In this evening’s curator talk, Catherine Maudsley discusses the inspiration behind conceiving the acclaimed solo exhibition of Hong Kong ink artist Wesley Tongson (1957-2012) in San Francisco.
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Around 200 works by some 112 artists—including Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Man Ray, and Andy Warhol—are on show in A Luta Continua, an exhibition of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection.
Appreciate up-close the ancient art of bamboo carving which produced brush pots, wrist rests, miniature landscapes, figurines created with the ‘iron brush’ ’—a term for knives and other carving tools used by literati to transfer their brushwork aesthetic to media such as boxwood, rhinoceros’ horns and ivory.
Inspired by Walt Whitman’s ecstatic and politically nuanced poem “I Sing the Body Electric” from Leaves of Grass (1855), the group exhibition showcases works from across various media that celebrate and complicate the themes of the body and desire, while exploring physicality and identity in the context of the synthetic and alienating nature of a highly digitised world.
This is a unique opportunity to see six masterworks by “the painter of black” and sculptor Pierre Soulages, one of France’s most important artists whose career spans over seven decades.
London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh’s (b. 1985, Malaysia) new paintings, sculpture, and installation offer insight into her assessment of the systems—from global finance and media, to more organic and aesthetic frameworks—by which the world makes meaning, assign worth, and construct personal identity and culture.
Featuring new paintings, drawings and prints, the Yorkshire artist and writer’s (b. 1964) first exhibition in Hong Kong foregrounds the exploration of text, image and the language of painting within his work.
The world’s first TECH-iNK artist A.I. Gemini – programmed with artificial intelligence – paints unique Chinese landscapes.
Appreciate up-close new works by the 72-year-old American artist whose deceptively simple practice incorporates interwoven personal memories with historical recollections of America.
Step into the wondrous world of Japanese star artist Takashi Murakami at MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a comprehensive and immersive survey exhibition featuring over 60 paintings and sculptures, video works, costume designs, and much more.
Paying tribute to the eponymous Italian neorealist film the group exhibition extends the film’s concern to a contemporary context and highlights individuals’ precarious status within increasingly tricky relations to various institutions and systems.
Italian artist Vanni Cuoghi’s (b. 1966) semi-autobiographical exhibition features a series of dioramas inspired by the devastation he witnessed in Hong Kong, when Typhoon Hato struck during a visit in 2017.
The concise exploration of the practice of painting is presented through the lens of nostalgia, a celebration of the quotidian, and of the fleeting by artists Qian Jiahua (b. 1987, Shanghai), Guo Hongwei (b. 1982, Beijing), and Lin Yi-Hsuan (b. 1985, Taiwan).
The art gallery is transformed into an excavation site as de Sarthe residence artist Wing Po So (b. 1985, Hong Kong) engages human senses through textures and smells.
The summer arts and culture project offers a line-up of events, programs and experiences for all ages – all centring on the diverse local ecology to be explored this summer.
Following BBC’s smash radio/podcast program A History of the World in 100 Objects, the British Museum is lending Hong Kong the featured rare treasures that traces human power, belief, art, trading and technology from 2 million years ago to the present.
The daughter of established Cantonese painter and sculptor Lin Yu Hao showcases her recent works that defy the rigidity of realistic paintings and traditional paradigms.
The pioneering art space‘s summer events spotlight young talent from across the region with a series of initiatives, ranging from exhibitions and workshops to symposiums.
Contemporary Indian artist N S Harsha’s (b. 1969, Mysuru) 20 works, spanning over 20 years of his career, showcase his expansive artistic practice of paintings and sculptures that explore how nature stimulates creative thinking and artistic forms.