10 Art Exhibitions Not to Miss in Hong Kong in November 2021
- Pace: Nina KatchadourianPace: Nina Katchadourian
- Blindspot Gallery: It’s Always YouBlindspot Gallery: It’s Always You
- White Cube: His Own Worst EnemyWhite Cube: His Own Worst Enemy
- Hong Kong Museum of Art: Touching: A Journey through Chinese Landscapes from the Xubaizhai CollectionHong Kong Museum of Art: Touching: A Journey through Chinese Landscapes from the Xubaizhai Collection
- Flowers Gallery: Walking BackwardsFlowers Gallery: Walking Backwards
- Simon Lee Gallery: Georg Karl PfahlerSimon Lee Gallery: Georg Karl Pfahler
- David Zwirner: Isa GenzkenDavid Zwirner: Isa Genzken
- 10 Chancery Lane Gallery: Love in the Dream10 Chancery Lane Gallery: Love in the Dream
- f22: Sand Trails and Storm Cloudsf22: Sand Trails and Storm Clouds
- Blue Lotus Gallery: HK UnseenBlue Lotus Gallery: HK Unseen
Don't miss these Hong Kong art exhibitions that look at landscapes, people and phenomena in Hong Kong and around the world this November.
The best gallery offerings in Hong Kong this month feature top art talents from Hong Kong and around the world. Here are ten new art shows and exhibitions not to miss this month.
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Pace: Nina Katchadourian
American interdisciplinary artist Nina Katchadourian is known for her humorous take on the relationship between humanity and nature. In Mended Spiderwebs, a video that features in the Hong Kong show, spiders are seen rejecting her offer of help with repairing torn cobwebs using glue. The piece reflects nature’s scorn for the way humans try to fix environmental problems.
From November 19 to December 23. H Queen's, 80, 12/F Queen’s Road Central, Central. Find out more at pacegallery.com
Blindspot Gallery: It’s Always You
Inspired by the worldwide boyband phenomenon, visual artist Sin Wai Kin created pieces made with boyband ephemera and a tongue-in-cheek music video, in which she adopts the roles of four queer band members—the One, the Universe, the Storyteller and Wai Kin—who represent the elements that contribute to the success of such groups.
From November 20. 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang. Find out more at blindspotgallery.com
White Cube: His Own Worst Enemy
New paintings by British artist Damien Hirst appear alongside sculptures from his Venice show Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable. The Hellenistic-style sculptures from the latter, some of which are created in the mould of Disney cartoon characters, transport viewers to an imaginary shipwreck, as Hirst reflects on the influence of mass culture.
From November 24 to January 8, 2022. 50 Connaught Road Central, Central. Find out more at whitecube.com
Hong Kong Museum of Art: Touching: A Journey through Chinese Landscapes from the Xubaizhai Collection
Instead of depicting a realistic landscape or garden, Chinese landscape paintings are known for reflecting the artists’ temperament and aspirations as they create imaginary, often ethereal worlds. A total of 27 works from the Xubaizhai Chinese landscape collection are presented in this exhibition.
Until February 16, 2022. 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Find out more at hk.art.museum
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Flowers Gallery: Walking Backwards
Contemporary American painter Aleah Chapin is known for her unflinching nude portraits of older women, many of whom are relatives and friends. In her first solo exhibition in Asia, she presents new work that combines sketches and images of herself. The result is a series of images of a contorted human body against an abstract backdrop in an exploration of how ageing is represented.
From November 20 to January 15, 2022. 49 Tung Street, Sheung Wan. Find out more at flowersgallery.com
Simon Lee Gallery: Georg Karl Pfahler
The German painter is known for his abstract geometric painting style, influenced by the art informel movement, which was prevalent in 1940s and 1950s Europe. This show, Pfahler’s first solo exhibition in Asia, features works from 1965 to the 1970s, which showcase how his style changed from creating architecture-inspired shapes to more abstract patterns of colours.
November 5 to January 8, 2022. 304, 3F The Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street, Central. Find out more at simonleegallery.com
David Zwirner: Isa Genzken
German contemporary artist Isa Genzken, whose prodigious body of work includes paintings, collages, drawings, films and photographs, is best known for her sculptures. This show features key works from the past ten years of her career, including her Schauspieler (Actors) series.
Until December 18. 5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central. Find out more at davidzwirner.com
10 Chancery Lane Gallery: Love in the Dream
10 Chancery Lane Gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with Love in the Dream, an exhibition that displays 44 artists who best represent the gallery's mission in showcasing Hong Kong's diverse contemporary art styles and developments. The show will be presented in a salon style with artists in different categories: the early works from China’s “Stars Exhibition” artists Huang Rui, Ma Desheng and Wang Keping; a wall art section, a room for Southeast Asian artists; a photography corner; a shutter door work installed by Indian artist Atul Dodiya; as well as Hong Kong artist Frog King Kwok's immersive art installation in the toilet.
Until January 28, 2022. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Find out more at 10chancerylanegallery.com
f22: Sand Trails and Storm Clouds
Hong Kong-based Australian photographer Palani Mohan, who won second place of Pictures of the Year International in the science and natural history picture story category in 2012, recently returned to Hong Kong, which he has called home since the 1990s. He spent the last two years capturing the vast red deserts of the Empty Quarter of the Middle East. The exhibition showcases two collections of images that focus on the natural elements that fascinate Mohan: sand trails and storm clouds.
From November 4. f22 foto space, Shops BW11 & 13, The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Kowloon. Find out more at f22.com
Blue Lotus Gallery: HK Unseen
Canadian photographer Greg Girard’s old images of Hong Kong which have yet to be published will be on display for a month. They present Hong Kong in the 1980s, a period of time considered as the city's golden age for its rapid developments and many possibilities. Girard, who grew up in Vancouver, saw a 1962 photograph of Hong Kong harbour by Eliot Elisofon, which made an impression on him. The young photographer arrived by boat in 1974 and made it his mission to capture the vibrant night scene and colours of the city.
From November 10 to December 12. Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Tai Ping Shan. Find out more at bluelotus-gallery.com