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畫廊日 | Central West Hong Kong

2021年5月13日,星期四
下午4時–8時

Central West Hong Kong畫廊日將聯同中西區的當代畫廊,於5月13日展出本地及海外藝術家的作品。參加者可循著荷李活道由上環走到西營盤,參與由畫廊舉辦的開幕活動、藝術家講座、冥想環節及展覽導賞等特別節目,在這個充滿活力的文化社區裏體驗當代藝術的多元魅力。

魏畫廊

Exhibition
Residue
Artist: Marcel Heijnen
Exhibition Period: 1 April – 1 August
About the ‘Residue’ series:

Marcel Heijnen has innovated a simple yet unique & imaginative method to capture and present an alternate visual reality of our world. He roams Asia’s urban centres to find weathered walls, then places his large glass panel in front of them. He waits for the light to hit nearby buildings just right so he can steal their glimpses off the glass, emphasizing the patina of the wall. Two realities collapsed into one. Capturing solely what is there at that very moment.

In these dreamlike visions, it feels like the organic distress is happening to the architecture itself, and that is precisely the point. The future that contains its past, the past that reveals its future, and there is only one moment to experience that – right now, in the present.

‘Residue’ is about duality & paradox. Old versus new, geometric versus organic, and urbanisation versus nature – tensions that ultimately lead to some state of equilibrium, like a perpetual dance between decay & renewal.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Afternoon Tea & Happy Hour
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Address: 32-34 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan

Description: Visual artist known the world over for his Hong Kong culture related “Shop Cats” series, Marcel Heijnen, presents his fine artwork in his first “Residue” solo exhibition. This premiere showcase will be revealed in our Central West gallery from 1st April to 1st August, 2021. The 13th of May will be the chance for you to enjoy afternoon tea & happy hour with the well known artist, and appreciate his “Residue” fine art work in our Central West gallery, before his Duo Exhibition in our Central gallery on 18th of May.

Scatter 50x60cm, 80x100cm, 120x150cm 2020 (Small)

Blue Lotus Gallery
Exhibition
Nude Studies
Artist: Au Tze Long, Ben Felten, Michael Kenna
Exhibition Period: 13 May – 13 June

‘NUDE STUDIES 裸體研究’ explores the age-old fixation by artists to represent the human body specifically through the lens of three current photographers. All practice within the analog domain and yet their work manifests in unique forms. From the Grand Master of the minimal black & white aesthetic, Michael Kenna breaks new ground by photographing the human figure for the first time but not without his signature style. For colour and the vital female gaze we turn to Au Tze Long whose intimate and deeply personal works move between stories, dreams, ritual and reality, whispering of life’s inherent messiness and pain. Ben Felten’s project on photosynthesis marriages content and technique as his double exposures of plants on nudes come to life through cyanotype printing which are developed in sunlight.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Address: G/F, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan

For RSVP or general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Contemporary by Angela Li
Exhibition
(Art)Work from Home
Artist: Hector Chan, Cheung Tsz Hin, Ling Pui Sze and Mindy Lui Yan Yi
Exhibition Period: 13 March – 22 May

This exhibition unfolds the artistic practice of a certain generation’s response to the ever-changing outside world, a group which has often been described as “Otaku” (宅) : loves staying home, prefers solitary to social activities, yet full of imagination and creativity. Each artist, who steps back from the crowd but still closely connects to our time, explores the possibilities and boundaries in the aesthetic values of daily objects, their surroundings and living experiences, hence giving birth to an endless dialogue in new visual languages.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Private Tour
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Address: G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 3571 8200.

凱倫偉伯畫廊
Exhibition
Second Skin

Artist: IV Chan, Go Hung, June Ho, Rosanna Li, Mandy Ma, Jonathan Thomson

Exhibition Period: 17 April – 5 June
‘Second Skin,’ a group show by six Hong Kong-based artists which examines a range of issues in today’s world of fashion. Top of mind for many are challenges such as sustainability or outsourced, quasi rootless production.

La Galerie Paris 1839
Exhibition
Explorations
Artist: Cyril Delettre
Exhibition Period: 5 May – 6 June

La Galerie is pleased to present a solo exhibition by French photographer Cyril Delettre featuring his latest series of work Walk Don’t Walk and Wild City. Living and working in Hong Kong for the past 7 years, Cyril captures the unique, mixed spirit of the city. His work explores the city’s contrasting rhythms, where slowness meets speed, and the past meets the present.
WALK DON’T WALK
I caught people lost in their thoughts at the crosswalk.
Stripped of any representation of themselves, they simply wait. I observe them as if they were on stage, each one carrying a thousand stories.
Time is suspended, it is an irreducible wait.
They are almost motionless. Between them and my lens, the flow of trams and buses creates a veil.
I try to contrast the speed of the city to the suspended time of the individuals, stopped in their tracks for this short moment.
For me, this is a symbolic image of Hong Kong, where the times overlap. – Cyril Delettre

WILD CITY
My photographic walks in Hong Kong have led me to play with the streets. I have invited the ink paintings of Grand So, a street artist on Hollywood Road whom I meet daily, into my photographs. I wanted to animate the walls captured in my photographs with his animals on recycled paper, mixing contemporary Western architecture with traditional Chinese animals, concrete with paper, urban pollution with recycled materials, my gaze in motion with his timeless work.
It is a game on the mixing of times, places, and cultures; it is an image of the richness of the encounter.
All artworks in Wild City are unique pieces. – Cyril Delettre

Special Event on Gallery Day
Meet the Artist : Cyril Delettre
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Address: G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central

Description: Meet the artist Cyril Delettre and learn about his inspiration on Gallery Day for Central West Hong Kong at La Galerie, where you can meet the exhibiting artist in person.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 2540 4777.

