Familia curated by Pablo Villazán at Woaw Gallery
Familia, as the title suggests, exhibits the works of artists that Spanish gallerist Pablo Villazán has crossed paths in his career whom he considers as family. The featured artists come from all across the world, including but not limited to Stickymonger (Korea), Grip Face (Spain, b.1988), Patty Spyrakos (Iceland, b.1974), Willem Hoeffnagel (The Netherlands, b.1995) and Evgen Čopi Gorišek (Slovenia, b.1994). The amplified meaning that “family” has taken on during this pandemic is expressed through this exhibition, where artists are gathered in one room not in person but through the distinctive characters they each create through art.
When: August 19th – September 18th 2021, 11am – 6pm
Where: 5 Sun Street, Wan Chai
Unbuilt by Minoru Nomata at White Cube Hong Kong
Unbuilt at White Cube marks Minoru Nomata’s first solo exhibition in Greater China. The exhibition features a lexicon of imaginary buildings, structures, and monoliths which celebrate the machine aesthetic and ingenuity of structural design, inspired by Tokyo’s industrial district of Meguro in the 1950s where Nomoata was raised during a period of rapid economic growth in post-war Japan. Nomata’s work is often characterised by a single monumental structure in an imagined landscape which reflects his own state of mind.
When: September 8th – November 13th 2021,
Where: 50 Connaught Road Central, Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-7pm
Hong Kong Dominoes by Sherrie Levine at David Zwirner Hong Kong
American artist Sherrie Levine rose to prominence in the late 1970s as a member of the “Pictures Generation”, a group of artists whose work examined and directly appropriated mass-circulated images to imbue them with new, critically inflected meaning. Under the spotlight at David Zwirner will be Hong Kong Dominoes (2017), a suite of twelve paintings on mahogany that replicate the surface of a group of dominoes that Levine purchased on a trip to Hong Kong in 2012. A range of 22 never seen After Matissedrawings from 1985 will also be displayed, taken from the artist’s personal collection.
When: September 4th – October 13th 2021
Where: 5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central
Liquid Ground curated by Alvin Li and Junyuan Feng at Para Site
A proposal for a future that might, one day, be underwater, Liquid Ground departs from the aggressive land reclamation projects undertaken by many Asian coastal cities including Hong Kong, which seem to be oblivious to the drowning of these cities under climate change. The motif of the island as a place of dwelling — isolated but open, liminal but self-sufficient, constantly phase-shifting between solid and liquid — is omnipresent in the exhibition.
When: August 14th – November 14th 2021, Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm to 7pm
Where: 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Pop Rock at Alisan Fine Arts
Featuring 13 artists from Hong Kong and mainland China, the exhibition highlights the diverse explorations and perspectives of artists working in a range of different media—ink, photography, oil, sculpture, installation and video using the scholar’s rock as a starting point. The scholar’s rock, a revered treasure in Chinese art history, brings the past alive into the present and dialogue between high and low culture.
When: August 13th – November 6th 2021, Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Where: 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Sports in Hong Kong Art at Sun Museum
As the city basks in its Olympic triumph this year, Sports in Hong Kong Art is timely. From realistic portraits of athletes and scenes of sports competitions, to capturing motion through abstract expressionism, 38 Hong Kong artists present the idea of sports through different lenses. Through art, the exhibition aspires to promote sports and the spirit of athletes in Hong Kong.
When: July 23th – September 25th 2021, Tuesday to Saturday : 10am to 6pm
Where: 4th Floor, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
Ineffable Worlds curated by Michela Sena and Giuliana Benassi at Tang Contemporary Art
In the midst of the pandemic, six young Italian artists gather to respond to the current period of instability through Ineffable Worlds. Abandoning the traditional painting, the artists use images and signs to decrypt what they deem, as the title articulates, an “ineffable world” and portrays the dying lustre of today’s globalised materialistic world through exploring themes surrounding technology, self-sufficiency and an imagined future.
When: August 5th – September 18th 2021, Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-7pm
Where: 10th Floor, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central
To Be Continued at Sin Sin Fine Art
Hong Kong artist and curator Sin Sin Man gathers the work of three generations of home-grown artists. The talents of varying ages express their diverse backgrounds, experience and style through their art, offering a glimpse of the myriad of stories this small city offers and how these different narratives come together in harmony in Sin Sin Fine Art.
When: August 20th – October 9th 2021, Monday to Friday: 9:30am-6pm, Saturday: 12pm-6pm
Where: Unit A, 4/F, Kin Teck Industrial Building, 26 Wong Chuk Hang Road
CreditLead image: Courtesy of Woaw Gallery