3 August, 2022
new art shows photography exhibitions hong kong lifestyle august 2022
new art shows photography exhibitions hong kong lifestyle august 2022
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Must-See Hong Kong Art Exhibitions

3 August, 2022
new art shows photography exhibitions hong kong lifestyle august 2022

Looking for your next culture fix? Here are the newest must-see Hong Kong art exhibitions on view this month, including gold leaf on canvas, abstract acrylic landscape paintings, video screenings, and more…

Why not make the rounds at the galleries in town and treat yourself to one of the many, many stunning Hong Kong artworks and shows on view? Featuring everything from sculptures to woodblock printing, photography, and watercolours, here’s our pick of the best new art exhibitions to see this August 2022!

Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and social distancing restrictions is constantly evolving. It’s a good idea to check with the gallery to see if booking an appointment is required before you visit.

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New Hong Kong Art Exhibitions

new art shows photography exhibitions hong kong lifestyle august 2022 freddie mercury brian rochefort massimo de carlo

Freddie Mercury

Presented by MASSIMODECARLO Hong Kong, “Freddie Mercury” is artist Brian Rochefort’s first solo presentation in Asia. Dedicated to the late British Parsi rock star Freddie Mercury, former lead singer of Queen, this exhibition features sculptures that reference either Zanzibar, Tanzania (where Mercury was born) or Mercury himself.

When: Until Wednesday, 10 August. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm and Saturday, 11am to 7pm.
Where: Massimo De Carlo/MASSIMODECARLO Hong Kong, Shop 03-205A & 205B & 206, 2/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


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Goodbye, Hello.

A solo presentation by Hong Kong artist June Ho, this exhibition of prints focuses on the down-to-earth, everyday scenery of the city — with prints that depict scenes of daily life and cultural iconography.

When: Until Saturday, 13 August. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm.
Where: Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Read More: Your Ultimate Guide To Art Galleries In Hong Kong


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When You Rise

This solo exhibition by Beijing-based artist Huang Dan features her new Gold Series for the first time in a gallery show — with its title referring to a line in Golden Slumbers by The Beatles (“smiles await you when you rise”). Works are made of gold leaf on canvas, differing from the artist’s ink-on-paper approach.

When: Until Sunday, 14 August. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 7pm.
Where: Ora-Ora, Shop 105-107, 1/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


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WoA ‘22

A two-part group exhibition showcasing Hong Kong-based artists, WoA ‘22 features everything from abstract acrylic landscape paintings to conceptual works created with tapestry and AI-generated images. Presented by Ernest Chang’s The Stallery, “Works of Art 2022” — or WoA ‘22 — sees recent works by Chak, Chang, Craig Au Yeung, Frog King, Irving Cheung, Kanny Yeung, Law Yuk Sing, Liu Siu Jane, Man Tin and Roy Lee.

When: Until Monday, 15 August. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm.
Where: The Stallery, G/F, 82A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


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Welcome Jon Looka

A solo exhibition by artist Li Ning, “Welcome Jon Looka” revolves around a fictional village of the same name in a future world created by the artist. Its name means “going home” in Hakka — and you can follow the artist into the dystopian sci-fi landscape through mixed-media prints, pencil on paper/canvas, ceramics and video.

When: Until Saturday, 20 August. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Where: Gallery EXIT, 3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


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Chewing Gum V

The latest in a series of group exhibitions by Pace Gallery, Chewing Gum V highlights the gallery’s expansive, international programme — spotlighting work by key modern and contemporary artists, including Zhang Xiaogang, Louise Nevelson, Mao Yan, Irving Penn, Kiki Smith, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and others.

When: Until Thursday, 1 September. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Where: Pace Gallery, 12/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


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Zao Wou-Ki

Alisan Fine Arts is hosting its fifth solo exhibition for renowned Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) — tracing the great’s extensive career with works from the 1950s to 1990s. Oil paintings, ink paintings, watercolours, prints, and a selection of archival material highlight the longstanding friendship between the gallery and artist.

When: Until Friday, 9 September. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Where: Alisan Fine Arts Central, 21/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


new art shows photography exhibitions hong kong lifestyle august 2022 k11 musea art karnival

K11 MUSEA’s Art Karnival

K11 MUSEA’s annual Art Karnival is back, with exciting works from rising and renowned artists taking over floors and floors of the cultural-retail concept space. Expect fashion photography, black and white close-up portraits and peeks into the lives of foreign models’ apartments in Beijing, an illusion cake showcase, installations and suspended figures in the air, performance pieces and more!

