February and March 2018: Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong

Don’t miss these exhibitions in Hong Kong during February and March! Are you ready for Hong Kong Arts Month?

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When you first enter ‘Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour’ in the M+ Pavilion, you come face to face with this yellow wall of exhibition posters. These posters aren’t just promotional, but are part of the exhibition itself. 👇 . If you look closely, you’ll see that they are the same posters from when the exhibition premiered at the Venice Biennale last year. They were then being re-made in Hong Kong—old Venice graffiti and all. This not only reflects the ‘world tour’ concept in the exhibition’s title, but is also a reference to the fictional character from the work ‘Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth)’. This work pays tribute to a fake news story about a South African musician named Boomtown Gundane, who allegedly made a song titled ‘Yes We Do’ in response to the charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ In Young’s fictional recreation, Boomtown Gundane has toured the world with this response song. 🌎🎤 — 當你踏進M+展亭參觀「楊嘉輝的賑災專輯 世界巡迴演」展覽,首先映入眼簾會是一道黃色牆上的海報。這些海報可不只是有宣傳用途,本身更是展覽的一部分。👇 . 若你細心看看,就會發現海報似曾相識,與去年在威尼斯雙年展初次登場的「楊嘉輝的賑災專輯」展覽海報一樣。展覽過後,海報和在威尼斯累積的塗鴉也一併帶回香港重新製作。這些展覽海報不單表現了「世界巡迴演」的概念,亦與作品《Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth)》中的虛構人物「Boomtown Gundane」有關連。整件作品的出發點源於一則假新聞:有位名為Boomtown Gundane 的南非音樂家創作了一首慈善單曲《Yes We Do》,以回應《Do They Know It’s Christmas?》的故事,而作品就是向這位虛構人物致敬。在楊嘉輝重塑的這個虛構故事裏,Boomtown Gundane帶着這首回應之歌巡迴世界演出。🌎🎤 . #mplusmuseum #mpluspavilion #venicebiennale #hongkong #songsfordisasterreliefworldtour #samsonyoung #yingkwok #mplus博物館#mplus展亭 #威尼斯雙年展 #香港 #楊嘉輝的賑災專輯世界巡迴演 #楊嘉輝 #郭瑛

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The next M+ exhibition, straight from the Venice Biennale: ‘Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour’! 🎺🎺 . Conceived by multidisciplinary Hong Kong artist Samson Young, ‘Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour’ offers a unique audiovisual experience with sculptures, objects, videos, sound installations, and site-specific pieces. The ‘songs for disaster relief’ in the title refers to charity singles—purpose-made recordings to raising funds and awareness for charitable causes. In this exhibition, Young draws on this genre and explores the ideologies behind it. 🎤🎧 . In 2017, Young represented Hong Kong with the premiere of this exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale under the title ‘Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief’. You’ll see that the Hong Kong version is slightly different—with new settings, new layouts, and even a new artwork! . When: 09.02.2018 – 06.05.2018 Where: M+ Pavilion . Image: 'Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth)', 2017. Silk-screen print on vinyl cover, felt tip pen on vinyl records, 3D-printed nylon, vitrine of found objects, movable curtain system, neon, video, animation and 10-channel sound installation — M+下個展覽:由威尼斯雙年展巡迴來港的「楊嘉輝的賑災專輯 世界巡迴演」!🎺🎺🎺 . 「楊嘉輝的賑災專輯 世界巡迴演」由跨領域藝術家楊嘉輝創作,藉雕塑、物件、錄像、聲音裝置及場域特定作品,帶領參觀者展開獨一無二的視聽之旅。展覽以「賑災專輯」為題,將「慈善單曲」重新定位,並探索其背後的意識形態。🎤🎧 . 2017年,楊嘉輝代表香港以「楊嘉輝的賑災專輯」參加第57屆威尼斯雙年展。今次展覽載譽歸來,將以全新面貌呈現,更有一件首次展出的新作品! . 展期:2018年2月9日至5月6日 地點:M+展亭 . 圖片:《Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth)》,2017年,絲網印刷唱片封套、簽名筆及黑膠唱片、3D印製尼龍、裝有現成物的玻璃箱、移動布簾裝置、霓虹燈、錄像、動畫及十聲道聲音裝置。 . #mplusmuseum #mpluspavilion #venicebiennale #hongkong #songsfordisasterrelief #worldtour #samsonyoung #yingkwok #mplus博物館 #mplus展亭 #威尼斯雙年展 #香港 #楊嘉輝的賑災專輯 #世界巡迴演 #楊嘉輝 #郭瑛

