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Releases: James Jean / OVM for BLITZ Lane Crawford (Hong Kong)

It looks like James Jean (featured) is back in Hong Kong where he will be launching his OVM line of jewellery and accessories in store at BLITZ Lane Crawford. To mark this occasion, a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils has been designed by the gifted painter exclusively for the store. As a bonus for fans in HK, Jean is currently painting and creating an installation at the Canton Road location (see it live on USTREAM here) leading up the launch event on October 26 (630 pm). Also check […]

Upcoming: Thinkspace Curated “LAX / HKG” @ Above Second

On November 16th, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong will be welcoming in Thinkspace to curate a group show at their showspace (like we did for our East West Connect show last year). Slated to contribute pieces for the show are artists Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno. If the trippy new piece from Andrews (seen above) is any indication, art fans in Hong Kong will want to make it out this opening for […]

Openings: Yue Minjun – “The Tao of Laughter” @ Harbour City – Part II (Hong Kong)

After bringing you photos of Yue Minjun’s showing of his new silkscreen works on display at Harbour City in Hong Kong, we head outside to check out the new sculptural installation. Displayed at the forecourt of Ocean Terminal, the five new sculptures that utilize his iconic “silly man” imagery and is inspired by inspired by Lao Zi’s 6th century classical text on Taoism known as Tao Te Ching. Photos via Hypebeast (except portrait photos courtesy of Harbour City). Discuss Yue Minjun here.

Openings: Yue Minjun – “The Tao of Laughter” @ Harbour City – Part I (Hong Kong)

Over the weekend, Chinese blue-chip artist Yue Minjun opened his first ever Hong Kong exhibition at the Ocean Terminal (Harbour City). The Tao of Laughter included twelve new silkscreen works as well as publications for fans to peruse and will be open until October 14, 2012. Also, on display were new sculptures, also featuring his characters with his signature grin (more on this later). Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. Discuss Yue Minjun here.

Openings: JR – “Pattern” @ Emmanuel Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After teasing his fans with updates from the setup of his show in Hong Kong as well as photos of a sweet new mural in the Asian metropolis, JR’s show at Emmanuel Perrotin finally opened last night. The French photograffeur has kindly sent AM shots from the opening of Pattern, where he unveiled his first sculptural creations ever in the form of crumpled photographs, originals featuring his signature eye, as well as a new photobooth for his Inside Out project. Discuss JR here.

Streets: JR (Hong Kong)

With his show opening very soon (September 18th) in Hong Kong, French street artist JR has completed another mural for his Inside Out project. This new long mural was installed on the roof of one of the footpaths of the IFC and can be seen from various viewpoints above the piece. Also, of interest to those who plan on attending the opening at Emmanuel Perrotin is plans for a photo booth at the space that fans can use to participate in the Inside Out project themselves. Seeing his […]

Upcoming: JR – “Pattern” @ Emmanuel Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After spending time building an enormous photo booth for Festival Images in Switzerland, JR has moved on to his next project. Pattern will be the French street photograffeur’s first solo in Hong Kong and will open at Emmanuel Perrotin on September 18th. Hopefully, he’ll be able to work in some public art for his fans in Asian as well while there… Discuss JR here.

Upcoming: Yue Minjun – “The Tao of Laughter” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Next month, starting on September 20th, Yue Minjun will be opening his first ever Hong Kong exhibition at Harbour City (site of the KAWS’ Passing Through exhibition in 2009). One of China’s preeminent contemporary artists, the man known for paintings of himself with a frozen grin will be presenting The Tao of Laughter – five brand new sculptures (concept sketch seen above) that was inspired by Lao Zi’s 6th century classical text on Taoism known as Tao Te Ching. The new work certainly uses an appropriate reference as […]

Streets: Invader (Hong Kong)

Invader recently brought his street invasion to Asia with this new piece in Hong Kong. According to his logs, the anonymous French artist has been to the city-state before and has mapped out some of the spots he has hit up, although this piece might be a legal one. In related news, the street tile specialist also made the front page of the Miami Herald and was also in the area recently based on the photographic evidence below. Miami photo via Qura Torial. Discuss Invader […]

Showing: Friends With You – “Happy Rainbow” @ TMTP Cultural Center

It’s always nice to see concept images become reality – with FriendsWithYou’s exhibition in Hong Kong being no exception. The new installation from the Miami-based duo entitled Happy Rainbow opened to the public recently at the TMTP Cultural Center to the delight of their fans there. The inflatable bouncing installations as well as fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures are always a hit with the younger crowd but certainly was fun for all ages. Via Designboom. Discuss Friends With You here.