Doretta Lau

Lee Kit

Cattle Depot Artist Village

March 2014

Over the last few years, Taipei-based Hong Kong artist Lee Kit has been expanding upon his preoccupations with painting, everyday life, the passage of time, the absurd, and the mundane. For “You.,” 2014, a large-scale installation mounted… READ ON

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Together Again

February 2014

PICTURE HONG KONG’S cultural and political landscape in 1983. PRC Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were still a year away from signing the Sino-British Joint Declaration that would return sovereignty of the… READ ON

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Atul Dodiya

10 Chancery Lane Gallery

January 2014

Indian artist Atul Dodiya showcases his wit and range, as well as his preoccupation with art history, in his first Hong Kong solo exhibition, “Duplicator’s Dilemma.” The show features his signature paintings made upon metal shutter … READ ON

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Do Ho Suh

Lehmann Maupin | Hong Kong

December 2013

“I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods,” wrote Truman Capote in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. London-based South Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s “Specimen Series” exudes that same sentiment… READ ON

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Blow Up

The first Art Basel Hong Kong

May 2013 HONG KONG

IN THE DAYS leading up to the first edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, the city made headlines around the world because a giant rubber duck floating in Victoria Harbor—essentially a marketing tool for Hong Kong Art Week—had mysteriously… READ ON

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Cerith Wyn Evans

White Cube | Hong Kong

November 2012

The title of Cerith Wyn Evans’s current solo exhibition in Hong Kong, “Grace to be born and live as variously as possible . . . ,” references the inscription on poet Frank O’Hara’s tombstone in Springs, New York. The line is from … READ ON

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“No One to Hear You Scream”

Saamlung

March 2012

Explorations of space—physical, liminal, temporal—provide the unifying theme for this ambitious group exhibition. Curated by Robin Peckham, it is the first official show at Saamlung, a commercial space that opened last November. Here … READ ON

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“Two Thousand Eleven”

Para/Site Art Space

February 2012

For his debut exhibition as the executive director of Para/Site, Cosmin Costinas has curated a group show with work by Olga Chernysheva, Heman Chong, Federico Herrero, and John Smith. On first glance the title of the show is something of a … READ ON

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Scott Redford and Hiram To

July 2011

For its one-year anniversary, 2P Contemporary Art is showing Scott Redford and Hiram To. The artists first met in 1986 in Australia, where Redford still resides; To is based in Hong Kong. For this exhibition, the pair, who have separately … READ ON

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Beautiful Way

The fourth Art HK

May 2011 HONG KONG

IT WAS A STORMY START for Hong Kong art week. Just as I left the house for all of Monday night’s gallery happenings, it began to rain. But inclement weather didn’t stop dozens of other art lovers from traveling to the week’s kickoff … READ ON

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