Must-See Art Guide: Hong-Kong
This week's guide includes Georg Baselitz, Nils Karsten, Norio Imai, and more.
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
Exhibition: “Adriana Varejão”
When: October 10–November 21, 2015
Where: Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong, China
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
Exhibition: “Georg Baselitz”
When: October 30–December 5, 2015
Where: White Cube, 50 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, China
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
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
Exhibition:“James McGrath: Ocular/Fleurs”
When: November 9–November 28, 2015
Where: The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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
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