Highlights of Hong Kong’s Art Scene: Events in October, November and December 2018

2018 has been an eventful year! In case you’ve missed these, here are some art events from the past 3 months in Hong Kong’s art scene.

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Visit Christian Lemmerz’s solo exhibition “Not I” at our H Queen’s space before this Saturday, December 22! Please note that our Hong Kong space will close for holidays and will reopen on January 4, 2019. ⁣ ⁣ Upon entering the virtual reality of Christian Lemmerz’s La Apparizione, one encounters the Crucified One. It appears to be a golden tortured body released from the cross and floating in deep darkness. His wounds reveal flesh and blood behind the glistening metal surface of his skin. Exposed to the viewer through the extreme visuality, the VR medium is a fusion between the suffering saint and human bordering on vulgarity. Throughout history, the representations of the Crucifixion of Christ take many shapes – from the suffering body and sacrifice in the Middle Ages to the conquering divine anatomical Christ in the Renaissance. All different depictions of Christ seem to merge across high and low culture, constituting one ultimate icon in the work. ⁣ ⁣ Image courtesy: the artist, Khora Contemporary and Tang Contemporary Art.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION (Hong Kong) | Christian Lemmerz “Not I” | 24.11 – 29.12.2018 .
Thanks to everyone who visited the opening of @christianlemmerz ’s solo exhibition last Saturday! The exhibition title refers to a short dramatic monologue written by Samuel Beckett in 1973. It is one of Beckett’s late works and its title comes from the character's repeated denial that the events she describes or alludes to happened to her. .
It has been more than 30 years since Lemmerz began his investigation of the body and its metaphysical nature. In the early 1990s he resumed his work with classical medium of marble, creating an ongoing series of sculptures. The exhibition features series of drawings, sculptures and recently made VR work. .
On view through December 29 at our @hqueenshk space.

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Nov 24 – Dec 29, 2018 Not I

Venue: Tang Contemporary Art, H Queen’s, Hong Kong

Artists: Christian Lemmerz

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: Nov 24, 2018


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An exhibition of work by Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, John McCracken, and Fred Sandback, four American artists associated with Minimalism, opens Wednesday, November 14 from 6-8 PM at the Hong Kong gallery. Each artist will be represented by a focused presentation of his work in a single room, allowing visitors to experience both the commonalities and distinctions in the individual approaches to reductive form, material, color, and space. . Donald Judd, with the intention of creating straightforward work that could assume a direct material and physical "presence" without recourse to grand philosophical statements, eschewed the classical ideals of representational sculpture to create a rigorous visual vocabulary that sought clear and definite objects as its primary mode of articulation. . Dan Flavin produced a singularly consistent and prodigious body of work that utilized commercially available fluorescent lamps to create installations, or "situations," as he preferred to call them, of light and color. . John McCracken’s work combines the restrained formal qualities of Minimalist sculpture with a distinctly Los Angeles sensibility expressed through color, form, and finish. . Fred Sandback is known for sculptures that outline planes and volumes in space. Though he employed metal wire and elastic cord early in his career, the artist soon dispensed with mass and weight by using acrylic yarn to create works that address their physical surroundings, the "pedestrian space," as Sandback called it, of everyday life. ___ Pictured: Installation view, Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2018. #DanFlavin #DonaldJudd #JohnMcCracken #FredSandback #DavidZwirnerHongKong #Hqueens #DavidZwirner @juddfoundation

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“I think I’m one of those people who, for better or worse, really believes in some of the simplest materials as being the best ones to think through.” ––Dan Flavin in conversation with Tiffany Bell, 1982. . The term Minimalism came to denote a new abstract style of work that emerged in New York and Los Angeles in the 1960s and which radically reconfigured the possibilities of sculpture. Since its inception, David Zwirner has featured critically acclaimed exhibitions devoted to the work of artists associated with Minimal art and is recognized as one of the foremost international galleries to present this work to the public. Highlighting historically significant installations, this exhibition is the first major presentation of Minimal art to be on view in Hong Kong. Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback will be on view through December 21. The Hong Kong gallery will be open Sunday, November 25 from 11-7 PM. ___ Pictured from left: Dan Flavin, untitled (to the real Dan Hill) 1a, 1978. Dan Flavin installing his solo exhibition fluorescent light, etc. from Dan Flavin, 1969. #DanFlavin #DonaldJudd #JohnMcCracken #FredSandback #DavidZwirnerHongKong #Hqueens #DavidZwirner

