Four letters - L, O, V, E - stacked up in two rows scat in iconic landmarks around the globe, such as Taipei 101, Shinjuku I-Land in Japan, and 6th Avenue in New York City. One of these iconic LOVE sculptures, created by the legendary American artist Robert Indiana, is now available for public viewing in Hong Kong in a new exhibition LOVE Long: Robert Indiana & Asia, presented by Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Love sculpture in front of Taipei 101
Born in 1928, Indiana first became an American art world sensation in 1966 with his LOVE sculpture. In his artistic journey spanning over six decades, Indiana has developed the unique skill to reconfigure words into visual forms imbued with whimsy and poetry. In his artistic exploration of words and languages, the artist also delved into the pictographic and emotional complexity of the Chinese characters love and peace.
Love sculpture at Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Chim ↑Pom. LOVE IS OVER. 2014
Also on display are works by eight artists and collectives from Asia that echo Indiana’s explorations into words and images. Apart from the works of Kutluğ Ataman, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Chim↑Pom, He An, Takuji Kogo (*Candy Factory), and Xu Bing, there are also two newly commissioned pieces created by Hong Kong artist Hung Keung and Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai.
He An. Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother. 2008-2009
Threading through these multilingual, multicultural works is a sustained investigation of language. These artists share poetic sensibilities with Indiana, creating work that examines the nuances between words and images. LOVE Long affirms that art is a universal language built upon the fundamental human desire to express and communicate.
Robert Indiana. The Four Diamond Ping. 2002
Robert Indiana. EAT. 1962/cast 1991
Visitors are welcome to take photos and share on social media with exhibition hashtags: #RobertIndiana #LOVELongHK #AsiaSocietyHK #MSandtheArts.
Participants will have an opportunity to win a dinner voucher at AMMO valued at $800 and a one-year Asia Society family membership. All participating entries will also have the chance to be featured in the Center’s booth at Art Central this year.
LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia
Period: 2018/2/7 - 7/15
Time: 11am - 6pm (closed on Mondays)
Venue: Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
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