July 4, 2024

【July Exhibition Collection】A continuous stream of exhibitions and artworks! July’s selection recommendations, taking you to experience a different artistic summer!

In the blink of an eye, the first half of 2024 has been a vibrant month for art and French May, and as summer approaches, the exhibitions continue to come one after another! Thinking carefully, July will bring various large-scale exhibitions, such as book fairs, animation, and what other special exhibitions?

Carefully selected exhibitions for everyone in July, from comic style to immersive art experiences, will all be a visual feast!

1. Quiet Gallery HK
Katsuya Terada Solo Exhibition “Line”

Internationally renowned illustrator **Katsuya Terada**, who is active in the fields of illustration, manga, games, and character design for animation, uses themes of machinery, girls, and monsters as subjects. With his solid drawing skills and extremely rich imagination, his vivid and impactful works are like casting a spell, earning him the title of “genius artist.”

Katsuya Terada, who excels in drawing with pencils, ballpoint pens, water-based markers, digital pens, and more, is able to create vivid and impactful works as if performing magic without sketching. In his first exhibition in Hong Kong titled “Lines,” Terada showcases his new works and demonstrates his skill in live sketching, impressively creating on blank canvases in a short amount of time. Influenced by French comic artist Moebius and Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka, Terada’s style not only carries traditional Japanese elements but also integrates Western elements, creating a visually rich, cross-cultural visual language. His works are rebellious, magnificent, and mystical, stirring up trends in the Asian illustration scene and garnering enthusiastic praise from the Western art world.

When appreciating it, one can feel the profound wisdom and vitality behind the lines. If you love Japanese manga and games, you will definitely enjoy the works of Katsuya Terada!

Katsuya Terada Solo Exhibition “Line”
Duration: June 29, 2024 – July 21, 2024
Location: Quiet Gallery HK | Shop 1, BELOWGROUND, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

2. New Art East Auction House
“Present Tense” Group Exhibition

The present tense is every moment. But what does the exhibition “Present Tense” represent?

“Present Tense” covers various media such as painting, paper, and sculpture, presenting a kaleidoscopic perspective that transcends the boundaries of everyday life and challenges traditional norms. A series of thought-provoking artworks, carefully curated to immerse the audience in a tapestry of creativity and emotion.

Explore the visual perspectives of different contemporary artists in a range of styles and innovative works, including: Chiharu Shiota, Yayoi Kusama, Little Thunder, Damien Hirst, Kang Jun Seok, Ngai Wing Lam, Jang Koal, Emi Kuraya, Anna Park, Mr., Kyne, Vickie Vainionpää, Invader, Heenang Heesoo Kim, Stephen Wong Chun Hei, David Shrigley, Takashi Murakami, Derrick Adams, and Daisuke Tajima, embarking on a journey of thoughts to a fairy-tale-like imaginative realm.

Each stroke and sculpted contour reflects new dimensions and interpretations in the contemporary art field, interweaving catalysts with different techniques and color rhythms. In the name of “Now,” feel the fantasy of the present moment, awaiting a perception of the world that is both familiar and bizarre.

“Present Tense” Group Exhibition
Date: June 27 – July 13, 2024
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Address: New Art East Auction House | 7th Floor, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

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  • 3. SC Gallery
    Xu Xuehui, Han Xinglin, Shen Junhan Joint Exhibition “Different • Twilight”

    Three artists Xu Xuehui, Han Xinglin, Shen Junhan, all depict their most familiar land under bright and contrasting colors, whether it is the iconic Lion Rock Tunnel or the common storefronts on the streets, mixed with strange twilight reflections, making these scenes familiar yet unfamiliar – a sense of being both here and not here.

