Hong Kong—Pace Gallery is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, taking place May 21—23, 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. Pace will present at their booth works by 23 leading 20th and 21st-century artists, from innovators of postwar art—including Alexander Calder, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg—to contemporary artists Sam Gilliam, Loie Hollowell, Adam Pendleton, Joel Shapiro, and Kiki Smith. Pace will feature sculptural work by the renowned artist duo Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen and the work of Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein following their highly successful shows held at Pace Gallery in New York and Palm Beach this year. The booth also will spotlight works by recent additions to Pace's global roster, such as Robert Nava and Torkwase Dyson. These artists will be presented alongside leading Asian artists from Korea and Japan, including Yoshitomo Nara, Kohei Nawa, and Lee Ufan, and China's modern contemporary art masters Li Songsong, Song Dong, Hong Hao, Yin Xiuzhen, Zhang Xiaogang, and Liu Jianhua, among others. An online exhibition on Pace's website, on view May 19—23, 2021 with a preview on May 18, 2021, will complement the gallery's fair presentation, making the booth accessible to those unable to attend the fair in person. Pace will also be participating in the fair's online viewing room from May 19—23, 2021 at artbasel.com/hong-kong.
Concurrent with the fair, Pace will present David Adjaye Adam Pendleton at it's Hong Kong location. The first ever two-person exhibition between internationally renowned American artist Adam Pendleton and Sir David Adjaye OBE, Ghanaian-British artist and world-leading architect, the presentation features a new body of paintings by Pendleton titled Untitled (WE ARE NOT) in visual and spatial dialogue with a set of sculptural works by Adjaye. Viewed in concert, the works articulate a shared visual lexicon that explores questions of language, identity, and monumentality. The exhibition is on view May 18–June 30, 2021.
On the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong, Pace will extend its gallery hours through Sunday, May 23 from 11 AM–6 PM. For more information about Pace's exhibition schedule and visiting the gallery please see pacegallery.com.
Art Basel Hong Kong presentation highlights include:
• Two signature wall installations by Liu Jianhua that feature his innovative approach to porcelain making
• A new, richly-hued oil painting by Li Songsong showcasing the artist's focus on materialism
• A painting by Torkwase Dyson, who was the subject of a recent solo exhibition of new work at the New Orleans Museum of Art which ran January 2020–January 2021, and whose work is currently featured as part of Climate Changing, an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio
• A work by Loie Hollowell, who is featured in a solo exhibition at the Long Museum in Shanghai from April 24–July 11, 2021
• A painting by New York-based artist Robert Nava, who has an upcoming exhibition at the gallery's seasonal East Hampton location this summer
• A new ceramic wall sculpture by Yin Xiuzhen, whose first solo exhibition at Pace's New York gallery is on view concurrent with this presentation, and who was recently featured in a solo exhibition in Hong Kong at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) and is currently highlighted in a solo exhibition at the Zhi Art Museum, Chengdu, on view through 2021; and
• Two new sculptures by Arlene Shechet, expressing the artist's response to the recent months of quarantine and exploring how art might continue to serve as a source of visual and spiritual nourishment while inventing a new sculptural lexicon of chromatic and textural richness.