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Judi Werthein
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Florian Zeyfang
Lawrence Weiner
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Koo Jeong-A
Anton Vidokle
Mariana Silva
Lawrence Weiner
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Julieta Aranda
RAQS Media Collective
Nedko Solakov
Alevtina Kakhidze
Olaf Nicolai
W.A.G.E.
François Bucher
Liam Gillick
Cabinet Magazine
Harrell Fletcher
Lawrence Weiner
Wilson Diaz, Ana Maria Millan
Victor Rosdahl
Jimmie Durham
Lawrence Weiner
Carolina Caycedo
Mary Walling Blackburn
Naeem Mohaiemen

Recent Listings

25. Jul. 2014
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University Museum and Art Gallery

The University Museum and Art Gallery is excited to announce its exhibition of “Picasso Ceramics” from the Nina Miller Collection, which provides a unique opportunity to study the sculptural qualities and three-dimensional aspect of Pablo Picasso's work, never before seen in Hong Kong. From World War II to the end of Picasso's life in 1973, the Spanish artist created thousands of carefully sculpted and, often, colourfully glazed, objects that give testimony to his artistic diversity, ingenuity and enormous creative powers.

The exhibition includes more than 100 ceramic works, both Picasso's Madoura editions and unique individual pieces, as well as lithographs and posters designed by the artist, and images by renowned photographers depicting Picasso in his studio and home. Coming from one of the largest collection of the artist's ceramic ware in the world, this is the first time that the London-based Nina Miller Collection is ever seen publicly.

16. Jul. 2014
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BOSI CONTEMPORARY

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce The Loss of So Many, a solo exhibition by David Mellen. The exhibition will feature works that question the idea of dimensionality and how a canvas can become a vehicle for more than just two-dimensional representation.

Combining the sculptural and the painterly in Red Lies Body, Meter, Still Stand, and Into the Throats of Birds, Mellen creates a trapeze act between the flat and the three dimensional, between the placeable and the unidentifiable. The physical malleability of the sculptural parallels the impressionable subject matter.

Drawing inspiration from Samuel Beckett’s quote from the Endgame: “There’s something dripping in my head…A heart, a heart is in my head,” Mellen’s work allows us to access our own individual personality. Mellen’s paintings create complex algorithms of illusory and invisible correlations between visual interpretations and inner monologues. Endgame, a term referencing the final stage of a chess game when there are only a few pieces left on the board, corresponds to the intellectually prevalent game between the exhibition and the audience, between painting and viewer. The paintings’ titles characterize known physical and emotional attributes that are then contested by their visual gestures.

The Loss of So Many, like a chess game, demonstrates the complexity and never ending way to explore different endgames within our own humanity. Like chess pieces, these paintings serve as signifiers which allow the viewer to explore what drives us, breaks us, consoles us, what it means to be human on the way to the pursuit of happiness. These images, both abstract and familiar, are devised by the artist to make us rife with connotations of the physical and immaterial space of our everyday life, and the things we lose in between.

David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, USA) attended the American Academy of Art. He exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. He has exhibited both internationally and nationally, including a solo exhibition at Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco and group exhibitions in New York and Chicago. Mellen has also been featured in international exhibitions in Paris, Brussels, and London, in institutions such as Kursaal Exhbition Center, Belgium; Centre de Cheques Postaux XV, Paris and APT Gallery, London. Mellen lives and works in Connecticut.

07. Jul. 2014
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Videotage

Both Sides Now – Somewhere between Hong Kong and the UK presents contemporary and historical film and video work from Hong Kong and China, curated by Isaac Leung of Videotage and Jamie Wyld of Videoclub. The films explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong and China over the past three decades, including work which reflects on the on-going dynamics of cultures in Hong Kong, China, and the UK. The programme contains work by some of Hong Kong and China’s most exciting artists working in film and video, and varies between animation, documentary and artist’ moving image.

Screening Date in UK
24 June 2014 : FACT, Liverpool
26 June 2014 : Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton
05 July 2014 : Whitechapel Gallery, London
13 July 2014 : Floating Cinema, King’s Cross, London

Screening Date in HK
Exhibition : 15 – 20 August 2014
Location: Osage Kwun Tong, 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Curatorial Talk: 16 Aug (SAT) 3-6pm
Location: British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Participating Artist
HONG KONG ARTISTS
“LOWEREST TO LOWER”
CHAN Chui Hing, Nose
“The Doors”
CHENG Chi Lai, Howard
“Star” & “Move”
CHOI Sai Ho
“Complaint Song of Hong Kong – Youtube Karaoke”
Complaint Choir of Hong Kong & CHOI Thickest
“97 TONS OF MEMORIES”
CHU Shun
“Cycling to the Square“
CHUNG Wai Ian & LEE Chung Fung
“X-mas Half-Nude Party “
Forever Tarkovsky Club & Gregor SAMSA
” I Love the Country But Not the Party (Party version) “
Bjorn HO
“A Woman in A Flat”
HO Sik Ying
“A Flags-Raising-Lowering Ceremony at my home’s cloths drying rack “
KWAN Sheung Chi
“Door Games Window Frames – video version (2012)”
Linda LAI
“Vaseline”
LEE Kit
“SUCK/BLOW”
LEUNG Chi Wo
“Meditating at the Central Point of the Kingdom”
LO Yin Shan
“Goodbye”
Anson MAK
“EAST IS RED“
MAK Chi Hang
“TV Game of the Year”
Ellen PAU
“Playing Cards 1997”
TSE Ming Chong
“Under the Lion Crotch”
WONG Ping

UK ARTISTS
“Sludge Manifesto”
Benedict Drew
“Sounds from Beneath”
Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow
“The Delinquents Part 1 (Jobseekers) “
Alexis Milne
“handclap/punchhole”
Charlotte Prodger
“New Materials in the Reading of the World”
Chooc Ly Tan
“Just About Managing “
Edward Thomasson