Hong Kong Art Gallery Association announces UNSCHEDULED, a showcase of Hong Kong galleries
THE Hong Kong Gallery Association (HKAGA) has announced UNSCHEDULED, a showcase of 12 Hong Kong galleries, which will take place this month at Tai Kwun.
Organised in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which lead to the cancellation of the March art week, UNSCHEDULED strives to revive Hong Kong’s art scene.
Home Sweet Home: Flower Pool by Mak Ying Tung 2 (de Sarthe)
Ng Chung from Contemporary by Angela Li
Neither a traditional art fair nor a museum exhibition, UNSCHEDULED is a platform for selling and networking that exhibits solo presentations from HKAGA gallery members, focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art that is connected with Asia.
Temptation of brush past by Etsu Egami at Whitestone Gallery
Things by Lalan from Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
According to the HKAGA’s leading board members, Willem Molesworth and Fabio Rossi, “UNSCHEDULED is very much born from these unprecedented times. The idea is to create a novel, grassroot and community led event to bring galleries, collectors, and the public together and give the local art scene a boost. As the collective voice of the Hong Kong galleries, we remain positively confident in the city’s resilience for both its thriving local art scene, as well as its position as an international hub.”
Left to right: Fabio Rossi and Willem Molesworth
The 12 participating galleries have been carefully selected and the exhibition space has been curated by an independent selection and curatorial team comprised of established and internationally respected Hong Kong-based curators and artists, such as Ying Kwok and Sara Wong.
Left to right: Sara Wong and Ying Kwok
Speaking about the curatorial process, Ying and Sara said that “an exhibition comprising solely of solo presentations has rarely ever been seen in Hong Kong and presented us with an exciting opportunity to create a unique and impactful experience for the visitor, which has strongly been influenced by the presentations rather than the galleries.”
Your World by Liu Bolin from Over the Influence Gallery
The presentations have naturally been categorised into three groups according to the artist’s connection with his/her subject matter, audience and adjacent surroundings, which are intertwined within the space. For more information about the presentations, please visit the HKAGA’s online catalogue.
A proportion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be distributed back to the participating galleries and also donated to local charity partner HandsOn Hong Kong to support the relief efforts of those most affected by the impact of coronavirus.