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H Queen’s Brings Art to the Next Level for Arts Month in Hong Kong

Exterior of H Queen’s. Courtesy The Henderson. 

This March, H Queen’s is raising the local art scene to the next level by showcasing some of the best of contemporary art exhibitions in Hong Kong—offering visitors a truly elevated experience of art. Located at one of Hong Hong’s most energetic thoroughfares, H Queen’s is a key arts hub known for bringing together the best of international art and lifestyle ventures in the heart of the city. 

Included in their lineup this year are major solo exhibitions presented by leading international art galleries, namely David ZwirnerPace GalleryTang Contemporary Art, Whitestone Gallery, and New Art Est-Ouest Auctions. These exhibitions by resident galleries are joined by three special exhibitions hosted by guest exhibitors The HendersonOnfinitive Art Foundation & VETA by Fer Francés, and Saatchi Yates. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the noteworthy line-up of household names and rising stars whose participation promises to “level up” this important art world moment. 

(Left) WOLFGANG TILLMANS, Window Left Open, 2023. Courtesy the artist; David Zwirner, New York/Hong Kong; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne; and Maureen Paley, London. (Right) Portrait of WOLFGANG TILLMANS. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner. 

Mar 25–May 11
Wolfgang Tillmans: The Point Is Matter

5–6/F, David Zwirner Hong Kong

David Zwirner presents an exhibition by German artist Wolfgang Tillmans, entitled “The Point Is Matter,” across both floors of its gallery, marking his first exhibition in Hong Kong since 2018. Guided by a profound sense of curiosity and care toward his subjects, Tillmans seeks to expand the poetic and formal possibilities of photography. The exhibition brings together a wide range of themes and localities, exploring shifts across time and place, from Addis Ababa and Lagos to Mongolia and Berlin, and will feature a new video work by the artist. 

KYLIE MANNING, Sea Change (Diptych), 2023, oil on linen, 188 × 244 cm. Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery. 

Mar 26–May 9
Kylie Manning: Sea Change

12/F, Pace Gallery

At Pace Gallery, American artist Kylie Manning presents “Sea Change,” her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Deeply informed by her experiences living in Alaska and Mexico during her childhood, Manning’s works situate genderless, anonymous, spectral figures within sweeping landscapes that often capture the light and environments specific to these locations. “Sea Change” comprises of five large-scale canvases and a selection of related drawings created in 2023, following her collaboration with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for the New York City Ballet. 

EDGAR PLANS, Glaciacion, 2023, mixed media on canvas, 162×130cm. Courtesy the artist and Tang Contemporary Art. 

Mar 25–May 10
Edgar Plans Solo Exhibition: Heart of Fearlessness

10/F, Tang Contemporary Art

Tang Contemporary Art exhibits Spanish artist Edgar Plans solo exhibition “Heart of Fearlessness,” a playful yet thought-provoking exhibition exploring the themes of courage, determination, introspection, and wonder. Using his emblematic motif of "Little Heroes," Plans draws inspiration from both Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Stan Lee’s Spiderman, using these characters as a vehicle through which to examine the complexities of human nature, morality, and fate, as well as consider what shapes a hero in our modern world. 

ARUTA SOUP, Mosh Pitter (WHT), 2024, acrylic on canvas, 171 × 241cm. Courtesy the artist and Whitestone Gallery. 

Mar 25–May 11
Aruta Soup: Ruins

8/F, Whitestone Gallery

Moreover, Whitestone Gallery presents the work of Japanese artist Aruta Soup in “Ruins.” Both an exercise in social commentary and self-reflection, the exhibition radically addresses the contradictions and psychological struggles of modern society. The artist's visual lexicon, centred around a bandaged, cartoon-like rabbit named ZERO, speaks to the core of the British street art and club scene, while representing both the inner struggles and optimism within the peculiar worldview of the artist. 

SHOZO SHIMAMOTO, Untitled SHIM-124, 1965, acrylic on canvas, 160 × 196cm. Courtesy New Art Est-Ouest Auctions. 

Mar 25–May 11
Breaking Boundaries: Gutai and Post-War Japanese Art
7/F, New Art Est-Ouest Auctions

New Art Est-Ouest Auctions presents a group exhibition that delves into the innovative movements that emerged in Post-World War II Japan, specifically focusing on Post-War Art, Gutai and Hi-Red Center in Japan. Entitled “Breaking Boundaries - Guitai and Post-War Japanese Art,” this exhibition will offer visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the transformative power of these influential artists who redefined the parameters of artistic practice and shaped the artistic landscape in Japan.

