Axel Vervoordt Gallery will participate in the first edition of West Bund Art & Design Online from 2 to 15 November. For the occasion, the gallery will curate a selection of paintings and sculpture works by Chung Chang-Sup, Lucia Bru and Yuko Nasaka, and install them in the physical space in Hong Kong, for the online fair’s duration.
In the course of this special time of travel restrictions, the gallery determined to join the fair’s digital initiative while installing the work in the physical gallery space in Hong Kong for the local collectors and gallery visitors. This combination of online and offline exhibition emphasizes not only our belief in the physical experience of appreciating artworks in the concept of the time and space but also reinforcing our fascination with art and culture from both the East and the West.
Chung Chang-Sup (1927, Cheongju – 2011, Seoul) is one of the most prominent artists associated with the Korean minimalism movement called Dansaekhwa. He developed a highly personal technique of using Korean tak fibre, made of the inner bark of paper mulberry, a tree and plant species native to Asia. For the fair, the gallery will showcase works from his most important series Tak and Meditation.
Yuko Nasaka (b. 1938, Osaka) was one of the few female members of the Gutai Art Association. She joined in 1963 and became a key member of the group’s second-generation activities. Nasaka’s work is inventive, experimental, and highly original. She displays a masterful use of technology and cutting-edge industrial materials — two hallmarks of Gutai — through her use of brightly hued car lacquer. The gallery will present Nasaka’s solo booth at Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel from 27 to 30 November.
Lucia Bru’s (b. 1970, Brussels) sculptural installations are a delicate dialogue between the vulnerability of the naked object and the surrounding space in which it tries to find its place. Spatial details — be they real or virtually abstract concepts — are isolated, accentuated, and elaborated in an object. They are given a monumentality, which destabilises the viewer and makes them more aware of their own body in time and space. Her objects are small incarnations of human vulnerability; they are a breath in abstract space. Lucia Bru will have a solo exhibition at Axel Vervoordt Gallery from 14 November 2020 to 19 January 2021.