Puerta Roja presents Specially Curated Programme for Le French May 2017

‘Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour’

Le French May Reception

11.05 | 6 – 8:30 pm

 

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Installation shot of “Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour” 2017, © Puerta Roja

 

24 April 2017 – HONG KONG: Puerta Roja is proud to present a special programme of events as an official participant in Le French May 2017. The gallery’s blockbuster exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour – the first solo gallery exhibition in Hong Kong by the Franco-Venezuelan artist – is ongoing until 25 May and will be accompanied by events, talks and community engagement workshops, highlighting the theme of French culture and artistic presence. The programme will be launched with Le French May Reception at the gallery on the 11th of May from 6 to 8:30pm.

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Plafond Physichromie Passanger platform at the railway station Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 104 x 7.20 m, Paris 1980 Architect: R. Moro, ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Hailed as one of the founders of the Kinetic and Optical Art movements of the 1950s, Cruz-Diez is part of more than 60 major museum collections worldwide and has been well appreciated in the Asia Pacific region since the 1980s, showcasing significant public commissions and exhibitions in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. As one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he received the Rank of Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour and of Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contribution to French culture. Cruz-Diez’ works are part of numerous public and private collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and MoMA. With Mastering Colour, Puerta Roja, introduces some of the most refined works by the artist to the region, capturing over six decades of tireless research into colour, line and perception, as well as experimentation with new materials and technologies.

Carlos Cruz-Diez relocated from Caracas to Paris in 1960 to further his career as an artist. This coincided with a trend of Latin American intellectuals looking to make their mark in the city seen as the cultural capital of modernization. Cruz-Diez joined a community of like-minded artists who were structuring a new discourse that challenged the traditions of the establishment, displayed in exhibitions such as Mouvement 2 at the Galerie Denise René of 1964. In the shadows of the two World Wars and the midst of the Cold War, the mentality was focused on change. Artists wanted to democratize art by collaborating on projects and showing work in public spaces. Advancements were being made to demystifying romantic notions with research, reason and mathematics. Cruz-Diez was no longer an individual artist breaking new ground, but a leading voice of the Op-Art and Kinetic movements.

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With the aim of bringing the ideas of Carlos Cruz-Diez to the Hong Kong community, Puerta Roja is holding an educational program of events, talks and workshops, as part of Le French May. One of the highlights is an art workshop co-organised with The Sovereign Art Foundation as part of its ‘Make it Better’ programme for underprivileged children in Hong Kong. The workshop was designed in collaboration with the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation Learning Lab and will explain how colour is used in Cruz-Diez’s artwork. Puerta Roja will also hold a talk during its Le French May Reception on the 11th of May from 6 to 6.30pm, where the gallery founder Adriana Alvarez-Nichol will share her in-depth knowledge about Cruz-Diez and the history of the Kinetic and Optical Art movements.

In the words of Cruz-Diez: “Art and life cannot be separated because they are one in the same thing.” To celebrate this, Puerta Roja will invite the French music agency, Cliché, to curate an exclusive performance in the gallery space on 16th of May. This collaboration will establish the gallery’s first series of multidisciplinary events within its annual programme that integrates artwork with the community and presents moments for engagement with the younger generation.

Puerta Roja Founder Adriana Alvarez-Nichol says: “We are honored and excited to be participating in Le French May for the third time, especially when we are exhibiting such an influential and prestigious master as Carlos Cruz-Diez. I hope this special program will inspire curiosity within the community and continue our mission to share knowledge across continents.”

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Congratulations to Laurent Martin “Lo”! The opening of Bamboo Traces at Contemporary International Bamboo Art & Craft Exhibition Taipei

 Laurent Martin “Lo” exhibiting at the National Taiwan Craft Research And Development Institute

Laurent Martin “Lo”, Galactic Sister, Weather beaten bamboo, steel rings and hooks fishing thread and ceramic ball, 150 x 110 x 120 cm, 2014 – 2016

Puerta Roja congratulates Laurent Martin “Lo” on the opening of Bamboo Traces – Contemporary International Bamboo Art & Craft Exhibition in Taiwan. The exhibition opened on the 29th of March with great success. The exhibition tells the story of bamboo, an ancient material, continuously evolving in modern times. Exposing the diversity of the material in its application to various disciplines and industries.  Lo is showing eight pieces, including some of his most ambitious and delicate work. Dried in the Mediterranean sun, theses hanging mobiles bring a contemporary and somewhat outsider vision to this traditionally Asian material. You can visit the exhibition until the 16th of July.

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The gravity defying mobiles swing in the air, drawing curves like the gracious strokes of Chinese calligraphy. The artist creates tension using fishing wire between the bamboos natural segments, curving the golden ration out of the negative space in a room.  A fragile harmony is achieved through opposites: flexibility and strength, fullness and void, light and shadow, movement and quietness.

Lo’s work fits beautifully with the curatorial concept of the show; “While the art makers try to communicate with bamboo with their body, mind and the muscles of hands, creating works with the sense of philosophy and spirit, and presenting an alternative spiritual value of contemporary bamboo craft. Thus, the context of bamboo’s new contemporary craft movement is gradually formed.”

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Puerta Roja Presents the First Gallery Exhibition by Carlos Cruz-Diez in Hong Kong

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour

20.03.17 – 25.05.17

Puerta Roja is delighted to present Mastering Colour – the first solo gallery exhibition in Hong Kong by Franco-Venezuelan artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez. Hailed as one of the founders of the Op-Art and Kinetic movements of the 1950s, Cruz-Diez is part of more than 60 major museum collections worldwide and has been well appreciated in the Asia Pacific region since the 1980s, showcasing significant public commissions and exhibitions in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 1920, Chromography on aluminum, 50 x 100 cm, Paris 2014

With Mastering Colour, Puerta Roja, introduces some of the most refined works by the artist to the region, capturing over six decades of tireless research into colour, line and perception, as well as experimentation with new materials and technologies.

Described as a “master of visual effect, a creator of art with connections to many movements and ‘isms’” by the Wall Street Journal, Carlos Cruz-Diez has had a profound influence on artists around the world, including Chinese performance artist and photographer Liu Bolin. Recent large-scale grid structures from his celebrated Physichromie series, which Cruz-Diez began in 1959, seemingly depict a flat surface of vertical bands rendered in a contrasting palette and arranged with mathematical regularity into multiple geometric planes. As the viewer moves around the works, their colour dissolves and radically oscillates from one chromatic range to another, generating new ranges of colour not present, but based on individual visual perception. Yet behind the spectacle and ethereality of the works lies rigorous scientific research and painstaking method. Each structure is carefully designed to create what Cruz-Diez calls a “light trap” in a space where a series of colour frames interact and transform each other as they are seen from different angles.

Multiple perspectives of: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 1920, 100 x 150 cm, Paris 2014 .

 

Like Physichromie, other influential series on show at Puerta Roja, such as Induction Chromatique and Couleur Additive, can be seen as live experiments that create an infinitely evolutionary situation of additive, reflective, inductive and subtractive colour. The destabilisation of the eye in Cruz-Diez’s work serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, it sets out to explore the physical effects of colour on the viewer, transforming their experience of art from passive into active. On the other hand, it encourages the viewer to experience colour as equivocal and continually changing, much as it is experienced in nature.

Commenting on the works that will be on exhibition at the gallery, Cruz-Diez says: “I speak about realities not to imitate them but to provoke them. The Physichromies are an invention to express myself with the delight of a painter in action, in which ‘the making of the painting’ can be observed, stripped from traditional concepts and techniques. The colour that reaches the eyes has been painted and remains suspended in time; my pieces, on the contrary, confront viewers with colour created in the instant, in real time.”

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour will also feature a site-specific installation and interactive elements that will further challenge the visitors’ experience of colour and perception.

“We are honoured not only to have this exhibition for one of the most influential artist of the 20th century at Puerta Roja, but also present his iconic oeuvre to the Hong Kong audiences, strengthening our programming to further enhance the awareness of Latin-American contemporary artists in the Asia-Pacific region” says Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, Founder of the gallery.

We are thankful to Robin Peckham for his contribution to the exhibition catalogue, an insightful and unique viewpoint into the world of Carlos Cruz-Diez from the perspective of today’s Asia Pacific. To view the full catalogue please click here.

