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A Guide to Hong Kong Art Week 2019

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A Guide to Hong Kong Art Week 2019
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In what’s felt like a hot minute, we’re halfway through March. For the contemporary art world, it’s that time of year where we gear up for a gargantuan flock to Hong Kong for its renowned art fairs, exhibition openings, art events across all spectrums, and glitzy parties with the who’s who of the art world to round it all off. Across art fairs Art Central and Art Basel alone over 300 galleries, local, regional and international, are set to pour into Hong Kong - so expect to be overwhelmed. 

Here at The Artling Artzine, we’ve consolidated these happenings across Hong Kong to smoothen your process of creating an agenda over what’s set to be (year after year again) the biggest Hong Kong Art Week yet. 

 

Art Central 

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Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space 

When: 27 - 31 March 2019 (VIP Preview & First Night, 26 March)

What
The 5th edition of Art Central will return with 2017 International galleries, presenting curated booths of established 20th and 21st-century artists alongside emerging Asian talents. 32 new galleries join the fair for the very first time, in addition to an exciting roster of programmes across all fields of art.

For the full list of participants to the 2019 edition of Art Central, click here

 

Art Basel Hong Kong

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Where: Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

When: 29 - 31 March (Vernissage, 28 March)

What
This edition of Art Basel Hong Kong will bring together 242 international galleries. Set for its programme are many curated presentations in the show’s main galleries sector that seek to highlight participants’ engagement with specific artistic practice and communities. 

For the full list of participants to the 2019 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, click here

 

KAWS: HOLIDAY

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Where: Victoria Harbour 

When: March 22 to 31

What:
KAWS’ HOLIDAY installation has left its mark in Seoul and Taipei, and the 37-metre work has now arrived in Hong Kong. Over Hong Kong Art Week, this installation will float on the city’s iconic Victoria Harbour. This will be the first time in almost a decade that AllRightsReserved brings KAWS back to the shores of Hong Kong. 

KAWS: Along The Way

Where: Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation

When: 26 March - 14 April

What
Alongside HOLIDAY, KAWS will also be presenting a decade of works at HOCA. Curated by Italian art historian Germano Celant, the indoor and outdoor exhibition will host a familiar 18-foot-tall ALONG THE WAY figurine greeting visitors, along with a pink ACCOMPLICE (2010) sculpture and two pieces from the artist’s YOU series (2017).

To find out more, click here

 

Asia Society Hong Kong 

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Where: 9 Justice Drive Admiralty Hong Kong 

When: Across Hong Kong Art Week

What:
Asia Society Hong Kong’s programme is jam packed across Hong Kong Art Week, featuring James Turrell’s first installation and an institution in Hong Kong, panel discussions in advancing gender parity in Hong Kong, music performances, a member’s Art Connection Night, and an Art for Breakfast event where attendees can discuss art over breakfast with established curators and arts writers. 

To find out more about their programme, click here.
 

Swire Properties Dialogue Series 

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Where: Swire Properties VIP Lounge ‐ Level 1 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

When: 28 - 29 March

What: 
Swire Properties continues its ‘Dialogue Series’ at Art Basel Hong Kong with Art-partners. These sessions have been curated in collaboration with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Speakers include Christopher LeBrun, Mia Yu, Laura Ning, and The Artling’s Founder and CEO Talenia Phua Gajardo. 

 

Para Site

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Where: 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

When: 23 March - 9 June

What: 
Titled ‘An Opera for Animals’, tis exhibition, curated by Cosmic Costinas and Claire Shea, explores the ways in which the future is now projected less as the rational thinking commonly remembered from the post-war era of advanced machinery, design, and social forms, but once more as a place of amorphous fear, or animals that might take over in artificial landscapes. 

To find out more, click here

 

Tai Kwun Contemporary 

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Where: 10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong

When: Hong Kong Art Week - 21 April

What:
Ongoing exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary include ‘Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close’ and ‘Performing Society: The Violence of Gender’. Both are on show at Tai Kwun Contemporary until the end of April and registration is required for respective show times and exhibitions

To find out more, click here

 

M+ Pavilion 

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Where: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District

When: Hong Kong Art Week - 22 April

What: 
M+ Pavilion presents ‘Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint’. This exhibition showcases art and design works by the celebrated modern sculptor Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904–1988) in dialogue with work by Danh Vo (Danish, born Vietnam, 1975). This collaboration offers a new reading and, at the same time, defines a new relationship between the two artists.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

HART Haus 

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Where: 3/F,  Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

When: 21 - 28 March

What:
Having launched in 2018, HART Haus continues to celebrate artists across all genres. As a celebration of the creativity, synergy and connection shared by HART Haus artists at their Social Studio, they cordially invite guests to their Social Studio Showcase. 

