5 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In September

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September 7, 2017 | BY Marianna Cerini

Brace yourself for an art-heavy September

September is going to be a busy month for Hong Kong's art scene, with prominent international artists making their Hong Kong debut and plenty of exciting exhibitions to keep art lovers entertained. 

Scroll through the gallery below to see our Tatler-approved list of art exhibitions worth checking in Hong Kong this month: 


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Baby Talk (1996) by Wang Gongxin.(Photo: Courtesy of White Cube Gallery)

Wang Gongxin: Rotation

Chinese multimedia artist Wang Gongxin’s first Hong Kong show offers insight into his artistic development. Rotation focuses on the period immediately preceding Wang’s early use of video and projections in 1996, with most of the 10 exhibited pieces dating between 1993 and 1996. Three new works created specifically for this exhibition bring the audience back to the present, giving a comprehensive perspective on Wang’s creative journey.

Until November 11, White Cube Gallery, 50 Connaught Road Central, +852 2592 2000, whitecube.com



 

Fire Island Story (2009) by Gianfranco Baruchello. (Photo: Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo)

Gianfranco Baruchello & Marcel Duchamp

For his first solo show in Asia, Italian artist Gianfranco Baruchello presents a selection of work alongside pieces by longtime friend and mentor, Marcel Duchamp. A household name in Italy’s contemporary art scene, Baruchello has worked with a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, video and installations, for over four decades. 

From September 15 to October 28, Massimo De Carlo, 12 Pedder Street, +852 2613 8062, massimodecarlo.com


 

Mother (2014) by Hyon Gyon. (Photo: Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts)

Hyon Gyon: Cruel World

South Korean artist Hyon Gyon makes her Hong Kong debut with a show featuring paintings and sculptures that are as vibrant as they are compelling. The artist’s aim is to examine the notions of gender dynamics, national identity, pop culture, and sexual politics. She does so by incorporating materials such as melted fabric, gold leaf, cement, spray paint, hair and found objects. The resulting oeuvre is multilayered and raw, beautiful and disordered—a messy, emotional representation of life.

From September 21 to November 9, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Pedder Street, +852 2522 9600, benbrownfinearts.com


 

Literati Collection Bangle (2017) from Dickson Yewn. (Photo: Courtesy of Yewn and Fine Art Asia)

Fine Art Asia

Fine Art Asia brings together internationally renowned fine art and jewellery exhibitors and dealers. Antique silver, timepieces, gems, and dazzling accessories from both the West and Asia will be on display. Highlights include a trio of 18K gold bracelet watches from Omega’s 1969 About Time collection by Andrew Grima, and a yellow diamond necklace and earrings from Boghossian’s Les Merveilles Reverso collection.

From September 30 to October 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, fineartasia.com


 

Chance II from 'In Dior We Trust' by Ernesto Javier. (Photo: Courtesy of Artium Miami Art Gallery and Asia Contemporary Art Show)

Asia Contemporary Art Show

Returning for its 11th edition, the Asia Contemporary Art Show features works by some of the world's most promising artists - from emerging and mid-career artists to established artists - in the show's private and public collections. Highlights of the show include Intersections: Japan, an exhibition presenting a dynamic collection of contemporary Japanese art; and Artist Dialogue featuring artists from around the world exhibiting in solo or joint presentations. 

From September 21 to 24, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, asiacontemporaryart.com


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