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Exhibitions to Visit this March: Hong Kong


Exhibitions to Visit this March: Hong Kong
"There are Three Big Fish Urn" (1988) by Yuan Zuo, Oil on canvas, 165 x 214 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and PARKVIEW ART Hong Kong.

As the much anticipated art fairs Art Basel and Art Central are just around the corner, brace yourself for exciting exhibitions, gallery events and exclusive parties happening during Hong Kong Arts Month in March! The Artling selects some must-see exhibitions in the city!

"Celine" (2017) by Natee Utarit, Oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Tang Contemporary Art.

Tang Contemporary Art

Untitled Poems of Théodore Rousseau

7 February 2018 - 15 March 2018

Natee Utarit

Bangkok-born Thai artist Natee Utarit pays homage to Barbizon school leader Théodore Rousseau. The exhibition showcases a series of work the artist created in the Fontainebleau forest in France when he lived in Barbizon, a southern suburb of Paris, France, during spring to autumn 2017. In this series, the artist depicts oak trees in the forest.



26 March 2018 - 30 April 2018

Ai Weiwei

Curated by Cui Cancan, the exhibition features works by Ai Weiwei in response to his first encounter with refugees face-to-face when he traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos. When situated in the context of the city of Hong Kong, taking into account the city's colonial history and Ai's "underground life", the works take on a new meaning in this show at Tang Contemporary Art in Hong Kong.

"Law of the Journey (Prototype A)" (2017) by Ai Weiwei, reinforced PVC, 1640 x 580 x 350 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Tang Contemporary Art.

"Genre Painting Study 5 - R" (2017) by Cui Xinming, Oil on wood panel, 50 x 40 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Edouard Malingue Gallery


7 February 2018 - 21 March 2018

Cui Xinming

The exhibition features Chinese artist Cui Xinming's artworks, which are distinctive from the his previous series. In this show, his work exudes bouts of nostalgia, especially in earthy tone. The viewing experience is characterized by the oscillations between dynamic gest and stillness.


In the Half Life

26 March 2018 - 5 May 2018

Phillip Lai

New works by the Malaysian artist are displayed in this exhibition. The works explore notions of functionality, labour, expenditure, depletion, highlighting the contradictory characteristics of each. Focusing on the object, the artist highlights how it is created and perceived, as well as the type of value ascribed to it.

Image courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

"The Straits Times, Monday, August 10, 2015, Page C7" (2018) by Heman Chong, UV print on unprimed canvas, 130 x 200 x 5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Rossi & Rossi.

Rossi & Rossi

Abstracts from The Straits Times

10 February 2018 - 31 March 2018

Heman Chong

Malaysia-born Singaporean artist Heman Chong's twelve large-scale conceptual works were produced by digitally repeating entire pages from "The Straits Times", the national paper of Singapore, Layers of barely legible text and images contribute to the abstraction, probing the viewers to look closely to read between the lines.

"Installation view of 45 Degrees Artificial Rock" (2014) by Zhan Wang, Sculpture. Image courtesy of the artist and Harbour Arts Sculpture Park.

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park

22 February 2018 - 11 April 2018

Rasheed Araeen (UK), Michael Craig-Martin (UK), Tracey Emin (UK), Ho Kwun Ting (HKSAR), Jenny Holzer (USA), Gimhongsok (South Korea), Antony Gormley (UK), Zheng Guogu (China), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Tony Oursler (USA), Conrad Shawcross (UK), Bosco Sodi (Mexico), Hank Willis Thomas (USA), Matthew Tsang (HKSAR), Mark Wallinger (UK), Zhan Wang (China), Wong Chi-yung (HKSAR), Kacey Wong (HKSAR), and Morgan Wong (HKSAR)

Presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre with support from H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited, together with Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong's Central and Wan Chai Harbourfront is transformed into an international sculpture park to bring museum-quality art to the public. Co-curated by Tim Marlow and Fumio Nanjo, works by local and international artists are featured in this exhibition. Read more about Harbour Arts Sculpture Park here.

"Invisible Wall" (2018) by Elpis Chow, Oil on linen, 77 x 77 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Gallery EXIT.

Gallery EXIT


24 February 2018 - 17 March 2018

Elpis Chow

Hong Kong artist Elpis Chow draws attention to the quotidian experiences that are overlooked in our daily lives in her series of paintings in the exhibition at Gallery EXIT.

"Composition" (2017) by Peng Jian, Ink on Paper, 163cm x 146 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Galerie Ora-Ora.

Galerie Ora-Ora

Screaming Books

1 March 2018 - 17 March 2018

Halley Cheng, Hung Keung, Peng Jian, Pang Wei, Xiao Xu, Xu Lei, Zhang Yanzi, Tsang Tsou-Choi, the "King of Kowloon"

Inspired by literature, the artists' works exemplify how art and literature are intertwined. The exhibition title encapsulates the desire to unite art and words, and references Alexander Rodchenko's poster of a Russian writer and socialite Lilya Brik screaming "Books!"

"山水二號 Mountain and Sea No.2." (2018) by Ho Siu Kee, Bronze Sculpture, Steel Basin, Water. 30 x 30 x 10 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Lucie Chang Fine Arts.