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Feb 9 – May 6, 2018 Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour

Venue: M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong

Artists: Samson Young

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Feb 9, 2018

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A seaside rendezvous with art! — With support from H Queen’s as the lead partner and presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park on the city’s iconic harbourfront that brings museum-quality works to the public. Created by 19 international and local artists, this exhibition will punctuate Hong Kong’s skyline in the Central and Wan Chai districts. — The exhibition opens today until 11 April, at Central and Western District Promenade & Wan Chai, free to the public! #HQueens #HarbourArtsHK #HongKongArt #TamarPark #添馬公園 #ContemporaryArt #sculpture #hongkong #DiscoverHongKong #hkig #CentralHarbourFront #YayoiKusama #pumpkin @HongKongArtsCentre @HarbourArtsHK

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#AntonyGormley and #TraceyEmin participate in the Harbour Arts Sculpture Park (@harbourartshk) in Hong Kong, from 22 February until 11 April 2018. . Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park is based at Tamar Park, public areas outside the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The project is curated by Mori Art Museum’s director Fumio Nanjo and Royal Academy of Arts artistic director Tim Marlow and features 18 international and local artists are displayed in the free exhibition. . Antony Gormley exhibits his cast-iron sculpture 'DAZE VI' (2016) and Tracey Emin shows a new bronze sculpture 'A Moment Without You' (2017). . #artbaselhonkong #whitecubeatabhk #abhk2018 #hongkong

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Feb 22 – Apr 11, 2018 Harbour Arts Sculpture Park

Mar 2 – Apr 15, 2018 CHIHULY

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

Artists: Dale Chihuly

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Mar 2, 2018

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Swire Properties Arts Month is Back! This March we're once again partnering with Art Basel in Hong Kong and presenting a spectacular month-long series of exhibitions, installations, performances, and live urban art. Stay tuned for more news!
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Mar 3 – Apr 8, 2018 Swire Properties Arts Month Programme

Mar 16 – 31, 2018 Face-Off: Picasso / Condo

Venue: Sotheby’s, Hong Kong

Artists: Pablo Picasso, George Condo

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Mar 16, 2018

Mar 23 – 26, 2018 Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong

Venue: Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

Artists: See Exhibitor List

Category: Art Fairs

Private View: March 23, 2018

 

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Coming soon to David Zwirner Hong Kong: an exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans, presenting recent developments in his portraiture and still lifes along with figurative scenes and abstract photographs. Featuring many new works not publicly shown before, the show will juxtapose pictures of intimacy and friendship with views of the world at large. Dates: March 26–May 12, 2018. Join us for the private view at the gallery on Monday, March 26, 6–8 PM. … Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. His practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world. … On March 28, join Tillmans at the gallery for a signing of the accompanying exhibition catalogue. RSVP to Evelyn Sum at evelyn@davidzwirner.com or +852 2119 5900. Pictured: Wolfgang Tillmans, Wolkenbruch, 2017. © Wolfgang Tillmans @wolfgang_tillmans #WolfgangTillmans #DavidZwirnerHongKong

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Mar 26 – May 12, 2018 Wolfgang Tillmans

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

Artists: Wolfgang Tillmans

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Mar 26, 2018

Mar 27 – Apr 1, 2018 Art Central Hong Kong

Venue: Central Harborfront, Hong Kong

Artists: See Exhibitor List

Category: Art Fairs

First Night: March 26, 2018

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Pat Steir’s new series, “For Hong Kong” (2017–2018), was created in homage to the artistic and literary heritage of East Asian cultures. Distinguished by a vertical, central fissure that the artist refers to as a “split,” Steir’s paintings are part of an ongoing body of work called “Kairos,” which debuted in September 2017 in an exhibition at our New York gallery. Her signature pouring technique reflects Steir’s intuitive relationship with Eastern thought, disclosing a Zen-like emptiness that simultaneously suggests a sensuous fullness. – – Lévy Gorvy is presenting four of the works from Steir’s new series at Art Basel Hong Kong, including ‘Blue Mauve for Hong Kong’, pictured above. – Art Basel Hong Kong, March 29 – 31, Hong Kong, Convention & Exhibition Centre – #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #PatSteir #Steir #ABHK #ArtBaselHongKong #BaselHongKong #ABHK2018 #HKCEC

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Mar 29 – 31, 2018 Art Basel Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Artists: See Exhibitor List

Category: Art Fairs

Private View: March 27 – 28, 2018

Mar 29, 2018 South Island Art Day

Mar 31, 2018 Fotan Studios Open Day


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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