April and May 2018: Art Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong

Are you ready for French art, gallery hopping, and exciting works from emerging artists? Be sure to check out these events in Hong Kong this April and May.

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Take art home! What could be better than finding your favourite piece, bringing it home and seeing it every day?! Affordable Art Fair strives to offer affordable, quality art at a range of prices and from varying mediums, making art accessible to all. Embellish your space with art! For those who buy art, we offer a complimentary Volkswagen Drive-art-home service so you can take your art home hassle-free. Learn more at the booth! 將藝術帶回家 有什麼比找到你的最愛、把它帶回家、每天看到它更開心?藝博會提供可負擔、高質素的一系列藝術品,希望能將藝術帶給大眾。試試用藝術裝飾你的空間吧! 藝博會與Volkswagen合作提供Drive-art-home服務,詳情到會場了解更多。 @volkswagenhk @volkswagen

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May 18 – May 20, 2018 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Artists: See Exhibitor List

Category: Art Fair

Opening Reception/Event date: May 17, 2018


May 1 – June 30, 2018 Le French May Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Artists: See Exhibitor List

Category: Art Festival

Opening Reception/Event date: /


May 5 – 27, 2018 School of Nice From Pop Art to Happenings

Venue: Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

Artists: See Exhibitor List

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 4, 2018


March 29 – May 25, 2018 Antoine d’Agata Contamination/Odysseia

Venue: Charbon Art Space, Hong Kong

Artists: Antoine d’Agata

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: March 29, 2018


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NOW OPEN! At Opera Gallery Hong Kong, we launched our summer exhibition. On the occasion of Hong Kong’s iconic @lefrenchmay annual cultural festival, we are delighted to present an eclectic exhibition featuring several artists from France, spanning different styles and movements from post-war and historic classics such as Marc Chagall, Bernard Buffet, Jean Dubuffet, André Lanskoy and Georges Mathieu to contemporary masters like Pierre Soulages, Chu Teh-Chun, André Brasilier and Robert Combas. __ “French Maze – A Selection of French Masters” at Opera Gallery Hong Kong From 17 May – 30 June 2018 __ #frenchmaze #lefrenchmay #operagallery #hongkong #exhibition #artgallery #bernardbuffet #buffet #jeandubuffet #dubuffet #marcchagall #chagall #robertcombas #combas #andrebrasilier #brasilier #pierresoulages #soulages

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May 17 – June 30, 2018 The French Maze – A Selection of French Masters

Venue: Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Marc Chagall, Bernard Buffet, Jean Dubuffet, André Lanskoy, Georges Mathieu, Pierre Soulages, Chu Teh-ChunAndré Brasilier, Robert Combas…etc.

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 17, 2018


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Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong is now open with its inaugural exhibition of new works by Mark Bradford. Follow the link in our Stories to explore the exhibition in VR. – Bradford has long been interested in the ways in which populations, and particularly marginalized communities, are grouped or quantified. In a number of new large-scale paintings, Bradford returns to the motif of the ‘map’ as a point of departure for mining this topic. These works are not rendered from accurate navigational tools; instead Bradford draws his reference material from archival sources, including transit maps, advertising and outdated maps used on bond securities. His base images are therefore only ever subjective representations of a city’s layout, which unintentionally communicate how urban spaces are divided accordingly to the infrastructures of power. – Bradford has discussed, in relation to his map paintings, how elements of civic planning – including transit lines and water systems – were diverted around communities of wealth, but built directly through others. Using his signature vernacular of selectively layering, scoring and bleaching areas of his canvas’s surface, and employing networks of colored string, Bradford traces the human presence in these urban geographies and emphasizes the disparate communities and hidden social injustices to which his maps refer. #MarkBradford #馬克布拉德福特 #HauserWirth #豪瑟沃斯香港 #NowOpen #NewPaintings #Painting #Social #Political #Material #Artist #Mapping #City #Urban #Geography #Layering #Population #Community #Infrastructure #Navigation #Power #ContemporaryArt #ArtBasel #ArtBaselHongKong #VR #InauguralExhibition #GrandOpening #HQueens #HongKong #HWHongKong 1,2,4,6. Installation view, ‘Mark Bradford’, Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, 2018. © Mark Bradford. Photo: JJYPHOTO 3. Mark Bradford, Next, Storm the castle (detail), 2018. © Mark Bradford . Photo: Joshua White 5. Mark Bradford, Let go of me!! Let me…. (detail), 2018. © Mark Bradford . Photo: Joshua White

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New works by Mark Bradford at Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong opening this Monday 26 March 2018. – Join us to celebrate the inaugural exhibition in our Hong Kong space by the acclaimed American artist renowned for his large, abstract, mixed-media paintings, which often incorporate ephemera and discarded elements of urban life. This exhibition comes on the heels of a number of major public projects including ‘Tomorrow Is Another Day,’ Bradford’s widely-lauded exhibition for the United States Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (which will travel to The Baltimore Museum of Art (@baltimoremuseumofart) in September); ‘Pickett’s Charge,’ a monumental cyclorama commissioned for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (@hirshhorn)in Washington, D.C.; and a 32-panel, site-specific painting of the entire US Constitution for the new American Embassy in London. The new works presented in Hong Kong are a continuation of the themes Bradford has explored throughout his entire career, most prominently the distribution and representation of power within societal structures. – The exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong will be on view through 12 May 2018, spanning both 15th and 16th stories of the new H Queen’s (@hqueenshk) building. #MarkBradford #馬克布拉德福特 #HauserWirth #豪瑟沃斯香港 #NewPaintings #Painting #Social #Political #Cultural #Material #History #Artist #ContemporaryArt #ArtBasel #ArtBaselHongKong #GrandOpening #InauguralExhibition #HQueens #HongKong #HWHongKong

