1 November, 2021
November Art Exhibitions: The Last Night
November Art Exhibitions: The Last Night
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Must-See Hong Kong Art Exhibitions

1 November, 2021
November Art Exhibitions: The Last Night

Looking for your next culture fix? Featuring NFT art, immersive art rooms and more, check out these new must-see Hong Kong art exhibitions…

This month there are plenty of art exhibitions to get stuck into (with some available to enjoy online!), featuring NFT art, multi-media light installations, immersive art rooms and more. Whether you’re after a relaxing alternative weekend activity or an inspiring post-work pick-me-up, here’s our pick of the newest Hong Kong art exhibitions you won’t want to miss. Happy viewing!

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

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New Hong Kong Art Shows

November Art Exhibitions: The Last Night

The Last Night

Spanning large-scale photographs and multi-media light installations, Chen Wei’s The Last Night presents scenes that blur the delicate line between fiction and reality. Think dreamscapes, glitches, afterimages and memory traces. The show’s title, borrowed from the song performed by Tsai Chin in the 1984 film The Last Night of Madam Chin, signals the artist’s creative shift from “Noon Club” to “New City”, his new body of work displayed in the gallery.

When: Until Saturday, 13 November, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 6:30pm
Where: Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Contact: 2517 6238, info@blindspotgallery.com
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: Festive Korea 50 Colours of Wishes

Festive Korea 2021

Setting out to promote the appreciation of Korean art and culture, Festive Korea brings together over 30 inspiring art and cultural programmes featuring masterpieces from leading Korean artists in ceramic, porcelain, contemporary and fine art. Highlights of this year’s programme include two exhibitions held at the Korean Cultural Centre: “Welcoming the Moon: Korean Hands, the Next Generation”, which presents over 20 pieces of artwork inspired by the full moon from renowned figures in the Korean contemporary crafts industry, and the Korea-Hong Kong Porcelain Painting Exhibition titled “50 colours of wishes” which showcases painted plates by 50 incredibly talented local and Korean porcelain artists.

When: Until Saturday, 20 November, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Where: 6-7/F, Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2270 3500
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: Teknolust


Artist-run virtual experiment EPOCH digitally recreates the architecture of Woaw’s Queen’s Road gallery to embody a Blade Runner-esque, post-singularity dystopia, and presents its REPLICANTS NTF by way of projections in the blackened room. Also found in the group exhibition is Stephen Neidich’s set of kinetic curtains that welcome visitors and Nik Kosmas’ sculptural female android form that stands at the centre of the gallery floor, among other otherworldly installations and artworks.

When: Until Wednesday, 24 November, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Woaw Gallery, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2965 2715info@woawgallery
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: K11 MUSEA Muse Rooms

Muse Rooms at K11 MUSEA

This autumn, K11 MUSEA collaborates with acclaimed artists, lifestyle brands and tastemakers to present a collection of ephemeral dreamlands filled with art and design. Highlights include Hong Kong architect Nelson Chow’s Dreamscape found at Bohemian Garden, which takes the form of a glowing space shuttle which offers limited edition treats and merchandise from Elephant Grounds, and American artist Tony Oursler’s immersive multimedia installation found at the Garage. Interested in NFT art? Head to the Gold Ball and discover Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama’s first-ever NFT collection of digital artworks, powered by blockchain art authentication firm ZHEN.

When: Until Sunday, 28 November, 11am to 8pm
Where: G/F Koncierge, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 3892 3890, enquiry@k11musea.com
How much: Free entry – book the MUSE ROOMS Tour here

November Art Exhibitions: Isa Genzken

Isa Genzken

Known for incorporating seemingly disparate materials and imagery to create complex, enigmatic works that range in media (including sculpture, painting, collage, film and photography), legendary German artist Isa Genzken gives us her take on the impact of our increasingly commodified and interconnected culture on our everyday lives. This solo exhibition presents key works from the past 10 years of Genzken’s career, including her recent “tower” and “column” sculptures which stem from the artist’s fascination with architecture and urban skylines.

When: Until Thursday, 18 December, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: David Zwirner, 5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2119 5900, hongkong@davidzwirner.com
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: Living with Botero

Living with Botero

A master of colour and volume, Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s renowned paintings and sculptures evoke the vibrant traditions and complex history of his native land. The show, held at Ora-Ora’s new space in Tai Kwun, recreates the artist’s apartment and showcases a selection of his signature paintings featuring figures and objects in large, exaggerated volume.

When: Until Sunday, 2 January, Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm; Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Ora-Ora, Shop 105-107, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2167 8735, info@ora-ora.com
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: Portraiture


Using unconventional approaches, artists Otto Li and Timothy Yau combine their works to offer a contemporary interpretation of portraiture in this joint exhibition. On one hand, Li has captured the silhouettes of famous figures using a pattern of numbers, while Zau has taken anonymous selfies from Instagram and immortalised them in oil on canvas.

