5 Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong to See in April, May and June 2019

Here is my selection of five must-see shows in Hong Kong this Spring!

Mar 29 – Jun 30, 2019 Silver Tongued

Venue: SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong

Artist: Michael Anastassiades

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: Mar 29, 2019


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#FrankStella: Engaging with the logics of Cubism and Constructivism, Frank Stella’s Polish Village assemblages began around 1970 and found the artist breaking the surface plane established in his previous series. As Stella proceeded, elements of the pictorial sphere began to emerge as sculptural, architectural reliefs that orient toward a diagonal axis. . The series was inspired by Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka’s book ‘Wooden Synagogues’, in which the authors compiled photographs and line drawings of 71 synagogues documented during an architectural survey in the 1920s and ’30s. Sharing affinities with the angular architectures and sophisticated carpentry of the synagogues, each of Stella’s compositions—named for the structures pictured in the Piechotkas’ book—appears in several versions that are materially and formally distinct. In Artforum in 2016, Stella described an underlying concept of the series: where modernism’s Constructivist line can be traced from Moscow to Berlin via Warsaw, the course of the Nazis, who ruined these sacred sites, mirrored that path in reverse. . American Master. Frank Stella: Polish Villages is on view at Lévy Gorvy in Hong Kong through July 27. . #LevyGorvy #FrankStella #PolishVillages . Frank Stella. “Olkienniki II,” 1972. Corrugated cardboard, felt, paint and wood construction, 95 x 84 inches (241.3 x 213.4 cm). © (2019) Frank Stella / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY. Image courtesy of Kasmin Gallery.

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May 24 – Jul 27, 2019 American Master. Frank Stella: Polish Villages

Venue: Lévy Gorvy, Hong Kong

Artist: Frank Stella

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 23, 2019


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Chen Danqing’s solo exhibition “Chen Danqing: Disguise and Paintings from Life” will open at our Hong Kong space this Friday May 24, the opening reception will be held starting from 6 pm. Curated by Cui Cancan, this is Chen’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first major solo presentation in Hong Kong. ⁣ ⁣ Chen Danqing is a Chinese-American artist, writer, and art critic. He is known for his realist depictions of nudes and rugged landscapes. Influenced by the paintings of Jean-François Millet, Chen empathetically portrayed Tibetan farmers and herdsman in the 1970s. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1980. In 1982, the artist emigrated to the United States, where he spent 18 years writing and painting in New York. Chen returned to China in 2000 as a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including Museum Europe D’Art Modern (Barcelona, Spain), Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA), Aros Museum (Aarhus, Denmark), Louis Blouin Foundation (London, UK), Asia Society Art Museum (New York, USA), Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai, China), Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai, China) etc. ⁣ ⁣ Images: Artificial Flowers, 210 x 230 cm, oil on canvas, 2017; Woman Resting Her Head on Her Hand, 61 x 76 cm, oil on canvas, 2014. Image credit: the artist and Tang Contemporary Art.

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May 24 – Jun 30, 2019 Chen Danqing: Disguise and Paintings from Life

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

Artist: Chen Danqing

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 24, 2019


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⁣Pace Gallery | Chewing Gum III | 25 May – 4 July 2019 Pace Gallery is pleased to present the themed exhibition Chewing Gum III, the third installment following Chewing Gum and Chewing Gum II, presented in 2015 and 2017 respectively. This exhibition continues Pace’s sustained studies in the Hong Kong gallery of the individual creative states of contemporary artists from different temporal, regional, and cultural backgrounds, with a special focus on relationships between “object and object”, “people and object”, and “people and people”. Here, the everyday act of “chewing” alludes to the ways in which a globalised context tends to dispel, and even dissolve, cultural differences, and to the effect of viewer participation in bringing about new connections between artworks. #pacegallery #chewinggum #chewinggumIII #contemporaryart #hkaga #hkart #art #instaart #artevent #hkartevent #artexhibition #hkartexhibition

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May 25 – Jul 4, 2019 Chewing Gum III

Venue: Pace Gallery, H Queen’s, Hong Kong

Artists: Lee Kun-Yong, Lee Ufan, Louise Nevelson, Irving Penn, Joel Shapiro, Kiki SmithSong Dong, Tim EitelTony Smith

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 24, 2019


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Would you be willing to take the pills that alter your reality in order to satisfy your emotional needs? – Lin Jingjing’s solo show “Lov-Lov Shop” explores the meaning and significance of humans in the age of artificial intelligence. The absurdity of the influence of technology on mankind is amplified in Lin’s Lov-Lov pharmacy series “We Have Solutions” (2019). This corresponding series advertises a medication regime perfect for indolent individuals. If you are too lazy to order an AI companion, all you need is a pill to experience love again and again – it is that simple and easy. Love, trust, friendship, respect, even spirituality, mysteriousness, and confidence – all are attainable, and all you need to do is sit back and enjoy. Is this not the shortcut to altering minds and reality that many long for? – Lin Jingjing’s solo exhibition “Lov-Lov Shop” runs through July 6. – Image: Installation view. Lin Jingjing, “We Have Solutions” series, 2019, archival pigment print on canvas, 160 x 100cm each – #desarthe #LinJingjing #LovLovShop #AI #humanity #robots #mankind #nonliving #relationship #breakdown #installation #light #utopia #dystopia #gallery #exhibition #hk

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May 25 – July 13, 2019 Lov-Lov Shop

Venue: de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

Artist: Lin Jingjing

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 25, 2019


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Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in January, February and March 2019 here: Art Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Auctions in Hong Kong: January, February, March 2019

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in October, November and December 2018 here: Highlights of Hong Kong’s Art Scene: Events in October, November and December 2018

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in August and September 2018 here: Art Exhibitions, Art Fairs, Art Festivals and Auctions in Hong Kong: August and September 2018

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in June and July 2018 here: Art Shows to See in Hong Kong: June and July 2018

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in April and May 2018 here: April and May 2018: Art Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in February and March 2018 here: February and March 2018: Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in December 2017 and January 2018 here: 5 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to See: December 2017 and January 2018

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in November 2017 here: November 2017: 10 Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in October 2017 here: 5 Art Shows to See in Hong Kong this October

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in September 2017 here: September 2017: List of Must-See Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in August 2017 here: August 2017: 7 Contemporary Art Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong

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