The exhibition opens to the public on 18 March and will be celebrated on 20 March as part of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association’s “Art Gallery Night” in conjunction with SOHO 189 ArtLane, which brings together Leo Gallery, Galerie Huit, Pearl Lam and Puerta Roja. Since its grand opening during Art Basel week in March 2015, SOHO 189 Art Lane has become one of the city’s most exciting and diverse art destinations for local and international collectors as well as the general public. Mastering Colour runs through May 25, as a special project of Le French May programme.


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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction Chromatique Série Gabo 30B, Chromographgy on aluminium, 90 x 90 cm, Ed. 8, Panama 2011

Public Opening
20.03  .  6 – 8pm
Collector’s Brunch
24.03  .  10am – 1pm
Talks
24.03 12:30pm – 1pm
Adriana Alvarez-Nichol
Carlos Cruz Delgado
Mariana Cruz Ramirez
Extended Hours
21 – 25.03  .  9am – 9pm

Puerta Roja is proud to present “Dreamed Gardens”, “Trans-Natures”, and “Digital Water Lilies” by Miguel Chevalier

“Dreamed Gardens”, “Trans-Natures”, and “Digital Water Lilies”

Miguel Chevalier

14.02 – 19.03

Welcome the Spring in Shanghai with a brand new series by Miguel Chevalier, “Dreamed Gardens”, “Trans-Natures”, and “Digital Water Lilies”, especially created for Jing An Kerry Centre, Shanghai.

Join us on February 14th for the Grand inauguration in Shanghai!

To receive more information on the show, please e-mail us on info@puerta-roja.com

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©Miguel Chevalier, Digital Water Lilies

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©Miguel Chevalier, Dreamed Gardens

 

 

Puerta Roja is proud to present, “Sensorial Geometries – from Argentina to the World”

 Sensorial Geometries, from Argentina to the World

Artists: Antonio Asis, Mariano Ferrante, Luis Tomasello, Ventoso

03.11 – 3.12. 2016

(Hong Kong, 11 October 2016) Puerta Roja, pioneering the introduction of Latin American artists to Asia since 2010, presents Sensorial Geometries, from Argentina to the World, an exhibition of Argentinean Geometric and Op Art including works by masters Luis Tomasello and Antonio Asis, together with Mariano Ferrante and Ventoso representing the movement’s new generation.

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Op Art, the international art movement that used optical illusions and geometric patterns to produce effects that both confuse and stimulate the eye. The movement was first formally recognised after New York’s MOMA presented the seminal show “The Responsive Eye” in 1965. The eye-catching, imaginative and vertigo-inducing paintings and 375sculptures swept the art world and enamoured viewers and the media.

The incorporation of the viewer himself as a key component of the work, and the straightforward unpretentious representations, made the art inclusive, a universal language of optimism that could reach all. Such ideas brewed deeply in Latin America and since the 1930’s diverse currents of geometric abstraction were developed by artists, particularly from Argentina and Venezuela. Fuelled by optimism and idealist notions of progress, South American artists looked to change the world through reason and order.

After an amazing run, the reception of Op Art started to decline and conceptual art became the next “big thing”. However, the strength of its philosophical ideals would ensure the movement’s lasting legacy and current revival. Over the last two decades, the development of Geometric Abstraction and Op Art, including the importance of South American artists in its development, has been the subject of a myriad of exhibitions around the world. These exhibitions re-establish the enormous influence of the great artists from the 20th century but also open the door to revaluate the relevance of the movement to young contemporary artists and for society in the 21st century.

Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, founder of Puerta Roja and curator of the show states: “Technology and modern materials have undoubtedly open new paths for contemporary artists to explore new variations of colour theory and optical illusion. Most importantly however, is that the essence and profound undercurrent of optimism and democratisation of art is more important than ever. Amidst our present troubled era, experimenting with illusion is not a sign of denial but one of hope for the future.”

