30th May 2019 – (Hong Kong) If you love art, you must have visited H Queen’s on Queen’s Road Central. The building is filled with eight established galleries and auction houses from different parts of the world showcasing exhibitions by contemporary artists from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy large-scale installations and artworks from floor to floor without having to leave the building.
You can start from Gallerie Ora-ora at Level 17 and slowly descend to lower floors. Once you have finished visiting all the galleries, you can take the elevator back to the rooftop bar, PIQNIQ where the centrepiece is a pumpkin sculpture by Yayoi Kusama. Piqniq is the perfect spot for the happy hour drinks after your gallery visit. It boasts mesmerising views from Victoria Harbour to The Peak.
Notable ongoing exhibitions now:
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HAUSER & WIRTH
THE SYLVIO PERLSTEIN COLLECTION. A LUTA CONTINUA
From 23 MAY – 27 JUL 2019
11AM – 7PM (TUE – SAT)
‘A Luta Continua,’ an exhibition of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. This is the first presentation of the Perlstein collection in Asia. Over the course of more than five decades, Perlstein has assembled an intensely personal collection rooted in a passion for the work of groundbreaking artists.
The Collection traces the course of twentieth-century art, from Dada and Surrealism to Abstraction, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Minimal Art, Pop Art, Op Art, Arte Povera, Nouveau Réalisme, and Contemporary Art. But above all, ‘A Luta Continua’ testifies to the power of connoisseurship and collecting as a talent, an art in itself. Rare artworks by Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Marcel Duchamp, Ed Ruscha and Salvador Dali are exhibited.
SA+ SEOUL AUCTION
23 MAY – 29 JUN 2019
10AM – 7PM (TUE – SAT)
“Now. K-Art”, an exhibition to introduce eleven Korean Pop artists including Lee Dongi, Hong KyoungTack, Yi HwankWon, Mari Kim and others. A selection of artworks will be featured to express the traits of ‘Korean Contemporaneity’.
TANG CONTEMPORARY ART
CHEN DANQING “DISGUISE AND PAINTINGS FROM LIFE”
24 MAY – 30 JUN 2019
11AM – 7PM (TUE – SAT)
“Chen Danqing: Disguise and Paintings from Life” is a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Chinese-American artist Chen Danqing. The show marks Chen’s first major solo presentation in Hong Kong and his first exhibition with the gallery. Curated by Cui Cancan, it will showcase Chen’s latest figure paintings from live models.
Chen Danqing was particularly influenced by the works of the Realist painter Jean Francois Millet. In 1976, Chen visited Tibet and painted “Harvest Fields Flooded by Tears” that earned him early recognition. His growing interest in Tibetan people and their life resulted in visiting Tibet for the second time in 1980 and producing numerous life-drawings, sketches later realised in the form of paintings. The medium of painting allows Chen Danqing to orchestrate the viewer’s interaction with work, therefore producing a flow of pictorial associations. According to the artist, “key elements of painting include composition, colour, genuineness, rhythm and idea development. Painting definitely has limits, you cannot release yourself through the process of painting. Painting can no longer provide so-called ‘nutrition’, which is why I do not care about what I do. In this sense, all the people that are still into painting are immoderate.”
THOMAS RUFF “TRANSFORMING PHOTOGRAPHY”22 MAY – 29 JUN 201911AM – 7PM (TUE – SAT)
German photographer Thomas Ruff (b. 1958) – the exhibition on two floors provides an overview of the artist’s prodigious career, ranging from a seminal early series to two bodies of new work that were initiated in 2018, tripe and flower.s.
Ruff rose to international prominence in the late 1980s as a member of the Düsseldorf School, a group of young photographers who studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher at the renowned Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and became known for their experimental approach to the medium and its evolving technological capabilities. Ruff, in particular, made a radical break with the style of his teachers, establishing a distinct approach to conceptual photography through a variety of strategies, including the use of color, the purposeful manipulation of source imagery-originally through manual retouching techniques and eventually through digital methods-and the enlargement of the photographic print to the scale of monumental painting. Working in discrete series, Ruff has since utilized these methods to conduct an in-depth examination of a variety of photographic genres, including portraiture, the nude, landscape, archival, and architectural photography, among others.
PHILIP COLBERT “LOBSTER LAND”
23 MAY – 28 JUN 2019
11AM – 7PM (TUE – SUN)
Philip Colbert’s first solo exhibition, ‘ Lobster Land’ is now at Whitestone Gallery in Hong Kong. Born in Scotland and living and working in London, Colbert has created a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop history paintings. His work powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship to a deeper art historical dialogue. “I became an artist when I became a Lobster” says Colbert.
“The paintings and sculptures in the show are from a new series of Lobster Land hunt paintings I have been working on, where I have developed a new hyper real abstract aesthetic and this is the first exhibition of these new works”.