Science, philosophy and literature permeate art exhibitions in Hong Kong this month, with artists pondering complex notions of cosmic space, natural phenomena and cultural roots.
Surface and Beneath: Works by Peter Panyoczki
Peter Panyoczki’s first solo show with the gallery explores the vast and complex themes of place and identity, as well as life and nature through a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing and digital technologies. The exhibition is timed to coincide with the Hong Kong launch of the Hungarian-born artist’s monograph of the same title.
Karin Weber Gallery, April 21-June 3, 20 Aberdeen St, Central, karinwebergallery.com
Abstraction of the World
In Abstraction of the World, co-presented with the 21st Biennale of Sydney, curator Mami Kataoka brings together the abstract works of contemporary artists Mit Jai Inn (Thailand), George Tjungurrayi (Australia) and Haegue Yang (South Korea/Germany) to investigate interpretations of cosmic space, natural phenomena and the five elements.
Duddell's, until July 10, 3/F Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central, duddells.co
Profoundly interested in notions of home, belonging and boundaries, Korean-born and London-based artist Do Ho Suh questions and interprets cultural, social and geographical displacement.
In this show, Suh will present a three-channel video, Passage/s: The Pram Project, created by attaching three GoPro cameras to a pram and walking around London recording ambient sounds and images from his young daughter’s perspective.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, until May 13, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, lehmannmaupin.com
Inaugurating de Sarthe Gallery’s new large space in Wong Chuk Hang, this group show explores how the work of five emerging Chinese artists can be understood as a form of “carnivalesque,” a concept developed by 20th-century critic Mikhail Bakhtin. In this context, it represents an alternative world freed from the official structures of power and a celebration of the possibility of change.
de Sarthe Gallery, until May 13, 20/F Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, desarthe.com
Roland Flexner - Ai Weiwei
Massimo De Carlo brings the works of Roland Flexner and Ai Weiwei together for the first time, in an exhibition that examines the two iconic artists' shared approach to painting against the backdrop of their decades-long friendship. The display will showcase Flexner's ink paintings together with various installations and never seen before canvases from Ai.
Massimo De Carlo, until May 14, 3/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, massimodecarlo.com
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