獅語画廊
Exhibition
Guten Appetit! 
Artist: Patricia Waller
Exhibition Period: 13 May – 30 June
Leo Gallery is proud to present the debut Hong Kong solo exhibition of German artist, Patricia Waller. As a renowned knitwork master in Europe, Ms Waller is the first artist who uses crochet art to present avant-garde and modern cold humour in European art history.

Born with a German way of reflective mind, Ms Waller put forward a question in the early 1990s: can art get rid of the shackles of conventional techniques or machinery and return to handcrafts? At the time when virtual art is the main stream, should the value of manual work be regained? Ms Waller’s choice is crochet art, but she said: “To be honest, I don’t know even how to knit a pair of socks.” So what is she knitting? Humanity, she said. With different varieties of “humanities” knitted by her magical needle, she faces the inner abyss in a very gentle way. Her works are amused at first sight, bloody and cruel at the second, but also convincing when you look at it at the third glance. Her works have been collected by numbers of renowned collectors and museums in Europe.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception 
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Address: Leo Gallery, SOHO 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Novalis
Exhibition
Meta Memphis
Artist: Francesco Polenghi, Massimo Listri, Ettore Sottsass, Roger Selden, Alighiero Boetti, Bill Woodrow, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West
Exhibition Period: 13 May – 12 June

The exhibition will feature works from the Meta Memphis collections shown alongside Italian art, blurring the boundaries between art and design.1989 saw the launch of the Meta Memphis collection, an innovative experiment that involved no longer designers, but internationally renowned artists engaged in the design of objects and furniture.

Inspired by the Greek word metamorphosis (transformation), the collection rethinks the ways and archetypes of living sedimented in the collective memory through conceptual reappraisals and unusual formal, material, and functional associations.

Alighiero Boetti handwrites the hours on the Orogio wall clock in italics, making it illegible. Michelangelo Pistoletto hones down a piece of furniture to its outline, to the point of making it unusable. Franz West creates poetic and unstable pieces using recycled metal materials: the iron rod chair or the stiffened chain lamp. Together they blur the lines between art and design.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception

Event Details
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Address: 197 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan 上環荷里活道197號

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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方由
Exhibition
Kapok20
Artist: Halley Cheng
Exhibition Period: 13 March – 29 May
Ora-Ora is delighted to present Kapok20, a solo exhibition by Halley Cheng. The exhibition opens on March 13 until May 29, 2021.

Centred on Cheng’s new Kapok Series, the resonating dichotomy of kapok tree flowers takes form in an emblem of his emotional journey over the course of the past year to present day. Of deciduous nature, kapok flowers with their transient presence, appear after rainy periods, and with some luck, only a few would fully bloom, reaching their peak blossoming pinks and blood-reds. The red hue forms a symbolic thread across Cheng’s narratives – touching upon societal combat and strife that innately becomes a daily reminder of his experiences. Raw, lying splattered on the pavement, tread upon – such unidentifiable kapok forms incite the artist’s own introspection and nostalgia. A familiar icon to the people of Hong Kong, Cheng manipulates the subject to delineate personal reflection, collective experience, the pandemic, and the political underpinnings. With the diffusion of these trampled florets, it is a therapeutic revelation on Cheng’s part; one is encouraged to heuristically survey our world and our social relationships within it.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Artist Talk with Hally Cheng

Event Details
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Address: 1/F, Soho 189, 189 Queen’s Road West

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Rossi & Rossi Hollywood Road
Exhibition
Yam-Yum: Representation of Divinity in Tantric Buddhism 
Exhibition Period: 13 May – 12 June

Arts from the Himalayas have been intriguing, confusing and fascinating the outside world with its complex system of tantric deities. Rossi & Rossi Hollywood is pleased to present a fine selection of sculptures and paintings from Tibetan Buddhism to offer a closer look at such representation of divinity. The exhibition is accompanied by artworks created by contemporary Tibetan artists who not only inherited the vitality seen in the traditional arts but have also imbued it with the most up-to-date expressions pertinent to the contemporaneous concerns.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Event Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Address: G/F, 195 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Description: Visual artist known the world over for his Hong Kong culture related “Shop Cats” series, Marcel Heijnen, presents his fine artwork in his first “Residue” solo exhibition. This premiere showcase will be revealed in our Central West gallery from 1st April to 1st August, 2021. The 13th of May will be the chance for you to enjoy afternoon tea & happy hour with the well known artist, and appreciate his “Residue” fine art work in our Central West gallery, before his Duo Exhibition in our Central gallery on 18th of May.

Soluna Fine Art

Exhibition
Kim Young Hun Solo Show
Artist: Kim Young Hun
Exhibition Period: 13 May – 3 July
Soluna Fine Art is pleased to present Kim Young-Hun’s solo exhibition ‘Electronic Nostalgia’. This exhibition showcases vibrantly colored oil paintings by the artist that are inspired by the Korean landscape and digital screen glitches.