The exhibition Sensorial Geometries at Puerta Roja presents the work of four Argentinean artists exploring the universal language of geometric and optical expressions each with a very individual and personal perspective.  The exhibition contrasts the work of 20th century master Luis Tomasello, where Antonio-Asis-ST4economised and minimalist structures are filled with the vibrations of light, with the exuberant and colour saturated paintings by young talent Mariano Ferrante. Antonio Asís works dazzle and almost confuse with psychedelic intensity, despite the inherent
simplicity of the execution.  Ventoso, a new artist to Puerta Roja exhibiting for the first time in Asia, furthers Tomasello’ s three-dimensionality and Asís’ optimal illusions by presenting a unique language of sculptural and tactile polymer constructions or
“assemblages” that tease and defy the perceptions of the viewer.

The works of these endowed four artists, masters and emerging talent, will create a myriad of sensorial emotions and a memorable sense of belonging, of personal relevance in the viewer. Such were the ideals of the artistic movement from the 1960’s that remain as, or more, relevant today.

Puerta Roja is proud to present “Second Chance” by Cristina Moroño

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Cristina Moroño

22.09 – 29.10

(Hong Kong, 23 August 2016) Puerta Roja kicks off the fall art season with the first solo exhibition in Asia by Hong Kong based Spanish artist Cristina Moroño. “Second Chance” presents a new series of works where objects and discarded books are plunged into Cristina’s own handmade paper, which plays both as content and canvas.

 

Cristina Moroño is an artist in pursuit of constant experimentation whose trajectory has been recognised and awarded by notable institutions such as the Joan Miró Foundation. Merging different practices, including photography, etching, engraving, collage and paper making, Cristina oscillates between the figurative and the abstract.

The Spanish artist has worked in Madrid, New York and now in Hong Kong, where she has produced her most recent series of works titled Second Chance which deepens the artist’s interest in experimentation by making her own paper. Blithely following in the footsteps of Antoni Tàpies’ “art informale” and its revolutionary use of mixed media and everyday objects, Cristina incorporates non-artistic materials into the work.

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The creation of handmade paper is crucial, with the material serving as both canvas and content. In this series, she plunges elements of old books, paint and objects into the raw pulp. The result is a single sheet where the essence lies not in the perfect agglutination, but in the imprint, the wearing and natural perishing of the amalgamated elements. The objects’ fading hues and texts are juxtaposed with the brand new paper and sharp colours of the paint, reflecting a vanishing past and a fleeting present. Each is a personal memento documenting a particular time in her life.

The artist reflects on her new works: “Throughout my career, I have made works on paper, paintings, etchings, photography and ceramics that often depict the passage of time. Objects and people continually fade around us, too often without notice. In a time when the digital supplants the print format, I give these randomly found discarded books a second life… a Second Chance”. 

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 The almost vanishing figurative elements give way to a form of abstraction that is intimate, perhaps echoing the ephemeral nature of our lives. By merging old found objects and new materials, Moroño grants the objects a new opportunity to express their form and substance and bestows them with new meanings.

Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, founder of Puerta Roja states: “We have been following Cristina’s work for a few years and we are thrilled for the gallery to now represent her in Asia. Since she relocated from New York to Hong Kong last year, we’ve been enthralled by her desire to experiment with something completely new, to reinvent herself and her work in this new stage of her career as an artist. Witnessing her working in her new studio in Ap Lei Chau, we see an artist for whom an intimate involvement in the process itself generates works of amazing maturity. The glimpses of old texts from abandoned books give these abstract paper landscapes a connection to the past whilst bringing new life to objects otherwise forgotten.”

Roving exhibition ” Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Edition” in Puerta Roja

Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Edition

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Presented by WMA Commissions

(Hong Kong, 25 June 2016) Puerta Roja is honoured to support  Mexican art collective TRES, winners of the WMA Commission and their exhibition “Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Edition”.

