East Contemporary

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Mill6 Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile: (In)Tangible Reminiscence (Iwasaki Takahiro, Jung Yeondoo, Sarah Lai)

Hong Kong, 24 March – 22 April 2018, http://www.mill6chat.org/ Since my last visit two years ago Mill6 added the “Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile” subtitle to its official name, and also the works on show seemed to be more heavily pushed in this direction. The institution invited three artists, one from Japan (Iwasaki Takahiro),…

Osage Gallery “The Sun Teaches Us That History In Not Everything”

Hong Kong, 25 March – 6 May 2018, http://osagegallery.com/ A rather large exhibition, taking on an even larger task of mapping the dialogue between “Southeast Asia, South America, Central America and Mexico”, curated by Raphael Fonseca and featuring the works of 26 artists. The exhibition was a little bit in the style of Para Site’s…

Hanart TZ: Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan “Quote!Quote!Quote!”

Hong Kong, Pedder Building, 22 March – 3 May 2018, www.hanart.com This was a very refreshing show amongst the poshness of the Pedder Building, where most galleries decided to hang individual large size products in respectable distance from each other on the freshly painted gallery walls. Hanart TZ was also freshly painted, no question about…

Pearl Lam: Arcangelo Sassolino „Warped Matter Curved Time“

Hong Kong, H Queens, March 27 – 8 May, 2018, https://www.pearllam.com The second, new, space of Pearl Lam in Hong Kong, in the newly opened H Queens building showing Arcangelo Sassolino’s works was both complementary and consistent with the other existing Pearl Lam location is in the Pedder Building, showing abstract painter Huang Yanqing. The…

Art Space Pool “Today, Nobody Was There”

Seoul, March 23 – April 29, 2018, http://www.altpool.org A group show, with a Korean-only introduction – I have heard it was “about” the communication between artist and audience. Artworks by Hyewon Kwon권혜원, Seulki Ki/Yuna Park기슬기ㆍ박은하, Enae Lee이이내, Lim Sodam임소담and Juwon Jeong정주원were on display. Curated by MijungKim김미정.

Arko Art Center: Cody Choi & Lee Wan “Counterbalance: The Stone and the Mountain” (Korean Pavilion Biennale Arte Venice 2017)

Seoul, March 20 – May 20, 2018, http://www.arko.or.kr Last year’s Venice Biennale Korea pavilion came back “home” and is on display at Arko. The package on show is a well-balanced combination of old and new, Korean and international, conceptual and pop, etc. There is almost everything, and the variety that the two artists managed to…