Five years after opening their first overseas venue in a prime location in Central Hong Kong's Entertainment Building, Axel Vervoordt Gallery is relocating to an expanded two-level space in Wong Chuk Hang, the dynamic artistic hub on the south part of Hong Kong Island.
Set to open during Art Basel in Hong Kong from 25 March till 30 March 2019, this relocation marks an important new step in anchoring Axel Vervoordt Gallery's presence in the region. The 8,000 square foot gallery offers a larger-scale space that will allow the opportunity for curated shows with few limitations, to present larger works and to give artists a great platform for their work.
The Wong Chuk Hang space will enable Axel Vervoordt Gallery to grow their roster of artists, while fostering relationships with contemporary Asian artists and to participate in more regional contemporary art fairs such as West Bund (Shanghai), and KIAF (Seoul). The gallery's annual programme includes four exhibitions per year by established artists and punctuated by showcases of work by younger and emerging artists.
The new space will open with a group show entitled, Infinitive Mutability, featuring works by Peter Buggenhout, Kimsooja and Bosco Sodi. Taking its cue from Jacques Derrida's concept of deconstruction, the exhibition aims to focus on the limitless shifts of meaning and possibility offered by any new interpretation of a text or a work of visual art.
Press release courtesy Axel Vervoordt Gallery.
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