Machines of Desire's Hong Kong chapter stages a collision of unconscious and conscious desires, a motivating force of contemporary consumption, through 12 works by eight artists.
Red Forest, Party's exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in Hong Kong (30 June–24 September 2022), his first in the city, delivers more vibrant, collector-pleasing compositions that launched his reputation into the artistic stratosphere.
Since the 1990s, Welsh conceptual artist Cerith Wyn Evans has created work about language, perception and representation. The artist skilfully weaves in elements of the musical, literary, philosophical and cinematic, resulting in exhibitions that are densely layered and at times even cryptic.
Visitors are greeted by an eerie echo of operatic voices floating up the spiral, brutalist staircase as they make their way to the third floor of the Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition space in Hong Kong. The operatic work, One Hundred Nine Minus (2021) is the first of a three-part video, sound, and performance installation titled 'Echo, Moss & Spill',... Continue Reading →
This year marks the 80th birthday of American artist Bruce Nauman. Following on from a recent Tate retrospective, is 'Presence/Absence’ at White Cube, the first exhibition in Hong Kong for the pioneering video artist.
American artist Sherrie Levine's recent exhibition Hong Kong Dominoes at David Zwirner in Hong Kong (4 September–13 October 2021) is comprised of six bodies of work that span three decades of the artist’s career. Levine rose to prominence as a member of the Pictures Generation, a group of artists based in New York in the late 1970s and 1980s. Originally trained as a... Continue Reading →
Hans Peter Feldmann’s recent exhibition at Hong Kong’s Simon Lee Gallery, features works from across nearly five decades of the Dusseldorf-born artist’s career, including sculpture, photography, installation, collage and found objects.
Over the past two decades, Rodel Tapaya has become one of the leading Filipino artists of his generation, gaining international recognition in 2002 when he was awarded the Top Prize at the Nokia Art Awards Asia, followed by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize in 2011.
After decades of being overlooked, it's fair to say that 73-year-old American artist McArthur Binion is having a moment. With a spate of recent exhibitions, notably his inclusion in the 2017 Venice Biennale Viva Arte Viva and a 2018 solo exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit, this past month the artist has also celebrated the opening of several... Continue Reading →
Shanghai-born artist Chen Danqing was only 14 when he started painting Mao propaganda posters in the 1970s. “I painted more than 100 portraits of Chairman Mao on the street walls in Shanghai and its suburbs and also on factory iron sheets,” he says. “During that time, there were millions of amateur and professional painters in... Continue Reading →
The Violence of Gender: Performing Society, at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong Installation view: Raphaela Vogel, Uterusland, 2017. Tai Kwun Contemporary, 2019 In the wake of the #metoo movement, where power, activism, feminism and gender collide, a new exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary at Hong Kong's Tai Kwun Centre... Continue Reading →
Contagious Cities: Faraway Too Close 26 January - 21 April, 2019 Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong In 2003, the SARS outbreak led to a shutdown of Hong Kong. The virus infected 1,755 people in the city, killing 299. Fear of the epidemic led many, mainly expats, to flee. Those who didn’t leave avoided public spaces. A... Continue Reading →