10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October

10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October

Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler

To mark its eight anniversary, Puerta Roja—the only gallery in Asia to specialise in Spanish and Latin American art—is hosting a group exhibition that explores cross-cultural connections. Among the 12 artists included in the show are Venezuela’s Carlos Cruz-Diez, who is considered one of the fathers of op art, and Mexico’s Héctor Velázquez, who sculpts busts in plaster before covering them in colourful yarn.

10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In October, Oliver Giles, Hong Kong Tatler, 2018

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Art Show sheds light on cross-cultural ties

Art show sheds light on cross-cultural ties

Stevie Emilia, The Jakarta Post

Curated by Puerta Roja in Hong Kong to mark the gallery’s eighth anniversary and running through to Oct. 25, “Reflections” aims to create dialogue between the gallery’s artists and those brought in by its six partner galleries in Belgium, Chile, Indonesia, South Korea and Singapore.

British-Indonesian artist Sinta Tantra is representing Indonesia at the exhibition through the auspices of the ISA Art Advisory, while Balinese artist Wayan Novi’s is on behalf of Singapore’s Art Porters.

Art show sheds light on cross-cultural ties, Stevie Emilia, The Jakarta Post, 28 September 2018

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Carlos Cruz-Diez inaugurates Phillips’ new exhibition platform

Carlos Cruz-Diez inaugurates Phillips’ new exhibition platform

Harriet Lloyd-Smith, Wallpaper

“Cruz-Diez’s methods oppose traditional painting whereby colour is applied once and remains static. Instead, tight stripes of stripped cardboard, aluminium and Plexiglass separate colours vertically to create the moiré effect, three-dimensional illusionary work sensitive to the slightest motion. The artist refers to these as ‘light traps’, where the surface evolves and transforms before the gripped observer.”

Carlos Cruz-Diez inaugurates Phillips’ new exhibition platform, Harriet Lloyd-Smith, Wallpaper, 2018

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At El Museo del Barrio, a Show of Latin-American Op Artists Rebukes the Mainstream History of Geometric Abstraction

At El Museo del Barrio, a Show of Latin-American Op Artists Rebukes the Mainstream History of Geometric Abstraction

Lucas Iberico Lozada, Artsy

“An exhibition set to open at El Museo del Barrio in New York on February 3rd, “The Illusive Eye” takes as its point of departure a landmark 1965 show at the Museum of Modern Art, “The Responsive Eye,” which claimed to catalogue a “widespread and powerful new direction in contemporary art”—that of kinetic and op (or optic) art. But there was something absent from that iconic survey: the numerous contributions to geometric abstraction by Latin-American artists who went virtually overlooked by MoMA.”

At El Museo del Barrio, a Show of Latin-American Op Artists Rebukes the Mainstream History of Geometric Abstraction, Artsy, article, 2016

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Small But Concentrated (Italian)

Small But Concentrated (Italian)

Federico Sardella, ESPOARTE

“The exhibition, starting September 20th, aspires to show the work of one of the most original and interesting artists of our time, whose pieces have long been present in public and private collections of great importance such as the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Panza Collection.”

Piccola ma concentrata: La Scultura di Paola Pezzi Da FABBRIc.a. article, ESPOARTE, 2012

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Fernando Prats: Church of the Divine Providence, Santiago de Chile

Fernando Prats: Church of the Divine Providence, Santiago de Chile

Maria Elvira Iriarte, Art Nexus

“It was not necessary to share a specific belief to engage in an aesthetic dialogue with these works. Prats’ work was made from a world at the edge of any representation or figurative evocation. The language was pure, the result of a profound artistic investigation, which enabled the artist to negotiate the historical distance between the artistic and the sacred, recovering what might be seen as one of the essential characteristics of art at its remote origins–its sacredness as an expression with which transcends man himself.”

Fernando Prats: Church of the Divine Providence, Santiago de Chile, Chilean Art Nexus, article, 1998

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L’Empordá, The Garden of Creation (Spanish)

L’Empordá, The Garden of Creation (Spanish)

Antonio Iturbe, El País

L’Empordà is a region of the north of Catalonia where a number of artists and creators have found their place in the world.

L’Empordá, el jardín de la creación, El País, article, 2016

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An Enchanted Forest (Spanish)

An Enchanted Forest (Spanish)

Jofre Sáez, La Vanguardia

The Museum Can Mario opens in early summer to enter Laurent Martin Lo’s dream world. His exhibition “On Bamboo Paths”, located in the main room of the museum, obliges the visitor to cross a forest made of suspended bamboo reeds. The sculptures are fragile and of subtle movement that create a space where a sense of harmony reigns.

Un bosque encantado, La Vanguardia, article, 2016

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Traces of Air (Spanish)

Traces of Air (Spanish)

Perico Pastor, La Vanguardia

“Lo is an extraordinary sculptor. Silently extraordinary. His work, and I think, his life, is an unending dialogue with bamboo, whose flexibility permits him to draw in space like a calligraphy pen does over paper, molding the form with tension from fishing line, and recently combined with the dark ceramic orbs by Marta Torelló, which oficiate the testimony of gravity and remind the viewer that not even the levitating mobiles from France can escape its power.”

Trazos de aire, La Vanguardia, article, 2015

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Around Arco 2015 (Spanish)

Around Arco 2015 (Spanish)

Alberto Arenillas, Presente Continuo

Javier León Pérez’s work is highlighted in the contemporary art fair that turns Madrid into the capital of the Spanish art world.

Around Arco 2015 (Spanish), Alberto Arenillas, article, 2015

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