With Valentine’s Day done and dusted, Hong Kong is turning its attention to the city’s annual slew of big art shows coming up next month. With the SAR’s creative juices in full flow, two new art spaces are set to open in March with exciting debut shows to boot.
First up, Chi Art Space, in Central, is branching out to an additional spot in Clear Water Bay. Opening its doors on March 11, the expansive two-level space is presenting works by international artists for its inaugural show. Curated by Janet Fong, one notable artist on show and not to be missed is Lin Xin, an up-and-coming female artist whose imagery and humanoid figures consists mainly of electric wires, plugs, machines and metal which are presented in the form of virtual reality. Second Nature, until April 9. Chi Art Space, 663 Clear Water Bay Rd, Clear Water Bay; k11artfoundation.org.
Not to be upstaged, popular contemporary art space de Sarthe gallery is unveiling a new 9,820sq ft art space in Wong Chuk Hang. For its opening exhibition on March 20, de Sarthe is hosting a group show featuring the works of five Greater China artists: Liang Ban, Mak Ying-yung, Tong Kunniao, Wang Xin and Xin Yunpeng. With four-metre-high ceilings and views of Hong Kong’s Southside, the gallery is inviting viewers to enjoy the works of these creatives as they express themselves through traditional art, site specific installations and participatory works. Reversal Ritual, until May 13. 20/F, Global Trade Sq, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, 2167 8893; desarthe.com.