When: Until Sunday, 11 September, 10am to 10pm
Where: K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


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Noda Tetsuya’s Diary of Contemporary Japanese Prints

This exhibition of autobiographic work by Noda Tetsuya showcases the celebrated Japanese artist’s upbringing in post-war Japan — following his specialisation in painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts before his turn to printmaking. With works from the 1960s, Noda records his daily life combining photography, traditional Japanese woodblock printing, mimeograph duplication and silkscreen printing in a self-invented and meticulously modulated process of production and layering.

When: Until Sunday, 9 October. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30am to 6pm, and Sunday, 1pm to 6pm.
Where: The University Museum and Art Gallery, 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, The University of Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong (Enter via the G/F of the Fung Ping Shan Building!)
How much: Free entry


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Hunters, Warriors, Spirits: Nomadic Art of North China

University-run gallery Indra and Harry Banga Gallery is presenting over 250 art objects in this special exhibition, telling the story of nomads in Northern China during the early 1st millennium to the “golden age” between the 10th and 13th centuries. Alongside ancient objects on loan from the Mengdiexuan Collection, there are 20 contemporary sculptures by Buryat maestro Dashi Namdakov, photography by Marc Progin, new media works by Jeffrey Shaw and Sarah Kenderdine, and animations by June Zhang on display.

When: Until Tuesday, 23 October. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
Where: Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Behind Your Eyelid — Pipilotti Rist

Taking over Tai Kwun Contemporary’s galleries and beyond, “Behind Your Eyelid” features internationally-renowned Swiss media artist Pipilotti Rist and her signature installations immersive, sensual and insightful pieces that promise to wrap you in sounds, colours and moving images.

When: Until Sunday, 27 November. Open Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 8pm, and Friday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm. Closed on Mondays.
Where: Site-wide at Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: On-site, $95; Online, $88 — buy a ticket here


July Events & Weekend Activities: Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2022

The Affordable Art Fair is back this August to prove you don’t need to be a seasoned collector, an art expert or have endless cash to find an artwork that you love. Showcasing thousands of wallet-friendly artworks from hand-picked local and international galleries, ranging between $1,000 to $100,000, this ninth edition features everything from editioned prints, abstract canvases and sculptures, to eye-catching photography and digital works. Whether you’re buying or not, the fair is a great place to learn more about art and refine your taste. Workshops and tours are provided for art enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy.Sassy Perk Pink

Book via this link to use the code MSASSY25OFF and enjoy 25% off your ticket. Offer valid until Sunday, 24 July.

When: Thursday, 4 August, 4pm to 8pm (opening night), Friday, 5 August, 11am to 8pm, Saturday, 6 August, 12pm to 7pm, Sunday, 7 August, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Hall 3C, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $165 (Single Adult ticket), $300 (Opening Night and Fair Pass), $150 (Family Morning tickets), $120 (concession) — book here

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Evolving Territories: Hong Kong in Transition 1994-2000

If you missed the first part of this photography exhibition last month, this is your chance to view acclaimed fine-art photographer Gretchen So‘s work. Showcasing images taken with a medium-format film camera, “Evolving Territories: Hong Kong in Transition 1994-2000” is the result of six years of patient reportage by the artist, reflecting on the city changing during a tumultuous time.

When: Tuesday, 16 August to Friday, 30 September. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm.
Where: HKI Gallery, Suite 701, 178-186 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Ongoing Hong Kong Art Exhibitions

Living like a Mr.Donothing Hong Kong Solo Exhibition

Created by Korean designer Cho Hee-jae, Mr.Donothing is a lazy little character prone to slacking and taking it slow — which may be exactly what we need in the hustle and bustle of this city. This solo exhibition at Gallery by the Harbour will showcase 12 selected digital prints and one new latest piece with 50 styles of limited-edition collectables (including ceramics and mini-figures) all available for purchase.

When: Until Thursday, 11 August, 11am to 10pm
Where: Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Retrograde

Curated by Cusson Cheng, this ongoing exhibition at Galerie du Monde features works by 11 artists from eight different nationalities and seven countries — all entrenched in queer culture and for those questioning the status of society. Examining lesbian and gay culture, gender identity, sexuality and cishet norms, Retrograde promises to be illuminating and perhaps even boundary-pushing.

When: Until Saturday, 13 August. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm.
Where: Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Nothin’ Like the Taste of Print

Hong Kong has a strong tradition of printmaking, with old-school legends and an up-and-coming new generation of creatives. In collaboration with the Hong Kong-based printmaking studio MablePrintClay, this group exhibition presented by Hanart TZ Gallery is shining a light on 21 young local printmakers, trained at different schools with a diverse range of styles.

