Keiichi Tanaami, Crayon Angel, 1975, Courtesy of the artist and Nanzuka
Kabinett, a much-loved sector of Art Basel’s Miami Beach show, will make its Hong Kong debut in March 2017. The first edition of Kabinett at Art Basel’s Hong Kong show will include 19 carefully curated projects, ranging from thematic group presentations to solo shows, presented by exhibitors from Asia, Europe and the United States. Artists to be showcased include Etel Adnan, Cao Yu, Christo, Piero Dorazio, Candida Höfer, Abbas Kiarostami, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, OSGEMEOS, Bettina Pousttchi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sanyu, SHIMURAbros, Song Ta, Keiichi Tanaami, Wang Qingsong, Ming Wong and Heimo Zobernig.
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery will present Dansaekhwa artist Kwon Young-Woo (b. 1926, d. 2013), who pioneered the avant-garde movement in Korea. The exhibition will showcase a collection of paintings, historical photographs, original letters, leaflets, interviews and catalogues. Nanzuka will feature Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami’s (b. 1936) early animations from the 1970s, consisting of collages, drawings and illustrations on a screen projector. Mazzoleni will present a solo exhibition of one of Italy’s leading abstract painters, Piero Dorazio (b. 1927, d. 2005), focused on his artistic output from the 1960s to the 1970s, and illustrating his shift from weave-like monochromes to a more geometric and rigid approach. Rossi & Rossi will present a solo show of photographs by Iranian artist and film director Abbas Kiarostami (b. 1940, d. 2016). Shot in Iran, the photographs from ‘Snow Series’ (2002) consider topics that celebrate a natural environment through a minimalist aesthetic. Ben Brown Fine Arts will present a series of smaller-scale, historical analogue photographs of libraries by German artist Candida Höfer (b. 1944), including a number of her most iconic photographed spaces. Galerie Gmurzynska’s presentation of ‘Christo: The Essential Ideas’ will showcase three extremely rare works dating from the 1960s by Bulgarian artist Christo (b. 1935). Tina Keng Gallery will present a selection of works on paper by Chinese artist Sanyu (b. 1901, d. 1966), which re-examine the historical context of art in Chinese modernism at the beginning of the 20th century.
SHIMURAbros, Trace - Sky - Tokyo Story 04, 2015, Courtesy of the artist and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP
Tokyo Gallery + BTAP’s installation will showcase three ‘TRACE’ series works by cuttingedge Japanese artist duo SHIMURAbros (Yuka Shimura b. 1976 and Kentaro Shimura b. 1979), including an entirely new piece ‘TRACE-ROAD – ABBEY ROAD’ (2016), which reproduces a fragment of Abbey Road in London and measures 170cm wide. The brother and sister artist duo’s ‘TRACE’ series investigates image distortions and reproduction errors from Google Street View in actual size. Galerie Nagel Draxler will show a new body of paintings by Heimo Zobernig (b. 1958) that are inspired by Piet Mondrian’s ‘BoogieWoogie’ series. Galerie Lelong's Kabinett presentation will focus on a selection of works on paper and new paintings by Lebanese-American artist and writer Etel Adnan (b. 1925). The installation will include a work on paper that presents drawings and poetry together in the ‘leporello’ form, in which the paper is folded like an accordion. Vitamin Creative Space will dedicate their Kabinett to Singaporean artist Ming Wong (b. 1971). The presentation will give an overview of the artist’s long-term research on tracing the impact of early cinema on traditional Chinese opera. Lehmann Maupin will feature brand new paintings by São Paulo-based multimedia artist duo OSGEMEOS (Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, b. 1974). Since the early 1990s, the artists, who are identical twin brothers, have improvised together using visual language to create a variety of projects worldwide. The new works will show the duo’s signature bold and graphic gestures. Chinese artist Cao Yu’s (b. 1988) work, presented by Galerie Urs Meile, will focus on the human body, exploring the social and cultural implications of identity. Pace will present the work of Chinese artist Qiu Xiaofei (b. 1977), whose paintings have a murky, dreamlike quality that explores concepts of freedom. Project Fulfill Art Space will present ‘Urban Mining’ (2016) and ‘From A’ (2016) by Japanese artist Yuko Mohri (b. 1980), which are two of her most important works in recent years. The artist utilizes everyday objects and materials that reveal the essence of space and time. Massimo De Carlo will present ‘It Was a Cinema’ (2016), a video installation work that explores the relationship between fear and hate, by Hong Kong artist Lee Kit (b. 1978), as well as works on paper by the artist. Blindspot Gallery will screen Chinese artist Wang Qingsong’s (b. 1966) 5-minute video work ‘Happy Bed’ (2014), which was first presented at Museum Folkwang in Germany as part of ‘CHINA 8’ in 2015. Beijing Commune will introduce a calligraphy project by Chinese artist Song Ta (b. 1988), that includes text written with gel pen on post-it notes, fragments of paper and digital images of his writing displayed on a monitor. Buchmann Galerie will present two different ceramic series by German artist Bettina Pousttchi (b. 1971). The work explores the field of architecture and its social implications, combining the language of European architecture with that of the Middle East.
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017
Date：23 March〜25 March
Venue：Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre