Perrotin

KAWS

by KAWS

Date: 26 March, 2018 | 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Perrotin is proud to announce simultaneous exhibitions in its Tokyo and Hong Kong galleries by the multifaceted American artist KAWS. Both shows represent a homecoming of sorts for KAWS, who fortified his creative career in Tokyo in the early-2000s and was the first artist to exhibit in the gallery’s Hong Kong space in 2012. Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of influential work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, and graphic and product design. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his... Read more

Empty Gallery

Mother Is A Woman

by Jes Fan

Date: 27 March, 2018 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Empty Gallery is pleased to present Mother Is A Woman, Jes Fan’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Following recent appearances at Spring Workshop and Para Site, the NYC-based, Hong Kong native has created a new body of work specifically for Empty Gallery. Speculating on the intersection of biology and identity, Fan’s trans-disciplinary practice emerges from a sustained inquiry into the concept of otherness as it relates to the materiality of the gendered body. Working primarily in expanded sculpture, Fan often incorporates organic materials - such as soybeans and depo-testosterone into larger assemblages fashioned of poured resin and silicone. Previous projects such as Hard Body / Soft System (2017) and Testo-Soap (2016) have focused on the bio-politics of transgender identity and the sl... Read more

Karin Weber Gallery

Human Nature

by Michal Macků, Daisuke Teshima, Kim Yunjae

Date: 7 April, 2018 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Karin Weber Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Human Nature’ weaves together the work of three diverse and unique talents from different parts of the globe. Unified by their creative inquiry into human nature, including ways of thinking, feeling and interacting, artists Michal Macků, Daisuke Teshima and Kim Yunjae create striking and innovative works that reflect inner spaces of the mind and the body. In seeking answers to the question of what it is to be human and alive, the artists explore the boundaries of physical existence, the complexity of human imagination and the depths of human emotion. Michal Macků, a Czech photo artist, has mastered a unique, highly innovative process called ‘Glass Gellage’ to transfer carbon prints onto glass.  From the source of creation to a closer... Read more

Rossi & Rossi

Aldo Mondino

Date: 7 April, 2018 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Rossi & Rossi inaugurates its partnership with Giovanni Martino to show European art in Asia with an exhibition on the work of Italian postmodern provocateur Aldo Mondino (1938–2005). Centred on painting but also investigating sculpture and performance, Mondino’s work developed through the appropriation of the stylistic and formal qualities of both the historical avant-garde (Surrealism and Dadaism) and works produced by his contemporaries. Mondino was fond of using unusual materials – linking the concepts of Arte Povera with emotions, which he represented with sculptures made of chocolate, paintings on sheets of linoleum, mosaics of marshmallows, carpets of coffee and seeds, and chandeliers of biros, as well as sculptures in bronze, ceramic, wood and glass. Considered amongst... Read more

Over The Influence

NIGHTFALL

by HUANG XIAOLIANG

Date: 18 May, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
At night, everything is ambiguous. What may seem mundane in the daylight becomes dramatically beautiful and even dreamlike after the light fades. Night is unwavering, unchanging in it’s density and recurrence, the rhythm of all life on this planet. Huang Xiaoliang is fascinated with the duality of reality and fiction, a line which is trespassed at the hour of nightfall each evening. He sets mundane subjects inspired by daily life in an hour bewitched through fairytale and legends.  Nightfall becomes the dramatic theatrical setting for his own mundane actions to unfold, a background for him to become both observer and participant in the story of life. There is a strong link in Huang’s work to traditional Chinese puppet theatre which is often presented during Chinese Holidays in the ... Read more