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Nov 15 – Dec 21, 2018 Flavin, Judd, McCracken, Sandback

Venue: David Zwirner, H Queen’s, Hong Kong

Artists: Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, John McCracken, Fred Sandback,

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: Nov 14, 2018


Dec 14, 2018 – Jan 12, 2019 Using All The Freedoms We Have

Venue: Over the Influence, Hong Kong

Artists: Scott Campbell

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: Dec 13, 2018

Nov 30 – Dec 31, 2018 Art Car 2018

Venue: Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong

Artists: Eleanor McColl

Category: Art Event

Opening Reception/Event Date: Nov 30, 2018


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HKAGA Art Week 9-17 November 2018 | Now in its 6th year! 【 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium】16-17 Nov 2018 | Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures Day 1: 2:15pm – 6:15pm, Friday, November 16th Day 2: 10:15am – 4:15pm, Saturday, November 17th Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center (9 Justice Drive, Admiralty Hong Kong) The 2-day Art Symposium includes 5 sessions of presentations and talks from an outstanding roaster of influencers – artists, curators, gallerists, art fair directors, researchers and collectors from Asia and beyond. For more information, please click the link in bio. 2018年11月 9至 17日香港藝術週 | 昂然踏入第六屆 【 第三屆2018藝術座談會】2018年11月16-17日 | 遠景展望:香港藝壇在互聯互通和充滿挑戰的新時代之再構 Day 1: 11月16日(五),下午2:15- 6:15 Day 2: 11月17日(六),上午10:15 – 4:15 地點:亞洲協會香港中心(香港金鐘正義道9號) 免費入場,坐位有限,按Profile 連結 #HKAGA #2018HongKongArtWeek #AsiaSociety #HongKong #香港畫廊協會 #第6屆香港藝術週 #亞洲協會香港中心 #HongKongArtScene

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HKAGA Art Week 9-17 November 2018 | Now in its 6th year! 【 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium】16-17 Nov 2018 | Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures Theme | “One Belt, One Road” — Hong Kong as a window to the world Main Speaker | Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chief Curator of the 12th Shanghai Biennale Cuauhtémoc Medina will speak about China's One Belt, One Road initiative which will transform trade and cultural relations, including the art world. Born in Mexico, Cuauhtémoc Medina is an internationally renowned art curator, critic and historian. Having worked extensively in Europe, he currently serves as Chief Curator at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. . 2018年11月 9至 17日香港藝術週 | 昂然踏入第六屆 【 第三屆2018藝術座談會】2018年11月16-17日 | 遠景展望:香港藝壇在互聯互通和充滿挑戰的新時代之再構 座談會一 |下午2:30 – 4:15 主題 |「一帶一路」:香港作為通往國際藝壇之窗口 主講嘉賓|Cuauhtémoc Medina,第12屆上海雙 年展的主策展人 第 12 屆 上海雙年展的主策展人 Cuauhtémoc Medina 是 11 月 16 日(星期五)座談會的揭幕講者,他將 探討中國的「一帶一路」舉措在轉化未來貿易及文化關係之時牽動藝術界的局面。此外,多位藝術 界專業人士將於現場討論香港在此格局中的地位,以及其作為貫通中國內地、亞太區和西方國家的 窗口角色。 出生於墨西哥, Cuauhtémoc Medina是活躍於國際藝術界的策展人、評論家和藝術史學家。他曾長期工作於歐洲,現為墨西哥國立自治大學當代藝術博物館(Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo)的首席策展人。 #HKAGA #2018HongKongArtWeek #AsiaSociety #HongKong #香港畫廊協會 #第6屆香港藝術週 #亞洲協會香港中心 #HongKongArtScene