To RSVP for this event, click here

 

South Island Art Day 

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Where: South Island Areas of Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan

When: 29 March

What:
The South Island Cultural District (SICD) galleries and artist studios will open their doors as part of Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central VIP Programs. This event is open to the general public and admission is free. Following highly successful South Island Art Days over the past 5 years, SICD is expecting over 2000 local and international art lovers to attend the event held in “Hong Kong’s New Destination for Contemporary Art”. 

Participating galleries include ADC Artspace, Rossi & Rossi, De Sarthe, Chloe Ho Studio, Greer Howland Smith Art Studio, Empty Gallery, Alisan Fine Arts, Caroline Chiu Studio, Longmen Art Projects, ARTMIA Studio, Emma Fordham Studio, ART STATEMENTS, Kirsteen Pieterse Studio, Blindspot Gallery, Pékin Fine Arts, Axel Vervoort Gallery, McNamara Art Projects, Marsha Roddy Studio, and Michael Nock Studio. 

To find out more about this event, click here

 



H Queen's 

Where: H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

David Zwirner 

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When: 26 March - 4 May

What: David Zwirner will be presenting ‘Propaganda’, featuring new paintings by German artist Neo Rauch. This exhibition will mark the artist’s debut solo presentation in Hong Kong and will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring a short story by Daniel Kehlmann.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here.

 

Galerie Ora-Ora 

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When: 21 March - 20 April

What:
Galerie Ora-Ora, alongside its booth at Art Basel Hong Kong, will be presenting a solo exhibition of Zhang Yanzi’s works at its H Queens location. Entitled ‘Seclusion’, this exhibition explores Zhang’s motivations of engaging with common daily life objects to that of themes of anti-burglary and self-preservation. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here.

 

Hauser & Wirth 

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When: 26 March - 11 May

What:
Hauser & Wirth will be presenting the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of works by renowned French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. This exhibition is curated by Jerry Gorovoy who worked closely with Bourgeois from the early 80s to her death in 2010. Expect distinct bodies of works from the last two decades of the artist’s life, including late works on paper and rarely exhibited holograms. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Pace Gallery 

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When: 26 March - 11 May

What:
Pace will be presenting the first exhibition in Asia dedicated to renowned artist Mary Corse. This exhibition will include a selection of eight new paintings. This will continue to showcase the artist’s use of glass microspheres and limited palettes of white, black and red acrylic paint to create simple geometric configurations, giving structure to the luminescent internal space of her works.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

At its second location in the city at Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Pace will be presenting BB, and exhibited showcasing works by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Xiao Yu. This will be the artist’s first solo show at Pace’s Hong Kong gallery. Xiao’s Yu’s latest works will be included in this exhibition, including five “bamboo” sculptures and three video works. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Pearl Lam Galleries 

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When: 26 March - 21 April

What:
Pearl Lam Galleries presents ‘Continuum’, a solo exhibition by Chinese abstract artist Zhou Yangming. This exhibition will feature a selection of Zhou’s paintings created between 2007 to 2018, including a seven-metre-long ink on silk piece set to hang from ceiling to floor. Archival materials as well as sketches will also be on display to further contextualise the artist’s creative process. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Tang Contemporary Art 

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When: 23 March - 22 April

What:
Tang Contemporary Art will present Adel Abdessmed’s first exhibition in Hong Kong. Cited as one o of the most emblematic artists of his generation, a new body of work will be showcased in this exhibition. Titled ‘Unlock’, the exhibition is an introspective journey into the rugged world of Adel Abdessemed. Embedded in political themes, the work of the Franco-Algerian artist is a response to the situation of the contemporary world crossed by all kinds of convulsive movements. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Whitestone Gallery 

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When: 26 March - 28 April

What: 
Whitestone Gallery will be presenting the second solo exhibition for Miwa Komatsu in Hong Kong including a live painting performance at Pacific Place Hong Kong on 30 March at 3pm. Inspired by Shinto religion and mythological texts, the artist’s work features divine creatures, intertwining with her belief system and the environment she is in while she paints. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 



Pedder Building 

Where: No.12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
 

Lehmann Maupin

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When: 25 March - 11 May

What: 
Lehmann Maupin will present Erwin Wurm’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. This Austrian artist has redefined the categories of sculpture and performance art, and will premiere recent sculpture and photography from his most iconic series. Each week, visitors will be invited to activate one of Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures by mimicking a unique pose with a typical household item, with the durational sculpture captured in a Polaroid photo that may be taken home. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here.

