The Best Galleries and Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to Check Out This September 2022
by: The Beat Asia
September 06, 2022
Hong Kong is a city that’s never short of intriguing galleries and eye-catching installations. Thanks to the fast-paced metropolitan setting and mixture of cultural influences, art in Hong Kong is easily accessible and beautifully varied. From grouped curations featuring artworks etched into unassuming household items like aluminium foil and beeswax, to dynamic painting showcases that carve out a contemporary edge for the art form, here are some of our choice picks for art galleries and art exhibitions in Hong Kong to check out.
‘A Collection in Two Acts’ – Until Sept. 16
Having opened since July with a reception performance by Florence Lam, Rossi & Rossi’s “A Collection in Two Acts” was curated by Chris Wan, founder of art review publication “Daoju Art,” to feature over 50 works under the theme of “critical fabulation.” The compelling phrase was pulled from an essay by Saidiya Hartman titled “Venus in Two Acts,” and revolves around the dynamics of art collectors and curators in creating a narrative for their aggregated artworks, revealing the flux between personal taste and industry-oriented selection processes. Artists in the line-up feature Tap Chan, Chan Wai-lap, Chow Chun-fai, Prodip Leung, Lit Wing-hung, and more. The gallery is open between Tuesday and Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM, with more details available here.
Location: Rossi & Rossi, 11F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
‘SUBXTURE’ – Until Sept. 18
The streets of Hong Kong are an endless source of inspiration, each alley and hanging neon sign contributing to elements that form street culture and art practices that are uniquely local. Art collective CARNABY FAIR has brought together six local artists from across different disciplines and demographics then connected them with well-known brands to create seven installations that draw inspiration from street art culture and the city of Hong Kong.
Featured artists include pop art peddler Ernest Chang, the iconic calligrapher Plumber King, digital artist SugarFubi, illustrator SIUKINS, caricaturist Elphonso Lam, and Polly Chan. More information on the exhibition via the K11 site here.
Location: G11 & G24, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
‘The Girl Who Fell From Space’ by Pucky – Until Sept. 25
Assuming an unconventional pathway in her career, artist Pucky broke into the art scene by debuting her brand of art toys of the same name. The adorably rounded gnome-like forms were well received for their fairytale-esque aesthetics and calming stance. Now working in the mediums of painting, Pucky brings to light her spiritually charged artworks that burst with psychedelic colours and celestial forms. On display are 15 new abstract works alongside 14 sketches and limited-edition Pucky merch for sale. Her new doll named “Antenna Girl” sits languidly with a smoothed alien appearance and glittering purple hair and is available for pre-order at the exhibition. Read more about the showcase here.
Location: Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 5 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
‘Sea, I’m Awake’ by Bianca Nemelc – Until Sept. 14
New York-raised Caribbean painter Bianca Nemlec embraces figurative shapes through acrylic painting revelling in the interconnectedness between our human bodies and the natural world. Using flowing shapes with bold gradients and colours, her work pushes and pulls between the subjects and themes of water as experienced in the movement of waves and amongst bodies of water. Find out more about this exhibition by clicking here.
Location: Woaw Gallery, G07, The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
‘Summer Wind’ Solo Exhibition by Kitti Narod – Until Sept. 17
Romanticise the last laps of summer by admiring the brushstrokes of Thai painter Kitti Narod. Reshaping and portraying mundane moments through stylised figures and textured colour work, the scenes of gangly-limbed subjects swimming, singing, dancing, and living are infused with a sense of gratification encouraging viewers to find some enjoyment in bare bones experiences like the ones depicted. For an elaboration on the series from curator Michaela Sena, click here.
Location: Tang Contemporary Art, 10/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
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