Must-See Art Guide: Hong Kong

This week's guide features Antony Gormley, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, and more.

Catherine Opie, Yosemite Falls #4 (2015). Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

This week, Hong Kong is host to its very own edition of the Affordable Art Fair. Now in its sixth year, the event brings together 115 galleries from China and around the world with a variety of contemporary works at approachable price points. But if you’re also interested in seeing work exhibited in the context of Hong Kong’s thriving gallery scene, there’s a bunch of major exhibitions that should be on your radar.

Let’s start with one of the long-running shows that’s closing soon: White Cube’s exhibition of Antony Gormley’s work is closing on May 19, and features a new series of writhing iron sculptures that expand on the artist’s ongoing fascination with abstracting the human body—they’re weird and interesting, and definitely not to be missed. Then, be sure to visit Pace Gallery before the Yoshitomo Nara “Ceramic Works and…” show closes, where, as the title suggests, you can see a variety of cute ceramic works alongside other media, such as Nara’s recent paintings, drawings, and photographs. Then, head over to Lehmann Maupin, where American artist Catherine Opie presents a series of photographs documenting some of the most stunning natural wonders in the United States, notably including Yosemite National Park. The photographer brings her unique magical sensibility to her subject matter, transforming our understanding of these mythical places.

And there’s more where that came from. Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and enjoy another art-packed week in Hong Kong.


Antoni Tàpies, Forats i Claus sobre blanc (1968). Courtesy of DE SARTHE GALLERY.

Exhibition:Manolo Millares – Antoni Tàpies: An Informel Step
 March 29–May 12, 2018
Where: DE SARTHE GALLERY, 20F, Global Trade Square No. 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, China

Yoshitomo Nara: Ceramic Works and..” installation view. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Exhibition:Yoshitomo Nara: Ceramic Works and…
 March 27–May 12, 2018
Pace Gallery, 12/F H Queen’s 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, China

Antony Gormley, ROOT (2016). Courtesy of White Cube.

Exhibition:Antony Gormley: Rooting the Synapse
 March 27–May 19, 2018
White Cube, 50 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, China

“Loie Hollowell: Switchback” installation view. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Exhibition:Loie Hollowell: Switchback
 March 27–May 31, 2018
Pace Gallery, 15C Entertainment Building 30 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong, China

Feng Lianghong, Composition Yellow 16-18 (2016). Courtesy of Parkview Art Hong Kong.

Exhibition:Beijing Abstract
 March 26–June 2, 2018
Parkview Art Hong Kong, Shop n.6, Upper G/F, Sunrise House 27 Old Bailey Street, Hong Kong, China

Erwin Olaf, Berlin: Clärchens Ballhaus Mitte (2012). Courtesy of Art Statements.

Exhibition:Erwin Olaf: Skin Deep, Berlin, Tamed & Anger, Keyholes
 April 25–June 3, 2018
Art Statements, 192A Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, China

Catherine Opie, Cobalt Blue Sky (2015). Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

Exhibition:Catherine Opie: So long as they are wild
  May 17–June 7, 2018
Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong, China

Chu Ko, Eternal Love (1998). Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts.

Exhibition:Forever Icons
 April 21–June 9, 2018
Alisan Fine Arts, 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Hong Kong, China

Huang Rui Untitled (8102.02) (detail) (1987). Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane Gallery – Katie de Tilly Contemporary Artists.

Exhibition:Huang Rui Ink Paintings 1980–2000
 May 9–June 22, 2018
Where: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery – Katie de Tilly Contemporary Artists, G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong, China

Abel Ventoso, Sred (2018). Courtesy of Puerta Roja.10

 May 10–July 21, 2018
Puerta Roja, Shop 3, 1/F, SOHO 189 Art Lane, 189 Queen’s Road West, Hong Kong, China

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