Living through the transition between the analog generation and digital generation, Kim Young-Hun is passionate in observing and deciphering the unknown between the 1 and 0 of binary codes. For Kim, such incomprehensibility intrigues him to create disoriented and euphoric paintings: Inspirations such as stripe covered light bulbs, white noise from digital screens, and invisible vibrations from string instruments allow Kim’s works, in his wordings, to “…generate an electronic-like abstract painting language that interferes with some parts of the ambiguous boundaries of our ever-changing digital or reality lives”.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception

Event Details
Time: 2pm – 8pm
Address: G/F, 52 Sai Street, Sheung Wan

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

畫廊日 | #SouthsideSaturday

2021年5月15日,星期六
上午11時 – 下午7時

由南區日漸增長的畫廊社區發起的#SouthsideSaturday將於5月15日匯集黃竹坑、田灣及淺水灣的畫廊,舉辦一連串精彩活動迎接巴塞爾藝術博覽會,當中包括開幕活動、特別展覽、工作室參觀、特別裝置及音樂表演等。Visitors can get a sticker at any participating galleries and enjoy 10% off of dine-in orders at the restaurant Golden Monkey (Shop GF 08, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang).

A Gallery
Exhibition
When East meets West
Artist: Cindy Ng Sio Ieng, Kang Yong Feng, Mitsuru Watanab, Tokuhiro Kawai, Wang Yigang
Exhibition Period: 15 May (Only one day)

The exhibition aims to take the audience through the journey of our artists’ attempt to connect the east and west through their unique art form.    Watanabe Mitsuru and Kawai Takuhiro are taking their protagonists for trip to the Rousseau’s forest and Bosch‘s last judgement day.  Kang Yongfeng and Wang Yigang are creating new awareness and understanding towards life with the bold and disorderly brush strokes, trying to redefine abstract paintings with a new oriental identity.   Cindy Ng uses Chinese ink and western painting technique to explore the wonder of nature, while bridging the gap between tradition and contemporaneity and between aesthetic and conceptual needs.

Our exhibition is about transformation, progress and balance between the East and West.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

A Gallery

藝倡畫廊-香港仔展覽空間
Exhibition
Chinese Surrealism
Artist: Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai, Mok Yat-san, Charlotte Mui, Ant Ngai Wing-lam, Wu Shaoxiang, Zhang Xiaoli
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 7 Aug

In participation with Le French May Arts Festival 2021, Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present “Chinese Surrealism” at Alisan Aberdeen. This exhibition is a response to the French Surrealist exhibition which will take place at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in collaboration with the Pompidou Museum as part of Le French May Arts Festival this year.

Alisan’s exhibition will feature the works of six artists, with a focus on young Hong Kong women artists. They include ink painters Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai and Zhang Xiaoli; emerging artists Ant Ngai Wing-lam and Charlotte Mui, the latter who will be exhibiting her colourful mythological works on paper for the first time in a commercial gallery.  The other two artists are well known Hong Kong sculptor Mok Yat-San and international sculptor Wu Shaoxiang. These artists have been selected specifically because they are inspired and interested in Surrealist ideas and imagery such as, dreamscapes and the exploration of the unconscious mind. Using a contemporary Chinese lens, they will portray surrealism with their individual technique and media. The Western surrealist artists they are taking inspiration from include Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Alberto Giacometti, Giorgio Chirico and Joan Miro.

During the duration of the exhibition, Alisan Aberdeen will be open every Friday & Saturday 10am-6 pm. All other times are by appointment only.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception of “Chinese Surrealism” Le French May Associated Project with officiating guest Mr Alexandre Giorgini, Consul general of France in Hong Kong & Macau
Event Details
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Address: 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen
Description: In participation with Le French May Arts Festival 2021, Alisan Fine Arts is proud to present “Chinese Surrealism” at Alisan Aberdeen. Opening reception will be held on 15 May, Saturday, from 3pm-6pm, to be officiated by Mr Alexandre Giorgini, Consul general of France in Hong Kong & Macau

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 25261091.

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藝途畫廊
Exhibition
“Every Colour is Blessed” Solo Exhibition by Ng Lung Wai
Artist: Ng Lung Wai
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 3 July

The Art Projects Gallery presents the latest works by Ng Lung Wai (b.1971) in the solo exhibition titled “Every Colour is Blessed”. Ng Lung Wai is known for his origami folded using acrylic paint, a technique that he created. Ng initiates these series of folding paint work by questioning the possibilities and the definitions of painting. The unique technique creates works that borders between the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional states.

The folded clothes series are featured in this exhibition. Ng questions the philosophical meaning of colors in the sense of aesthetics, gender and social norms. Ng Lung Wai tries to see colours in a personified way, giving values to every color that human perceives.

According to Ng, the color selections in his artworks are inspired by the colour palette of Tibetan Prayer Flags that symbolises and promotes peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Tibetans believe that the prayers will spread to the world along with the flow of the wind, a philosophy that Ng resonates with. Ng aspires to spread blessings to the world through his art. The exhibition will be held at Art Projects Gallery from 15 May –  3 Jul 2021.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception with Artist
Event Details
Address: Unit A2, 14/F, Vita Tower, 29 Wong Chuk Hang Road

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact Anng Tan (2523 5688;  [email protected]) or Thomas Fung (6903 3557; [email protected]).

