Hong Kong Art Week has no shortage of exhibitions and events happening, and there's often a huge gap in between what you want to attend, and what you actually manage to see. We tried our best to see as many exhibitions featuring Asian artists while we were in Hong Kong this March, keep reading for a summary of some of the exhibitions and events we caught!
An interesting exploration into the connections between textiles, the fashion industry, and art. Presented by the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), scheduled to open in 2019, the exhibition features works by Japanese artist Iwasaki Takahiro, Korean artist Jung Yeondoo, and Hong Kong artist Sarah Lai.
Curated by Leo Li Chen, this solo exhibition features two newly-made series from Jiang Zhi. The paintings and photography works are distinctly different in medium and portrayal, continuing the artist's exploration into the materiality of flowers. We were particularly struck by the four-channel video work, In the Wind, tucked away in a back corner, that considers the struggle of the individual against odds greater than themselves.
This series from Singapore artist Heman Chong presents twelve large-scale images that fill the gallery space with repeated newspaper imagery from The Straits Times, the main newspaper in Singapore. The second room of the gallery has a sculptural installation of stacks of blank newspapers cut to the size of The Straits Times, an interactive piece where the audience is invited to do whatever they wish with the installation.
A chance to see Nara's ceramic sculptures and paintings in his signature style? Count us in! Pace's inaugural show at their new gallery space at H Queen's did not disappoint.
We had the chance to check out the lots up for auction as a part of the gala night for the Asia Arts Game Changer Awards. The event brings together collectors, artists, gallerists, institutions, and many more, to honor artists and arts professionals for their contributions to the contemporary art world. This year's awards honored Subodh Gupta, Shirazeh Houshiary, Ju Ming and Park Seo-Bo.
Get a peek at the auction lots here.
Sotheby's held their preview at the Convention Centre this year, and it was certainly overwhelming upon entry, especially after spending a day at Art Basel. We managed to spot a few familiar artists' works, like Cai Guo-Qiang, Takashi Murakami, Kohei Nawa and Yue Minjun. Overall, quite an impressive showcase of Contemporary Asian Art.
Wishing Hong Kong Art Week 2018 wasn't over? Check out more of our coverage here.
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