Top 5 Art Exhibitions In Hong Kong This May
It’s a variegated calendar for the art scene this month, with shows exploring pop culture, diaspora artists and vertigo-inducing photography. Click through below for our picks of the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong this May:
"Interiors" by Jan Worst
There is a deliberate ambiguity to Dutch artist Jan Worst’s paintings that he has sustained throughout his oeuvre. The first Hong Kong exhibition of the painter, who produces four large-scale pieces a year, gathers a selection of works from the past two decades exemplifying Worst’s dedication to a serial depiction of subject matter, deft painterly skill and highly charged and provocative imagery.
May 11-June 17, Ben Brown Fine Arts, benbrownfinearts.com
East Meets West
"East Meets West" by Ron English
This solo exhibition explores “godfather of street art” Ron English’s billboards from the early years of the New York street-art movement. It also looks at the world of POPaganda—English’s signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history—with a few surprises.
May 6-May 14, The Qube at PMQ, pmq.org.hk
A Symphony of Colour
"A Symphony of Colour" by Walasse Ting
A curated selection of well-known and rarely seen works from the late diaspora artist. On display are Ting’s immediately recognisable and beautifully vibrant oil paintings and watercolours, portraying some of his most beloved artistic subjects: women, flowers and animals.
May 10-June 30, Alisan Fine Arts, alisan.com.hk
Hong Kong Upside Down
"Hong Kong Upside Down" by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze and Tugo Cheng
Hong Kong’s mesmerizing cityscape is seen from opposite angles. French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze points his camera upwards and expresses the city’s vertical élan in a series called Vertical Horizon, while Tugo Cheng investigates the city from a bird’s-eye view as revealed in City Patterns.
May 6-June 24, Blue Lotus Gallery, bluelotus-gallery.com
A Hong Kong Themed Solo Exhibition
"A Hong Kong Themed Solo Exhibition" by Joan Cornella
Barcelona-born cartoonist Joan Cornella unleashes his signature dark humour on Hong Kong, revealing the underbelly of our society and cutting to the heart of popular culture through 38 previously unexhibited satirical works inspired by his month-long stay in January 2017.
May 6-21, Space 27, facebook.com/Space27HK
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