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Artspace K
Exhibition
REMEMBER THEM?  Old Businesses in Hong Kong through Eyes of Artists
Artist: Au Yeung Nai Chim, Shen Ping, Cassian Lau, Wai Wai
Exhibition Period: 11 March – 27 June

Economic development in the 1960s to 1970s evolved Hong Kong from a small fishing village to a confluence of Chinese and Western culture, with grocery stores in alleys, rickshaws on the streets, nightlife dance halls and floating restaurants. Through our “Remember them? — Old Businesses in Hong Kong through Eyes of Artists” Exhibition, four renowned Hong Kong artists from different generations and creative styles — Au Yeung Nai Chim, Shen Ping, Cassian Lau and Wai Wai celebrate the city’s long-forgotten and disappearing businesses from the 1960s and 1970s. Evoking nostalgia with every stroke, their creations of seemingly ordinary and everyday Hong Kong scenes take viewers on a journey through the city’s history and the craftsmen, merchants and shopkeepers who played key roles in its social and economic life. Through this exhibition, the artists build a bridge from past to present, reconnecting people with Hong Kong’s old businesses, allowing their stories to live on.

Special Event on Gallery Day
“Remember Them?” Exhibition Guided Tour
Event Details
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Address: Artspace K, G105 – 106, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road
Description: Artspace K will offer guided tours of our current exhibition, Remember Them? Old Businesses in Hong Kong through Eyes of Artists. Led by our gallery representatives, our tour allows visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 2898 8118.

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維伍德畫廊
Exhibition
Germaine Kruip
Artist: Germaine Kruip
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 10 July

Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present Dutch artist Germaine Kruip’s first solo exhibition in the Greater China region. Kruip has been developing a practice that merges time, space and perception. In between the visual arts, the stage, and architecture, she investigates and presents her observations through architectural, sculptural and performative interventions. Kruip studies the scenography of ungraspable phenomena, such as the ever-changing daylight and the passage of time; the relationship between art and ritual in repetitive gestures, aiming to subtly alter perception; historical attempts to create abstraction by means of geometry – and finally the desires, theories and ideologies underlying these attempts.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception Music Performance
Event Details
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Address: 21F Coda Designer Centre, 62 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Description: For the opening reception of Germaine Kruip’s exhibition, we will invite a local musician Karen Yu to perform on and activate the exhibited works for a unique and immersive experience.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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Ben Brown Fine Arts
Exhibition
FRANK AUERBACH / TONY BEVAN: WHAT IS A HEAD? CURATED BY MICHAEL PEPPIATT
Artist: Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 3 July

Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, is delighted to announce the exhibition Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?, featuring portraits by two of Britain’s leading figurative painters, curated by Michael Peppiatt. The concept for this show is based on the exhibition organised by Michael in 1998 at the Musée Maillol in Paris under the title L’Ecole de Londres de Bacon à Bevan, which traced the influence of Bacon, Freud, Auerbach and Kossoff on the younger generation of figurative artists working in London.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 11am – 7pm
Address: 202, 2/F The Factory, 1 Yip Fat St, Wong Chuk Hang

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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刺點畫廊
Exhibition
Sun! Sun!
Artist: Jiang Pengyi
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 3 July

“Sun! Sun!” is Jiang Pengyi’s fifth solo exhibition at Blindspot Gallery. by Jiang Pengyi. This exhibition presents three darkroom photography series by Jiang: large-colour series “Sun! Sun!” and “Foresight”, and emulsion lift series “Medium”. Through the different experimentation of photographic materials, this exhibition underscores Jiang’s persistence to constantly investigate and innovate with the boundlessly generative potentialities of the medium.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 6:30pm
Address: 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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德薩畫廊
Exhibition
Zhong Wei Solo Exhibition
Artist: Zhong Wei
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 3 July

de Sarthe is pleased to present its second solo exhibition for Beijing-based artist Zhong Wei. Featuring new works on canvas as well as a large-scale installation, the exhibition encapsulates the artists dynamic Internet-based visual language.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Address: de Sarthe, 20/F, Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road

 

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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馬凌畫廊
Exhibition
Shape of Water
Artist: Ko Sin Tung, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lai Chih-Sheng, Wang Wei
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 30 June

‘Shape of Water’s is a group exhibition presented by Edouard Malingue Gallery which is part of GALLERIES CURATE, a collaborative project designed to express the dynamic dialogue between individual programmes. RHE (from Greek for that which flows) is a platform for exhibitions, performances, and public interventions that loosely address the theme of water—geographically, politically, economically or metaphorically. Involving projects with twenty-one galleries, both online and on-site, RHE was conceived to span regions, markets, cultures, and audiences around the world, circulating both within and outside of traditional white-box exhibition spaces. Featured in ‘Shape of Water’ are works by Ko Sin Tung, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lai Chih-Sheng and Wang Wei.