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‘Not Up for debate’ – tomorrow is the final day to view Mark Bradford’s exhibition of new works at Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong. – Bradford has long been interested in the ways in which populations, and particularly marginalized communities, are grouped or quantified. In a number of new large-scale paintings, Bradford returns to the motif of the ‘map’ as a point of departure for mining this topic. These works are not rendered from accurate navigational tools; instead Bradford draws his reference material from archival sources, including transit maps, advertising and outdated maps used on bond securities. His base images are therefore only ever subjective representations of a city’s layout, which unintentionally communicate how urban spaces are divided accordingly to the infrastructures of power. – Bradford has discussed, in relation to his map paintings, how elements of civic planning – including transit lines and water systems – were diverted around communities of wealth, but built directly through others. Using his signature vernacular of selectively layering, scoring and bleaching areas of his canvas’s surface, and employing networks of colored string, Bradford traces the human presence in these urban geographies and emphasizes the disparate communities and hidden social injustices to which his maps refer. – ‘I have always been interested in the notion of community and, in the most fundamental way, in the things that separate certain groups from others,’ Bradford has said. ‘Traditionally, maps are these finite, informational tools, but in these works they evoke questions about the individuals inhabiting these spaces, and about what these printed lines aren’t necessarily showing us.’ #MarkBradford #馬克布拉德福特 #HauserWirth #豪瑟沃斯香港 #NotUpForDebate #NewPaintings #Painting #Social #Political #Material #Artist #Mapping #City #Urban #Geography #Layering #Population #Community #Infrastructure #Navigation #Power #ContemporaryArt #ContemporaryPainting #InauguralExhibition #LastChance #DontMiss #HQueens #HongKong #HWHongKong 1. Mark Bradford, Not Up for debate, 2018 2. Mark Bradford, Not Up for debate (detail), 2018 © Mark Bradford. Photo: Joshua White

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March 26 – May 12, 2018 Mark Bradford

Venue: Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong

Artists: Mark Bradford

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: March 26, 2018


March 26 – May 19, 2018 Doug Aitken

Venue: Massimo de Carlo, Hong Kong

Artists: Doug Aitken

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: March 26, 2018


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《徐龍森:雲山蒼蒼》 “Xu Longsen: Mountains in the Clouds” 藝術家出席酒會:2018年5月25日(週五)下午6到8時 Artist’s Reception: Friday, 25 May 2018, 6 to 8pm 徐龍森個展《雲山蒼蒼》訂於二零一八年五月二十五日(週五)於畢打行漢雅軒開幕。 適逢美國芝加哥藝術博物館舉辦當前大展《天境之光:徐龍森作品展》,畫家將同步在漢雅軒展示其近年的重要創作成果:巨型裝置《山水圖騰柱》。一組高度達三米的「山水畫柱」將介入展覽空間,構造一個可「遊」的精神場域。 本展覽將展出多件「巨幅山水」新作,配以其今年最新的彩墨《花系列》,展現畫家在風格和技法上的持續發展和突破。 Hanart TZ Gallery is honoured to present Xu Longsen’s latest solo exhibition, Mountains in the Clouds. The opening reception will take place in the presence of the artist on Friday, 25 May 2018, from 6-8pm, at Hanart TZ Gallery. Running concurrently with Xu Longsen’s groundbreaking overseas solo exhibition Light of Heaven, presented by the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago (March through June 2018), Mountains in the Clouds at Hanart TZ Gallery will showcase Xu’s most important works of his recent oeuvre, including the monumental installation Shanshui Totem. Comprised of massive ‘landscape pillars’ measuring over three metres high, Xu’s artwork acts as its own intervention in the gallery space, conjuring a spiritual landscape through which one can ‘leisurely wander’. Together with Shanshui Totem and a select group of Xu’s monumental landscape paintings, Mountains in the Clouds also marks the Hong Kong debut of Xu’s new group of semi-abstract works, Flower Series, completed just this year, in which the artist explores further experimental breakthroughs in the style, technique and language of ink painting. 展期 Exhibition Period 25/5 – 7/7/2018 #hanarttzgallery #hanart #xulongsen #inkart #landscapeart #shanshui #mountainsintheclouds

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May 25 – July 7, 2018 Xu Longsen: Mountains in the Clouds

Venue: Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Xu Longsen

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 25, 2018


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Sarah Morris (@sarahmorris001) will be in conversation with Hans-Ulrich Obrist (@hansulrichobrist), artistic director of @serpentineuk, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (@ucca798) in Beijing on 28 May 2018, 5.30 – 6.30 pm (CST). This is the next event in their series of conversations, which has been published in ‘An Open System Meets an Open System’.⠀ ⠀ .⠀ Morris has been making abstract paintings and films since the mid-1990s, investigating urban, social and bureaucratic typologies. The exhibition ‘Odysseus Factor’ offers the first complete presentation of her film output to date, alongside new monumental wall paintings, works on canvas and a selection of drawings.⠀ ⠀ .⠀ The artist will also be on display at #WhiteCube #HongKong with her solo exhibition ‘Your Words Become Mine’, opening 25 May until 7 July 2018.⠀ ⠀ .⠀ Image: Sarah Morris, 'Sarah Morris: Odysseus Factor', UCCA, Beijing, 24 March – 17 June 2018 © Sarah Morris. Photo © Wendy Bowman Courtesy Sarah Morris: Odysseus Factor" (UCCA, Beijing, 2018) installation view.

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May 25 – July 7, 2018 Your Words Become Mine

Venue: White Cube, Hong Kong

Artists: Sarah Morris

Category: Art Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception/Event date: May 25, 2018


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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

Revisit the article about exhibitions in Hong Kong in July 2017 here: July 2017: 6 Art Gallery Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong