10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In August
An artist and feminist activist, Marilyn Minter has spent her career examining—and subverting—the presentation of women in art and the media. Many of her glossy photographs and hyper-realistic paintings draw upon images of women in fashion and cosmetics adverts, and some were even inspired by pornography.
At this show at Lehmann Maupin in Hong Kong, Minter is exhibiting a selection of recent paintings, a film and photographs created using new technology that prints images directly on to metal.
Marilyn Minter runs from August 30 to October 27 at Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central; +852 2530 0025; lehmannmaupin.com
2/10Old Master Q 2.0
Thousands of fans mourned the passing last year of Alfonso Wong, the creator of comic strip Old Master Q, which was created in Hong Kong in 1962 and went on to capture hearts and minds around the globe.
Following the success of its previous exhibition of drawings from Old Master Q, which was hosted in 2014, this summer Sotheby’s is hosting its second and final show of original works by the artist. The star lot—the earliest existing Old Master Q cover artwork, Rock’n Roll—will be offered in an online auction from August 1 to 10.
Old Master Q 2.0 runs from August 10 to 25 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong S|2 Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, Admirality; +852 2822 5566; sothebys.com
3/10The Strangeness of Her Narratives
Hong Kong-based curator Alexandra Choa returns to Rossi & Rossi this summer to curate her second exhibition for the gallery, The Strangeness of Her Narratives.
Featuring the works of four Hong Kong artists—Zaffer Chan, Eastman Cheng, Joey Leung and Wong Yeeki—the exhibition explores the creative practice of each of these young Hongkongers, who work in media ranging from painting to video.
The Strangeness of Her Narratives runs from August 6 to September 8 at Rossi & Rossi, 3C Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang; +852 2575 9417; rossirossi.com
4/10The Voice of the Brush Part II
The second and final chapter of this exhibition—the first concludes on August 4—puts Chinese classical calligraphy centre stage.
The show presents works by a select group of artists, including Chu Chu, Hao Shiming, Lee Chun-yi, Wei Ligang and Fabienne Verdier, who use characters as artistic means to express contemporary ideas, injecting new life into the traditional art form while paying homage to its place in Chinese history.
The Voice of the Brush Part II runs from August 8 to September 8 at Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; +852 2526 1091; alisan.com.hk
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This summer, Galerie Ora-Ora is presenting a two-part exhibition that showcases the latest works by Finnish artist Juri Markkula and Beijing-based Macanese artist Cindy Ng Sio-Ieng.
In the second part of this exhibition, Ng will present some of her experimental ink paintings, which feature a range of unusual materials including powdered green tea blends, brown coffee, red wine, milk and soy sauce.
Amplified (II) runs until August 18 at Galerie Ora-Ora, 17/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central; +852 2851 1171; ora-ora.com
Light artist Leo Villarael is used to working big. Very big. In 2013, Villareal created what was reported to be the world’s largest art installation when he turned San Francisco’s Bay Bridge into a work of art, lighting it up with 25,000 Philips LEDs and 4.5 miles of electrical cable.
For his first show in Asia, which is now open at Pace Gallery in H Queen’s, Villareal has had to work on a slightly smaller scale, though fans will be pleased to see he’s still making mesmerizing LED light installations.
Escape Velocity runs until September 7 at Pace, 12/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central; +852 2528 0792; pacegallery.com
7/10Luo Ying: Layered Hills
Fans of traditional Chinese ink painting should make a beeline for this exhibition of works by Luo Ying at Hanart TZ Gallery. Luo is an associate professor Chinese painting at the China Academy of Art and artist whose delicate paintings draw upon brushwork and traditional techniques from as far back as the Song dynasty.
Luo Ying: Layered Hills runs until August 25 at Hanart TZ Gallery, 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central; +852 2526 9019; hanart.com
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8/10Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives
White Cube is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month with a series of exhibitions at its galleries around the world. In Hong Kong, it’s showcasing a range of rarely seen objects, ephemera and photographs from its own archive alongside works by artists such as Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George and He Xiangyu.
Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives runs until August 25 at White Cube, 50 Connaught Road Central; +852 2592 2000; whitecube.com
9/10Happily Ever After II
Blindspot Gallery shines a light on the art of talented young Hongkongers with this eclectic show, which features work by seven recent art school graduates: Natalie Lo Lai-lai, Cheng Yin-ngan, Cathy Chau Lok-yan, Edwin Chuk Yin-man, Jessie Tam Cheuk-lam, Louis Wong Chun-kit and Rose Yau Lok-yi.
Happily Ever After II runs until August 25 at Blindspot Gallery, 15/F Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road; +852 2517 6238; blindspotgallery.com
10/10Film Screening II
Edouard Malingue Gallery is exploring new media this month with a group show focused on moving image art. Called Film Screening II, the exhibition features works by Su Yu-Hsien, Ko Sin Tung, Tao Hui, Evelyn Wang, Wong Ping and Yu Cheng-Ta and explores a range of themes including gender, politics and friendship.
Film Screening II runs until September 6 at Edouard Malingue Gallery, 6/F 33 Des Voeux Road, Central; +852 2810 0317; edouardmalingue.com
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