    Xu Xuehui has a deep observation of light, and in recent years, her control of colors has become more and more mature. In this exhibition, she deliberately weakens the gender characteristics of the figures in her paintings, giving them a slightly distorted posture. Under various unnatural lights in the paintings, they appear particularly small, highlighting the artist’s sensitivity and delicate emotions. Characters without gender, the sea, and the sun are often seen in Han Xinglin‘s creations. The colors in her works are bright and distinct, yet she describes herself and her paintings as “melancholic” and with “black humor.” In this exhibition, she uses the uncontrollable nature of liquid pigments to create surreal clouds. With changes in the artist’s mood, through subjects like the sun and the moon, the color palette now includes a hint of warmth from sunlight, echoing her inner changes. As the pandemic ends and his daughter is born, Shen Junhan unexpectedly wants to create works related to “hope” and “imagination of the future.” He uses vibrant red, yellow, and green colors in his paintings, colliding with deep black to highlight the anticipation of light throughout the scenes, integrating more traces of life and insights into his works.

    “Different • Twilight”
    Duration: July 11, 2024 – August 24, 2024
    Hours: Tuesday to Saturday | 11:30 am – 6:30 pm (Closed on public holidays; please call for an appointment)
    Address: SC Gallery | Unit 1902, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Ingecon Industrial Centre

    Choi Liang Gallery
    Artist Chen Zijun Ink Art Exhibition “Paris Dream · Hong Kong Athletes Fighting”

    In Chinese ink painting, emphasis is placed on “likeness” and “spiritual resonance”. The ink paintings of dragons are even more adorable, vivid, and spiritual. This is the latest creation series by Hong Kong ink artist **Chen Zijun**, cleverly integrating ink art with modern elements of life, not only showcasing the new vitality of traditional Chinese art in contemporary times, but also reflecting the close relationship between art and life.

    The exhibition features works themed around the 2024 Paris Olympics, with the dragon symbolizing the spirit of Hong Kong athletes in the international sports arena, showcasing their heroic and sportsmanship. This series includes various sports such as swimming, windsurfing, table tennis, and fencing, using ink as the painting medium and stamps as the form of expression.

    Created a vibrant Hong Kong sports spirit scene for the audience, not only a combination of art and sports, but also a collision of tradition and modernity; in addition to appreciating the ink painting works, it also commemorates this important sports event, cheering for Hong Kong Olympic athletes!

    “Paris Dream ‧ Hong Kong Athletes, Go for It”
    Date: June 26, 2024 – September 1, 2024
    Time: 10am – 10pm
    Location: Shops G16 and G25, Ground Floor, Hoi Yu Court, North Point (Podium Level of Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour)

    Hong Kong Ballet x AIRSIDE
    “The Wizard of Oz: A Life’s Journey” Immersive Ballet Art-Tech Experience Exhibition

    Using MR mixed reality and VR virtual reality technology, take you into a seemingly real fairy tale world!

    Presented for the first time in collaboration with AIRSIDE by the Hong Kong Ballet, the immersive ballet art and technology experience “The Wizard of Oz: An Adventure in Life” brings together local artists such as Hong Kong Visual Artist Golden Horse Award and Golden Horse Award winner Wong Wang Hin, neon artist Lau Ho Fai. Using this exciting work as a blueprint, they have created an immersive ballet art and technology experience “The Wizard of Oz: An Adventure in Life,” bringing ballet art to life up close!

    In addition to MR and VR, it also incorporates local neon art installations, a 30-minute interactive journey with 9 stops, showcasing the Asian premiere of the dance drama “The Wizard of Oz” kicking off the Hong Kong Ballet’s 45th dance season, providing an immersive experience for the public outside the stage; there is also a backstage production exhibition area, sharing the preparation and production process of this exhibition and the August performance of the Hong Kong Ballet’s “The Wizard of Oz”, providing the audience with another interactive art journey of physical and mental involvement beyond stage viewing.

    Why not try following the protagonist in ballet, embarking on a journey to find creativity, passion, courage, and faith!

