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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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Hong Kong Art Guide

With a host of exciting contemporary art spaces, Hong Kong continues to be identified as a global super art city. The city's stellar selection of galleries, which includes art world heavy hitters like Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Lévy Gorvy, speaks for the art scene's quality. Many of these spaces are located in Hong Kong's Central district, in the Pedder Building and the William Lim-designed H Queen's building, which opened in 2017.

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Pedder Building Galleries

In the Pedder Building, Gagosian joins other international galleries like Pearl Lam Galleries, Simon Lee Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, and Massimo De Carlo, along with Hanart TZ Gallery. The latter is directed by Johnson Chang, who is largely accredited with igniting the city's art market. Chang founded Hanart TZ in 1983, a decade prior to his famed organisation of the group exhibition China's New Art, Post-1989 at the Hong Kong Arts Center in 1993, which contributed to the explosion of interest in Chinese contemporary art.

Asia Art Archive and Asia Society Hong Kong

In 2000, Chang co-founded Asia Art Archive with Claire Hsu, enabling comprehensive access to art historical material of the Asia-Pacific region. The Archive also hosts extensive public programming, including talks, performances, and exhibitions, while its library offers a site of quiet refuge above the bustling neighbourhood of Sheung Wan.

Nestled on the hillside near Hong Kong Park is Asia Society Hong Kong Center, an educational non-profit organisation dedicated to generating understanding of countries and cultures across Asia. A site for seminars, lectures, cultural programmes, and films, Asia Society also hosts an array of art exhibitions in its Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed space, ranging from presentations of work by late Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun (A Story of Light, 12 March–9 June 2019), to those of renowned American artist James Turrell (Yukaloo, 12 March–9 June 2019).

Wong Chuk Hang and Aberdeen Galleries

Beyond the city centre, Hong Kong Island's outlying neighbourhoods are home to some of the city's most exciting spaces. One of these neighbourhoods is Wong Chuk Hang in the Southern District, which has attracted a number of galleries in recent years due to its large, airy industrial spaces—a feature that saw Belgian Axel Vervoordt Gallery move from its Central Entertainment Building to a two-level space in the dynamic cultural hub in 2019. Other spaces in this area include Blindspot Gallery, which predominantly represents emerging and established artists from Hong Kong and Mainland China, including Isaac Chong Wai, Lam Tung Pang, Chen Wei, and Leung Chi Wo. Founded in Paris in 1977, de Sarthe Gallery opened its 10,000-square-foot space in the area in 2017, showcasing a combination European masters and young international artists.

Para Site, Videotage, M+ and more

On the other side of the island, in Quarry Bay, lies Para Site. Founded in 1996, this non-profit organisation is one of Asia's oldest, most active independent art institutions. Acting as an educational platform, the exhibition site also produces publications and public programmes that contribute to the region's critical discourse.

Founded a decade earlier than Para Site is Videotage, a non-profit organisation that began as an artist collective comprising May Fung, Ellen Pau, Wong Chi-fai, and Comyn Mo before establishing itself as a platform for the promotion, creation, and exhibition of new media art. The space has held a fundamental role in the development and preservation of the city's legacy of video art, running exchange programmes and residencies for local and international artists while building an extensive archive both online and offline.

A series of new contemporary art museums and spaces have been added to the mix in recent years, with M+—scheduled for completion by March 2020—looming at the throne. Its Pavilion space, which has been open since September 2016, has showcased an impressive line-up of exhibitions that are now complemented by high-profile presentations at the city's latest multi-million-dollar restoration project, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, an ex-prison complex that includes the cutting-edge JC Contemporary, where exhibitions by international artists such as Takashi Murakami attract impressive footfall.

Across the harbour, the Jordan-based hotel-cum-workspace Eaton HK has become the it crowd's latest hub, with its retro interior inflecting a combination of Memphis design and old Hong Kong while playing host to Eaton Workshop—a 'modern day community center and laboratory' that supports grassroots activism and artistic practice with an exciting programme of events and activities. Also this side of the harbour, in Tsuen Wan, is the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, another impressive restoration project that has seen the revival of The Mills of Nan Fung Textiles, a building that belonged to the city's once-thriving textile industry. The centre's primary aim is to regenerate this legacy by showcasing a variety of curated programmes that engage contemporary art, design, science, heritage, community, and craftsmanship.


Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
4 April–4 July 2020
Group Exhibition

Art Basel Pop-Up Exhibition: Contemporary Forms of Ink Painting

Alisan Fine Arts View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Art Basel Pop-Up Exhibition: Contemporary Forms of Ink Painting, Alisan Fine Arts (4 April–4 July 2020). Courtesy Alisan Fine Arts. 
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
3 April–16 May 2020
Robin Rhode & Nari Ward

Power Wall

Lehmann Maupin View Exhibition

Nari Ward, Power Wall - Power People (2019) (detail). Shoelaces. 304.8 x 152.4 x 6.4 cm. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin.

Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
26 March–26 April 2020
Bernar Venet

ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition

de Sarthe View Exhibition
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
26 March–31 May 2020
Yoan Capote

ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition

Ben Brown Fine Arts View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Yoan Capote, ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition, Hong Kong (26 March–31 May 2020). Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts. 
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
25 March–30 May 2020
Tu Hongtao
Lévy Gorvy View Exhibition
Tu Hongtao (2019). Courtesy Lévy Gorvy.
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
19 March–18 April 2020
Group Exhibition

Echo among Geographies

Tang Contemporary Art View Exhibition
Sakarin Krue-On, Lotus Pod (1998). Lead, fibreglass. Each: 100 x 100 x 100 cm. Courtesy Tang Contemporary.
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
16 March–9 May 2020
Zhang JianJun & Barbara Edelstein

Ineffable Garden

Alisan Fine Arts View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Zhang Jian-Jun & Barbara Edelstein, Ineffable Garden, Alisan Central (16 March–9 May 2020). Courtesy Alisan Fine Arts. 
Current Exhibition
13 March–9 April 2020
Group Exhibition

State of Happiness 樂 / 觀

Hanart TZ Gallery View Exhibition
Exhibition view: State of Happiness 樂 / 觀, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (13 March–9 April 2020). Courtesy Hanart TZ Gallery.
Current Exhibition
5 March–18 April 2020
Group Exhibition

3E14

Galerie du Monde View Exhibition
Exhibition view: 3E14, Galerie Du Monde, Hong Kong (5 March–18 April 2020). Courtesy Galerie Du Monde. 
Current Exhibition
15 February–17 May 2020
Group Show

They Do Not Understand Each Other 言語不通

Tai Kwun Contemporary View Exhibition
Tsubasa Kato, They do not understand each other (2014). Collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka. Photo: Keiichi Sakakura. Courtesy Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong.
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
13 February–5 September 2020
Bosco Sodi

A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains

Axel Vervoordt Gallery View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Bosco Sodi, A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong (13 February–5 September 2020). © Courtesy the artist and Axel Vervoordt Gallery.
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
31 January–25 April 2020
Leonardo Drew, Dale Frank, Antony Micallef

Accidents [Part II]

Pearl Lam Galleries View Exhibition
Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
17 January–25 April 2020
Zong-De An, Ren Ri, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Su Xiaobai, Kim Tschang-Yeul

Accidents [Part I]

Pearl Lam Galleries View Exhibition
Upcoming Exhibition | Hong Kong
11 April–2 May 2020
Andrew Luk, Chu Teh-Chun

Shifting Landscapes

de Sarthe View Exhibition
Andrew Luk, Haunted, Salvaged (2020). (work in progress). Courtesy de Sarthe Gallery. 

Current Exhibitions In Hong Kong

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Art Basel Pop-Up Exhibition: Contemporary Forms of Ink Painting at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
4 April–4 July 2020 Group Exhibition Art Basel Pop-Up Exhibition: Contemporary Forms of Ink Painting Alisan Fine Arts, Central, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Robin Rhode & Nari Ward, Power Wall at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
3 April–16 May 2020 Robin Rhode & Nari Ward Power Wall Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Bernar Venet, ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition at de Sarthe, Hong Kong
26 March–26 April 2020 Bernar Venet ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition de Sarthe, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Yoan Capote, ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
26 March–31 May 2020 Yoan Capote ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Tu Hongtao, Tu Hongtao at Lévy Gorvy, Hong Kong
25 March–30 May 2020 Tu Hongtao Lévy Gorvy, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Echo among Geographies at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
19 March–18 April 2020 Group Exhibition Echo among Geographies Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhang JianJun & Barbara Edelstein, Ineffable Garden at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
16 March–9 May 2020 Zhang JianJun & Barbara Edelstein Ineffable Garden Alisan Fine Arts, Central, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, State of Happiness 樂 / 觀 at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
13 March–9 April 2020 Group Exhibition State of Happiness 樂 / 觀 Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, 3E14 at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
5 March–18 April 2020 Group Exhibition 3E14 Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, They Do Not Understand Each Other 言語不通 at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
15 February–17 May 2020 Group Show They Do Not Understand Each Other 言語不通 Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Bosco Sodi, A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
13 February–5 September 2020 Bosco Sodi A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Leonardo Drew, Dale Frank, Antony Micallef, Accidents [Part II] at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
31 January–25 April 2020 Leonardo Drew, Dale Frank, Antony Micallef Accidents [Part II] Pearl Lam Galleries, H Queen's, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Zong-De An, Ren Ri, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Su Xiaobai, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Accidents [Part I] at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
17 January–25 April 2020 Zong-De An, Ren Ri, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Su Xiaobai, Kim Tschang-Yeul Accidents [Part I] Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Andrew Luk, Chu Teh-Chun, Shifting Landscapes at de Sarthe, Hong Kong
11 April–2 May 2020 Andrew Luk, Chu Teh-Chun Shifting Landscapes de Sarthe, Hong Kong

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Sovereign Art Foundation Announces Shortlist for 2020 Prize Ocula News Sovereign Art Foundation Announces Shortlist for 2020 Prize Hong Kong, 19 March 2020

Nominees for the US $30,000 prize hail from 18 countries across Asia and the Pacific.

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Art Basel Hong Kong Online Viewing Rooms: Ocula Advisory Selections Ocula Insight Art Basel Hong Kong Online Viewing Rooms: Ocula Advisory Selections By Sam Gaskin, Hong Kong

Over 2,000 artworks are being uploaded to Art Basel Hong Kong's Online Viewing Rooms, which open to VIPs from 18–19 March, and to the public from 20–25 March. In constant correspondence with galleries, Ocula's Art Advisory team selects the best works to seek out.

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Art Power HK Launches Campaign to Revive Hong Kong Art Scene Ocula News Art Power HK Launches Campaign to Revive Hong Kong Art Scene Hong Kong, 16 March 2020

With art galleries, museums and events closing around the world, the campaign offers a way for art fans and professionals in the city to keep calm and carry on.

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Coronavirus Forces Sotheby’s to Relocate Hong Kong Auctions Ocula News Coronavirus Forces Sotheby’s to Relocate Hong Kong Auctions Hong Kong, 24 February 2020

The modern and contemporary art auctions have been delayed and moved to the other side of the world.

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