5 exhibitions you need to check out this April by Amber Smith
After being overwhelmed by all the great art during the Hong Kong art basel I still can’t get enough. And why would it ever be enough art when I live in a city with tons of amazing galleries? Take some time to indulge these interesting exhibitions.
A beast, a God and a line @ Para-site
22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay
Date: MAR 17 – MAY 20, 2018
If you only have time to go to one gallery Para-site is definitely it! On the twenty-floor with connection to the roof top this quarry bay based location does not only have the most beautiful view, right now they are showing “A beast, a God and a line” which is an exhibition with loads of artists based in south pacific Asia. This traveling exhibition which is mostly based on textiles and woven techniques explores the relationship between religion and politics.
7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central
Date: MAR 26 – MAY 12, 2018
Can you not get enough of abstract paintings? Then you have to go to Gagosian! This gallery shows the exhibition “Heliocentric” by … artist Jennifer Gaudi. It consists of painting that are made of sand and oil, just on the verge of abstract and figural. The artist herself describe her minimalist paintings as meditative and intuitive.
Manolo Millares – Antoni Tàpies: An Informel Step @ De Sarthe
20/F Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Date: Mar 29, 2018 – May 12, 2018
Manolo Millares and Antoni Tàpies are two of the most recognised artists from European Post-war abstraction. Both born in Spain, they are best known for their abstract assemblages and paintings. They aimed to innovate and renew the Spanish painting tradition through a radical new use of textures, materials and graphism.
Wolfgang Tilman @ David Zwirner
5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Date: MAR 26 – MAY 12, 2018
This exhibition will feature the internationally proclaimed artist’s broad selection of works that respond to their surroundings and simultaneously embody a self-contained environment. Including many new photographs not publicly shown before, the exhibition will juxtapose pictures of friendship and affection with views and angles of the world at large.
Mark Bradford @ Hauser And Wirth
16-15/F, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Date: MAR 27 – MAY 12, 2018
Acclaimed American artist Mark Bradford, renowned for his large, abstract, mixed-media paintings, which often incorporate ephemera and discarded elements of urban life. This exhibition comes on the heels of a number of major public projects including ‘Tomorrow Is Another Day,’ Bradford’s widely-lauded exhibition for the United States Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. The new works presented in Hong Kong are a continuation of the themes Bradford has explored throughout his entire career, most prominently the distribution and representation of power within societal structures.