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Openings: INSA – “Gloss” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Last week, the UK-based INSA brought his erotic and distinctive works to the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Included in the exhibition was a large mural featuring feet and heels, a regular motif in his work. Additionally, one wall displayed a photo set of his Girl On Bike series (which he added to while in town). Also available was an exclusive glow-in-the-dark limited edition for those interested. More photos of the opening after the jump…

Art HK ’11 – Mizuma Gallery

Consistently showing some of the best talent Japan has to offer, Mizuma Gallery is always one of the first booths we hit up at major art fairs. Art Hong Kong was no different this year as they brought along some of the brightest stars in their roster including Ai Yamaguchi (above) and Masakatsu Sashie (previewed). Check the full list of the artists here and also some photos courtesy of Jasper Wong after the jump…

Openings: David LaChapelle – “The Raft” @ de Sarthe Fine Art (Hong Kong)

Marking his second major exhibition in Hong Kong, David La Chapelle revealed a new body of work with de Sarthe Fine Art this past week. Conveniently coinciding with Art HK ’11, The Raft aimed to take full advantage of the burgeoning Asian appetite for contemporary art. As his first solo since last summer’s American Jesus (covered), the show highlighted two distinct chapters of the the New York-based photographers creative process. With the centerpiece “The Raft of Illusion: Raging Toward Truth II”, along with its studies […]

Showing: “Memories of King Kowloon” @ ArtisTree (Hong Kong)

We touched on the life and “career” of the late Tsang Tsaou Choi, or the self-styled “King of Kowloon” back in 2009 when his work achieved a nice hammer price at auction. For those still lingering in Hong Kong after the close of Art HK, perhaps now is a good time to revisit his work seeing that there is a show at the ArtisTree venue located in HK. Entitled Memories of King Kowloon, the exhibition features original work from the OG “street artist” who spent […]

Preview: Art HK’11 – James Jean @ Martha Otero

Continuing our survey of the upcoming Hong Kong International Art Fair, we turn our attention to the booth of Martha Otero. Coming straight off his March exhibition with the Los Angeles gallery, it looks like James Jean (featured) will be heading to the Far East to attend Asia’s preeminent art fair. When the doors open on this Thursday, May 26th, this four panel piece entitled Lovers will be headlining booth 3G09 along with other originals and limited editions. More preview images of some of the […]

Foster + Partners wins Hong Kong cultural district battle

The West Kowloon Cultural District, which we first told you about in 2009, has finally chosen a design for the planned $2.8 billion 50 hectare arts hub. The firm to win out were the favorites, Foster + Partners, the architects who were also responsible for the breathtaking Chep Lap Kok Airport, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, and the Bilbao Metro, although the original canopy design has been scrapped. More conceptual images after the jump…

Showing: Kaws – “Passing Through” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Kaws recently opened his “Passing Through” exhibition in Tsim Sha Tsui at the popular Harbour City complex in Hong Kong. The show appears to be a semi-retrospective (see pics a full retrospective here) featuring many of his classic as well as new art figures, sure to be a hit among his many collectors in Asia. Although there did not appear to be any new original paintings as many had hoped, there were some drawings included, a rarity for the artist – and of course the […]

Openings: Attention Spam @ Adapta Gallery

A little late news, but “Attention Spam” opened last month in Hong Kong at the launch of Adapta Gallery (A collaboration between Schoeni Art Gallery Hong Kong and UKAdapta London). This group show featured the works of Cyclops, David Bray, Vesna Parchet as well as Word to Mother and D*face (seen above). Adapta Gallery hopes to bring more exposure of urban art scene to what we think will be a very receptive audience in Hong Kong.