Sinuous sculptures crafted from steel, post-WWII abstract paintings and celebrity portraits by Annie Leibovitz are just a few of the highlights of this month's exhibitions

Mine Project—Alex Gardner: Snooze Button

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Above Alex Gardner, Snooze Button I (2019). (Courtesy of the artist and Mine Project)

Alex Gardner's velvety paintings of black figures in surreal white spaces have made him one of the most-talked about artists in America today—his work drove nearly 3% of all inquiries on pieces by emerging artists featured on Artsy fair pages in the first half of 2019. 

This exhibition at Mine Project is his first in Asia. It features a selection of his large, oil-on-canvas works, as well as a new series of works on paper. 

Until December 7. Mine Project, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai.


10 Chancery Lane Gallery—Frog King: Living Legend

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Above Frog King, Frog Autumn Love Live Celebration (2019). (Courtesy of the artist and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery)

A fixture of Hong Kong's art scene and a pioneer of performance art in Asia, Frog King (also known as Kwok Mang-ho) is now more than 70 years old but is still creating paintings, drawings, installations and more in his jungle hideaway in Yuen Long.   

This exhibition at 10 Chancery Lane showcases a series of new works in a range of media, including a new performance titled "Smoke of Change," which will be shown at the gallery on Thursday, November 7. 

Until January 12. G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, Soho, Central.

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David Zwirner—Carol Bove: Ten Hours

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Above Carol Bove, La Luce (2019). (© Carol Bove. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner)

New York-based Carol Bove is well-known for sculptures that combine a variety of techniques, inspiration and material, including found objects. For her first solo exhibition in Asia, which spans two floors of the gallery, she has built on a series of collage sculptures, begun in 2016, formed with a variety of steel, including crushed steel tubing, scrap metal and discs.

November 1 to December 14. David Zwirner, 5/F and 6/F H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, 2119 5900.

Gagosian—John Currin

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Above John Currin, Untitled (2019). (© John Currin Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy of Gagosian)

Taking inspiration from a range of sources, from old master paintings to pin-ups and B movies, American artist John Currin tackles social and sexual taboos in a satirical manner using a classic, technically skilful painting style. Since the 1980s, he has balanced the strange and the sublime, often attempting to depict weird subjects in a beautiful manner and vice versa.

November 26 to February 29. Gagosian, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central.

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Hauser & Wirth—Annie Leibovitz

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