When: Wednesday, 10 November to Thursday, 2 December, Monday to Friday, 12pm to 7pm
Where: Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong, Room 104-5, Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2586 1018, info@sansiao-gallery.com
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: skin in the game

skin in the game

Profoundly inspired by human nature – sexuality, emotions and desires – the “skin in the game” exhibition depicts the complexity of womanhood in today’s ambiguous world. This group exhibition features mixed-media paintings by Ewa Budka, Javier Martin and Ewelina Skowrońska, alongside photography works by Chong-Il Woo, inviting viewers to explore ideas of female outer and inner beauty.

When: Thursday, 11 November to Thursday, 16 December, Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Gallery HZ, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2623 3008
How much: Free entry

November Art Exhibitions: Nothing To See Here

Nothing To See Here

Don’t miss OBSRVR’s one-night solo exhibition, which comes off the heels of the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, where the street artist’s first two exhibition pieces sold out within the first five minutes of the fair. Held at Young Soy Gallery, “Nothing To See Here” extends upon his social commentary found on the streets of our city, a collection of spontaneous, random thoughts, giving root to the name of the exhibition.

When: Thursday, 18 November, 6pm till late
Where: Young Soy Gallery, Unit 2219, 22/F, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Contact: 6079 4775
How much: Free entry

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Ongoing Hong Kong Art Shows

Pop Rock

Group exhibition Pop Rock sparks a dialogue between high and low culture, using the scholar’s rock (an object of contemplation among the Chinese elite) as a starting point. Featuring 13 artists from Hong Kong and mainland China, the exhibition showcases a diverse collection of works created using a range of different media, from ink and oil to photography, video and more.

When: Until Saturday, 6 November; Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm
Where: Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2526 1091, info@alisan.com.hk
How much: Free entry

Human Traces

Zhang Jian-Jun’s touring exhibition titled Human Traces makes its final stop in Hong Kong, bringing a new body of works culminating from the artist’s earlier participation in the Artist-in-Residence Programme co-presented by K11 Art Foundation and Royal Academy of Arts. As a pioneer of Chinese abstract art and figuration, Zhang’s work explores three core concepts – the interaction between nature and humans, the traces people leave behind over time, and the relationship between traditional and modern living.

When: Until Sunday, 14 November; Daily, open 24 hours
Where: K11 HACC, L2, K11 ATELIER, King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: info@k11artfoundation.org
How much: Free entry

Myonghi Kang

Over nearly five decades, Korean artist Myonghi Kong has ceaselessly sought new ways to represent nature on paper and canvas. Her masterful command of colours, strokes and shapes convey a sense of peace and joy, reflecting her idyllic view of the natural world. To complement her work, the gallery will be transformed into a meditative sanctuary, allowing visitors to become fully immersed in her cosmic landscapes.

When: Until Wednesday, 17 November; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Where: VILLEPIN, 53 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 3709 0913
How much: Free entry – book your appointment here

Behind My Back, in Front of My Eyes

Marking Gregor Hildebrandt’s second solo show in Hong Kong, Behind My Back, in Front of My Eyes, showcases some of his signature black-and-white paintings made from cassette tape materials, alongside more colourful renditions of his “rip-off” paintings. These multi-colour paintings made from VHS tapes are a first for the artist, and will each represent Hildebrandt’s impression of different films.

When: Until Saturday, 20 November; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Perrotin Hong Kong, 807, 8/F, K11 Atelier Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 3758 2180hongkong@perrotin.com
How much: Free entry

Poetic Heritage

Tai Kwun’s new exhibition, Poetic Heritage, explores the critical and creative relationships between heritage and contemporary art through the works of overseas artists – Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan (Philippines), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland) and Paulo Tavares (Brazil), and Jorge Otero-Pailos (Spain/US) – along with local artists Leelee Chan, Leung Mee-ping and Wan Lai-kuen Annie.

When: Until Sunday, 21 November; Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: 1/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: art@taikwun.hk
How much: Free entry

Are you BORED or NOT?

This week-long exhibition brings together the NFT creations of 11 internationally renowned artists, including award-winning illustrator Jonathan Jay Lee, legendary Hong Kong comic book artist and animator Kongkee, and rising New York NFT artist Andrés River. Each NFT will have two counterparts, a “BORED” version and “NOT BORED” version, a running theme in the current NFT metaverse. The original and limited-edition prints of the BORED creations will be sold onsite at the exhibition, while the NOT BORED creations will be open for auction from Monday, 8 to Friday, 12 November on the Poly Auction app and WeChat mini programme.

When: Until Tuesday, 9 November; Daily, 11am to 8pm
Where: Shop 100B, Level L1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact:2303 9899, info@polyauction.com.hk
How much: Free entry

trust & confusion

This Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition sees the white cube space transformed into an ever-evolving interactive environment that will host a number of activities and experiences. The multi-sensory exhibition features more than 20 newly commissioned works from international artists and will unfold over several episodes, on-site and online, through to December.

When: Until Sunday, 5 December; Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: art@taikwun.hk
How much: Free entry

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Hero image courtesy of Blindspot Gallery, image 1 courtesy of Blindspot Gallery, image 2 courtesy of Festive Korea, image 3 courtesy of Woaw Gallery, image 4 courtesy of K11 MUSEA via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of David Zwirner, image 6 courtesy of Ora-Ora, image 7 courtesy of Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong, image 8 courtesy of Gallery HZ, image 9 courtesy of Woaw Gallery.

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