Lucie Chang Fine Arts

Then he heard of tales of a celestial mountain: Ho Siu Kee Solo Exhibition

1 March 2018 - 13 April 2018

Ho Siu Kee

The Hong Kong artist has been exploring his own senses and bodily perception in sculpture, installation, photography, video and other performance-based works for more than two decades. In this show, his most recent series of sculpture is displayed.

Photography by Minzayar Oo. Image courtesy of the artist and CHARBON.

CHARBON art space

Documenting Myanmar

9 March 2018 - 24 March 2018

Minzayar Oo, Mayco Naing, Wah Nu, Tun Win Aung

Curated by Caroline Ha Thuc, the non-profit exhibition of Burmese photographs, short films and artist-modified images revolving around the power and subjectivity of the documentary delve deeper into the controversial issues surrounding the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

Poster of "quote!quote!quote! by inga svala thorsdottir and wu shanzhuan" exhibition. Image courtesy of the artist and Hanart TZ Gallery.

Hanart TZ Gallery

quote!quote!quote! by inga svala thorsdottir and wu shanzhuan

22 March 2018 - 3 May 2018

Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan

The exhibition features a selection of 300 works from early 1990s to 2017. The duo has been exhibiting collaboratively since 1991.

"A Girl in Tall Shoes" (2018) by Jung Yeondoo. Image courtesy of the artist and Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT).

Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT)

(In)tangible Reminiscence

24 March 2018 - 22 April 2018

Iwasaki Takahiro, Jung Yeondoo, Sarah Lai

Non-profit art centre "Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) is scheduled to open in Spring 2019, as part of the heritage conservation project of The Mills. Curated by Takahashi Mizuki, the exhibition at The Annex in Central, Hong Kong, explores and reinterprets Hong Kong’s textile and fashion industry, as well as issus such as migration and industrialization.

"Lover Across the Sea" (2013) by Melati Suryodarmo, Video installation. Image courtesy of the artist and Osage Art Foundation.

Osage Art Foundation

The sun teaches us that history is not everything

25 March 2018 - 6 May 2018

Linda Lai (Hong Kong), Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong), Eric Fok (Macau), João Ó (born in Portugal, lives in Macau), Nguyen Trinh Thi (Hanoi, Vietnam), Mark Salvatus (Manila, Philippines), Norberto Roldan (Manila, Philippines), Kent Chan (Singapore), Fx Harsono (Jakarta, Indonesia), Tromarama (Bandung, Indonesia), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Mella Jaarsma (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Shinpei Takeda (lives between Germany, Mexico and the USA), Miho Hagino and Taro Zorrilla (Ciudad del México, Mexico), Esvin Alarcón Lam (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala), Mimian Hsu (San José, Costa Rica), Sandra Nakamura (Peru), David Zink Yi (born in Peru, lives in Berlin, Germany), Jonas Arrabal (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), André Terayama (São Paulo, Brazil), Chang Chi Chai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Daniel Lie (São Paulo, Brazil), Juliana Kase (São Paulo, Brazil), Shima (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Yudi Rafael (São Paulo, Brazil)

Curated by Brazilian curator Raphael Fonseca, the exhibition seeks to find a dialogue between Southeast Asia, South America and Mexico by bringing together works of art by 26 artists.The title of the exhibition, based on a quote from “Betwixt and Between” by the Nobel Prize winning writer Albert Camus, puts forward a discussion on topics such as migration, diaspora, memory, oblivion and identity.

"Abstraction" (1980) by Mao Lizi, Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and PARKVIEW ART Hong Kong.


Beijing Abstract

26 March 2018 - 12 May 2018

Mao Lizi, Ma Kelu, Ma Shuqing, Yuan Zuo, Tan Ping, Meng Luding, Feng Lianghong, Li Di

Curated by Peng Feng, the exhibition showcases work by eight Chinese artists based on Peng's research. Many of the artists who started with figurative art experimented with abstract art over the course of 30 years in their art practice.

"Untitled 2017-30" (2017) by Huang Yuanqing, Acrylic on linen, 170 x 210 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries.

Pearl Lam Galleries

Motives of Lines

27 March 2018 - 11 May 2018

Huang Yuanqing

Chinese artist Huang Yuanqing merges his calligraphic expression with the painting process. The lines and brushstrokes capture the rhythm on the surface of the paintings. He explores cross-cultural perspectives through the use of various materials and techniques from Chinese and western culture.

"Fade 12" (2016-17) by Jiang Zhi, Archival inkjet print, 183.4 x 137.6 cm (Edition of 3 + 2AP) / 100 x 75 cm (Edition of 6 + 2AP). Image courtesy of the artist and Blindspot Gallery.

Blindspot Gallery

Going and Coming

27 March 2018 - 12 May 2018

Jiang Zhi

Chinese artist Jiang Zhi uses the flower as a subject of experimentation in this exhibition. The two new series "Going and Coming" and "Fade" in this exhibition aim to recombine and restructure the flowers used in "Love Letters", Jiang’s iconic photographic series from 2010-2014.

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