    “The Wizard of Oz: A Life Adventure” Immersive Ballet Art-Tech Experience
    Date: July 5, 2024 – September 4, 2024
    Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Location: AIRSIDE 3, GATE33 Art Center | 2 Kai Tak Bund Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    【 Free admission, please RSVP online at https://bit.ly/4bvb1BW

    Qi Liang Gallery
    Pan Jiongrong (Shui Hetian) Solo Exhibition “Dust-free Realm”

    The artist **Pan Yung-Jung (Shui Hetian)** takes inspiration from Zen Buddhism, exploring the tranquil journey of Zen art with the theme of “Dust-Free Realm.”

    “The realm of dustlessness” is derived from the famous verse of the Sixth Patriarch Huineng, “Originally there is not a single thing, where is there any dust to cling to,” expressing a philosophy of letting go of attachments and returning to one’s true self.

    The artist’s series of minimalist black, white, and red ink brushwork paintings demonstrate a profound understanding of Zen Buddhism and a unique artistic expression, guiding viewers into a tranquil and profound inner world. The brushstrokes in the paintings are free and unrestrained, with flowing ink creating a spiritual and lofty visual effect, as if immersing people in the quiet depths of a Zen meditation room, experiencing a tranquility and peace beyond the mundane.

    This is not only a visual feast, but also a spiritual baptism.

    “Dust-Free Realm – Pan Yung-Jung Solo Exhibition”
    Date: June 16, 2024 – July 14, 2024
    Time: Daily 11:00am – 7:00pm | Please make an appointment
    Location: B20, 7/F, Landmark South, 39 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang

    7. Soluna Fine Art
    Hong Kong emerging artist Wu Ruiying’s “Scenery of Thoughts”

    People always have countless thoughts, but have you ever fantasized about what thoughts are like?

    The new generation artist Ng Yui Ying, born and raised in Hong Kong, has always pushed beyond the limits of the bustling city, using painting to explore the world of things, reconstructing her own thoughts on the canvas. Therefore, Ng’s first solo exhibition, titled “Scenery of Thoughts,” explores the seemingly contradictory but coexisting concepts of nature and man-made, rationality and sensibility, leading the audience to feel the harmony in opposition with Ng’s unique aesthetics.

    In Lin Jingfeng’s “Total Eclipse: The Abstract Destiny of Ng Yui Ying,” he once commented, “If we were to liken Ng Yui Ying’s creative process to a total eclipse, a unique astronomical phenomenon, the sun represents her style, the earth symbolizes the medium used in the artwork, and the moon signifies the emotions and thoughts behind the work. Each stage contains unknowns and answers, the artist’s journey is like wandering between the sun, earth, and moon. This exhibition allows viewers to experience not just the changing seasons of nature within the space.”

    Ruiyin Wu “Scenery of Thoughts”
    Date: June 20 – August 3, 2024
    Location: Soluna Fine Art | 52 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

    Fuyi X Blank Space
    Outstanding Chinese contemporary female artists Li Shurui and Shi Zhiying jointly exhibit “Enlightenment”

    The exhibition sale is curated by Blank Space and is also the first exhibition held in collaboration with a professional gallery since the opening of the Asia headquarters of Fosun in the West Kowloon Cultural District. In the “Inspiration” exhibition sale, two outstanding contemporary Chinese female artists Li Shurui and Shi Zhiying were invited to present works inspired by nature, light, and color.

    Researching the essence of “light” and “color” and the cultural connotations they carry is the artistic core of **Li Shurui**, inspired by the indispensable LED lights in modern Chinese urban landscapes. She first randomly captures the dazzling light and color reflected by LED lights in Chongqing nightclubs with her mobile phone, and then uses a spray gun and paint to recreate that unique color spatial effect on canvas. By changing the brightness, color purity, and the clarity and blur of the edges between colors and points, she achieves a visual illusion of space, showcasing the artist’s adaptation to a new social environment in the painting, as well as a reinterpretation of light and color, reflecting the needs of individuals in different cultures and times.

