Best Galleries and Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to Check Out This Apr. 2023
April 07, 2023
From a journey in time exploring the city through street photography lenses, to explosions of technicolour inspired by Beethoven’s music, here are the best gallery showcases and art exhibitions to visit in Hong Kong during this month of April 2023.
‘The Poetry of Everyday Life’ at Hong Kong Museum of Art – Now until Jun. 28
A legendary 20th century artist in the Spanish scene, Joan Miró’s love for everyday objects and their quiet poeticism was a strong theme throughout his career, linking art to real life. This exhibition, presented by the HKMOA, presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, lithographs, posters) and audio-visual materials, with most coming from the Fundació Joan Miró institution which Miró himself founded in 1975.
To complement the exhibition, the Museum has invited local artists GayBird and Leelee Chan to create installations in response to Miró’s art, and local illustrator Zoie Lam to create Miró-inspired illustrations for an education booklet and a special display with interactive AR elements. Tickets are HK$30 for standard entry, with a concession price of HK$15 for youth and the elderly, as well as a discounted rate of HK$21 for group visits.
Where: The Special Gallery, 2/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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‘Worlds Beyond Reality – Monet’s Legacy’ at Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery – Now until Apr. 18
Ever beloved and ever-popular, Monet was a figurehead in the Impressionist movement that worked to expand the cultural imagining of landscape art. Getting a hold of some of his most beautiful works, Kwai Fung Hin gallery presents a showcase centered around Monet's legacy.
Radically conveying nature in his works through reshaping Western landscape painting styles, this exhibition stars his seminal piece ‘Pivoines’ (1887), alongside works he’s influenced from modernist artists such as Zao Wou-Ki, and contemporary artists like David Hockney, Myonghi Kang, and Ziad Dalloul.
Where: Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Shops 01-G04 to G05, G/F, Headquarters Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
‘Katherina Olschbaur: Midnight Spill’ at Perrotin – Now until Apr. 22
Katherina Olschbaur has landed her debut solo exhibition in the city with her latest series, titled “‘Midnight Spill”. Having coincided with the tenth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, the exhibition features a series of portraits to the prompt of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor.
Produced over the past year, the works reflect changes in rhythm, emotion, and light, evoking contrasting feelings of tenderness, coldness, affection, and silent commiseration. Olschbaur's work toys with the technique of chiaroscuro, playing with glints of light appearing between the subjects and objects.
Where: Perrotin, 807, K11 ATELIER Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
‘The Streets of Hong Kong’ at Blue Lotus Gallery – Now until Apr. 29
Immerse yourself in the vibrant ‘Streets of Hong Kong’ and witness the city through the years from the view of different street photographers' lenses. Ranging from the era of Hong Kong as a humble port to the present day as a bustling metropolis.
The exhibition features a mesmerizing collection of street photography from different periods and styles. From the experimental take on street photography by Fan Ho, Hong Kong’s iconic neon signs captured by Keith Macgregor, black and white harbor shots by Robin Moyer, to the bustling day scenes of the 80s by Greg Girard. Contemporary representations are also presented by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, KC Kwan, Walter Koditek, Jason Au, and Michael Kistler.
Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, G/F, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
‘Phosphene’ at Ben Brown Fine Arts – Now until Apr. 29
Introduced in conjunction with Art Basel Hong Kong 2023, Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery is showcasing the recent works of Cuban artist José Parlá in his second solo exhibition, titled "Phosphene". Parlá's art is known for its dynamic use of mixed media and calligraphic abstractions to create a layered story through painting.
The Phosphene series was created during Parlá's time spent in Miami, surrounded by vibrant sunlight and nature. The sun played a huge inspiration during hard times when Parlá had a near death experience with Covid, with its rays making a visual impact in the works on show.
Where: Ben Brown Fine Arts, 202, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
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