Must-See Art Guide: Hong-Kong

This week's guide includes Georg Baselitz, Nils Karsten, Norio Imai, and more.

Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (30), 2015. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.
James McGrath, Ocular Gold I. Courtesy of The Cat Street Gallery.

James McGrath, Ocular Gold I. Courtesy of The Cat Street Gallery.

The third annual ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair opens today, presenting the latest contemporary art alongside a vast array of public projects, collectors’ exhibitions, museum events, symposiums, and a special presentation of emerging artists. China’s significance and influence in the art world is stronger than ever—and if you’re already headed to Shanghai, Hong Kong is a must-see stop if you want your trip to be complete.

While wandering through the streets of Hong Kong, the intrepid traveler will find a wide selection of galleries, each more interesting than the last. Can’t decide where to start? Head to a show that’s ending this weekend: painter Wong Perngfey’s first solo exhibition, on view at Contemporary By Angelina Li gallery. Each vibrant and abstract image embodies the artist’s personal history, referencing all the places he has lived and how they’ve impacted his life and practice. Next, you’re going to want to see Georg Baselitz’s new series of paintings, prints, and large-scale sculpture at White Cube—the first time Baselitz has exhibited in this city.

At another Hong Kong gallery standby, Alisan Fine Arts presents new works by Yi Kai. The Chinese-American artist depicts the relationship between individuals and crowds, and in particular how these connections are informed by modern telecommunication. Lastly, what better way to appreciate art than by visiting the Pedder Building! Built in an elegant Beaux-Arts style, the building is host to two major galleries, Pearl Lam Galleries and Lehmann Maupin, respectively exhibiting Nils Karsten’s methodical collages, and Adriana Varejão’s attempt to address colonialism, miscegenation, and anthropology in Lehmann Maupin’s Hong Kong debut.

China is full of surprises, and Hong Kong is no exception. Just take a glance at all the gallery shows around you, and it’s easy to see why this city has become a fixture on the art world circuit.

Exhibition: Tonight the Light is Almost Sweet. Wong Perngfey Solo Exhibition
When:
October 8–November 21, 2015
Where:
Contemporary By Angela Li, G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China

Wong Perngfey, Tonight the Light is Almost Sweet (2015). Courtesy of Contemporary By Angela Li.

Wong Perngfey, Tonight the Light is Almost Sweet (2015). Courtesy of Contemporary By Angela Li.

Exhibition: Ko Sin Tung ‘underground construction: failed
When: October 8–November 26, 2015
Where: Edouard Malingue Gallery, Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, China

Ko Sin Tung, The sun is not here (2) (2015). Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Ko Sin Tung, The sun is not here (2) (2015). Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Exhibition: Adriana Varejão
When: October 10–November 21, 2015
Where: Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong, China

Adriana Varejão, Installation View (2015). Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

Adriana Varejão, Installation View (2015). Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

Exhibition: Nils Karsten: Cutting Room
When: October 21–November 30, 2015
Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, Shop No. 1 G/F & 1/F, SOHO 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China

Nils Karsten, Die Strömung (2015). Courtesy of PearlLam Galleries.

Nils Karsten, Die Strömung (2015). Courtesy of PearlLam Galleries.

Exhibition: Norio Imai – Gutai Works
When: October 28, 2015–January 7, 2016
Where: Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Unit D, 15/F Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, China

Norio Imai, Work – Circle F (1964, repainted in 2012). Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Norio Imai, Work – Circle F (1964, repainted in 2012). Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Exhibition: Georg Baselitz
When:
October 30–December 5, 2015
Where:
White Cube, 50 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, China

Georg Baselitz, Installation View (2015). Courtesy of White Cube.

Georg Baselitz, Installation View (2015). Courtesy of White Cube.

Exhibition:What Goes Around Goes Around – New Works By Yi Kai
When:
November 2–December 2, 2015
Where:
Alisan Fina Arts, 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

Yi Kai, Pray With Circuit World 2 (2015). Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts.

Yi Kai, Pray With Circuit World 2 (2015). Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts.

Exhibition: Stay Tuned
When:
November 3–November 20, 2015
Where:
De Sarthe Gallery, 8F Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Hong Kong, China

Lin Jingjing, I heard All Truths Are Red And Expensive (2015). Courtesy of De Sarthe Gallery.

Lin Jingjing, I heard All Truths Are Red And Expensive (2015). Courtesy of De Sarthe Gallery.

Exhibition: Golnaz Fathi: Every Breaking Wave
When:
November 4 –December 6, 2015
Where:
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, China

Golnaz Fathi, Untitled. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Golnaz Fathi, Untitled. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Exhibition: Tang Kwok Hin, Needs
When:
November 7–December 23, 2015
Where:
Gallery Exit, SOUTHSITE, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

Tang Kwok Hin, My Mum Put Socks on TV to Dry during Typhoon. Courtesy of Gallery Exit.

Tang Kwok Hin, My Mum Put Socks on TV to Dry during Typhoon. Courtesy of Gallery Exit.

Exhibition:James McGrath: Ocular/Fleurs”
When:
November 9–November 28, 2015
Where:
The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China

James McGrath, Ocular Gold I. Courtesy of The Cat Street Gallery.

James McGrath, Ocular Gold I. Courtesy of The Cat Street Gallery.

Exhibition:Paul Pfeiffer: Three Figures in a Room
When:
November 12, 2015–January 9, 2016
Where:
Galerie Perrotin, 17/F, 50 Connaught Road, Cemtral, Hong Kong, China

Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (30), 2015. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.

Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (30), 2015. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.

 


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