When: Until Saturday, 13 August. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6:30pm, and Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Where: Hanart TZ Gallery & Hanart Square, 2/F, Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip Street, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Florescence

Along with the relaunch of its special “Collect by 3812” initiative, 3812 Gallery has a brand new concept space dedicated to a selection of modern and contemporary art and design — Bespoke, curated expertly to really enrich the experience of collecting as well as spark new dialogues through exhibitions and events. To celebrate, join the inaugural show Florescence this month, curated by co-founder Calvin Hui and featuring artists Valeria Nascimento, Ann Carrington and Yang Yanning.

When: Until Wednesday, 31 August. Open by invitation or appointment only — contact the gallery here.
Where: 3812 Gallery, 16/F, Wyndham Place, 40 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Reflection

Presented by Soluna Fine Art, this summer group exhibition features eight artists represented by the gallery: Kim Young-Hun, Lee Kyou-Hong, Kim Joon-Yong, Park Yoon-Kyung, Jon Poblador, Park Ji-Sook, Toshio Iezumi, and Jang Young-Sook. Reflection promises to celebrate sunny days ahead, with colourful and vibrant pieces that question literal reflections and inner explorations of ourselves and our sense of self.

When: Until Saturday, 3 September. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Where: Soluna Fine Art, G/F, 52 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Sofabilder / Sofa Pictures

This exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Georg Baselitz is centred around a nude female body motif, loosely based on Baselitz’s wife Elke, whom he’s depicted throughout his career and now conjures from memory. It’s both abstract and figure-focused, as well as contemplative of ageing.

When: Until Saturday, 3 September. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm.
Where: White Cube, 50 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Breathing with Trees

This group exhibition investigates the perseverance of trees, inviting you to cherish the ones in our surroundings and consider the connections we as humans have developed with them over time. Burrowed inside Tai Kwun’s Block 01 Duplex Studio, expect VR and video installation, photography on lightboxes and pencil on paper from artists Lau Chi Chung, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Ng Ka Chun, Anson Wong, and Zheng Bo.

When: Until Sunday, 4 September, 10am to 7pm
Where: Block 01 Duplex Studio, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


A Collection in Two Acts

On view into September, A Collection in Two Acts at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong will showcase pieces from the private collection of Yuri van der Leest and consider two “frameworks” of collectorship: institutional, like that of museums and archives, and the personal and private. This group show is curated by Chris Wan and features works from 45 artists.

When: Until Friday, 16 September. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Where: Rossi & Rossi Wong Chuk Hang, 11/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


Red Forest

New York-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party is having his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, hosted at Hauser & Wirth. “Red Forest” comprises 13 new pastel landscapes and portraits created specifically for the show, looking at the five elements of the material world as his starting point: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. In particular, the exhibit explores humans’ ties with nature, including our impact on the environment and the issue of climate change.

When: Until Saturday, 24 September. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm.
Where: Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, 16-15/F, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


The Loss of Human Face?

With 20 works by great masters of art, this ongoing group exhibition explores the significance of human faces as seen through Francis Bacon, Adrian Ghenie, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, and Yukimasa Ida. Distorted subjects, depicted social tensions and anxieties, rage, passion, and thickly painted canvases — this one is provoking and really worth a stop.

When: Until Wednesday, 30 November. Open by appointment only — contact the gallery here.
Where: Villepin, 53-55 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry


HK Urban Canvas 2022

While the special exhibition is over, HK Urban Canvas’ beautiful shopfront shutter artworks (83 in total, in nine districts!) were created to stay up and be showcased, well, forever. This year, the project extended to 21 local shops across three history-steeped regions: Jordan and its large and long-established Nepali community; Shau Kei Wan and the moored fishermen who settled onshore; and Quarry Bay, looking back at the early industrial workers who put down roots around the TaiKoo company dormitories.


Main image and image 1 courtesy of Massimo De Carlo/MASSIMODECARLO Hong Kong, image 2 courtesy of Karin Weber Gallery, image 3 courtesy of Ora-Ora, image 4 courtesy of The Stallery, image 5 courtesy of Gallery EXIT, image 6 courtesy of Pace Gallery, image 7 courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts Central, image 8 courtesy of K11 MUSEA, image 9 courtesy of The University Museum and Art Gallery via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Indra and Harry Banga Gallery via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Affordable Art Fair, image 12 courtesy of Gretchen So.

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