    The artist Shi Zhiying is known for her extensive scenes with a monochromatic touch, such as the sea, sand, grass, etc., and she excels at drawing inspiration from both Eastern and Western art history. Through the use of color, texture, and brushstrokes in Western oil painting language, she captures the vivid charm and the inner and material life logic emphasized in Eastern culture. Recently, the artist has depicted religious figures and animals with a cosmic spirit and cultural connotations, capturing a diverse and concrete expression of the artist’s perception of the state of existence and materiality.

    This is a great opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts to experience the interaction and dialogue between nature and human imagination.

    “Enlightenment” Exhibition and Sale
    Date: July 11, 2024 – August 16, 2024
    Location: Fosun Asia Headquarters | G/F, West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Ko Shan Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    9. Tianqu Contemporary Art
    “Studio Visit!”

    Have you ever fantasized about what an artist’s studio is like? This exhibition is a casual “visit” that takes you into the creative spaces of five artists, embarking on a journey of free experimentation.

    As pioneering artist Bruce Nauman once said: “When an artist is in the studio, whatever he/she does can be called ‘art’“. In this exhibition, the attempt is to recreate the works in the studio, focusing on the essence and power of art after removing all packaging, engaging in a natural dialogue with the works and the artists; showcasing the creative spaces and languages of Judas Cheng, Lam Ming Kong, Wong Sau Ching, Hui Yan Kei, and Yeung Pak Yau, each of whom explores different realms and life experiences, but all carry great charm and unique qualities in their creations. At the same time, through the collection of the exhibition, it outlines the diverse life experiences, academic backgrounds, and the face of Hong Kong artists.

    We cordially invite you to take a glimpse into the creative process of artists, feel their diligent exploration on the path of self-discovery, and join us in “Studio Visit!”

    “Studio Visit!”
    Date: July 5, 2024 – August 10, 2024
    Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
    Location: Galerie Tian | Central, Hong Kong 2/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road Central

    10. Tai Kwun
    The 6th “BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair”

    In addition to the book fair at the exhibition, there is also a book fair?

    “BOOKED:” aims to provide a platform for creators and art publishers to share their work through books, using books as a medium for artistic and intellectual expression.

    In the past five editions of “BOOKED:”, they have brought a different perspective on “reading” to everyone. And this year welcomes the new edition of “BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair”, once again inviting local, Asian, and international exhibitors – including art publishers, artists, art bookstores, and art institutions from Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, as well as Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the UK, the US, and many other places. Over 100 artists, publishers, institutions, and bookstores will participate, bringing new exhibition projects and a series of public activities such as lectures, workshops, and performances.

    At the same time, the artist’s book library also has special projects that explore how artists use dictionaries, calendars, common word manuals, and instruction manuals to cleverly come up with ideas, questioning the organization and dissemination of various knowledge, leading the audience to reflect.

    The 6th “BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair”
    Date: August 30 – September 1, 2024
    Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, closed on Sundays and public holidays
    Location: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun
    (Tickets will be available on KLOOK in August: HK$40 (standard ticket), HK$30 (concession ticket). Limited tickets will also be available on-site. Visit the Tai Kwun website for more information.)

    South District Gallery Day

    So many exhibitions have been introduced, of course, we have to mention the South District Gallery Day! This year’s South District Gallery Day will be held on July 6th (Saturday), bringing a series of exciting exhibition activities jointly presented by the South District galleries and art spaces!

    The participating galleries include: Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Blindspot Gallery, DE SARTHE, L+/Lucie Chang Fine Arts, MOU PROJECTS, Rossi & Rossi, SC Gallery, Sin Sin Fine Art, Tang Contemporary Art, WKM Gallery, Empty Gallery, Artspace K. Let’s explore art activities in Wong Chuk Hang, Tin Wan, and Repulse Bay together, and experience the unique scenery of the southern district! (For more information, please visit the website southsidesaturday.com)

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