Must-See Art Guide: Hong Kong

This week's guide includes Jeff Koons, Bernar Venet, and Udomsak Krisanamis.


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Jeff Koons, Hulk (Organ) (2004–2014). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.
Bernar Venet, Indeterminate Line (1985). Courtesy de Sarthe Gallery.
Jeff Koons, Hulk (Organ) (2004–2014). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.
Jeff Koons, Hulk (Organ) (2004–2014). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.
Courtesy of Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Annie Wan Lai-Kuen, Whitespace (2010–2014). Courtesy of Karin Weber Gallery.
Udomsak Krisanamis, installation view. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.
Alexander Zakharov, Harvest (2013). Courtesy of AP Contemporary.
Madoka Takagi, Pup! (2013). Courtesy of Art Projects Gallery.
Chen Lianqing, Dancing and Horseracing Will Continue (2014). Courtesy of Yan Gallery.

A newcomer to the art world, Hong Kong, has quickly become one of the top destinations for art. As the city winds down after Hong Kong Art Gallery Week, there are still plenty of shows that you don’t want to miss.

2014 is Jeff Koons’s year—with exhibitions and site-specific works all over the world, from New York to Paris, he can now add Hong Kong to his roster. His first major solo exhibition in Asia is coming to an end in less than 10 days, so make sure you stop by Gagosian Gallery to see his “Hulk Elvis” series. French-owned de Sarthe Gallery’s newest space in Hong Kong, is once again exhibiting works by French minimalist artist Bernar Venet. This exhibition includes not only his sculpture but his drawings as well.

Or, stop by the Lehmann Maupin gallery to see “Planet Caravan,” the first Hong Kong exhibition by Thai artist Udomsak Krisanamis. By popular demand, this exhibition, which was scheduled to close this week, has been extended into the new year.

The island known for its glitzy galleries, blue-chip art fairs, and international scene, has plenty to see before the holidays, so don’t miss any of these amazing shows!


Exhibition: Bernar Venet: Sculptures and Drawings

When: December 10, 2014–January 17, 2015

Where: de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Lodge of Tranquility

When: October 31–December 12, 2014

Where: Karin Weber Gallery, G/F 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Unseen Existence: Dialogues with the Environment in Contemporary Art

When: December 12, 2014–January 15, 2015

Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Pao Galleries and Jockey Club Atrium, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Innovative Humour

When: November 7–December 12, 2014 (EXTENDED: January 6, 2015)

Where: AP Contemporary, 28 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Chen Lianqing—The Art of Myself

When: November 28–December 14, 2014

Where: Yan Gallery, 1/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Garden of Desires

When: November 27–December 14, 2014

Where: Art Projects Gallery, Unit S510, 5/F Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Hulk Elvis

When: November 6–December 20, 2014

Where: Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong


Exhibition: Udomsak Krisanamis: Planet Caravan

When: November 7–December 20, 2014 (EXTENDED: January 10, 2015)

Where: Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

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