The exhibition and book launch will take place at Connecting Spaces on July 2 and will be extended to our gallery space at Soho 189 Art Lane from July 21.
Ubiquitouscu lata copy Trash is a research project into the social life of the strange abandoned objects we call trash. Parting from incessant walks and obsessive scavenging across the city of Hong Kong, TRES explores the signs and marks imprinted on trash collected from public spaces and official waste sites. The research gave rise to the book Ubiquitous Trash, Hong Kong Edition, where the intertwining of public space and trash became amultiplicity of unfolding relationships and decoding of the sociopolitical from an artistic perspective. The series is designed to develop and activate an archive of global trash taxonomy.
The research gave rise to the book Ubiquitous Trash, Hong Kong Edition, where the intertwining of public space and trash became amultiplicity of unfolding relationships and decoding of the sociopolitical from an artistic perspective. The series is designed to develop and activate an archive of global trash taxonomy.
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This exhibition furthers the book research with a selection of images and objects with varying intensity. TRES explores the tension between the macro and the micro details that emerge from the translation of trash into photographic images or drawings. In each refuse object a gesture remains, allowing us to gain insight into human culture. Trash is everywhere, all thetime. We do not cease to produce it, and it does not disappear. TRES believes trash helps enhance our understanding of the contemporary society because “its informational character, its capacity to store material, economic and symbolic information can be used to elaborate individual or collective portraits of our society”. Trash tells us who we are, butit also reveals what we decide to leave aside, out of sight.
The book Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Edition in Chinese and English will be presented at the exhibition and can be acquired in Puerta Roja or Connecting Spaces.
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Puerta Roja is proud to present “Intangible Space”

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(Hong Kong, 28 April 2016) Puerta Roja is pleased to present for the first time in Asia the works of bamboo sculptor, Laurent Martin “Lo” and the return of renowned digital artist Miguel Chevalier in it’s upcoming exhibition “Intangible Space”, opening on 12 May 2016 as part of Le French May’s 2016 programme.

The exhibition searches for an in-depth dialogue between virtual and physical territories, natural and artificial constructions; it explores the ways in which different artistic mediums: virtual projections, 2D and 3D digital prints and sculptures create new incorporeal spaces and challenge our perception of what is tangible and real.

The three-dimensionality in Lo’s gravity-defying bamboo sculptures re-define our understanding of the space and the reality within. The structures swing in the air, drawing curves of harmony like the gracious strokes of Chinese calligraphy. His creations immerse the viewer in the physical and sensorial virtues of the bamboo. Closely bound to the forces of nature, Lo starts shaping each sculpture manipulating living bamboo6.vent en poupe  copy. Following the knots and fibres of the plant, the sculptures’ structure is shaped using tension and fishing rods. The bamboo is then dried for months, exposed to the strong Mediterranean elements. This intervention is the basis for the final pieces which are constructed with the organic material, fishing lines and metal and ceramic weights. Like Calder’s mobiles, the sculptures follow strict mathematical laws of movement and balance. His manipulation of the bamboo plants from solid canes to thin and articulating contours, creates mobile sculptures where the artwork consists of not only the bamboo itself, but also the intangible hollow space within and the shadows and silhouettes they project. A fragile harmony is achieved through opposites: flexibility and strength, fullness and void, light and shadow, movement and quietness.

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In the case of Miguel Chevalier, his virtual works also relate back to the essence of the natural world and the life cycle. The movement in the generative digital works derives from the DNA of constantly changing and evolving flowers. Whilst most of the artist’s works are often large-scale, the exhibition will present more intimate observations transposed within a digital universe. The process of developing computer-created coloured plant forms is in fact directed by software conceived specifically by the artist. Miguel Chevalier creates “virtual seeds”, allowing them to grow, come to fruition, die, and be reborn – giving birth to an infinite variety of forms and landscapes in a generative virtual reality. Beyond their aesthetic and playful qualities, the works question both the status of the work of art in the digital era and the stakes involved with genetic manipulation. Nothing can predict what these “fractal flowers” might produce, free as they are to infinitely cross and reproduce, constantly transforming, never repeating. The idea of intangibility is questioned not only in light of their virtual nature, but also as the images flourish for the first and last time, never to reappear in the physical world.

 

SoHo189 Art Lane 1st Anniversary Party

SoHo189 Art Lane 1st Anniversary Party

(Hong Kong, 9 March, 2016) Following the overwhelming success of its launch in 2015, SOHO 189 Art Lane is thrilled to celebrate its first anniversary with its fellow art lovers and food connoisseurs. Featuring four galleries, two dining outlets and a leading hair salon, SOHO 189 Art Lane is the next generation in the city’s innovative, artistic yet customer friendly exhibition venues. A celebration party will be held on 17 March, 2016.

