Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Balthus at the Gagosian Gallery

I always thought that the galleries in the Pedder Building would focus on contemporary, modern art - and so I was surprised to see so many classic paintings and drawings at the Gagosian Gallery recently. They looked like old classics, and then I realised that they were works by the famous painter Balthus. Balthus used… Continue reading Art exhibition: Balthus at the Gagosian Gallery

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: The Art of Qiu Deshu at Pearl Lam Galleries

One of my favourite past times is to stroll through the Pedder Street Building and visit the various galleries... and every time I do this, I discover some great artwork that I have not been familiar with. One recent example is the art of Qui Deshu, an artists from Shanghai, who has been producing great… Continue reading Art exhibition: The Art of Qiu Deshu at Pearl Lam Galleries

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Landscape as Cultural Self-portrait at Hanart TZ Gallery

One visit to the Pedder Street building provides a lot of input for several blog posts... there are so many galleries in the building, there's always something new to see and discover. This time, my recent visit uncovered a new gallery that I have never visited before: Hanart TZ Gallery. This is one of the… Continue reading Art exhibition: Landscape as Cultural Self-portrait at Hanart TZ Gallery

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Ben Quilty at Pearl Lam Galleries

I've been lucky that I managed to see so many exhibitions in the Pedder Building last week... but I've been unlucky that I've not had enough time to write about them. Again, an interesting exhibition at the Pearl Lam Galleries that I really enjoyed but it already closed its doors (on March 1) so you… Continue reading Art exhibition: Ben Quilty at Pearl Lam Galleries

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Blackwelder at the Gagosian Gallery

While I just barely managed to write in time about yesterday's last day of the Vik Muniz exhibition, I clearly missed the boat on the Blackwelder one at the Gagosian Gallery. That happens easily when you have a small baby at home and are busy entertaining overseas visitors! Last week I saw so many great… Continue reading Art exhibition: Blackwelder at the Gagosian Gallery

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Vik Muniz at Ben Brown Fine Arts

Quick - today is the last day of another great exhibition at the Ben Brown Fine Arts Gallery in the Pedder Building. It is the second exhibition that I've visited there (after Tseng Kwong Chi at the end of 2014) and again, I am really fascinated by it. The exhibition called 'Album' by Vik Muniz… Continue reading Art exhibition: Vik Muniz at Ben Brown Fine Arts

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Tseng Kwong Chi at Ben Brown Art Gallery

I think I've found my favourite exhibition in Hong Kong this year - it's at the Ben Brown Fine Arts Gallery in the Pedder Building. When I walked in, I had no idea what to expect and I was blown away. I had no idea who Tseng Kwong Chi and at a first glance, I… Continue reading Tseng Kwong Chi at Ben Brown Art Gallery

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Daido Moriyama at Simon Lee Gallery

Finally, the third and final exhibition that I visited in the Pedder Building. It was a photographic exhibition that my friends had recommended: Searching Journeys by the well-known Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. He is widely recognised for his innovative, highly personal and unvarnished depictions of urban life. He is known for back-street boxers, strippers and… Continue reading Art exhibition: Daido Moriyama at Simon Lee Gallery

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Billy Childish at Lehmann Maupin

Ignorant me... I have never explored the depths of the Pedder Building. Hence I have never come across the gallery of Lehmann Maupin. What a shame! I was pleasantly surprised by the exhibition of new paintings by British artist Billy Childish. This is his first show in Hong Kong and I loved how the large-scale… Continue reading Art exhibition: Billy Childish at Lehmann Maupin