Shaped as a new art hub in the Asian region, Hong Kong is gaining popularity as a destination for art enthusiasts, curators and galleries. To tap into the huge art market in Asia, renowned galleries around the world are flocking to Hong Kong, which emerges as an ideal place to increase their presence in the region. Three international galleries will open branches in H Queen’s, a new building designed to be at the center of Hong Kong’s art and lifestyle.
H Queen's Hong Kong
The tenants of the building include big names like Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner and Pace. David Zwirner will make its Asia debut on 27 January, presenting its first exhibition in Asia with artworks from Belgian painter Michaël Borremans. Hauser & Wirth will hold an inaugural exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford.
Pace Gallery has recently revealed its upcoming arrangements for the new space at H Queen’s, also Pace’s second branch in Hong Kong and its fourth space in Asia. To mark its 10th Anniversary in Asia, the gallery is going to stage its first show at H Queen’s space featuring works by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, whose works have been widely known and welcomed among Asian collectors. The show will be coupled with an exhibition of works on paper and paintings by New York-based artist Loie Hollowell in Pace’s original Hong Kong gallery. The new gallery will open during Art Basel Hong Kong on March 26, 2018.
Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition at Pace Hong Kong (Entertainment Building branch) in 2015
Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition at Pace Gallery New York in 2013
“We’re very excited to open our new gallery in H Queen’s, exhibiting in the company of Pearl, David, Iwan and Manuela—this center will be a phenomenal addition to Hong Kong’s growing arts ecosystem,” Marc Glimcher, Pace’s president, said in a statement. “Our engagement with the Asian market continues to inform the way we see and work around the world.”