There is no better way to describe Hong Kong’s appreciation to compete for popularity. The two major annual art shows will be held this week. Art Central has launched its first night today & a warm-up on March 21st) and Art Basel starts tomorrow, March 24th. Art collectors and fans of artists have to decide which presentation and showcase are well best suited for them. Both art shows end on March 26th.
We have a few recommendations to attend for this year’s Art Festival.
1) BMW Art Journey: Get to know more about the three shortlisted emerging artists at Art Basel. The three artists describe about their ideal journey, and the winner will be announced in early summer 2016.
– Abigail Reynolds, Rokeby, London
– Newsha Tavakolian, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
– Alvin Zafra, Artinformal, Mandaluyong City
Have a look at the video of the first BMW Art Journey recipent- Samson Young.
2) Talk talk talk, A conversation with not one but a handful of experts is much of a privilege.
Salon | What Do Galleries Do? March 25th, 4-5pm, Art Basel
Selma Feriani, Director, Selma Feriani Gallery, London/Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia; Pei-Yu Lin,Director, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei City; Mihai Pop, Director, Galerie Plan B, Cluj/Berlin;Billy Tang, Curatorial Director, Magician Space, Beijing
Moderator: Umer Butt, Founder & Co-director, Grey Noise, Dubai
Takashi Murakami: Jellyfish Eyes (2013), Running time 100′, Art Basel
In Takashi Murakami’s first feature film, the world is saved from another nuclear disaster by a gang of young children whose quirky imaginary friends emerge from mobile phones at the click of a button. This film goes down like cotton candy, but also pursues the artist’s obsession with Japan’s way of dealing with historic traumas.
4) Opera Gallery is exhibiting at Art Central, and as similar to many big galleries, there are some art pieces which can take you by surprise. Here’s an artwork by Johanne Corno.
Artist: Johanne Corno
Title: Face HK10
Price: HK $325,000
About the artist
Upon graduating from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Corno quickly turned to a full time painting career. Her first representation was at the Clarence Gagnon Gallery in Montreal. By the late 1980s, she had become the darling of Montreal collectors and one of the most sought-after Quebec artists. Her reputation was quickly growing across Canada with shows in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. She was the featured artist at the Quebec Pavilion at Expo 86 in Vancouver which propelled her visibility to new heights. During this period and into the early 90s, she was represented by Yves Laroche Gallery.
The new millennium brought Corno to Opera Gallery in Soho which began representing her work worldwide. Corno’s works can be found in museums, and corporate and private collections all over the world. In 2009, MORE MAGAZINE named her one of the Top 40 over 40 Women in Canada. Later in the year, Chatelaine Magazine included her in their list of the Top 100 Women in Quebec. After much hard work, she never takes her success for granted and encourages young artists to follow their dreams because sometimes? dreams really do come true.
Courtesy Image: Opera Gallery Hong Kong
Artist’s biography: Opera Gallery Hong Kong
5) Sundew by Elaine Yan, Art Central
Read more: http://artcentralhongkong.com/swarovski/
Written by: NaoRococo