If the prospect of a major art festival like Art Basel finally returning to Hong Kong isn’t enough of a culture fix, check out these art exhibitions featuring a strong line-up of local and international practitioners who use non-traditional materials or address contemporary social issues. Don’t forget to check out a number of new gallery spaces that kickstart this postponed art month with a fresh beginning.
1. Massimo De Carlo: The Extinction Agenda
Italian art dealer Massimo De Carlo founded his gallery in Milan in 1987 and has spent 30 years expanding his business to London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Paris, in each of which he and his team work with young, counter-current and international artists. His Hong Kong gallery recently relocated from Pedder Building to Tai Kwun, and opened in March with The Extinction Agenda by Harlem-based interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers. This is Biggers’ first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and fourth with the gallery. It features new sculptures and installations that belong to the artist’s ever-evolving Codex and Chimera series, which is inspired by his favourite musical album by hip-hop duo Organized Konfusion and explores the communication of knowledge and the authenticity of traditions between different cultures and nations.
Until June 6, 2022. Tai Kwun, Barrack Block, 2/F, Shop 03-205 & 206, 10 Hollywood Road, Central. Find out more at massimodecarlo.com