Nabuqi
Artist: Nabuqi
Exhibition Period: 17 May – 30 June

Edouard Malingue is pleased to present an exhibition of Nabuqi’s works showcasing for the first time the artist’s silkscreen prints, sculptural works from A View Beyond Space series, and a new sculpture Game and the Importance of the Joints, created in 2020. For more than a decade, Nabuqi has been recognised for her persevering exploration of profound and uncanny sculptural and spatial forms. Nabuqi was born 1984 in Inner Mongolia, China. She graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2013, and currently lives and works in Beijing. Her recent exhibitions include 58th Venice Biennale (Venice, 2019); Cold Nights (UCCA Art Centre, 2017); Absent Paragraph (Museum Beelden aan Zee, 2017); Any Ball (Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2017), The 11th Shanghai Biennale (2016) and the 10th Gwangju Biennale (2016). She has been nominated for the 2016 Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Address: 12/F, Unit B2, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

[Exhibition #1]_Lai Chih-Sheng, 'Breath', 2019. Brass, ceramics, cotton thread, acrylic paint. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

Empty Gallery
Exhibition
Tailwhip
Artist: Xper. Xr.
Exhibition Period: 17 April – 26 June

Empty Gallery is pleased to present Tailwhip, a historical overview of the activities of Cantonese artist, noise musician, organizer, and raconteur, Xper.Xr. Comprising performance documentation, archival photographs, scores, props, and other ephemera, Tailwhip attempts to pull back the curtain on this obscure yet vital presence within the counter-cultural history of our city.

Always cognizant of his déclassé position, Xper.Xr forged a highly personal form of anti-art through his mingling of pop-cultural detritus, dadaist spectacle, and self-lacerating humor. Taking a roughly chronological approach to Xper’s practice, the show begins with his early years of activity in Hong Kong, winding through time spent in London and Paris – where he flirted with art-world professionalism at Goldsmiths, wreaked havoc at Comme des Garçons, and courted the experimental music world– before returning, in pendular fashion, to where things started.

The exhibition is accompanied by a sitting room-cum-lounge on our lower floor, where visitors can listen to a Megamix of Xper.Xr’s discography– including unreleased rarities and live recordings.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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L+/Lucie Chang Fine Arts
Exhibition
Pleasure Land
Artist: XEME, WAIS
Exhibition Period: 18 March – 15 May

L+/ Lucie Chang Fine Arts is pleased to present the duo exhibition “Pleasure Land”, showcasing two prominent graffiti artists XEME and WAIS at the gallery’s newly opened art space in Wong Chuk Hang. Both artists started painting at the beginning of the 21st century. XEME has long become an eminent name, bombing the streets of Hong Kong with an ever-evolving style, from traditional tags to Chinese calligraphy to pixelated words and images. As a leader in Hong Kong and Asia’s graffiti scene, he is also keen on promoting graffiti culture through publications, art festivals, and graffiti competitions, whilst collaborating with various artists for astonishing inspirations. On the other hand, two-time Write4Gold winner, Russian graffiti artist WAIS has been active in St. Petersburg and Hong Kong with his distinctive layered style, and his signature work at The Pulse in Repulse Bay and Square Street Sheung Wan has attracted floods of visitors all year round. Apart from their own creation, they are frequently invited by street art festivals worldwide and private corporations to paint murals. From walls to canvas, what doesn’t change is their pursuit of excellence and innovation through playing with elements including colors, shapes, and textures. Pleasure Land marks the debut exhibition of the duo and is surely a must-go for art lovers in the city.

Special Event on Gallery Day
“Pleasure Land” Artist Tour and Live Performance
Event Details
Time: 2:30pm | Tour 3:30pm | Live Performance
Address: Unit C, 12/F, Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Description: Graffiti artists XEME and WAIS, the duo behind the “Pleasure Land” exhibition currently being shown at Lucie Chang Fine Arts, will be hosting two events:
2:30pm – Personal tour of his work by XEME
3:30pm – Live performance by WAIS in collaboration with contemporary dancer, Yaya Chen

We hope to see you there!

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Rossi & Rossi
Exhibition
Szelit Cheung, Artist Residency at Rossi & Rossi
Artist: Szelit Cheung
Exhibition Period: 4 May – August

Rossi & Rossi is excited to have artist Szelit Cheung take over our Wong Chuk Hang gallery space from May to August as part of his latest experiment with architecture, light and form. He will be creating a series of works as a response to the space not only as a place to present art but also as a container of possibilities for idealised forms.

Szelit Cheung is a Hong Kong-based artist, engages in a cross-disciplinary practice including painting, drawings and photography. His current practice resembles the essence of void, explores the connection between presence and emptiness by utilising simple forms, light and colours as a means to echo and amplify the intangible yet powerful feelings and expressions.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Artist-guided Open Gallery Studio Tour
Event Details
Time: 11am – 7pm
Address: 3C, 3/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Sin Sin Fine Art
Exhibition
Déjà Vu
Artist: Anusapati, M.Irfan and Putu Sutawijaya
Exhibition Period: 19 Mar – 22 May

Déjà vu, a surreal and intimate sensation in your mind when a situation feels familiar. People refer to this phenomenon as “a glitch in the matrix”, or a message from our subconscious. The 3 artists each explore different recurring themes: nature, structure and body, which captivates audience with subliminal messages all related to humanity.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Special Installation: A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Event Details
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Address: Unit 4A, Kin Teck Industrial Building 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Description: Join us to go back in time to the 2000s where guests immerse themselves through our archive of magazines and photographs, to relive the vibrant art scenes of Hong Kong from 2003.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Tang Art Foundation
Exhibition
Shining Moment
Artist: Ant Ngai Wing Lam, Kurt Chan, Chan Wai Lap,  Cheng Hung, Cheung Sze Lit, Wong Chun Hei, Wong Sze Wai, Leung Wing Hong, Stanley Shum
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 17 July

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Address: 7/F., M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 26828289.

