Here are the latest must-see art exhibitions and experiences to satiate the art-and-culturally-minded individuals in this city — plus, a bonus sneak peek into a Tokyo space.
Snapshots of a City
Three decades of Hong Kong’s history are traced and exhibited through a series of over 80 black-and-white photographs in Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Titled Recovery, Resilience, Resurgence and curated by Edward Stokes, founder of The Photographic Heritage Foundation, the show displays the social and cultural trajectory of the city from post-war recovery in 1946-1947 to the resilience of the 1950s and resurgence of the 1960s-1970s.
Until March 6. Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Zao Wou-Ki: The Eternal Return to China is presented in Villepin’s ambitious redesign of their gallery space, reflecting the late Chinese-French artist’s lifelong examination of Chinese inheritance. This curated presentation is a culmination of research into archive interviews with the artist and features rarely-seen works including oil paintings, ink works, and watercolours.
Until May 22. Villepin Gallery, 53-55 Hollywood Road, Central
The Magical Hoop, the first solo exhibition by Hong Kong-based artist Afa Lee “Afa Annfa”, is now open in JPS Gallery, Tokyo. Following the pandemic and the realization of growing disconnect between people and their homes overseas, the artist explores the concept of the unknown. Drawing upon her childhood hero Doraemon’s magical ability to create teleport hoops, the notion of home is approached through a series of nostalgic memories, looking backwards, towards, and within; an ethereal, multidimensional dream in which one would be able to embrace their loved ones regardless of time.
Until January 17. JPS Gallery (Tokyo), 1-9-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Japan
Massimodecarlo unveils A stapled glass by Nashville-based artist Shannon Cartier Lucy. Consisting of seven new paintings created in 2021, the works imply cohesion with an undercurrent of the absurd, filled with eerie contradictions; a fishbowl on a stove, swans in a white plastic bag — the transmutation of the simple and mundane.
Until January 8. MDC Massimo De Carlo, 3/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central