Best Galleries and Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to Check Out This Feb. 2023
February 03, 2023
From explorations of the boundaries to fandom culture, to impressionistic paints incorporating Chinese art techniques both old and new, here are the best gallery showcases and art exhibitions to visit in Hong Kong during this month of February 2023.
‘Moonlit Dancing’ – Now until Feb. 18
Marking the first solo exhibition by homegrown talent Kwong Man Chun, ‘Moonlit Dancing’ is an exploration into traditional Chinese painting techniques in the form of otherworldly scenescapes and compelling stills. Seamlessly tying together elements of the old and the new, Kwong uses mineral pigments, Chinese ink paint, and oil paints to create these hypnagogic works.
Location: Contemporary by Angela Li, G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
‘R59C Keystone Shower Door — Chrome/Raindrop’ - Now until Feb. 18
Pulling references from seemingly mundane objects and items that we easily forget exist, Christopher Williams’ photography packs a visual punch in confronting the very palpable ‘things’ from our everyday life in their basal form. Reintegrating Cold War era catalogues and mid-century print media, Williams places us squarely as an observer of the structures, binaries, and grid lines that rule over conventions of modern day living.
Location: 5–6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
‘龍鳳大禮堂’ - Now until Feb. 19
Cuteness meets traditional Chinese ceramic wares at this farewell show in the city from artist CelineLKW, who has collaborated with clay master lunstheclay for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Nothing like your grandma’s prized vase that only sees the light of day during Lunar New Year festivities, these pieces have incorporated the two artists' signature playfulness, painted in Celine’s bright upbeat colours and lunstheclay’s 3D faces and legs adding an extra layer of dimension. These tongue in cheek designs are also available for purchase.
Location: Foreforehead, Attic/F, 132B Ki Lung Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
‘Fanatic Heart’ - Now until Feb. 26
What does it take to be a certified fan? Exploring the cultlike affinity for celebrity culture, artists, and the implications surrounding the construction of fandom subcultures, this deep dive brings together multiple forms of artwork from a brilliant artist lineup that includes names from the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, and more.
Driving visitors to directly participate in the world of fandom themselves, exhibition goers can engage with the exhibition by remixing and adding their own personal touch to the artworks in the exhibition catalogue with the included free stickers.
Location: Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
‘Uncanny Valley’ - Now until Mar. 4
Curated by Beijing based curator Yang Zi, the presentation rounds up fresh new works from today’s contemporary Chinese talent. The paintings traverse between mimetic and surrealistic bodily forms, anachronistic historical settings and imagined backgrounds. Thematically focused on the roboticist theory of the ‘uncanny valley,’ describing the liminal confinement of human or human-like forms that provoke disgust and unease due to their neither accurate nor abstract resemblance to real people, the group exhibition is one that gives ways to fascinating new examinations.
Location: Gagosian Hong Kong, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
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