This will be the first physical art fair since Covid-19 in an effort to re-energise Hong Kong’s art scene. However, this scene will be far from a traditional art fair or exhibition, instead UNSCHEDULED will be a platform for selling and networking, exhibiting solo exhibitions from HKAGA gallery members. The focus will be on modern and contemporary art with a connection to Asia, exploring Hong Kong’s prominence as a place of art and culture.
Huang Dan 黃丹, Mountain Gaze, 2015, Ink on Paper, 52 x 97 cm
Organised by HKAGA board members, Willem Molesworth (de Sarthe) and Fabio Rossi (Rossi & Rossi), prices of the works range from US$3,000 to US$40,000, appealing to all levels of collectors. The event will be held in the heritage-listed Duplex Studio at Tai Kwun, a free-flowing floorplan has been designed in collaboration with BEAU Architects, creating a unique framework. There are no traditional aisles, instead the curation of the space offers a series of rooms that merge into one another.
Liu Bolin, Pharmacy, 2013, Epson glossy photo paper, 90 x 120 cm, Edition 3 of 6, (LB 19.007)
Moving forward amidst Covid-19, social distancing guidelines were used to inform the curation of the space. The featuring Artists were further influenced by the notion of distance and states of being apart.
A rare occurrence in Hong Kong, the exhibition comprises solely of solo presentations – having individual artistic practices as the centre of the whole exhibition. These works are categorised into three groups reflecting the artists narrative with their subject matter, audience and surroundings – all of which are intertwined within the space, creating a conversation between the works and visitor.
Etsu Egami, Temptation by brush, Oil on canvas, 80.3 x 53.0cm
A proportion of the proceeds from the tickets sales will be distributed back to the participating galleries and also donated to the local charity, Handson Hong Kong, to support the relief efforts of those most affected by the impact of COVID-19.
by Rosie Fitter
The exhibition runs until Saturday June 27, 2020 at the Duplex Studio, LG1/F & LG2/F, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central – (see location here)