The Best Galleries and Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to Check Out This November 2022
November 03, 2022
From female-focused collections of work that question our inner formation of identities, to meditative patterns constructed entirely through handcrafted linework, here are the best gallery showcases and museum exhibitions to catch in Hong Kong in the month of November 2022!
‘Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now’– Nov. 12 Until May. 14 2023
Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of M+, the West Kowloon-based art museum is launching its inaugural special exhibition featuring the ever-iconic Yayoi Kusama. Unveiling the largest retrospective of the artist’s portfolio outside of her native Japan, the grand showcase highlights 200 pieces from her body of artwork dated 1945 and onwards. Traversing through the mediums of paintings, installations, moving images, and more, the presentation melds together a multitude of radical themes vital to Kusama’s work. New pieces finished in 2022 will also be unveiled to a public audience for the first time, including the giant “Death of Nerves” installation, “Dots Obsession—Aspiring to Heaven's Love,” and “Pumpkin.” Visit this link for more details and to purchase tickets.
Location: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon, +852 2200 0217
‘BID FAREWELL’ - Nov. 4 to 25
An explosive exploration of all the wonderful iconography and pop culture symbols that make up the city, Szabotage’s works are instantly recognizable for their deconstruction of the familiar visual language that makes Hong Kong burst with life. In a bittersweet goodbye, this will be his final locally based show before he begins a new chapter elsewhere, doubling as an auction for over 40 Szabotage pieces, both physical and digital. Aside from guided tours that eager visitors can sign up for here, the artist himself will also be leading small group spray-paint stencil workshops too, which requires prior registration through this link.
Location: SHOUT Art Hub and Gallery, Shop 109-112, 1/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2503 1222
‘Dawn Beckles & Timothy Hon Hung Lee: New Britannia’ - Until Nov. 25
In an age tackling the process of decolonization and acknowledging the past experiences of communities that were once unheard and even silenced, New Britannia is an exhibition constructed around the dialogue surrounding post-colonial perspectives of Jamaican artist Dawn Beckles and Hong Konger Timmothy Hon Hung Lee. Both sharing British roots, the works are not so much similar in their aesthetic presentation, as much as they are strongly interlinked via their thematic and affective auras.
Location: Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2544 5004
‘Chop Suey 2008-2022' - Until Nov. 27
A perfect marriage of Chinese gongbi fine-brush ink techniques, with contemporary settings and quirky references to local pop culture, Hong Kong artist Wilson Sheih’s works are a perfectly blended East-meets-West endeavour that captivates all viewers with its unique stylings. As Shieh’s first solo with JPS Gallery, the artist presents the storied evolution of his works from between 2008 through 2022, with highlights from four of his seminal series that explore other forms while integrating new spangled techniques and transitioning to coloured pencil renderings.
Location: JPS Gallery, Shops 218 - 219, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2682 6216
‘Fantasy Garden’ - Until Nov. 30
Welcoming visitors into a lush “Fantasy Garden” of East Javanese artist Dwi Setianto’s imagination, this solo exhibition crafts a sensory journey of colours and shapes. Tapping into the powers of nature, Setianto creates pieces that are unrestrained in their energy, yet graceful and fluid in form.
Location: Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit 4/A, Kin Teck industrial building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, +852 2521 0308
‘Echoes’ - Nov. 13 Until Dec. 5
Using the minimal pairing of two tools, pen and paper, locally based Canadian artist Peter Yuill transfers the alluring magnetism of abstract geometric systems into stunning visual patterns. Both the process of admiring his works and the pieces’ creation, encompass clashing themes of spiritualism and science, existentialism and the greater unknown.
Location: Kong Art Space, G/F, 3 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6079 4775
‘Glimmer Shrine’ - Nov. 3 Until Dec. 10
Starring an all-female line-up of Alina Birkner, Gretta Lou, Lorraine Ren, Super Future Kid, and Yuchu Gao; this exhibition untaps the significance behind what shapes the experience of womanhood through the ever-so-mystical symbol of a shrine. Shifting constantly in how it presents a means for devotion and adulation, the works are all encumbered with the questions of what forces and ideas have socialized us into the people we are today.
Location: Tang Contemporary, 10/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2682 8289
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