A2Z Art Gallery

Vivian Ho "Forever is a lie, always"

by Vivian Ho

Date: 17 November, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In the new series “Forever is a lie, always” Vivian further investigates Hong Kong’s unique popular culture from a new yet relative perspective. The title “Forever is a lie, always (剎那的光輝不是永恆)” is inspired by the moment that went down in history and became monumental in the Hong Kong subculture. Veteran Canto-pop singer Ken Choi ( 蔡楓華 Ken Choi Fung-wah ) at the 1985 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation, when Leslie Cheung won three awards, Choi—who was one of the hosts of the awards show—responded, "A moment of glory is not eternal (剎那光輝唔代表永恒)." To say this sparked controversy is somewhat of an understatement as this over zealous comment resulted in Ken Choi being eventually being out casted from the top tier of the indu... Read more

Contemporary by Angela Li

Peter Steinhauer Solo Exhibition - Cocoons

by Peter Steinhauer

Date: 1 November, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary by Angela Li is pleased to present photographer Peter Steinhauer’s solo exhibition “Cocoons”, to coincide with the worldwide launch of his new book, published by powerHouse Books. “Cocoons”, the multi-award winning series by Peter Steinhauer, documents the cityscape made up of the use of traditional technique of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong. Upon Steinhauer’s first arrival in Hong Kong in the late 1990s, he was captivated by the sight of bamboo-caged buildings wrapped in fabric. He immediately thought these buildings were well-known environmental installation artist duo Christo and Jeanne Claude’s work of art. When Steinhauer later learnt it was a unique construction method of wrapping buildings in colourful mesh materials to prevent debris from falling ont... Read more

Rossi & Rossi

Kesang Lamdark – Knock, Knock

Date: 22 September, 2018 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong is delighted to announce Knock, Knock, a solo exhibition of works by Kesang Lamdark. Exploring the transformation of his spiritual homeland, the works on view juxtapose imagery from classical Tibetan art with that found in an imported Chinese consumer culture. The show’s title derives from the repetitive sound the artist makes as he hammers tiny holes to create micro-pointillist lightboxes and aluminium can sculptures. Describing his process, Lamdark says, ‘The knock knockis the drumbeat, the heartbeat – meditation…similar to the sounds of monks making a sand mandala. I’m making a light mandala, releasing with my needles light to go through’. Born in exile in Dharamsala, India, Lamdark was accepted as a refuge by Switzerland, where he was raise... Read more

Tang Contemporary Art

Michael Kvium | Solo Exhibition "Art Me" in Hong Kong

by Michael Kvium

Date: 30 September, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tang Contemporary Art is delighted to present the opening of Michael Kvium’s solo exhibition “Art Me”. The exhibition features a broad spectrum of Kvium’s artistic phases dating back to the 1990s and leading up to his recent body of work. Working primarily with oil painting Kvium often incorporates large-scale installations into his series of artworks. His bizarre characters are usually portrayed through distortion and ridicule. This presence of contrasts has its effect on the viewer’s perception: Kvium’s works are often life-sized, therefore prompting and indulging the viewer into reflecting on one’s identification of the self in relation to the artwork. Having deployed a range of forms of artistic expression, such as drawing, graphics, video, performance art and painting... Read more

Whitestone Gallery

TETSUO MIZÙ: MIZÙ IN HONG KONG

by Tetsuo Mizu

Date: 29 September, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September 29 - October 28, 2018 Opening reception: September 29, 5:00-7:00pm Whitestone Gallery is pleased to present Tetsuo Mizù’s solo exhibition at H Queen’s, Hong Kong. This exhibition showcases the artist’s body of abstract works, inspired by the coded system of international maritime signal flags. Mizù’s motifs of maritime signal flags make him a very unique artist; working with the coded system of international maritime signal flags, where the alphabets embed different meanings, with different sets of colors and patterns, an assortment of primary colors and geometrical shapes are put together to create meanings, in order to communicate between ships at sea. Mizù fuses patterns with the memories of his stay in Italy and the times he played flag games with his d... Read more