Interview: Lee Kit

Lee Kit is everywhere at the moment. His work has been popping up at art fairs, including several booths at Art Basel HK; international solo exhibitions from Beijing to Palermo, and group shows at MoMA in New York, and the New Museum; and the pages of countless newspapers and art journals. There’s a lot of…

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Art Inflation!

The West Kowloon Cultural District complex may still be four (or five) years away from being completed, but the team at M+ museum of art has nonetheless been busy with a programme of exhibitions designed to bring art to the wider Hong Kong community. Opening recently is the second of the future museum’s nomadic public…

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Jim Lambie’s Wonderland

I had just stepped off a 12 hour flight and finished reading Aldous Huxley’s ‘The Doors of Perception’ when I walked into Jim Lambie‘s first Hong Kong solo exhibition at Pearl Lam Gallery, ‘The Flowers of Romance’. It seemed I’d stepped into the pages of the very book I had been reading. The entire exhibition…

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Pedder-philes Spring Art 2013

In the past few years Hong Kong’s iconic Pedder Building has undergone a remarkable, and expensive transformation. Gone are the vintage designer wear and cheap cashmere shops and in their place are the smooth gleaming floors and glass windows of high-end established commercial galleries, a cigar divan and an enoteca. And of course, Abercrombie and…

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Lionel Estève at Galerie Perrotin

Turn right as you enter Galerie Perrotin‘s Hong Kong space and your eyes will immediately be drawn to two kaleidoscopic shower curtain-like installations suspended from the ceiling. A collection of painted river stones lie in a group nearby, bearing what look like colourful waterlines. Another cluster of river stones lies in the adjacent room. Covered…

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