5 July, 2021
Hong Kong Art Shows: July 2021
Hong Kong Art Shows: July 2021
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Must-See Hong Kong Art Shows

5 July, 2021
Hong Kong Art Shows: July 2021

Looking for your next culture fix? Check out these new must-see Hong Kong art shows…

This month there are plenty of creative happenings to get stuck into (with some available to enjoy online!), including life-size paper sculpture installations, thread art and dreamy pastel photography. 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 shows you won’t want to miss. Happy viewing!

Editor’s Note: Social distancing regulations remain in place in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government advice when heading out. It’s a good idea to check via the event provider’s website/Facebook page to see if there are any last-minute changes to these events and that you are aware of any restrictions they have put in place.

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

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July Art Shows: Invisible Walls

Invisible Walls

This mixed media art exhibition brings together five distinguished artists – namely, Bao, Omacke, OTORI, Alfred Cheng and Jimmy Rice – who aim to break through the walls of conventional frameworks and realise the boundless possibilities of art. Taking place in recently-opened concept store AMAZ by Lokianno, you’ll find an interesting mix of graphic illustrations rooted in graffiti, thread art, intricate collages and more.

When: Until Sunday, 11 July; Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm
Where: AMAZ by Lokianno, 53 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: amaz@amaz.hk
How much: Free entry

July Art Shows: WoA! Pt 1

WoA! Pt. 1

WoA! Pt.1 – which stands for “Works of Art” – is the first of a two-part group exhibition featuring works by Hong Kong-based artists. Spanning a wide range of media and themes, from abstract landscape paintings to conceptual installations, this edition of WoA! will showcase the creative talent of Chak, Frog King, Night Fung, David Boyce, Roy Lee, Cornelia Erdmann and Wendy Tai, to name but a few.

When: Until Saturday, 24 July; Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: The Stallery, G/F, 82A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: info@thestallery.com
How much: Free entry

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Dawning – Asphalt Island

Presented by the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Dawning succeeds its preceding Metamorph series to highlight a new set of up-and-coming artists from JCACC. Each month between now and November, an artist (or duo) will take over the exhibition space and share their individual artistic vision. Featured in July is printmaker Chan Yi Ting’s dreamy pastel photography, which capture traces of protests on streets.

When: Until Sunday, 25 July, 10am to 8pm
Where: S510, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2353 1311, info@jccac.org.hk
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows July: Museum Belowground

Museum Belowground

Following the success of Time Travel, a visual experience which transported visitors to a 1980s subway station, JPS Gallery presents Museum Belowground. This new exhibition takes inspiration from the British Museum, fusing street, pop and contemporary art. Featuring 16 artists, highlights include a life-size paper sculpture installation, Prodip Leung’s fantastical Sphinx-like creatures and a Moai statue bearing graffiti artist Pure Evil’s signature tear drip.

When: Until Sunday, 1 August; Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday and public holidays, 11am to 5pm
Where: BELOWGROUND, Basement, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: contact@jpsgallery.com
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows July: Horizontals

Horizontals

Horizontals presents new and recent paintings by Mark Grotjahn from his Capri series. Drawing inspiration from a diverse history of non-representational paintings, from prehistoric to Op art, the American painter explores colour, perspective, seriality and the sublime, and combines various modes of abstractions and techniques that evolve throughout the series.

When: Until Saturday, 7 August; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Gagosian, 7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2151 0555, hongkong@gagosian.com
How much: Free entry

July Art Shows

Les Champignons

BIKUTA MALAMIA, a Hong Kong-based visual art creative unit founded by artist Peter Wu, is holding its first solo exhibition at Stain+ cafe on Tai Ping Shan Street. Inspired by the diversity of wild mushrooms, BIKUTA MALAMIA has permeated the cafe with its bold and whimsical designs, from the painted mural on the cafe’s exterior to the paintings hung on the walls inside. You can also purchase limited-edition T-shirts designed by BIKUTA MALAMIA and a drip bag coffee set created by the creative brand in collaboration with Stain+.

