5 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October


October 6, 2017 | BY Marianna Cerini

While an eventful September comes to a close, exciting news from Hong Kong's art scene doesn't seem to be slowing down. With a number of galleries jumping in early to open fascinating new exhibitions before the October 1 holiday, there's plenty happening on the art front.


Check out the Tatler-approved list of the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong to see this month:

Image: Courtesy of Parkview Art Hong Kong

John Franzen: Existential Abstracts Part 1: Each Line One Breath

An investigation of cosmology through the deconstruction of the physical, the spiritual and the existential, this solo show by German artist John Franzen is part of a four-part series, and takes the lungs as its starting point. Several works on paper and aluminium examine the organic and the mechanical, with each line drawn to correspond with a single breath of the artist. The aim is to externalise Franzen’s emotions and thoughts by showcasing them as tangible, physical acts.

Until October 31, Parkview Art, 27 Old Bailey Street Central, +852 2413 0028, parkviewarthk.com.

5 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October
Qu Leilei, On We Go (2014), ink on Paper, 93 X 145 cm. Image: Courtesy of 3812 Gallery

Qu Leilei: Enlightenment

London-based Chinese artist Qu Leilei is often lauded as the “master of chiaroscuro in ink.” His first exhibition in Hong Kong delves into his practice, showcasing two series of ink-on-paper works. “Facing the Future” uses human hands to explore the commonality of mankind around the world, while “Brush, Ink, Light, Shadow” depicts full-size nude figures inspired by the classicalism of the European Renaissance.

Until November 11, 3812 Gallery, 118 Queen's Road West, +852 2153 3812, 3812gallery.com.

Zulkarnaini, Landscape Series No.5 (2017), carpet and acrylic on Canvas, 108 X 68 cm. Image: Courtesy of Sin Sin Fine Art

Zulkarnaini: Rhythms

Emerging Indonesian artist Zulkarnaini debuts in Hong Kong with a solo exhibition that pays homage to abstract art. Using dye on carpets, the Padang-born painter places his focus on lines; from straight lines signifying calmness and balance to curves that evoke movement and shapes. Each artwork is a lesson in scale and an illustration of Zulkarnaini’s structured aesthetic narrative. 

Until November 10, Sin Sin Fine Arts, 52 Sai Street, +852 2858 5072, sinsinfineart.com.hk.

5 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October
Leang Seckon, Four Generations of Political Propaganda (2017), mixed media on Canvas, 45 X 60 cm. Image: Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi

Leang Seckon: When Head And Body Unite

Various media, including textiles, photographs, posters and found objects, make up this gripping, emotional display of work by acclaimed Cambodian artist Leang Seckon. They blend imagery and references from local history and folklore, popular culture and recent events, revealing intimate narratives of Seckon’s upbringing during the Khmer Rouge regime and the country’s attempts to heal.

Until November 11, Rossi & Rossi, 3C Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 3575 9417, rossirossi.com.

Zhu Tian, Dirty (2015), polyester resin, fibreglass, pigment, metal and hose. Image: Galerie Huit

Zhu Tian: The Best Of Everything

With the iconic mixed media installation "Dirty" making its debut in Asia, London-based Chinese artist Zhu Tian is bringing a selection of her signature works to Hong Kong this fall. The solo exhibition features her lifelong performance piece, Money, and Dear Boss, a new neon light wall sculpture made especially for this exhibition. 

Until November 17, Galerie Huit, 2/F, 334-336 Kwun Tong Road, +852 2803 2089, galeriehuit.com.hk.

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