Everything Art Week in Hong Kong
March in Hong Kong, marks the start of several things. Winter winding down, and the fun that is Art Week winding up.
From the launch of new exhibitions, to initiatives designed to spark intrigue and dialogue, here’s what we’ve got planned across the JIA Group board for Art Week in Hong Kong.
Off the back of last year’s site-specific musical performance created especially for Hong Kong, ‘I Was Not Invited (The Organ Grinder’s Canto)’ by Leila Hekmat, Duddell’s will welcome ‘Enlightening Times’, an exhibition set to initiate a dialogue between two major figures of the new Chinese contemporary art scene: Wang Guangle (b.1976, Fujian) and Li Shurui (b. 1981, Chongqing).
The exhibition comes care of curator, critic and artistic director, Jérôme Sans, who is internationally recognized for his pioneering approach to the presentation, discussion and exhibition of contemporary art.
It is an exhibition made possible by John Dodelande, a dynamic young western collector, who is known for supporting contemporary Chinese artists of his own generation.
It is through the curation of the co-founder of the acclaimed Palais de Tokyo in Paris and former director of UCCA, that both artists will freely unfold their own universes, deploying their respective quests on the changing states of light and color for their first encounter at Duddell’s.
The exhibition makes it possible to penetrate their unique insights and reveals the richness of their artistic practices and means of expressions.
The opening reception is open to all, from 5pm – 7pm on Sunday Mach 24th. The exhibition ends on June 23rd.
Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central
Maison Perrier-Jouët x Bethan Laura Wood
Direct from Design Miami, ‘Art of The WIld’ will arrive in Hong Kong care of Old Bailey.
From Friday March 15th for two weeks, all are welcome to visit the restaurant,on the second floor of Tai Kwun’s JC Contemporary building, to view this dazzling creation from the British designer, that was created especially for the Maison. With Wood being selected for the commissioned work, as she embodies the exuberance of Art Nouveau, a movement intrinsic to Perrier-Jouët’s cultural heritage.
‘Hypernature’, a tree, features curves, petals and colours inspired by a previous visit to Champagne by the artist. Free in form and intense in colour, it mirrors the action of the harvest by allowing elements – a single glass of champagne or an entire branch with multiple glasses – to be ‘plucked’ from the structure, as one would a grape from a bunch or a bunch from a vine.
Old Bailey, 2F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central
Works below (clockwise from top left)
Image: Bethan Laura Wood, HyperNature, 2018, mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist and Maison Perrier-Jouët.
Li Shurui, Rorschach Test No.3, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 180 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Wang Guangle, 140710, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 280.4 x 180.3 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Li Shurui, Lights No.98, acrylic on canvas, 210 x 210 cm Courtesy of the artist.