If your brain automatically plays “art art shakak kak boom” when you see the title of this piece, we should be friends. Friends to visit the below art exhibitions together, because it’s the season to be thankful of the little moments and happinesses life has to offer. Without further ado, let’s look our pick of eight Greater Bay Area art exhibitions to visit now.
2023 has been a sprint towards the unfathomable future, especially when we opened our eyes to the creative capabilities of artificial intelligence. As part of the third Art Macao activation, “Revelation to __” explores the many intricacies of human-technology integration through topics of fateful coincidence, faith and human destiny. Join now and be amazed by eccentric yet thought-provoking art installations by the seven participating artist and artist duos.
When? Until November 30
Where? Galeria Lisboa, Fisherman’s Wharf, Av. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Macau
Mark your calendars: on November 19, world-renowned British artist Mr Doodle will give an impromptu doodling performance in the Hong Kong MTR Station, where he will embellish a spaceship installation with his distinct, whimsical works. If you won’t be there to witness the spectacle in real time for any unfortunate reasons, make sure to catch a glimpse of the finished product until December 3! See if you can spot the special transport elements specially incorporated by the artist.
When? November 19–December 3
Where? Living Art Stage, Near Entrance/Exit C, Hong Kong MTR Station
Arts in the City wants to let us know that if we’d just slow down and have a closer look beneath Hong Kong’s concrete jungle landscape, a diverse range of cultures and traditions are waiting to leave you in awe. This winter, the Scheme takes us to the neighborhood of Tai Hang through a thoughtfully designed “Art Walk” route, along which religious landmarks, colonial architecture, local arts and heritage await your discovery. Check out the full event schedule on the Arts in the City here.
When? Until December 10
In his second solo exhibition, American collage artist Robert Crooks lets us into his world of spiritual exploration and artistic innovation through two moving scrolls embedded with app controllers, wearable art pieces and nine captivating collage paintings. Titled “Magic in the Making”, the exhibition pays tribute to the artist’s remarkable ability to manifest his desires into reality, and to the imagination infused into the works on display. Come immerse in this pastel wonderland with us.
When? Until December 10 (Saturday to Monday by appointment only)
Where? 2/F, 2 Somerset Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
INK ASIA joins hands with local curators, artists and galleries to present “Blooming Ink Art in the City”, a city-wide celebration of ink art. With exhibitions closing in on contemporary landscape, new ink art movement and monumental installations, this educational series invites the general public to interact with the art form in a new light and witness its adaptation to modern aesthetics in recent years. Stay tuned to the event schedule on INK ASIA’s Instagram here.
When? Until December 12
Thanks to its unique history and coastal location, Guangzhou has always been on the forefront of cultural development in modern China. For its 70th anniversary, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts looks back at the evolution of regional art and artists’ education through the “Wind from the South” exhibition, with definitive pieces from the establishment of People’s Republic of China to the Open Door Policy era and beyond.
When? November 19–December 17
Where? Halls 1–8, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Changgang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
There’s something so innately comforting and inspiring about classical masterpieces: candid moments from centuries ago are depicted by brushstrokes that you can make out up close, connecting you with the artist’s mindset for a brief moment. Hong Kong Palace Museum will be unveiling “Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London” to showcase a body of 52 pieces spanning across four centuries, featuring household names such as Botticelli, Raphael, Titian and Monet.
When? November 22, 2023–April 11, 2024
Where? Gallery 9, Hong Kong Palace Museum, 8 Museum Drive West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
Late Macau painter Lok Cheong chronicled his place of birth’s history and cultural heritage through an impressive oeuvre of works. In “Centennial Retrospective of Lok Cheong’s Art”, we focus on the artist’s love for the motherland and the way he captured the character of Macau through a total of 150 pieces of artwork. From oil paintings, manuscripts, traditional Chinese paintings and more, get ready to witness Macau’s history via a realistic, sentimental portrayal.
When? November 24, 2023–April 4, 2024
Where? Macao Museum of Art, Av. Xian Xing Hai, Macau
Read about more upcoming events here.