Beyond Basel: Four Satellite Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong

While Art Basel is surely on every art lover’s to-do list this month, that’s no reason to miss out on some of the other satellite art exhibitions taking place in Hong Kong at the same time. Here are the ones we’ll be checking out for sure.

FUTURA – Abstract Compass

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A celebrated street artist based in New York, FUTURA is coming to Hong Kong this month with his FUTURA – Abstract Compass exhibition at Space 27. Displaying 27 new and existing works, the exhibition will showcase his unique abstract graffiti style, with signature evanescent symbols in spray paint can fashion.
27 to 31 March
Space 27, 10/F, Block AB, Tung Chong Factory Building, 653-659 King’s Road, Quarry Bay

Lui Shou-Kwan – A Centenary Celebration

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Over at Alisan Fine Arts, meanwhile, legendary ink artist Lui Shou-Kwan’s solo exhibition is being staged in honour of his birth centenary. On display will be Lui Shou-Kwan’s revolutionary ink artworks that merged traditional Chinese ink art painting with Western Abstract Expressionism – a style that later came to be known as New Ink Movement.
30 March to 16 May
Alisan Fine Arts, 21F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central


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Three of Hong Kong’s leading art galleries, Maria Kiang Chinese Art, 88 Gallery and Chelesa Art, have joined forces to host Convergence – one of the most important satellite art exhibitions overlapping with Art Basel. Spanning Chinese objets d’art, historic furniture by Robert Goossens and ink paintings by contemporary artist Ren Zhong, the art exhibition deftly marries modernity with nostalgia through its showcase.
16 March to 2 April
6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central

 Art Deco. The France-China Connection

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While anticipating Art Basel, it’ll be a shame to miss this particular satellite art exhibition happening at CityU Exhibition Gallery, in somewhat faraway Kowloon Tong. Titled “Art Deco. The France-China Connection”, the exhibition brings together Art-Deco-style art objects of Chinese origin, including furniture, sculptures, paintings, posters, costumes, ceramic glassware, vases, jewellery, etc. all of which have been deeply influenced by the French Art Deco Movement of the 1920s.
6 March to 30 June
CityU Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong