For art lovers in Hong Kong, March is an exciting month packed with a series of art events, from major art fairs, gallery openings to new exhibitions. If you are looking for an ultimate guide for places and exhibitions you can’t miss, please stay tuned because the Value will introduce you to some of the hottest and latest events in town.
H Queen’s, a skyscraper designed to be a major art hub in Hong Kong, has become the talk of the town after mega galleries around the globe are moving into the building. Its tenants include prestigious galleries like David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Whitestone etc.
To join the celebration of Hong Kong Art Month, these galleries respectively bring a series of great works by internationally acclaimed artists, such as Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Bradford, and Wolfgang Tillmans. The Value has prepared a short summary that provides a clear view about exhibitions currently held in the building.
David Zwirner｜Wolfgang Tillmans
Date: 2018/3/26 - 5/12
The exhibition features a broad selection of works created by Wolfgang Tillmans, whose works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing playfulness with social critique. Works presented at the show respond to their surroundings and simultaneously embody a self-contained environment. Each of the works in this presentation engages in an intricate system of relationships between its aesthetics elements, subjects, and the institutional setting in which it is displayed.
Date: 2018/3/2 - 4/15
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong presents the latest solo gallery exhibition by American artist Dale Chihuly, showcasing a series of artworks created over the artist’s 50-year career. The body of work curated for CHIHULY Hong Kong demonstrates the artist’s desire to stretch the limits of his chosen media and his ongoing experiments in light, space and form.
Tang Contemporary Art｜Ai Weiwei
Dates: 2018/3/26 - 4/30
“Refutation”, Ai Wei Wei’s second solo exhibition in Hong Kong is his third collaboration with Tang Contemporary Art. Ai once traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos where he first encountered refugees face-to-face. He watched as boats carrying refugees began arriving on shore. Inspired by what he saw, Ai used refugees as the core subject of this exhibition. Highlights include an enormous black Noah’s Ark full of refugees.
Date: 2018/3/27 - 5/12
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first gallery in Asia, Pace Gallery inaugurated a second gallery in H Queen’s with an exhibition showcasing new works by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The show includes new ceramic sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by the contemporary artist. Widely known for his repeated subject of a cartoonish young girl, Nara enjoys great popularity worldwide, especially in Asia.
Hauser & Wirth｜Mark Bradford
Date: 2018/3/27 - 5/12
Hauser & Wirth opens its Hong Kong space with new works by acclaimed American artist Mark Bradford, renowned for his large, abstract, mixed-media paintings, which often incorporate ephemera and discarded elements of urban life. Bradford has long been interested in the ways in which populations, and particularly marginalized communities, are grouped or quantified. In a number of new large-scale paintings, Bradford returns to the motif of the ‘map’ as a point of departure for mining this topic.
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