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White Cube in Hong Kong 2024


This March, White Cube is pleased to present Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, coinciding with the 2024 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, as well as projects by Antony Gormley and Sarah Morris in the city.

Louise Giovanelli at White Cube Hong Kong

British artist Giovanelli’s (b.1993, London, UK) work considers the significance and history of painting as a system of representation. Titled ‘Here on Earth’, the exhibition debuts a new group of paintings in which the central female figure is doubled and repeated – frozen in a moment of ecstasy – exploring the tension between representation and materiality, figuration and abstraction.

Working from found imagery drawn from a wide range of sources, the artist seeks to isolate narratively ambiguous moments. As she explains, ‘a painting should be the beginning of something. The best paintings are those that endure in your mind – because there’s this sense of mystery to them.’

Giovanelli will also open her first exhibition in China at He Art Museum (HEM) from 23 March until 16 June 2024.

Louise Giovanelli ‘Here on Earth’ is at White Cube Hong Kong from 26 March until 18 May 2024.

White Cube at Art Basel Hong Kong

At Art Basel Hong Kong, the gallery will present works by artists including Georg Baselitz, Lynne Drexler, Tracey Emin, Al Held, Damien Hirst, Marguerite Humeau, Julie Mehretu, Sarah Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Minoru Nomata, Lygia Pape, Jessica Rankin, Marina Rheingantz, Doris Salcedo, Cinga Samson, Park Seo-Bo, TARWUK, and Jeff Wall.

Highlights from the booth include Lynne Drexler’s painting Plumed Bloom(1967), ahead of a solo exhibition of her work at White Cube Hong Kong in November 2024; The Honey Holder (2023), part of Marguerite Humeau’s series of ‘Guardian’ sculptures; and a new painting by artist duo TARWUK.

Other notable works include Isamu Noguchi’s Giacometti's Shadow (1982/84), a homage to Alberto Giacometti echoing the artist’s attenuated figures; and Marina Rheingantz’s oil on canvas Correnteza (2023), alluding to the Hindu death rituals on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi.

Also on display will be Extolment (2007), a butterfly kaleidoscope work by Damien Hirst; and Georg Baselitz’s Francis in Willich (2023), a tribute to the 20th-century painters Francis Picabia and Sigmar Polke.

White Cube is at Stand 1C23 at Art Basel Hong Kong, from 26 until 31 March 2024.

Also on view in Hong Kong

A cinematic portrait of Hong Kong by New York-based artist Sarah Morris is showing on the M+ Façade in the West Kowloon Cultural District, until 17 March. Titled ETC (2023), the work, which has been commissioned by M+ and Tai Kwun, documents the psychology, architecture, economies and culture of Hong Kong, layering daily life with complex histories.

Morris’s solo exhibition ‘Who is Who’, featuring ETC and a site-specific painting titled Lippo [Paul Rudolph], will be on view at Tai Kwun Contemporary from 16 March until 14 April 2024.

Antony Gormley’s sculpture SHELF II is permanently on view at Taikoo Place’s public art collection “Artwalk”. Unveiled on 7 March 2024 as part of this year’s Swire Properties Arts Month, SHELF II evokes a curious, searching body, one that is thoughtful, quizzical and contemplative.

26 - 31 March 2024 | Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

9 - 14 March 2024 | MECC, Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands

29 February - 3 March 2024 | Booth E2

16 - 18 February 2024 | Gstaad, Switzerland

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