 

Hanart TZ

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When: 22 March - 4 May

What: 
Hanart TZ presents ‘Edge of Sea and Sky’, a solo exhibition of works by late Taiwanese master artist Yeh Shih-Chiang, featuring over 30 oil paintings. A musical reception will take place over two evenings, on Monday, 25 March and Tuesday, 26 March 2019, from 6 to 8pm, at Hanart TZ Gallery.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here.

 

Pearl Lam Galleries

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When: 26 March - 27 April

What: 
Pearl Lam Galleries presents at their Pedder Building location an exhibition of new two and three-dimensional works by New York-based sculptor Leonardo Drew. This exhibition showcases how Drew formally, materially, and conceptually furthers the visual vocabulary he has pioneered since the early 1990s. He uses raw, found, and recycled materials—often monochromatically painted and meticulously composed—to examine the causalities of urban life.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Simon Lee Gallery

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When: 26 March - 9 May

What: 
Simon Lee Gallery will be presenting a series of new paintings by Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig - this is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. From architectural interventions and installations, performance, film, video, sculpture and painting, expect thorough re-interpretations of languages of formalism through his expansive body of work. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Ben Brown Fine Arts 

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When: 26 March - 17 May

What: 
Ben Brown Fine Arts presents Yoan Capote’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Their gallery space will be transformed by an installation of Capote's iconic 'fishhook paintings' from his renowned Isla series. These paintings present varying convergences of sea and sky, thousands of tiny fishhooks piercing the canvases to create rhythmic waters amidst thickly impastoed surfaces with bands of sky ranging from blood red to midnight blue. The exhibition will also include two suspended curved canvases that create a 360-degree immersive seascape.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Gagosian

Image courtesy of Gagosian 

When: 26 March - 11 May

What: 
Gagogian presents ‘CÉZANNE, MORANDI, AND SANYU’, an exhibition showcasing works by giants Paul Cézanne, Giorgio Morandi and Chinese-French arts Sanyu. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here.

 


 

Lévy Gorvy 

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Where: Ground Floor, 2 Ice House Street Central, Hong Kong

When: 26 March - 18 May

What: 
Lévy Gorvy announced in November 2018 that the gallery would open a new 2,500 square foot space in Central, Hong Kong, on the ground floor of the historic St. George’s Building. Inaugurating this space in conjunction with Hong Kong Art Week, Lévy Gorvy will be presenting an exhibition titled ‘Return to Nature (Zao Xue Han Zhang)’. This exhibition seeks to offer a lineage of Eastern and Western artists whose practices look to the natural world for cohesion and clarity. ‘Return to Nature’ will include works by Wu Dayu, Song Dong, Wassily Kandinsky, Hao Liang, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Claude Monet, Pierre Soulages, Pat Steir, Yan Wenliang, Wu Yinxian, and Zao Wou-Ki, among others.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

White Cube

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Where: 50 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong

When: 26 March 18 May

What: 
David Altmejd's first exhibition in Asia opens at White Cube Hong Kong on 26 March 2019 and will include new sculptures alongside other examples of his work. David Altmejd’s work is a unique and heady mix of science and magic, science fiction and gothic romanticism: a post-apocalyptic vision which is at the same time essentially optimistic, containing as it always does the potential for regeneration, evolution and invention.

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Edouard Malingue 

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Where: Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

When: 26 March - 17 May

What: 
Edouard Malingue will present ‘R for Rhombicuboctahedron, vol. 8’, a new chapter of ‘The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia’ (2012-present) by internationally acclaimed artist Ho Tzu Nyen. This exhibition has been described as being akin to an organism, as it is part of a project that grows, generates and provides critical insight into the pluralistic definitions of the territories under this nomenclature. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

Perrotin 

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Where: 17th Floor, 50 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong

When: 25 March - 11 May

What: 
Perrotin Hong Kong presents a solo exhibition titled ‘The Glorious’ by XU ZHEN®. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and will feature three of his signature work series across installations, paintings and sculptures. 

To find out more about this exhibition, click here

 

For a definitive gallery guide to Hong Kong, check out our Hong Kong City Art Guide by clicking here


Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.



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