Don't miss these summer shows, which feature everything from Chinese calligraphy to LA-inspired paintings

1. Wang Yuping: Tedious Paradise

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Above Wang Yuping, "Tuk Tuk 3" (2018). (Courtesy the artist and Tang Contemporary Art)

Wang Yuping is most famous for his oil paintings that shine a light on gritty urban life in China, but for this series he’s turned his attention to the colourful streets of Thailand. Highlights of the show include his unmistakably Thai-inspired paintings “Tuk Tuk” and “Yawning Lady Boy”.    

Wang Yuping: Tedious Paradise runs until July 28 at Tang Contemporary Art , 10/F H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central; +852 2682 8289;

2. Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives

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Above Photo: Courtesy of White Cube

White Cube is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month with a series of exhibitions at its galleries around the world. In its Hong Kong space, White Cube is showcasing rarely seen objects, ephemera and photographs from throughout the gallery’s history alongside works by artists including Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, He Xiangyu and more.

Remembering Tomorrow: Artworks and Archives runs from July 18 to August 25 at White Cube Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road Central; +852 2592 2000;

See also: 10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss In July

3. The Voice of the Brush: An Exhibit of Calligraphic Art, Part I

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Above Wang Dongling, "Alone I Pour Myself a drink to forget all sense of time” (2015) (Photo: Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts)

This exhibition showcases the works of four artists—Gu Gan, Huang Yao, Luo Qi and Wang Dongling—whose work is a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese calligraphy. Look out in particular for works by Wang Dongling, whose experimental ink works have won international acclaim.

The Voice of the Brush: Part I runs until August 4 at Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; +2526 1091;

4. Alex Israel: New Waves

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Above Alex Israel, Wave (2018) (© Alex Israel. Photo: Courtesy of Gagosian)

Artist Alex Israel might be Los Angeles' biggest fan. All of his work is inspired by the City of Angels (where he grew up) and often references surfing, Hollywood and celebrity culture. In this exhibition at Gagosian—his first in Hong Kong—he presents a series of glossy paintings of waves that evoke the glamour of his hometown. 

Alex Israel: New Waves runs until August 11 at Gagosian, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central; +852 2151 0555;

See also: Art Talk: Alex Israel Declares “I’m A Brand”

5. Happily Ever After II

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Above Natalie Lo Lai Lai, "The Circadian Clock: Crown Daisy (II) no. 3" (2018) (Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Blindspot Gallery)

Blindspot Gallery is shining a light on the art of talented young Hongkongers with this eclectic show, which features work by seven recent art school graduates: Natalie Lo Lai-lai, Cheng Yin-ngan, Cathy Chau Lok-yan, Edwin Chuk Yin-man, Jessie Tam Cheuk-lam, Louis Wong Chun-kit and Rose Yau Lok-yi. If you're interested in works by Hong Kong artists, this is the show to see this summer. 

Happily Ever After II is on from July 10 to August 25 at Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang; +852 2517 6238; 

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