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5 Unmissable Art Shows To Catch This September

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Curiocity Hong Kong

Curiocity is unlike any other art show you’ve ever been to. Curated for the Insta-active, this interactive exhibition features many Boomerang-able moments, edible balloons, swings and even a ball pit! You won’t be gazing at canvases hung on a wall. Instead, you’re invited to participate in the art by touching, tasting and smelling the exhibitions. It’s all about being in the moment, yet it’s rooted in nostalgia and a love for Hong Kong (or “Home Kong”). Neon signs, once an iconic trait of Hong Kong’s cityscape, crowd the walls of one room. Rotary phones line the wall of another, while vintage ’90s pop songs play in the background. For young and old alike, Curiocity is not one to miss. Do reserve a ticket and time slot in advance, but hurry as it closes soon. And remember to bring a friend along to help capture the fun! 

When: Until Wednesday, 11 September, 10:30am to 7:30pm (from Mondays to Thursdays), 10am to 8:30pm (from Fridays to Sundays)
Where: 2/F, 6 Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected], www.curiocityasia.com
How much: $200 per person

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Andy Dixon “No Big Deal I Want More”

Andy Dixon’s first solo exhibition in the 852 is witty, a touch self-deprecating, and definitely worth seeing. “No Big Deal I Want More” features paintings of paintings, paintings of auction items and paintings of patron’s homes (with Dixon’s own art on their walls) – all commentary on the art world itself. His work reflects upon the necessity of patronage and the commodification of art. Dixon satirises the image of wealth, luxury and high art in bubblegum pinks, blues and greens, making his own work and career the target of his self-referential humour. Framed against the pale blue walls of Over The Influence’s gallery space, Dixon’s art is a visual feast. But don’t be fooled by the saccharine hues. Dixon’s work raises important questions on value, wealth and luxury, and he invites us to help answer them.

When: Until Saturday, 21 September, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays)
Where: Over The Influence, 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2617 9829, [email protected], www.overtheinfluence.com
How much: Free entry

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Ryotaro Muramatsu / NAKED: 002

Ryotaro Muramatsu’s work merges the physical and the virtual to explore light, texture, dimensionality and movement. Muramatsu challenges the idea that art is static by making each piece constantly in motion, hypnotic in its languidness. Housed in Whitestone’s darkened gallery space, NAKED: 002 meditates upon nature, life and beauty, featuring pieces such as “HAZAMA -A Space Between-,” with electric colours sweeping over a rippled canvas to give the illusion of swelling waves. In another piece, tree branches are laid over virtual cherry blossoms, drawing attention to the intricacies of dimensionality. Combining sculpture and projection, Muramatsu manages to achieve the effect of both distance and corporeality, making us feel simultaneously immersed in and detached from the scene.

When: Until Sunday, 22 September, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed Mondays)
Where: Whitestone Gallery, 7-8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2523 8001, [email protected], www.whitestone-gallery.com
How much: Free entry

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Jonas Burgert "Ein Klang Lang"

Burgert combines stylistic realism and conceptual fantasy, bringing together a striking collection of paintings for Hong Kong art buffs. He pastiches Renaissance art but with contemporary elements, using traditional forms to convey the modern human condition. This exhibition offers a glimpse into what lies beyond consciousness, or beyond the visible aspects of life and existence. From the colourful spread of “ein Klang lang” to the macabre tones of “blindstill,” Burgert’s work is simultaneously grotesque and alluring, an unflinching display of nature, death and conflict. He paints dark themes with vivid colours, tragedy with humour, decay with beauty – each piece a study in contrasts. For Burgert, art is not just a visual medium but a language that coaxes the subconscious into awareness. 

When: Until Wednesday, 25 September, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays)
Where: Tang Contemporary Art, 10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2682 8289, [email protected], www.tangcontemporary.com
How much: Free entry

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Luke Ching Chin Wai: "Liquefied Sunshine" | South Ho Siu Nam: "Force Majeure"

Blindspot Gallery brings two local artists together in this thought-provoking exhibition, revealing a city reeling from the destruction of natural disasters. Here, Luke Ching Chin Wai and South Ho Siu Nam reflect upon the socio-political failures in Hong Kong via the metaphor of typhoons. Through their photography, they capture the collective traumas of Hong Kong people dealing with a large, inescapable force. On the one hand, Ho extends the idea of “force majeure” accountability beyond its legal origins to interrogate its social consequences. On the other, Ching introduces jarring weather contrasts to expose the political conflicts that touch the city. We recommend this one for the socially conscious art buff.

When: From Tuesday, 10 September until Saturday, 2 November, 10am to 6pm (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays)
Where: Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Contact: 2517 6238, [email protected], www.blindspotgallery.com
How much: Free entry

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