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畫廊日 | 中環畫廊

2021年5月18日,星期二
上午11時 – 下午7時

在香港今年其中一個最重要的藝術盛事開幕前夕,中環畫廊將於5月18日同時舉辦各類型活動,雲集國際及本地畫廊的展覽,讓觀眾能在一天內參與多個開幕活動、藝術家對談及導賞等特別活動。

10號贊善里畫廊
Exhibition
John Young, Spectrumfigures
Artist: John Young
Exhibition Period: 23 April – 29 May
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present Hong Kong born, Australian artist John Young in Spectrumfigures from April 23rd-May 29, 2021.

This Spring in Hong Kong and during Art Basel HK 2021, John Young will be exhibiting a group of abstract paintings entitled Spectumfigures, as well as a small group of works he created thirteen years ago — 1967 Dispersion; a recollection of the 1967 riots in Hong Kong, the time he departed the then British colony.

Spectrumfigures, a series of spectrum-based coloured abstracts that celebrate the evolution of consciousness in the younger generation of Hong Kongers of the twenty-first century. The dispersion of radiant light through a prism produces a plurality of colours that mark this generation as a spirited generation of many qualities.

The Spectrumfigures are produced by a unique process whereby Young downloads a thousand photographic images from the internet daily, algorithms transform these photographic images into abstract images – one will then be chosen from the thousand, and caringly painted up through jurassic but intricate oil painting techniques. It is what Young terms ‘Human-Technology Friendship’ paintings, a hope for the reciprocity between the cerebral strength of technology and the viscerality evoked by oil painting. This ironic title is derived from the name of a German electro-punk band in the 80’s Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (or German-American Friendship).

Special Event on Gallery Day
Art Brunch at 10 Chancery Lane 10
Event Details
Time: 11:30am – 2pm
Address: 10 Chancery Lane, Central (Behind Tai Kwun)
Description: Join us for a festive brunch to view the Spectrum Figure paintings by Hong Kong-Australian artist John Young Zerunge.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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3812畫廊
Exhibition

After Nature Part I
Artist: Albert Irvin X Li Lei
Exhibition Period: 14 May to 16 June

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, 3812 Gallery is pleased to present a three-part exhibition titled ‘After Nature’, opening in Hong Kong in May, June and July 2021. These three exhibitions will place work by leading Chinese and British artists alongside one another, as well as Hong Kong ink works by our 3812 artists, aiming to explore what unites them and makes them distinctive, to create a conversation between the East and West.

The first part, opening in May, will present major British Abstract Expressionist painter Albert Irvin alongside Chinese abstract artist Li Lei. Irvin’s great abstract paintings are celebrations of paint and cityscapes, while Li’s Poetic Abstraction painting is a reflection of the artist’s “mindscape”, demonstrating his profound cultural understanding of Chinese aesthetics and thoughts, whilst drawing upon dynamic features of western abstract expressionism.

For RSVP or general inquiries, please contact [email protected]

After Nature 2021

藝倡畫廊
Exhibition
Chu Teh-Chun’s Symphony
Artist: Chu Teh-Chun
Exhibition Period: 12 May – 10 July

Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to announce our fourth solo exhibition for the renowned Chinese-French abstract artist, Chu Teh-Chun for Le French May, the first was in 1997. Chu studied watercolour and oil painting at the National Academy of Art under Lin Fengmian, alongside two other important artists Zao Wou-ki and Wu Guanzhong. Chu’s signature abstract style came to be in 1956, after he moved to Paris and he attended a major exhibition of works by French artist, Nicolas de Staël, who is known for his abstract landscapes. His works are celebrated for his integration of traditional Chinese painting techniques including calligraphy with Western abstract art.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Chu Teh-Chun Centenary Exhibition Tour
Event Details
Time: 2 sessions: 12pm & 6pm
Address: 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Description: This exhibition of Le French May Associated Project celebrates the centenary of Chu Teh-Chun and will showcase a selection of 16 works mostly on paper which highlight his iconic abstract compositions and calligraphy. The tour introduces the audience to Chu’s integration of traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract art.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 25261091.

魏畫廊
Exhibition
Duet: Wabi-Sabi & Bloom by Terence Lee & Marcel Heijnen
Artist: Terence Lee & Marcel Heijnen
Exhibition Period: 15 May – 15 July

“Duet: Wabi-Sabi & Bloom” will bring our dear friends different series of artworks by Duo Hong Kong local artist Terrence Lee & Marcel Heijnen, narrating how these two disparate concepts of Wabi-Sabi and Bloom compose a harmonious duet.  This joint exhibition will present pieces in multiple art forms, including ceramics and photography.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Artist Meet and Greet with Terence Lee & Marcel Heijnen
Event Details
Time: 11am-7pm
Address: Shop B, Ground, Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham St, Central

Description: As the exhibition opening of “Duet: Wabi-Sabi & Bloom”, this event offers our friends a great opportunity to appreciate Terence Lee & Marcel Heijnen’s art up close and meet the artist(s), combining with guided tours by Amanda Wei Gallery team.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] and 26562908.

