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Best art exhibitions and displays to check out in Hong Kong

Because who doesn't like being an art snob once in a while

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung
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Whether it's street photography spots or world-class art galleries, Hong Kong is a city that's bursting with creativity – thanks to the incredible art scene filled with local and international talents. To narrow things down and help you be well on your way to true culture vulture status (and level up your Insta-feed along the way), here are some of the best art exhibitions and displays to visit around town this month.

RECOMMENDED: Get away from the crowds and visit some of Hong Kong's coolest hidden art spaces, or check out these colourful photography spots in Hong Kong.

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The House of Fortune exhibition marks the third solo showcase of Hong Kong-based conceptual artist Mak2. Featuring a new body of multimedia installations as well as newly developed canvas works branching from her iconic ongoing Home Sweet Home series, the exhibition explores the correlation between value and belief under the context of Chinese Feng Shui and big data in the prevailing digital era.

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  • Sheung Wan

Skin in the game is a group exhibition that depicts the complexity of womanhood in today's ambiguous world. Through a collection of mixed-media paintings by Ewa Budka, Javier Martin & Ewelina Skowrońska, and photography works by Chong-Il Woo, the exhibition invites viewers to explore the ideas of female outer and inner beauty, how women are shown in social media, advertising, and in daily life, as well as what women need to give to be considered 'beautiful' in today's society.

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  • Central

Discover the stunninig works of German artist Isa Genzken at David Zwirner Hong Kong. Presenting major works from the artist's past 10 years, the exhibition features an installation of Genzken’s recent 'tower' and 'column' sculptures, freestanding floor sculptures, as well as wall-mounted works that expand upon the artist’s fascination with the relationship between architecture, art, commercial goods, and everyday experience.

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Trust & Confusion is an eight-month-long exhibition featuring over 20 newly commissioned works from artists around the world consisting of static artworks, audio works, and live performances such as dancing and singing – by a chorus of tone-deaf singers. The art show is split into a ‘day’ and ‘night’ theme. Inside the ‘day room’, artworks would change and evolve over the exhibition period, while the ‘night room’ will present a solo or duo showcase by different artists. So, whether you’re visiting for the first time or returning for another round, you’ll always be in for a surprise.

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  • Central

Living with Botero is Ora-Ora’s major autumn show which runs from now until January 2, 2022. Featuring works by Colombian artist Fernando Botero – comprised of paintings and drawings never-before-seen in Hong Kong, most of which the artist lived with and are counted among his personal favourites – the gallery will be styled as a recreation of the artist’s apartment in New York, allowing visitors the privilege of stepping into the everyday life of Fernando Botero. 

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Renowned for her bold and intimate portrayals of the human figure, contemporary American painter Aleah Chapin is having her first solo exhibition in Asia at Flowers Gallery. Title Walking Backwards, the exhibition features a new body of works that first begin as spontaneous sketches, often made using her non-dominant hand, before they are combined with images of the artist's own body and reconfigured into hybrid forms poised at the edge of abstraction. By using this intuitive approach to painting, Chapin's artworks are able to fluctuate between imposing rational structures and following their own course.

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  • Wan Chai

Carnaby Fair is partnering up with The Stallery to present Sub9ture, an exhibition featuring seven capsule collections by some of Hong Kong's most brilliant creators, including The Plumber King (渠王), Ernest Chang, Boms, DaddyBoy, Cynthia Luk, Son of Fire Month and Metal Day (丁月金日子), and Muschi. Held from November 20 to February 13, 2022, the gallery space will be transformed into a creative studio, where visitors are invited to explore the diverse sub-cultures through the perspective of each featured artist. Works on show include digital installations, large-scale displays, engaging interactive experiences, NFTs, as well as wearable art such as caps and t-shirts. 

 

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