Hong Kong’s Art Week Kicks-off with Art Gallery Night on 13 May

Art Gallery Night HK Art Gallery Association
By Butterboom Writers  /  May 9, 2014

Thirty-six Hong Kong galleries will remain open till late at night in a special “Art Gallery Night” affair organised by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA). Happening on 13 May 2014, these galleries will open from 6:00pm to 10:30pm for guests to enjoy Hong Kong’s art scene in a relaxed evening setting. Each gallery will also have a special programme for the evening. All events are free and open to the public.

What’s Happening During Art Gallery Night

Art Supermarket, 6pm onwards
French Street artist Stoul will be giving a live street painting performance inspired by Japanese Manga and her love for cats.

Identity Art Gallery, 6pm onwards
Jing Wong@People Mountain People See will give a live music performance during the cocktail reception for the exhibition “Symbolic Logic” by 10 UK artists.

Karin Weber Gallery, 6pm onwards
A cocktail reception for the two-artist show “The Invisible Visible” by Peter Panyoczki and Udo Noger as well as two new solo MicroAcciones (intervention projects for art spaces for visual live forms) by Spanish dancer, choreographer and pedagogue Laura Aris.

Galerie Du Monde, 5:30pm onwards
A discourse between renowned artist Liu Kuo-Sung and curator Zhu Hongzi covering the genre of contemporary ink paintings and Liu’s career of over 60 years during the exhibition, “Rearward Glance – from the 1960s to the present”. RSVP at 2525 0529 or fineart@galeriedumonde.com.

Galerie KOO, 6pm onwards
Catch the video and slideshow alongside Nerone’s solo exhibition. At 7:30pm, artist Michelle Kuen Suet Fung will present a talk, “Abstract Expressionism and Rothko the Serious Art Giant”.

Picture This Gallery, 7pm
Photographer Dominique Laugé will for the first time give a talk on his exhibition, “Zero One Zero One”.

The Cat Street Gallery, 6pm
Joshua Yeldham
, the artist behind “Surrender” will give a talk about his solo exhibition on view at the gallery.

YY9 Gallery, 6pm
Sim Chan
, one of the two artists behind the “Poetic Space” exhibition, will host an artist-sharing session with YY9’s curator.

Edouard Malingue Gallery, 6pm to 9pm
Catch the animation film featured for celebrated artist Sun Xun’s “Brave New World”. The film will be screened alongside drawings and sculptures during the cocktail reception.

Koru Contemporary Art, 6pm onwards
Catch the presentation of documentary videos for “New Zealand Trilogy – a painter, a photographer and a sculptor – Albrecht, Brake, Stringer”.

Identity Art Gallery, 8pm to 9:30pm
Don’t miss your chance to win prizes during the social media contest and photo contest held at the gallery.

Red Square Gallery Happy Valley, 7pm to 8pm
Gallery Director Anastassia Katafygiotis will give a talk about the gallery and its current exhibition, “Odessa’s Ripe Gardens” by Nicolay Prokopenko.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 6pm onwards
Join the scheduled private tours of Edward Burtynsky’s work as well as the book launch and sale of Burtynsky’s book, “Water”.

In addition, these artists will be present on that evening to chat and mingle with guests:
Asia Fine Art: Lee Kian Choong for “Reveries of the Universe”
Contemporary by Angela Li: Mo Yi for “Mo Yi – Solo Exhibition”
Galerie Ora-Ora: Halley Cheng, Stephen Wong and Nina Pryde for “I want to be Seen”
Opera Gallery: Gerard Rancinan for “CHAOS”

For more information, visit www.hk-aga.org.

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