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Immerse yourself in Hong Kong's art scene in H Queen’s for Arts Month

Catch local and international exhibits at the centre of Hong Kong's art and lifestyle scene

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with H Queen's
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Hong Kong Arts Month is currently in full swing, and the city's art galleries and museums have been hard at work preparing for this highly anticipated event. If you're an art lover and want to immerse yourself in the best art exhibitions in town, look no further than H Queen's in Central, a building dedicated to art and lifestyle. H Queen's prestigious galleries are filled with inspiring programmes and events to celebrate the works of local and international artists for the vibrant month. Read below to learn about the lineup of exhibitions happening at H Queen’s. 

Contrasting Confluences by Clément Denis, Fabien Verschaere, and Karen Shiozawa
Photograph: Courtesy Whitestone Gallery

Contrasting Confluences by Clément Denis, Fabien Verschaere, and Karen Shiozawa

Located on the seventh and eighth floors of H Queen's, Whitestone Gallery is participating for the first time in the French May Arts Festival 2022. The associated project, featuring a group exhibition titled Contrasting Confluences, showcases the works of artists Clément Denis and Fabien Verschaere – important figures in the current French art scene – and Japanese artist Karen Shiozawa. Catch a series of mosaic, acrylic, oil, and watercolour works, representing the nuances and styles of each artist, from abstraction to figuration. 

Exhibition period: May 3-June 30, 2022 (an online viewing room will be available during the duration of the exhibit) 
Open hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm (May 25-29, 11am-7pm)
Contact details: 2523 8001

EDITION by Simon Ma
Photograph: Courtesy Simon Ma

EDITION by Simon Ma

On the ninth floor of H Queen's, visit the solo exhibition of Hong Kong-born, internationally acclaimed crossover artist Simon Ma. Entitled EDITION, the exhibit covers Ma's past works, including the paper ink painting works of Drago Cavallo (aka DC, a collection of NFTs) collected by Ferrari in 2012, Drago Cavallo sculpture works, and Horse 3D calligraphy sculpture released in American and Japanese exhibitions. The exhibit will also feature many of Ma's latest works which will be viewed for the first time in Hong Kong, including the dreamy Man in the Moon and the printed work Who need love?

Exhibition period: May 25-Jun 12, 2022
Open hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Contact details: 6990 3745

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Carnival by Woo Kukwon
Photograph: Courtesy Tang Contemporary Art

Carnival by Woo Kukwon

At Tang Contemporary Art, located on the 10th floor of H Queen’s, art lovers can catch the solo exhibition of Korean artist Woo Kukwon curated by Park Soojeun. Woo’s paintings heavily use the impasto technique, which gives his works a distinct three-dimensional effect. Carnival presents Woo’s paintings that explore his autobiographical growth and self-transformation, depicting ancient Carnival ceremonies featuring characters and iconic elements from fairytales and mythologies like Noah’s ark, Garden of Eden, and Peter Pan.

Exhibition period: May 5-June 11, 2022
Open hours: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm 
Contact details: 2682 8289

Moon in the Morning by Arlene Shechet
Photograph: Courtesy Pace Gallery/©Arlene Shechet

Moon in the Morning by Arlene Shechet

Head over to the 12th floor at Pace Gallery to see the works of New York multidisciplinary sculptor Arlene Shechet, who’s known for creating idiosyncratic, biomorphic, and boldly coloured sculptures. Moon in the Morning marks Shechet’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, showcasing nine small and large-scale sculptures – two of which will be presented for the first time for Art Basel Hong Kong – in mixed mediums of glazed ceramic, hardwood, and powder-coated steel. 

Exhibition period: May 20-Jun 30, 2022 
Open hours: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm
Contact details: 2608 5065

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Weigh All Tears by William Kentridge 
Photograph: Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Weigh All Tears by William Kentridge 

Swiss contemporary and modern art gallery Hauser & Wirth, located on the 15th and 16th floors of the art hub, displays works of William Kentridge, a South African artist known for his animated films and drawings, sculpture, and tapestry. Kentridge’s Weigh All Tears is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibit’s title takes its name from Kentridge’s new six-metre-wide triptych art featuring a procession of silhouetted figures against a collage of maps of Africa and archival documents. The display will also feature hand-woven mohair tapestries co-created with Marguerite Stephens and her weaving studio outside Johannesburg. 

Exhibition period: Mar 17-May 29, 2022 
Open hours: Tue-Sat 11am-7pm
Contact details: 3958 7188

 

The Arca presents: TWGH's NFT Marketplace Charity Bidding cum Art Exhibition
Photograph: Courtesy TWGH

The Arca presents: TWGH's NFT Marketplace Charity Bidding cum Art Exhibition

TWGH will be taking over one of the H Queen’s exhibition spaces on the 17th floor (Unit 1701) to present its new NFT Marketplace. Admission is free, and guests can view a special NFT art exhibition and bid for NFT works for charity during the event. Benefits from the bids will be used to fund the company’s anti-epidemic assistance work.  

Exhibition period: May 20-Jun 2, 2022 
Open hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, pre-registration required 
Contact details: 1878 333

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Willows Dark Flowers Bright by William Lim
Photograph: Nirut Benjabanpot

Willows Dark Flowers Bright by William Lim

Another space on the 17th floor (Unit 1702) will be taken by the works of artist, architect, and renowned art collector William Lim, who produces large-scale installations and has twice represented Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale's International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 and 2010. Taking inspiration from a Song Dynasty Chinese poem, Willows Dark Flowers Bright reflects Lim's lockdown experiences in Hong Kong, featuring flowers and plants that have brought simple joys for him and his family during the lockdown in the city, and places that he couldn't visit during the pandemic. 

Exhibition period: May 21- May 29, 2022
Open hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Contact details: 2527 1931

For more information about the exhibits, visit hqueens.com.hk 

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