August 2017: 7 Contemporary Art Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong

Here are 7 art gallery and museum shows in Hong Kong you don’t want to miss this August!

 

 

 

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Meet the tallest artwork in our Canton Express exhibition. 🗻🏢 . “City” by Liang Juhui is an immense mixed-media installation with multiple hexagonal tiers stacked to form a pagoda. In the windows of each tier are photographs of the backs of people in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Pingyao. A digital video projected on the floor shows overlapping images of people, objects, and buildings. . These images are evidence of the transformation of small Chinese cities into metropolises. The large work evokes a space where natural and man-made urban environments collapse together in a never-ending city expansion. . See “City” at #CantonExpress in the M+ Pavilion until 10 September! Why not check it out this weekend? ☀️☀️☀️ . Liang Juhui (Guangzhou, 1959 – 2006), "City", merbau wood, transparency, single-channel video (colour, sound), M+, Hong Kong. Gift of Guan Yi, 2013. 2003. . #mplusmusem #mpluspavilion #liangjuhui #pearlriverdelta #whattodothisweekend

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Jun 23 – Sep 10, 2017 Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta

Venue: M+ PavilionWest Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), Hong Kong

Artists: Chen Shaoxiong, Duan Jianyu, Feng Qianyu, Jiang Zhi, Jin Jiangbo, Liang Juhui, Libreria Borges Bookshop (Chen Tong and Lu Yi), Lin Yilin, Liu Heng, U-theque Organisation (Ou Ning and Cao Fei), Vitamin Creative Space, Xu Tan, Yang Yong, and Zheng Guogu, curated by Hou Hanru, works donated by art collector Guan Yi

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Jul 1 – Sep 10, 2017 In Search of Miss Ruthless

Venue: Para Site, Hong Kong

Artists: Amna Asghar, Doreen Chan, Viola Chen, Dachal Choi, COME INSIDE, Eternal Dragonz, Jes Fan, Christopher K. Ho, Eisa Jocson, Linda C.H. Lai, Fiona Lee, Ma Qiusha, Hương Ngô, Ngoc Nau, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Renee So, Salote Tawale, Hiram To, Ka-Man Tse, Wong Kit Yi, Kristina Wong, Xiyadie, Yu Shuk Pui Bobby

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Opening Reception/Event date: Jun 30, 2017


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The first resident artist Andrew Luk (@therealandrewluk) of de Sarthe Artist Residency (deSAR) in work. deSAR will culminate in a short exhibition before 9 September. _ The residency program aggressively challenges the conventional transition of dynamics between artists’ studios and galleries–subverting both the notion of privacy within creation and altering the nature of a gallery space. deSAR will be open during normal gallery hours, Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am to 7:00pm @desarthegallery _ #deSartheArtistResidency #deSAR #AndrewLuk #deSarthe #deSartheGallery #HongKong #HK #HongKongArt #HKart #Contemporary #ContemporaryArt #ContemporaryArts #ContemporaryArtist#ContemporaryArtists #Art #Arts #ArtExhibition #Exhibitions #ArtShow #ArtEvent #ArtWorks #LoveArt #Installation #Installations #ArtInstallation #Residency #HongKongArtScene #AsianArtScene #ArtGallery

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The inaugural de Sarthe Artist Residency (#deSAR) with its first resident artist, Andrew Luk (@therealandrewluk), began on 12 July and will culminate in a short exhibition before 9 September. _ deSAR aggressively challenges the conventional transition of dynamics between artists’ studios and galleries–subverting both the notion of privacy within creation and altering the nature of a gallery space. The gallery will be open during normal hours, Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am to 7:00pm _ #deSartheArtistResidency #deSAR #AndrewLuk #deSarthe #deSartheGallery #HongKong #HK #HongKongArt #HKart #Contemporary #ContemporaryArt #ContemporaryArts #ContemporaryArtist#ContemporaryArtists #Art #Arts #ArtExhibition #Exhibitions #ArtShow #ArtEvent #ArtWorks #LoveArt #Installation #Installations #ArtInstallation #Residency #HongKongArtScene #AsianArtScene #ArtGallery

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Jul 12 – Sep 9, 2017 de Sarthe Artist Residency (deSAR)

Venue: de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Andrew Luk

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Jul 19 – Sep 18, 2017 Bridges

Venue: Lucie Chang Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Artists: Tafadzwa GwetaiFranklyn DzingaiAnthony Bumhira