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卓納畫廊
Exhibition
The Real World
Artist: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Lisa Yuskavage
Exhibition Period: Opening May 18

David Zwirner is pleased to present The Real World, a group exhibition that will feature paintings, sculptures, and installations from the 1990s and early 2000s by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Lisa Yuskavage. On view at the gallery’s Hong Kong location, the selected works exemplify the groundbreaking and alternative approaches these artists pursued in their respective practices as they emerged as major artistic influences within the New York and Los Angeles art worlds.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 11am – 7pm
Address: 5-6/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

聯絡畫廊

高古軒
Exhibition
Horizontals
Artist: Mark Grotjahn
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 7 August

Contact for General Inquiries: [email protected]

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Address: 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

世界畫廊
Exhibition
Exposé
Artist: Wu Chi-Tsung
Exhibition Period: 24 March – 13 June

Galerie du Monde is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Wu Chi-Tsung: Exposé, curated by Hong Kong based Ying Kwok. Wu’s work explores light and time, and ways to recreate traditional art forms and aesthetics without losing the spirit. In Exposé, curator Kwok leads us on a journey to discover the correlation between Wu’s Cyano-Collage series and these concepts.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

雍廷序畫廊
Exhibition
Mapping Hong Kong
Artist: Caroline Bouquet
Featuring the first time at Galerie Koo, Caroline will bring a fresh perspective to Hong Kong – a city that Caroline grows to love – her collection will showcase mix-media paintings overlapped with the local ancient maps of courtesy of Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Artist Talk – “Mapping HongKong a Collaborative Work?”

Event Details
Time: 2pm
Address: 7/F Vogue Building, 67 Wyndham St, Central
Description: This discussion explores the artist’s journey in creating her new series, “HK Mapping”. She discusses the inspiration of the artworks as well as her personal experience collaborating with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Unlocking the methods and benefits of collaborations with the government is what Bouquet shares with the art community in Hong Kong.

豪瑟沃斯
Exhibition
Jack Whitten
Artist: Jack Whitten
Exhibition Period: 30 March – 31 July

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong presents American abstractionist Jack Whitten’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Consisting of rarely seen paintings, sculpture and works on paper, the exhibition highlights a selection of works from the 1960s through 2010s. Celebrated for his innovative processes of applying paint to the surface of his canvases and transfiguring their material terrains, Whitten’s work bridges rhythms of gestural abstraction and process art, arriving at a nuanced language of painting that hovers between mechanical automation and intensely personal expression.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected]

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JPS畫廊
Exhibition
Before Memories Expire
Artist: Elaine Chiu
Exhibition Period: 6 May – 6 June

“How do we, as humans, individuals, and members of a community, embrace the destruction and recreation of our socio-economic cityscape, collective memories and interwoven identities?”

Growing up in Yau Tsim Mong District, one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, Elaine has been witnessing the drastic and continuous transformation of the urban space and environment since her childhood. The transient, fluidic, and intersecting memories and impressions about Hong Kong have been deep-rooted in her mind and self-identity.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Before Memories Expire: In Conversation with Artist Elaine Chiu
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Address: Shops 218-219, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central

Description: Hong Kong artist Elaine Chiu joins moderator Kenneth Chan in a conversation of Elaine’s working process, inspirations, and trajectory as an artist. Hong Kong’s endangered buildings, architecture, cityscape and memories are some of the cornerstones of Elaine’s research and practice. Her work not only explores space, memory and the city’s evolving urban identity, but also conveys the transience and fragility of Hong Kong’s cityscape. In this conversation, Elaine will share the story of her creative practice, her muses, and her work as a personal investigation of Hong Kong’s transient, fluidic, and intersecting memories. This conversation is presented as part of ‘Before Memories Expire’, an exhibition at JPS Art Gallery on view from 6 May 2021 to 6 June 2021.

Interested parties please RSVP by sending the name, no. of people, and contact number to Angela ([email protected]) with subject line “RSVP to Elaine Chiu Artist Talk on May 18”.

Massimo De Carlo
Exhibition
The Buddha
Artist: Zhao Zhao
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 7 July

MASSIMODECARLO is pleased to present Empire of cotton – the Buddha, the first exhibition of Zhao Zhao with the gallery.
The show will present a new series of paintings and a newly produced video work.

In the body of work, Zhao Zhao reinterprets his strong links to the Buddhism doctrine through a painting intended as a multidisciplinary language. Indeed, the series consists of both works in which minimalist and geometric forms appear linked to the symbolism of the Buddhist religion and works in which calligraphy is used as a means to bring the viewer closer to portraits and the figure of the Buddha.

Zhao Zhao was born in Xinjiang, China, in 1982. He graduated from the Department of Oil Painting with a BFA from the Xinjiang Institute of Arts in 2003. He worked as Ai Weiwei’s assistant before he became an influential artist of the young Post-80s generation of contemporary Chinese artists.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 5pm – 8 pm
Address: 301, 3/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Opera Gallery
Exhibition
Manolo Valdés – Master of Materials
Artist: Manolo Valdés
Exhibition Period: 13 May – 12 June

Manolo Valdés is one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary artists. His artistic exploration centers on the reinterpretation of art history masterpieces to create his unique visual language. Throughout his distinguished career, the painter and sculptor has demonstrated a fluid mastery of materials. Valdés transcends the physicality of his art by revealing to his audience the human condition and spirit.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Exhibition Tour: Manolo Valdes ShowcaseManolo Valdes Showcase
Event Details
Time: 2 sessions: 12pm & 6pm
Address: W Place, 52 Wyndham Street

Description: Opera Gallery invites Hong Kong collectors and art lovers to indulge their flights of fancy with Valdés’ whimsical and ambitious creations. Our art advisors will provide insight into his reinvention of art history masterpieces and spectacular manipulation of materials.

