10 must-see art exhibitions in Hong Kong this June
Hong Kong art month may be behind us, but the art doesn’t stop here.
June marks another exciting month in the world of art in Hong Kong. Yes, Art Central and Art Basel may have wrapped up, but the passion for all things creative still lingers. Which is just as well, because with the sweltering summer arriving, sometimes what we need is a good ol’ day indoors, inside our favourite art galleries, with the AC on at full blast.
Running off the high from May, here are the best art exhibitions to check out, from “The Loss of Human Face?”, which focuses on portraiture in both heritage and contemporary works; to “Unseen: The Making of Traditional Chinese Furniture”, which celebrates the practice of furniture craftsmanship in China and Hong Kong throughout the years.
Hong Kong art exhibitions to see this June 2022
When: 12 May to 25 June
On view until the end of June at Contemporary by Angela Li, “spinelessly planting” is a solo showcase of Hong Kong artist Cheung Tsz Hin’s latest works. In this art exhibition, Cheung continues his exploration of the blossoming and withering of plants. Their transient lives remind the artist of the passage of time, the significance of being and how he comprehends life spinelessly.
Partly autobiographical, Cheung’s paintings of foliage take inspiration from the trees, stones, spaces and wild animals in the northern peripheral New Territories where he grew up. From his childhood home in Sandy Ridge, his grandparents’ home in Ta Kwu Ling and his village studio in Yuen Long, the artist’s formative years were spent in the midst of lush greenery — naturally, his surroundings became the subject of his studies and works.