Providing collectors with a special preview of the featured exhibitions to be held concurrently to Hong Kong Arts Month, the four galleries, namely Pearl Lam Galleries, Galerie Huit, Leo Gallery and Puerta Roja, will be presenting an impactful and diverse selection of artworks and special installations from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and China from 18 March 2016 onwards, introducing an emergence between Asian and Western art. With all of the artists having travelled from around the world to be present for the celebration and with highly ambitious installations on show, this is a special opportunity for collectors to immerse themselves in art before the openings of Art Basel and Art Central in the following week.

Pearl Lam Galleries presents China Clean, an exhibition of sculptural designs by Italian designer and entrepreneur Enrico Marone Cinzano. Eight pieces of luxury, sustainable furniture will be displayed in the exhibition, many of which have been created in response to the designer’s visits to China, as well as exploration of its culture, aligning with Marone Cinzano’s renowned expertise in creating durable creative pieces that connect with nature.

Right next door, Galerie Huit will showcase Everything is and isn’t at the same time by renowned international collective Troika. The gallery will present signature two-dimensional works and sculptures made from a wide array of media including soot, dice and electricity. At the centre of the gallery will hang ‘The Sum of all Possibilities’, a sculpture characterised by an apparent infinite metamorphosis which is in reality a 12-minute loop with a limited number of combinations. The sculpture recalls the usual circular path of the viewer around an object, which offers an innovative experience for viewing this extraordinary piece.

Around the corner, at Leo Gallery, Chinese artist Zhang Lehua will present his latest series ‘All About’ in the exhibition True Exist Void curated by Dai Zhuoqun. Zhang, in recent years, has adopted the interaction between moving images and painting as infiltrated media in his creation. When working on his paintings, the artist threw himself into a film projected on the wall and attempted to depict it. Whilst the video was played on the wall covered with canvas, he started to ‘sketch’ the change of the video scenes. His work can be regarded as life drawing (xiesheng), and the pieces shown in ‘All About’ carry the notion that the objects ‘exist’ thus they are ‘true’, but eventually they are presented as ‘void’ on the canvas.

‘Anamnesis: the reasoned doubt’ with works by María García Ibañez and Javier León Pérez will be displayed at Puerta Roja on the 1st Floor. Curated by Pilar Cano Romero, the exhibition presents a brand new series of works stemming from a collaboration between the two young Spanish artists that have captured the imagination of collectors across the Asia-Pacific. In addition to individual works categorised by the almost obsessive detailed techniques of each artist and a joint edition series specially made for Puerta Roja, the artists and curator will intervene Puerta Roja’s whole gallery space to create an immersive environment.

Accompanying the exhibitions, the authentic yet fun tapas bar & restaurant La Paloma and the renowned trattoria Va Bene will be launching their special art menus* on the night and these art menus will be available throughout Hong Kong Arts Month to offer guests a special taste of food art inspired by Spanish and Italian artists. Guests are welcome to help themselves with complimentary canapés from both restaurants served in the galleries throughout the evening of celebrations; complimentary drinks will also be served at the ABSOLUT station situated outside Va Bene. To enjoy an authentic Italian and Spanish dining experiences, customers are welcome to check with the two restaurants’ a la carte special menu.

An artist himself, Kim Robinson and his stylists will offer, at kr+ Salon, complimentary hair touch up service during the event while appreciating the original artworks created by Kim Robinson that are on display in the salon. After the hair styling service, guests will be invited to participate and interact with the kr+ ME Wall, a collage of selfies as a form of interactive and digital art installation.

As the night goes on, street artists will perform live street art paintings, in the background of live music. The evening will be a dynamic and exciting art experience that offers our guests wide-ranging forms of art, including visual art, installation, food and beauty. SOHO 189 Art Lane, after a year of success with exceptional support from the public, promises to bring collectors, socialites and the art-loving crowd a novel perspective of appreciating, enjoying and becoming part of a booming art scene in Hong Kong. The public will be given a taste of SOHO 189 Art Lane, as well as how the art community has developed in its first year. As art of different genres from around the world continues to prosper, this block comprised of art and leisure is booming in the heart of western Hong Kong.