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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方由
Exhibition
Coming Soon

Special Event on Gallery Day
Event Details
Time: 11am – 7pm
Address: Shop 105-107, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

藝術門
Exhibition
Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness)
Artist: Zanele Muholi
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 17 Aug

Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present Somnyama Ngonyama, (Hail the Dark Lioness),  a solo exhibition by South Africa based artist Zanele Muholi in collaboration with Muholi Arts Project.

The exhibition will present a recent series of photographs and paintings of self-portraiture. Muholi’s evocative statements on identity and race encourage us to rethink the power dynamics between self representation and history itself.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Address: 601-605, 6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Simon Lee 畫廊
Exhibition
Paulina Olowska: 30 Minutes Before Midnight
Artist: Paulina Olowska
Exhibition Period: 19 May – 19 June

Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to announce the gallery’s second solo exhibition of work by the leading Polish artist Paulina Olowska. Olowska’s oeuvre has long been informed by her commitment to womanhood and enchantment by femininity. She embraces each woman by exploring her many facets before opting to highlight one such aspect, or power. Borrowing imagery from Eastern European and American popular culture, Olowska’s practice aligns industry, leisure, and socialist symbolism within the same visual and cultural space.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Address: 304, 3/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

當代唐人藝術中心
Exhibition
Flowers in the Mirror – Pang Maokun Solo Exhibition
Artist: Pang Maokun
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 20 June

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Address: 10/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].

維爾潘畫廊
Exhibition
MYONGHI KANG
Artist: MYONGHI KANG
Exhibition Period: 17 May – October
VILLEPIN is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring work by the Korean artist Myonghi Kang.

Myonghi Kang’s idyllic canvases offer an intimate view into the elusive heart of her artistic pursuit: a faith in painting and drawing as a medium capable of profoundly reinforcing our relationship with the natural world. Moving with ease between abstraction and figuration, the artist reflects on questions of perception, embodiment and understanding, while offering viewers a new experience of time, space, and color. Through cosmic landscapes, her command of colors, marks and shapes convey a sense of exuberance, peace and joy.

For over five decades, the artist has continuously sought new ways to represent nature on paper and canvas in a practice that involves painting, poetry as well as philosophy. The works on view in the exhibition vary dramatically in scale yet they share an immediacy that results from the artist’s familiar and fluent engagement with oils and pastels. The gallery will be transformed into a meditative sanctuary to complement the artist’s work, providing a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, and allowing visitors to become immersed in her visual language.

After arriving in Paris from South Korea in 1972, a stay in the city’s Quai de la Loire surrounded by tranquil canals inspired a shift in focus from political themes to an in-depth appreciation of nature. She belonged to a close community of artists, writers, and philosophers, developing friendships with Zao Wou-Ki, Dominique de Villepin, Alain Jouffroy and Piotr Kowalski. Their friendships sparked collaborations on poetry and further exhibitions in France, China, and South Korea. Drawing from her extensive travels from Sicily to Mongolia and down to Patagonia, Myonghi Kang evokes a timeless sense of illumination from when man and nature used to be one. The artist is now based in Jeju, South Korea where her studio is surrounded by lush natural landscapes that continue to inspire her work.

“For over nearly five decades, Myonghi Kang has continuously sought new ways to capture our world which is in constant transformation and often threatened by extinction. Her art represents a sanctuary in which a lively dialogue is still possible between us and nature. That is why we wanted to share the ultimate experience of her creations with the people of Hong Kong, immersing ourselves in her inner world and discovering her works through her own eyes,” comments Arthur de Villepin, co-founder of VILLEPIN.

“Myonghi is a true medicine-woman. Through her infinite display of colors, her paintings contain an embodied spirit that can cure the soul. Art is created through the magic of her brushes, offering a way to preserve the world as well as an oracular challenge,” said Dominique de Villepin, co-founder of VILLEPIN.

Address: 53-55 Hollywood Rd, Central
For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected] or 3709 0913.

白立方畫廊
Exhibition
Spinning in the Desert
Artist: Christine Ay Tjoe
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 28 August

Christine Ay Tjoe’s (b. 1973 Bandung, Indonesia) first solo exhibition in Hong Kong showcases a new series of paintings made in response to the pandemic and its impact on her everyday life and activities.

One of Indonesia’s most prominent female contemporary artists, Ay Tjoe’s work focuses on the human condition and addresses themes of philosophy and spirituality. Beginning her career as a graphic artist working the intaglio dry point technique, the artist’s oeuvre has evolved to incorporate painting, sculpture and installation.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details

Address: 50 Connaught Rd Central, Central

白石畫廊
Exhibition
Nature Cult
Artist: Donald Moffett
Exhibition Period: 18 May – 26 June

Whitestone Gallery is honoured to present Nature Cult, American artist Donald Moffett’s first solo exhibition in Asia. The exhibition highlights the artist’s ongoing investigation into resin work and its relation to the emblematic biology and astronomy.

Special Event on Gallery Day
Opening Reception
Event Details
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Address: 8/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

For RSVP and general inquiries, please contact [email protected].