When: Until Monday, 20 September; Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Stain+, 2-4 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 9303 9875, info@bikutamalamia.com
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows July: Creations Enlivened Metal

Creations Enlivened: Metal

From copper kettles to incense burners, door knockers and sake cups, discover metalworks by traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans from Hong Kong and Japan. This exhibition showcases the rich history of metalwork through one-of-a-kind pieces fashioned from copper, brass, silver, tin and galvanised iron, alongside the tools that made them.

When: Until Friday, 29 October; Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm
Where: Crafts on Peel, 11 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2510 0637, hello@craftsonpeel.com
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows July: MEME Museum

MEME Museum by 9GAG

Do you spend hours scrolling through MEMEs on your phone? Get ready for this endlessly amusing online-to-offline MEME experience. This world-first MEME Museum, presented by K11 Art Mall in collaboration with none other than internet sensation 9GAG, is bringing you MEMEs IRL, and will explore the evolution of some of the most viral MEMEs of all time. The museum will also showcase K11 Art Mall x 9GAG’s one-of-a-kind NTF artwork and exclusive MEME merch, including the exclusive These MEMEs Aren’t Ours™ board game.

When: Friday, 16 July to Sunday, 5 September, 12pm to 10pm
Where: K11 Art Mall, chi K11 art space, B2/F, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 3118 8070, enquiry@k11artmallhk.com
How much: Free entry


Ongoing Hong Kong Art Shows

Curtain

This sensory exhibition comprises existing and newly commissioned works, as well as site-specific installations by 24 artists. Inspired by the commonplace curtain, many of the artworks here raise critical questions in the age of surveillance and expands into the discussion of technology and the boundary of the screen. The exhibition prompts visitors to physically interact with the works by crawling into, lifting and peeking through them.

When: Until Sunday, 25 July, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm
Where: Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: 2517 4620, info@para-site.art
How much: Free entry

The Real World

This throwback exhibition features paintings, sculptures and installations from the 1990s and early 2000s by artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades and Diana Thater, to name but a few. The selected works demonstrate the groundbreaking and alternative approaches these artists pursued as they emerged as major artistic influences within the New York and Los Angeles art scenes.

When: Until Saturday, 31 July, 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
How much: Free entry

Roots

This duet exhibition features the works of local artist Lee Man Sang and Chongqing-based French lacquer master Wensen Qui (Vincent Cazeneuve). Through abstract artworks, the nomadic pair challenge the definition of roots and explore how our values, principles and spirituality shape who we are.

When: Until Saturday, 31 July, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 6pm, Saturday, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit A, 4/F, Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Contact: 2521 0308, info@sinsinfineart.com
How much: Free entry

INK CITY

This diverse exhibition features the works of a range of local talents from different generations and backgrounds who offer their observations and reflections on contemporary culture and society through their works. Collectively, INK CITY showcases the social narratives of an age marked by change and transition, telling stories from unique Hong Kong perspectives.

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

Spinning in the Desert

Produced during the past year, this new series of entrancing large-scale paintings from Christine Ay Tjoe is a response to the changes imposed on our lives during the pandemic. One of Indonesia’s most prominent contemporary artists, Christina’s work focuses on the idea of growth from within and a shift in human needs from an internal perspective.

When: Until Saturday, 28 August, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: White Cube, G/F, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2592 2000, enquiryhk@whitecube.com
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

trust & confusion

Tai Kwun Contemporary’s latest exhibition will see 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

 

Hero image courtesy of The Stallery, image 1 courtesy of AMAZ by Lokianno, image 2 courtesy of The Stallery, image 3 courtesy of Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, image 4 courtesy of JPS Gallery, image 5 courtesy of Gagosian, image 6 courtesy of BIKUTA MALAMIA, image 7 courtesy of Crafts on Peel, image 8 courtesy of K11 Art Mall.

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