Top Art Events Happening in Hong Kong This April

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Antony Gormley – Rooting the Synapse

White Cube is bringing Gormley’s powerful and haunting aesthetic to Hong Kong for the second time. This exhibition presents iron sculptures all created within the last two years. Through the sculpting of plant-like branches, the artist explores the human body in space and its parallels to nature. This is a great chance to see the renowned British sculptor’s works in person, which are likely to elicit emotions which you might not expect!

When: Tuesday, 27 March – Saturday, 19 May
Where: White Cube Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Read more on the exhibition here!

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George Condo: Expanded Portrait Compositions

A massive treat for contemporary art fans – the HK Maritime Museum will be showcasing George Condo’s first major exhibition in Hong Kong. It will feature brand new paintings and works on paper which the American artist specifically created for the museum. Known for his dynamic and Cubist works which transmit piercing energy and contradicting views of humanity, be prepared to gaze in awe at an artist whose use of different mediums culminate in portraits with characteristics ranging from grotesque to riotous.

When: Tuesday, 27 March – Friday, 6 April
Where: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier No.8, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $30 for adults and $15 tickets for those who qualify e.g. students

More info on this special exhibit found here!

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A Fragile Planet: Keith Ladzinski

Jacada Travel is collaborating with award-winning National Geographic photographer, Keith Ladzinski to bring you ‘A Fragile Planet.’ The exposition will display stunning photos of the most striking natural paradises and magnificent wildlife taken across the globe from Asia, Africa, South America and the Poles. The goal is to not only blow us away with the beauty, but to also educate us on the importance of protecting and safeguarding the environment which makes that beauty possible.

When: Saturday, 10 March – Saturday, 26 May
Where: The Haven by Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Appointments are essential! Email or call 2117 0415.

More info here!

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Wolfgang Tillmans at David Zwirner

A singular vision in the contemporary art world, it is only fitting that Tillmans’ first ever exposition in Hong Kong will be showcased by massively influential gallerist, David Zwirner, in his first Asian outpost at H-Queen’s. A wide selection of works including never before seen in public images will be displayed. Tillmans’ photographs always have something to say: they are all encompassing as he tackles a large spectrum of subject matter yet approaches each with the same care and air of ease. Bursting with political and social commentary, his portraitures capture the diversity among us and his works explore tricky issues, like gender identity, with moving sensitivity. The exhibit will provoke interesting discussions that you’re sure to be thinking about long after you leave.

When: Monday, 26 March – Saturday, 12 May
Where: David Zwirner, 5-6/F, H-Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Check out some more info on the exposition here!

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Osgemeos: Déjà Vu

If street art captivates you, you may already be familiar with the Brazilian twins, Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, who go by the ‘Osgemeos’ moniker. Starting as graffiti artists in Sao Paolo, their distinct style, characterised by yellow figures, bold colours and pulsating patterns, has brought life to buildings and public spaces around the world. Interweaving pop culture, folk art, music and dream worlds into their art, Osgemeos hopes to awaken the public’s imagination. Déjà Vu at Lehmann Maupin will be a multi-sensory experience with music playing a vital role… check out this exhibition and let all your senses be enlivened!

When: Monday, 26 March – Saturday, 12 May
Where: Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Read more on the artists and the expo here!

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Jim Lambie: Spiral Scratch

Pacific Place is aiming to stop you in your tracks as you dash through the mall. In the public space of the Garden Court atrium, you’ll step into a psychedelic world of shapes and colours. Lambie has designed this piece for the specific space and was inspired by the hypnotising movement of a spiral scratch on a record player. It brings two of his most famous installations, “The Strokes” and “Shaved Ice” together; expect black and white curves and waves to cover the floor complimented by brilliant coloured ladders which interact to subvert the space in a vibrant and jolting fashion.

When: Monday, 19 March – Sunday, 8 April
Where: Garden Court, Level LG1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Read more here!

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Emerald City

K11 Art Foundation is presenting Emerald City: a group exhibition of around 40 pieces in various mediums including paintings, sculpture, photography and installations. The exposition examines the influence of geometry and how our relationship with it shifts as global connectivity and cultural exchanges grow.

To highlight the different approaches of geometrical experimentation, the backgrounds of the featured artists vary in terms of artistic movement, nationality and age. Ashley Bickerton, Peter Halley and Keichi Tanaami are a few of the artists whose works you’ll see. Emerald City is a fantastic opportunity to experience a creative clash of styles and ideas.

Where: K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, G/F, Cosco Tower, 33 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong and Chi Art Space, 18 Queen’s Road Central, New World Tower 2, Central, Hong Kong
When: Wednesday, 28 March – Sunday, 22 April (Wing Lok Street), Wednesday, 28 March – Thursday, 31 May (Queen’s Road Central)
How much: No admission fee!

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