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HKAGA Art Week 9-17 November 2018 | Now in its 6th year! 【 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium】16-17 Nov 2018 | Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures Session Two | 4:30 – 6:15pm Theme | How are Western Museums collecting and understanding Contemporary Art from Asia Main Speaker | Boon Hui Tan, Director of Asia Society Museum Mr Boon Hui Tan, Director of Asia Society Museum, will discuss how Asian artists are now featuring in the acquisition programmes in the Museums from both Western and Asian countries and what further work needs to be done. As Assistant Chief Executive for Museums and Programs under Singapore’s National Heritage Board, Mr Tan has overseen and developed the exhibitions, programmess and outreach activities of National Heritage Board organisations, including the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilizations Museum, Peranakan Museum and the Malay Heritage Center. He also recently served as Artistic Director of Singapour en France, le Festival 2015, a multidisciplinary festival focusing on Singapore and Southeast Asia. . 2018年11月 9至 17日香港藝術週 | 昂然踏入第六屆 【 第三屆2018藝術座談會】2018年11月16-17日 | 遠景展望:香港藝壇在互聯互通和充滿挑戰的新時代之再構 座談會二|下午4:30 – 晚上6:15 主題 | 西方博物館收藏及鑑賞亞洲當代藝術之現況 主講嘉賓 | 陳文輝,亞洲協會博物館館長 亞洲協會博物館館長陳文輝(Boon Hui Tan)和西方及亞洲博物 館多位策展人將討論「西方博物館收藏及鑑賞亞洲當代藝術之現況」,以及他們的未來工作計劃。 曾作為新加坡國家遺產委員會下屬的博物館與項目部助理總幹事,陳文輝曾經負責及組織多場重要展覽、藝術項目等活動,極大的促進了新加坡國家遺產委員下屬多個機構的外展工作,例如新加坡國立博物館、亞洲文明博物館、土生華人博物館以及馬來遺產中心等等。 #HKAGA #2018HongKongArtWeek #AsiaSociety #HongKong #香港畫廊協會 #第6屆香港藝術週 #亞洲協會香港中心 #HongKongArtScene

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HKAGA Art Week 9-17 November 2018 | Now in its 6th year! 【 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium】16-17 Nov 2018 | Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures Session Three | 10:15am – 12pm Theme | Female artists in Asia, in honour of Asia Society’s Pan Yuliang Exhibition Main Speaker | Freya Chou, Curator of Para Site Ms Freya Chou will talk about Female Artists in Asia and together with renowned curators, artists and collectors, will discuss the realities faced by women in the art world and the opportunities and challenges for the future. Freya Chou is Curator of Education and Public Programmes at Para Site. Her recent curatorial projects include Afterwork (co-curators, 2016), An Asia Survey – Bruce Yonemoto (2015), Social Factory – The 10th Shanghai Biennial (co-curators, 2014). She was Assistant Curator of the 7th Taipei Biennial (2010). In 2014, she founded YiBen Book, an independent publishing house committed to producing artists’ books. She has written and edited many publications and contributed to periodicals, including Artist Magazine, ARTCO, LEAP and Art Review Asia. . 【 第三屆2018藝術座談會】2018年11月16-17日 | 遠景展望:香港藝壇在互聯互通和充滿挑戰的新時代之再構 座談會三 |上午10:15 – 中午12:00 主題 | 亞洲女藝術家之概況 主講嘉賓 | 周安曼,Para Site藝術空間策展人 在全球#MeToo 浪潮正盛之際,香港選派女藝術家代表本地參加威尼斯雙年展,與此同時,亞洲協 會現正展出傑出中國女藝術家潘玉良之作品。座談會將突顯女性藝術家、博物館策展人和藝術商在 香港藝壇扮演的重要角色 周安曼為香港Para Site藝術空間教育與公共項目策展人,近年策劃展覽包括《工餘》(聯合策展, 2016)、《亞洲調查-Bruce Yonemoto個展》(2015)、《第十屆上海雙年展》(聯合策展, 2014)。她曾擔任第七屆台北雙年展助理策展人 #HKAGA #2018HongKongArtWeek #AsiaSociety #HongKong #香港畫廊協會 #第6屆香港藝術週 #亞洲協會香港中心 #HongKongArtScene

