Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
ABOUT FROG KING
The eclectic and vibrant Frog King is an indomitable artist and is one of the most important figures in the history of contemporary art in Hong Kong. He was a pioneer to experiment in performance and conceptual practices in Hong Kong as early as the 1970s.
Oscar Ho, former Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre wrote, “During the late 60s and 70s, he worked on a broad spectrum of artistic experimentation, ranging from photo collage, installation, happening environment arts, conceptual art, to ready-made objects, which were foreign to many of the local audience. At a time when the art scene was dominated by the Modern Water and Ink movement, Kwok was a lonely and forceful voice sounding out another possibility.”
Frog King has won several awards, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Emeritus Fellowship in 1998. He started the “Frog King Kwok Museum” project in 2001 in Cattle Depot. In 2011, Frog King was selected as Hong Kong‘s artist for the 54th Venice Biennale. In November 2019, Frog King Kwok will have a major installation at the relaunch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
ABOUT 10 CHANCERY LANE GALLERY
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, established in 2001, is a driving force in contemporary arts’ culture in Hong Kong and is one of Asia’s leading contemporary art galleries. Working from a broad range of artists of culturally diverse backgrounds the gallery is particularly interested in emerging movements in Contemporary Art from the Asia-Pacific. Asia has seen a blossoming of its art over the last decade and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is committed to play a major role in documenting the development of art within the Asia-Pacific region by holding more survey exhibitions by country or theme of both emerging and mid-career artists and publishing books that bring together the individual historical contexts with the arts development of the region. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery works with curators from the region to offer a diverse program and discourse. The gallery has 8 exhibitions a year and exhibits at international art fairs including: Art Basel Hong Kong and Miami, The Armory Show in New York, Frieze Masters in London among others.
Please join us for a beautiful gathering with Frog King Kwok for art gallery night!! This Thursday 21 Nov night 6pm to 8pm.