Best Galleries and Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to Check Out This July 2023
July 12, 2023
As summer continues, galleries and exhibitions in Hong Kong have not stopped. From patchwork arts, paintings to photography, collage and contemporary aesthetics, July art galleries are offering a diverse range of artistic expressions. Here are some galleries and exhibitions to catch this July 2023.
Before Arrival by Cheng Ting Ting x Lau Yin Yeung
For a more philosophical exploration of art, "Before Arrival" showcases the works of two artists, Cheng Ting Ting and Lau Yin Yeung, who bring to life the feeling of waiting for something to happen in an unknown future.
The artist felt recent years have been blank, emptiness, and waiting for the unknown day after day. Their works in this gallery use their style of painting to explore the state of waiting, which can be filled with loneliness and solitude, but can also be a sort of beauty that fills us with tenderness and longing.
When: Now – Aug. 19
Where: SC Gallery, Unit 2, 19/F, Sungib Industrial Centre, 53 Wong Chik Hang Road, Hong Kong
Velocity by Pablo Posada Pernikoff
Sin Sin Fine Art presents Pablo Posada Pernikoff's "Velocity" as part of this year's French May celebrations. Pernikoff's abstract and soft shapes examine the strength of movement and momentum of change that happens with time, using hard materials such as glass, crystal, metal, and handmade paper.
Pablo has been experimenting with lines that express motion. Looking at the world now, Pablo embraces fluidity as he navigates our ever-changing realities, with nature as a constant source of inspiration. In this body of work, he focuses on the flow of states of matter – the fluid movements of liquid, the solid flow of vegetation and minerals, and the ethereal state of air. Through lines and light that interact with different materials, he contemplates the velocity of the shifts in contemporary life and how movement has always been present in the natural world, exhibiting the human ability to cope with changes.
When: Now – July 31
Where: Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit A, 4/f., Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Fantasy in Fabric by Danny Amazonas
Looking out for contemporary aesthetics instead of traditional artworks? At Artspace K, Danny Amazonas's "Fantasy in Fabric" showcases his unique "Freehand Patchwork" style of fabric art, using at least 4,000 pieces of fabric to create a work of one square meter. Amazonas's works have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.
This year, Danny’s art of patchwork by fabrics is exhibiting in Hong Kong. He uses his patchwork to create works of the cityscape, nature scenery, and portraits of animals and different plants. Bringing patchwork art to a whole new level.
When: Now – Sept. 10
Where: Artspace K, G105-106, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong
Duration of Stay by Guanyu Xu
Chicago-based Chinese artist Guanyu Xu presents "Duration of Stay," his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition explores the production of power in photography and montage and brings us the reflection of personal freedom and its relationship to political regimes.
Xu's work from this gallery will include various series, including Resident Aliens and Traversable Landscape. The former examines the idea of citizenship and forms of belonging, while the latter interrogates the ever-increasing control over immigration by governments. Another highlight of his work this year is Suspension, a large grid of images that expresses the artist's powerlessness as an alien in the United States during the pandemic. This exhibition invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences and assumptions about belonging, identity and government power.
When: Now – Aug. 31
Where: Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Visions of Iran, A Group Exhibition of Iranian Women Arts
Iranian contemporary art scene had grown continuously throughout the years, from only calligraphy to themes of revolution and war, to exploring diver formats like new media and socio-economic topics. Yas Art Space is in collaboration with Pekin Fine Arts and presents "Visions of Iran: A Group Exhibition of Iranian Women Arts".” In the exhibition, audiences could appreciate eleven paintings and works on paper by young female Iranian artists living and working in Iran, whose practices are linked by common themes of landscape, both natural and architectural. The exhibition would certainly be an excitement to show Hong Kong and new audiences the dynamic creativity of Iran today.
When: Now – July 31
Where: Pékin Fine Arts, 16/F Union Industrial Building, 48 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
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