While Art Central and Art Basel have cancelled their annual fairs in Hong Kong due to the global health emergency, there is still plenty of galleries and exhibitions to check out during Art Month.
Here are five galleries you should check out right now.
From February 15 to March 14, Swedish artist Joakim Ojanen is presenting his works in the exhibition “A day in the woods” Aishonanzuka Gallery, which will be the artist’s first ever show in Asia. Ojanen’s work features unique characters incorporated with motifs based on his home country. Working with mediums such as paint and sculptures, the artist’s emotions and sensations are shown directly through the characters’ expressions.
Aishonanzuka Gallery, G/F, Mee Lun House, Mee Lun St, Central, Hong Kong. Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 7:00pm
De Sarthe Gallery
If you are a fan of interactive art head to De Sarthe Gallery to see Vietnam-based contemporary artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran’s “WE NO LONGER SEE THE STARS” until March 7. Featuring a new series of paintings, sculptures and interactive installations, the exhibition showcases the artist’s point–of–view on global tensions and social unrest across the world.
De Sarthe Gallery, 20/F, Global Trade Square, No. 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong. Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
Tang Contemporary Art
For a month from February 13 , Tang Contemporary Art presents Feng Yan’s first ever Hong Kong solo exhibition. The show will feature over 14 photography works from Yan’s various series. Yan’s work has been highly praised by various Chinese artists, including Ai Weiwei, who included a break down of his work in his book “Speaking Beyond Words.”
Tang Contemporary Art, 10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
In collaboration with White Cube, Pace Gallery presents Chuck Close’s solo exhibition until the end of February. Close is known for using photographic technology to repeatedly paint portraits of faces as he suffers from prosopagnosia (also known as “face blindness”). In his works, he uses novel techniques to assemble and filter the reality captured by the camera.
Pace Gallery, 12/F, H Queen’s 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
EXIT Gallery gallery is now showing the exclusive dual exhibition “The Blazing World” by Li Ning and Stanley Shum until the end of the month. Both artists present their vision of daily fragments and their subconscious through prints and oil works. Li’s work is mainly inspired by dreams and daily sceneries, while Shum’s work explores the mentality of individuals and social ideologies.
EXIT Gallery, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
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