Art & the City: 5 Hong Kong art exhibitions to catch in February

In the lead up to Art Week in March, Hong Kong is teasing our senses with a variety of intriguing exhibitions, installations and multimedia performances. This February, don’t miss out on a production of art, dance, video and more at LIGHTSTAGE and a showcase of 18 Hong Kong artists on the rise at The Cat Street Gallery.

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Time and Being by Darren Almond

UK artist Darren Almond will be presenting a series of new works at White Cube Hong Kong that explores what it means to exist in both real and fictional realms of temporality. His clock sculptures, mirror pieces and painting of nocturnal landscapes draw on how physical and mental experience can be affected by the presence of numbers and illuminations.

When: 29 January to 12 March 2016

White Club Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2592 2000, http://whitecube.com/hongkong

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DUETS:: presented by I AM x LIGHSTAGE

I AM (an artistic production company) and gallery and events group, Lightstage will be putting on a third edition of DUETS::. Dancers, singers, musicians and artists will deliver a progression of short, original pieces that explores and expresses their interpretation of ‘duets’ while an intimate group of 50 guests enjoy complimentary wine and beverages. Highlights include a dance and video installation and live music and dance movement pairings.

When: There will be a total of five performances from 19 to 20 February 2016 with an opening party and closing party with Cliche DJs.

Tickets are priced at HK$298 each, HK$588 for two and HK$798 for three inclusive of entry to the show and free-flow red and white wine as well was entry to the DUETS:: closing party.

Tickets are available on Pelago and at lightstage.hk.  

LIGHTSTAGE, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

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Back to the Future at The Cat Street Gallery

The Cat Street Gallery have teamed up with China Art Projects to co-present Back to the Future. The exhibition showcases works from 18 of Hong Kong’s newest and most intriguing artists including Homan Ho, Cam Wong, and more.

When: 3 December to 20 February 2016

The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2291 0006, www.thecatstreetgallery.com

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The Journey … from Here to There by Vladimir Nasedkin and Andrey Chegin

Vladimir Nasedkin and Andrey Chegin are both Russian artists who were inspired to create artworks that express their emotions through travelling. Known for his installations, Nasedkin first chooses his subjects through satellite photography and then creates images of his own after visiting the site, using local sand a soil to retain the impression of architectural drawings. The exhibition presents six of his original works alongside 11 photography works by Chegin which are staged and manipulated through photography (without digital imaging or image processing on a computer).

When: From now until 17 March 2016.

Erarta Galleries Hong Kong, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2685 5199, http://erartagalleries.com

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Garth Weiser at Simon Lee Gallery

New York-based artist Garth Weiser plays with layers, line and colour by using gestural and literal carvings, which cut up the painting and juxtapose the syntax of abstraction and the paintings’ physical surface. Weiser’s intensely textured paintings reflect Weiser’s own desire to engage with composition, agency and intension. In his set of new works showing at Simon Lee Gallery, his super-charged paintings show how a heavy but precise use of colour, weight, visual rhythm and density can come together.

When: 19 February to 17 March 2016

Simon Lee Gallery, 304, 3/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.simonleegallery.com