Must Visit Galleries in Hong Kong This March

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By Lau  /  March 11, 2016

Last week, we listed the top art fairs happening this month and there’s definitely no shortage of arty events. Hong Kong is still home to some of the most important and independent galleries to view art in a more intimate art spaces like Gagosian Gallery,  White Cube, Parasite, Cat Street Gallery and La Galerie. To coincide with all the big art events happening this March, these galleries are showing off their best artists and we’ve curated our list of galleries to visit this March. (Galleries are listed in alphabetical order)

*artwork feature above – Dan Colen, Tracey Emin, pieces from 4 local artists and Marc Standing

Blindspot Gallery
Exciting news for Polaroid lovers, Blindspot Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to Polaroid pictures from local artists from the 1980s-2000s. A great way to kick start your gallery visits with one of the first gallery to bring contemporary photography to the Hong Kong art scene.
 
Date: 5 March – 23 April
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Location: 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong. Tel: 2517 6238 
 
Gagosian Gallery
New York artist Dan Colen presents his first exhibition When I’m Gone at Gagosian Gallery. Based around his Flower Paintings series, Colen uses artificially dyed flowers instead of paint and rather than paintbrushes, Colen applies paint with objects like rubber mallets and bowling pins.
 
Date: 21 March – 13 May 
Time: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 7pm
Location: 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2151 0555

La Gallerie
A gallery that’s focused on showcasing art photography, La Gallerie is hosting an exhibition of Wang Wusheng’s black and white landscape pictures, Celestial Realm – Mt. Huangshan. Inspired by traditional Chinese paintings, photographer Wang Wusheng captures these mountains (located in north of China) in his own artistic ways. 
 
Date: 17 March 
Time: Monday to Wednesday & Sunday 11am – 7pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am – 9pm
Location: 74 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2540 47777

Opera Gallery
Upon the chaotic Wyndham Street is Opera Gallery, one of the first international galleries to enter Hong Kong in 2004. For March check out Korean artist Jeong- Min Suh’s series of hand dyed paper. Famous for using scarap hanji paper, Jeong- Min Suh has exhibited at all the big art fairs like Venice Biennial.
 
Date: 21 March – 6 April
Time: Monday to Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday 11:30am – 5:30pm
Location: G/F – 3/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2810 1208
 
Para/Site Gallery
Buried behind the industrial and residential buildings in Quarry Bay hides Para/Site is a non-profit art space created by local independent artists. For Spring, Parasite presents Afterwork, a group exhibition exploring issues of race, labor, class and migration in Hong Kong. Learn about contemporary art whilst help raise awareness about struggles of migrant workers (this exhibition is part of an ongoing project with Hong Kong’s Migrant Domestic Workers). 
 
Date: 19 March – 29 May
Time: Wednesday to Sunday 12pm – 7pm
Location: 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2517 4620
 
Pear Lam Galleries
Named after its founding Director, Pearl Lam is an influential gallerists whose a big champion of Chinese art with galleries in Asia presents a group show Structures of Recollection. Featuring works by 6 leading contemporary artists like Chun Kwang Young, Leonardo Drew and Dale Frank inspired by Marcel Proust’s novel, In Search of Lost Time. 
 
Date: 22 March–28 April
Time: Monday–Saturday 10am–7pm
Location: 6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2522 1428
 
Sin Sin Fine Art
One of the leading galleries who represent contemporary art work with a focus on Indonesian and South East Asian pieces presents a group exhibition of 4 artists from across the globe; Hanafi, Lie Fhung, Rick Lewis and founder Sin Sin Man herself. 
Date: 24 March–24 May
Time: Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 6.30pm
Location: 52 & 54 Sai Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2858 5072
 
 
The Cat Street Gallery
One of our favourite gallery in Hong Kong known for supporting emerging artists from Australia and lots of local artists. For March, South African artist Marc Standing transforms Cat Street Gallery into a dreamy environment with his first solo show The Mystics in Hong Kong. Having exibitied across the globe, the current exhibition features 6 years of his work from early paintings and progressing to his recent pieces. 
 
Date: 14 March – 9 April
Time: Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm
Location: 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2291 0006
 
White Cube
White Cube presents Turner prize nominee Tracey Emin first solo show in Hong Kong, I Cried Because I love You. Emin found fame in the art world 15 years ago for her controversial pieces that are highly personal and the exhibition shows a series of paintings, embroidery work and a selection of Emin’s own writings. 
 
Date: 21 March – 21May 
Time: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 7pm
Location: 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2592 2000
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