik, Jeff Koons, Frog King (Kwok Mang-ho), Wifredo Lam, Liang Shuo, Fausto Melotti, Mihai Olos, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Peng Wei, Mark Ryden, Andres Serrano, Song Dong, Rebekka Steiger, Mircea Suciu, Kishio Suga, Frank Walter, Tom Wesselmann, Harumi Yamaguchi, Yang Jiechang, Yu Cheng-Ta and Yu Hong. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Hauser & Wirth Announces Hong Kong Opening Date and Inaugural Exhibition Devoted to American Artist Mark Bradford
Jan 2018Hauser & Wirth, a leading international gallery for contemporary art and modern masters, will open its Hong Kong outpost in the newly-developed H Queen’s complex on Monday 26 March 2018 with an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford. Jan 2018Art Basel's sixth edition in Hong Kong will feature 247 leading galleries from 32 countries, presenting work ranging from Modern masterpieces of the early 20th century to the most contemporary work by both established and emerging artists. 28 galleries will participate in the Hong Kong show for the first time, including important galleries from the United States and Europe as well as a younger generation of galleries from the East. The show will also feature strong presentations by galleries from Asia that have graduated into the main sector of the show, reflecting the further strengthening and broadening of the art scenes across Asia. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Liang Yi Museum presents 'The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia', the largest Persian art exhibition in Hong Kong
Jan 2018Hong Kong’s largest private museum Liang Yi Museum will present The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia, opening on 20 March 2018. Curated by Dr. Yuka Kadoi, The Blue Road is not only the first, but also the most dedicated and comprehensive exhibition surveying different aspects of the colour blue in Persian art and history in Hong Kong.