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HKAGA Art Week 9-17 November 2018 | Now in its 6th year! 【 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium】16-17 Nov 2018 | Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures Day 2 | Session Four | 1:30 – 3:15pm Theme | New Trends, the impact of the next wave of international gallery openings in Hong Kong and beyond Main Speaker | Magnus Renfrew, Managing Director & Founder, ARTHQ Group Magnus Renfrew will speak on New Trends, the impact of the next wave of international gallery openings in Hong Kong and beyond. Together with a panel of experts, he will evaluate the impact of these developments on the region, local small and medium-sized galleries and the relationship of Hong Kong with the rest of Asia. Mr Renfrew is a cultural entrepreneur and writer with over 20 years’ experience in the international art world. . 【 第三屆2018藝術座談會】2018年11月16-17日 | 遠景展望:香港藝壇在互聯互通和充滿挑戰的新時代之再構 座談會四|下午1:30 – 3:15 主題 | 國際畫廊進駐香港及周邊地區新趨勢的影響 主講嘉賓 | 任天晉,ARTHQ Group董事總經理及創辦人 ARTHQ Group 董事總經理及創辦人任天晉 (Magnus Renfrew)將以「國際畫廊進駐香港及周邊地區新趨勢的影響」為題,與藝術界的專業 人士,包括藝博會總監和畫廊多名代表,評估此發展對區內及本地中小型畫廊、藝術家,以至對香 港與亞洲各地間關係之影響。 活躍於國際藝壇二十多年,文化企業家任天晉(Magnus Renfrew)於2017年成立ARTHQ / Group,為藝術界提供各種服務。ARTHQ / Group為藝術界提供戰略諮詢和行政搜索解決方案,並投資和創建具有里程碑意義的活動和數字平台,以擴大受眾群體。 The Art Symposium will conclude with a keynote Presentation by Tobias Berger, Head of Arts, Tai Kwun. 藝術座談會將於11月17日 (星期六)下午作總結,屆時將由大館藝術主管 Tobias Berger 主講。 #HKAGA #2018HongKongArtWeek #AsiaSociety #HongKong #香港畫廊協會 #第6屆香港藝術週 #亞洲協會香港中心 #HongKongArtScene

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Nov 16 – 17, 2018 3rd Annual HKAGA Art Symposium

Venue: Asia Society, Hong Kong

Speakers: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Iola Lenzi, Harald Kraemer, Lorraine Kiang, H.G. Masters, Boon Hui Tan, Victoria Sung, Alan Lau, Sara Raza, Catherine Kwai, Raymond Tang, Freya Chou, Doris Wong Wai-yin, Özge Ersoy, Enid Tsui, Magnus Renfrew, Emmanuel Perrotin, Daphne King, Isa Lorenzo, Vivienne Chow, Tobias Berger

Category: Art Event

Opening Reception/Event Date: Nov 16-17, 2018


Nov 23 – 28, 2018  Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2018

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Artists: See exhibitor list

Category: Auctions

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10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present the first Hong Kong solo exhibition of Chinese artist Gu Benchi. This exhibition will feature his latest series of three dimensional “Endless Line” wall hangings, as well as, a site specific installation made for 10 Chancery Lane Gallery. … Gu Benchi was born in Shanghai in 1979. He was inspired by one of the abstract art pioneers Piet Mondrian and has taken geometric abstraction to a new level in his artworks. By way of using colored high-strength polyester thread he weaves multilayered configurations playing with balance, harmony, symmetry, perspective and light. … #contemporaryart #chineseartist #installationart

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Oct 19 – Nov 3, 2018 Gu Benchi Solo Exhibition

Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Gu Benchi

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: Oct 19, 2018


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