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Arts July In Art: From Arthur de Villepin to Awol Erizku

July In Art: From Arthur de Villepin to Awol Erizku

July In Art: From Arthur de Villepin to Awol Erizku
By Hong Kong Tatler
July 27, 2018
We round-up the top art exhibitions, events and openings that caught our eye this month

1/5 Arthur de Villepin Opens Carré d'artistes

This month, 2016 Generation T lister Arthur de Villepin opened the first Hong Kong outpost of Carré d'artistes, a contemporary art gallery founded in 2001 in France that now has more than 30 exhibition spaces around the world. Before the opening of the gallery, Arthur explains how and why Carré d'artistes makes art accessible to everyone. 

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2/5 Hongkonger Chris Huen Sin-kan Makes Waves Internationally

Chris Huen Sin-kan, Doodood (2018) (Photo: Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery)
Chris Huen Sin-kan, Doodood (2018) (Photo: Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery)

Chris Huen Sin-kan's contemplative paintings are starting to receive international acclaim. Following an exhibition of his paintings at Simon Lee gallery in New York, Huen explains how the quiet side of Hong Kong inspires his art.

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See also: Wong Ping Stirs Controversy With His Explicit Videos

3/5 Awol Erizku's First Exhibition In Asia

(Photo: Tom Carter. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts)
(Photo: Tom Carter. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts)

Awol Erizku is most famous for his portrait of Beyoncé sitting beneath a giant arc of flowers, which she used to announce her pregancy with twins. But there's more to Erizku than that one photo. Before his show at Ben Brown Fine Arts in Hong Kong—his first exhibition in Asia—we sat down with the artist to discuss identity, music and working as a black artist in Trump's America. 

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4/5 Art Book Publisher Taschen Opens A Hong Kong Store

Marlene Taschen at Taschen's new Hong Kong store
Marlene Taschen at Taschen's new Hong Kong store

While some bookshops and publishers are struggling in the digital age, German art book publisher Taschen seems to be going from strength to strength. At the opening of the company's new store in Hong Kong, Marlene Taschen, managing director of the family business, talks about the brand's plans for Asia and Taschen’s upcoming book on Ferrari, which will cost HK$250,000.

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5/5 Morpheus Macau Unveils Impressive Art Collection

Good Intentions by KAWS (Photo: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler)
Good Intentions by KAWS (Photo: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler)

The Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus Macau hotel made headlines last week with its grand opening, but it wasn't just its external, exo-skeleton appearance that impressed. Inside of the City of Dreams Macau complex is a curated collection of ever-changing contemporary art by international names including KAWS, Charles Petillon, Erwin Wurm and Shinji Ohmaki. We take a walk through the hotel and discover the must-see artworks. 

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See also: KAWS: From Graffiti to Galerie Perrotin

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