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By Michelle Chan | February 1st, 2023

Art exhibitions to pencil mark on your calendar in the month of February, 2023.

The shortest month of the year has arrived, but fret not, we’re not missing out on any of the fun we’ll be having. Have a preview of some of Hong Kong’s upcoming art exhibitions you don’t want to miss. And of course, tell a friend or two.


Dancing with Flower by Fapopo Solo Exhibition

Image: 13a New Street Art Gallery

Fapopo (Granny Flower) is known among local fans as the Hong Kong Yayoi Kusama, for her affinity for the flower motifs throughout her vibrant repertoire. Flowers are not only her favorite subject, but they’re also the thing Fapopo has dedicated to celebrate with her artistic career. Come Dancing with Flower with Fapopo and see how her whimsically colorful vision translates onto different media such as canvas and everyday objects.

When? January 20 – February 12; 12pm – 7pm (closed on Mondays and public holidays)

Where? 13a New Street Art Gallery, 13a New Street, Sheung Wan

Learn more about the exhibition here.


Christopher Williams: R59C Keystone Shower Door — Chrome/Raindrop

Image: David Zwirner

R59C Keystone Shower Door — Chrome/Raindrop marks Los Angeles-born artist Christopher Williams’s first solo exhibition in Greater China. A multi-faceted artist who has mastered his craft, Williams presents us his works developed in the 2010s, which drew inspiration from important Cold War era publications Ty i Ja and Lui to reflect on modern social conditions through a filter from the past.

When? January 20 – February 18; 11am – 7pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Where? 5–6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Learn more about the exhibition here.


「龍鳳大禮堂 」陶瓷器物展 (“The Grand Dragon and Phoenix Hall” Ceramics Exhibition)

Image: foreforehead

Self-proclaimed (and rightfully so!) weird but cute space foreforehead taps local ceramics studio Luns the Clay and homegrown illustrator Celine Lau to present The Grand Dragon and Phoenix Hall ceramics exhibition. Influenced by the ceramic homeware and tableware of the old Hong Kong days, this power trio takes the form of the tabletop staples and gives them a hand drawn “cute cute” spin. Come have a look and feel free to touch the pieces.

When? January 31 – February 19; 1pm – 7:30pm

Where? M/F, 132B Ki Lung Street, Sham Shui Po

Stay tuned to foreforehead’s Instagram for more info.


《Galaxy Happy》Aico Tsumori Solo Exhibition

Image: Quiet Gallery

The Female Ceramic Art Competition awardee Aico Tsumori hails from Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and is known for her ability to hand-build human and animal sculptures while breathing an air of traditional Japanese aesthetics into them. Explore the otherworldly whimsy of Tsumori’s artworks at her first-ever Hong Kong solo exhibition Galaxy Happy.

When? February 4 – 26; 11am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday) / 11am – 5pm (Sunday and public holidays)

Where? Shop 1, B/F, BELOWGROUND, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Stay tuned to Quiet Gallery’s Instagram for more info.


Uncanny Valley curated by Yang Zi

Image: Gagosian Gallery

Uncanny Valley explores the feelings of uneasiness and revulsion provoked by entities with close approximation to human kind but aren’t quite there yet. This unsettlingly appealing group exhibition headlines works by emerging Chinese artists among the rank of Owen Fu, Jiang Cheng, Li Hei Di and Li Weiyi, all selected by Beijing-based independent curator Yang Zi.

When? January 31 – March 4; 11am – 7pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Where? 7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

Learn more about the exhibition here.


Cotton in the Ears, Furball in the Throat

Image: Rossi & Rossi

Titled Cotton in the Ears, Furball in the Throat, homegrown artist Nicole Wong’s third solo exhibition with Rossi & Rossi touches upon the more philosophical subjects of life: failure, hope, and miscommunication. Reflecting on the society on the brim of an era defined by a pandemic, Wong headlines a multi-media print named But What Happens When Skin Falls? (2021), which will undoubtedly resonate with all of us.

When? February 4 – March 3; 11am – 6pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Where? 11/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Learn more about this exhibition here.


Journey

Image: Rossi & Rossi

Taiwanese artist Amal Lin’s debut solo exhibition Journey closes in on her own journey overcoming a severe eating disorder. The Persian miniature style she champions requires intense concentration and dedicated work on tiny details, which is akin to a meditative experience shedding light onto the artist’s inner reality.

When? February 4 – March 3; 11am – 6pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Where? 11/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Learn more about the exhibition here.


Djordje Ozbolt and Kazuma Koike

Image: AISHONANZUKA

AISHONANZUKA presents a duo-exhibition between painter-sculptor Kazuma Koike and the 58th Venice Biennale’s Serbian representative, Djordje Ozbolt. Both multicultural artists with a witty interpretation of time, space and history, the duo is sure to impress with distinctive works from their respective fictional timelines.

When? February 11 – March 11; 12pm – 6pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Where? Room101, 1/F, Chinachem Hollywood Center, 1-13 Hollywood Road, Central

Learn more about the exhibition here.


Featured image courtesy of foreforehead

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