Installation view of LIZ WEST‘s Her Warm Reflection, 2023, mirrors, acrylic tubing, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and The Henderson’s. 

Mar 8–Apr 6
Collected Light: From Legacy to Future

G/F, H Queens

Presenting “Collected Light: From Legacy to Future,” The Henderson, a new landmark in Central Hong Kong, kicks off the diverse program of contemporary art available in H Queens with street-level access and a luminous invitation to explore great art.  Curated by Vera Lam, Director of HART, and supported by Women in Lighting, a global digital platform dedicated to women working in lighting and lighting design, the exhibition brings together eight multidisciplinary women artists from diverse cultures who have each forged visionary paths in their use of light as an artistic medium. Artists featured include Chila Kumari Singh Burman (British Indian), Carla Chan (Chinese), Jacqueline Hen (German), Sarah Lai (HK), Betty Ng / COLLECTIVE (HK), So Wing Po (HK) Raha Raissnia (b. Tehran) and Liz West (British). As a prelude to the highly anticipated opening of The Henderson building, the exhibition embraces the explosive, interplay of fluid form and light characteristic of Zaha Hadid’s artwork and space design, found at the heart of Zaha Hadid Architect’s design for The Henderson. Taking as their starting point the legacy of Hadid’s visionary interdisciplinary practice, and her multi-sensory exploration of light and spatial connectivity, the works exhibited inspire inclusion and push boundaries for women creatives across disciplines, transforming an empowering legacy into a vision for the future. 

MATIAS SANCHEZ, El Purgatorio, 2022, oil on canvas, 250 × 200 cm. Courtesy the artist and VETA by Fer Frances. 

Mar 25–30
Traces of Life: Global Figuration

9/F, Onfinitive Art Foundation and VETA by Fer Francés

Inspired by a shared commitment to expanding global contemporary art discourse Onfinitive Art Foundation and VETA by Fer Francés have collaborated to co-present “Traces of Life: Global Figuration,” a group exhibition exploring shared humanity and aesthetic values in figurative art from around the world. The exhibition explores active cross cultural dialogue and shared inspirations within this diverse showcase of 14 emerging and established figurative painters who span several generations and continents; Adrian Ghenie (Romania), Haoxian Kang (China), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Cristina Lama (Spain), Bin Liu (China), Christian Rex Van Minnen (USA), Juan de Dios Morenilla (Spain), Mr. (Japan), Yoshitomo Nara (Japan), Erik Parker (Germany), Matías Sánchez (Germany), Devan Shimoyama (USA), and Henry Taylor (USA). The common thread through the exhibition is the artist’s conscious desire to inscribe themselves into an ongoing art history, by contributing their heritage and experiences to wider dialogues. 

SUJIN LEE, Walking on the beach, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 210 × 168 cm. Courtesy the artist and Saatchi Yates. 

Mar 25–Apr 7
Sujin Lee: I become You
17/F, Saatchi Yates

Finally, Saatchi Yates, a London-based gallery, presents “I Become You,” a solo exhibition by breakout Korean artist Sujin Lee. Inspired by both her intimate circle of friends and the tranquil nature of her hometown Jeju Island’s scenic landscapes, Lee’s work is intricately entwined with her sense of self and interpersonal relationships. Delving into reflections on those around her, Lee immerses herself in a symbiotic relationship with her subjects, visually portraying internal struggles and dysphoria. Marking the artist's first solo show in Hong Kong and Saatchi Yates’ first pop-up exhibition in Asia, the exhibition includes 14 paintings from Lee’s latest body of work. 

About H Queen’s

An architectural icon in itself, H Queen's is designed to be at the center of Hong Kong's art and lifestyle. The development houses non-traditional spaces for exhibition with the interest of promoting the arts as well as expanding the audience for art. The development has dual entrances at Queen's Road Central and Stanley Street for maximum exposure in one of Hong Kong's highest foot traffic corridors and is footsteps away from the MTR transport and many prominent landmarks including the best of the city's hospitality, arts and cultural scene, dining and entertainment establishments.

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