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 18, 2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 4 – Sep 10, 2017 Osamu Watanabe: Sweet Summer

Venue: Whitestone Gallery, Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

Artists: Osamu Watanabe

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Aug 4, 2017


 

 

 

Aug 10 – 31, 2017 Fast Taste

Venue: Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Catherine Grossrieder

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Aug 10, 2017


 

 

 

 

 

Aug 26 – Oct 7, 2017 INTERTWINE

Venue: Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Chong Ai Lei

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Aug 26, 2017


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

July 2017: 6 Art Gallery Exhibitions to See in Hong Kong

Looking for something to do in summer? Check out these contemporary art exhibitions in July 2017 in Hong Kong!

Jul 7 – Aug 24, 2017 Sui Jianguo

Venue: PACE gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: Sui Jianguo

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 6, 2017


Jul 7 – Aug 19, 2017 Nec Spe, Nec Metu

Venue: Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

Artists: Zhang Yunyao

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 7, 2017


Jul 8 – Aug 26, 2017 one second ago

Venue: Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Artists: He Yida, Handiwirman Saputra, Jeremy Everett, Tao Hui and Phillip Lai

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 8, 2017


Jul 14 – Sep 9, 2017 Carnival

Venue: Massimo De Carlo, Pedder Building, Hong Kong

Artists: Zhao Gang, Matthew Monahan, Luigi Ontani

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 13, 2017


Jul 20 – Sep 9, 2017 Points of Departure

Venue: Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Pedder Building, Hong Kong

Artists: Gao Ludi, Lu Song, Xie Nanxing

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 20, 2017


Jul 27 – Sep 9, 2017 Unbridled: Li Lei Solo Exhibition

Venue: Leo Gallery, SOHO 189 Art Lane, Hong Kong

Artists: Li Lei

Category: Art Gallery Exhibitions

Opening Reception/Event date: Jul 27, 2017


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Art vs Tech: Virtual Reality is the Future in Art

Have you ever thought about what immersive Virtual Reality (VR) technology can do to transform the creative process and viewing experience of art?

Back in 2014, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social media giant Facebook, announced the acquisition of ground-breaking Oculus VR.  Several big companies also launched VR headsets subsequently, whereas software company Adobe revealed virtual reality creative tools. The buzz generated caused tech experts to call the year 2016 as “The Year of Virtual Reality,” only to find that the price point is still too high for the technology to reach every nook and cranny of people’s lives.

Within the last two years, art institutions like K11 Art Foundation presented a number of virtual reality shows to the general public, such as “Electric Vibes” in 2016. Meanwhile, earlier this year at the Swiss mega-fair Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, we see a collaboration with Google Arts and Culture, which encouraged established artists to experiment with Google Tilt Brush in their artistic process.

Art Exhibitions

Let’s take a look at 2 art exhibitions which utilize virtual reality as their medium:

Art becomes virtual reality: Chinese artist Lin Yilin teams up with Nonny de la Peña, the ‘godmother of VR’
Art becomes virtual reality: Chinese artist Lin Yilin teams up with Nonny de la Peña, the ‘godmother of VR’

1. Chinese artist Lin Yilin teams up with Nonny de la Peña, the ‘godmother of VR,’ to enable visitors to attempt building a slow moving wall across a busy road in China as buses, trucks, cars and motorbikes swerve around them.

Royal Academy of Arts Virtually Real Exhibition Video "What it's like to make art in virtual reality"
Royal Academy of Arts Virtually Real Exhibition Video “What it’s like to make art in virtual reality”

2. Students from RA Schools of Royal Academy of Arts create works of art using virtual reality technology.

VR Events

Recently, “The Art of VR” was held at Sotheby’s from June 22-23, 2017 in New York. The event, in collaboration with VR Society of Hollywood, featured over 30 exhibitors.

Sotheby's The Art of VR New York in collaboration with VR Society Hollywood
Sotheby’s The Art of VR New York

Last but not least, let’s take a look at a TED talk about how virtual reality can be used as a storytelling tool to bridge the gap between the storyteller and their audience.

TED Talks video "The birth of virtual reality as an art form" featuring Google Cardboard VR
TED Talks video “The birth of virtual reality as an art form” featuring Google Cardboard VR

TED talk The birth of virtual reality as an art form showcases the relationship between music, art and immersive VR technology in the process of delivering mind-blowing and touching stories to the solitary or collective audience.

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