Category Archives: Art gallery

UK – Hampton Court – Tudor’s palace – Mantegna – Triumphs of Cesar

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Hampton Court is not only the Tudor’s palace, but also an important place for Stuart rulers.  The most famous for his art collection, Charles I, purchased a huge set by Mantegna in 1629, from Francesco II Gonzagua of Mantua. The cartoons have been on display in the palace’s Orangery from 1630 onwards, and will be until October 30.

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From December  2017 to May 2018, those 9 paintings, tempera on canvas,  will be on display at the exhibition dedicated to Charles II, Art and Power, an exhibition organised by the Royal Collection Trust at The Queen’s gallery – Buckingham Palace.

 

 

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London – Canaletto exhibition – Queen’s Gallery – until November 12

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Venice in the 18th century would have never been the same without its famous views by Canaletto. King George III of England bought 50 pieces from his ambassador in Venice, Sir Paul Smith, in 1762.

Those fabulous paintings, among other drawings by various Italian masters such as Marco Ricci or Francesco Zuccarelli, are on display at the Queen’s gallery, as part of the Royal collection. An exhibition curated by Lucy Whitaker and Rosie Razall, from The Royal Collection.

Highlights: 5 Large paintings of Rome, signed by Canaletto.

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Canal Giovanni Antonio, Canaletto – Il Pantheon a Roma – 1742 – Royal Collection Trust

Venue Buckingham Palace

Hours : 10:00 – 17:30

Fee 11£

Lee Fook Chee’s Photographs, Hong Kong in the 1950s

Voyage dans le temps : Hong Kong en 1950

L’exposition One’s Man legacy : Lee Fook Chee’s Photographs, Hong Kong in the 1950s présentée au Maritime Museum jusqu’à dimanche 30 octobre, montre une ville aux allures de campagne, un Hong Kong saisi dans son jus, entre 1954 et 1960, en noir et blanc. Des vues du Peak, d’Aberdeen ou de Kowloon comme nous ne les verrons jamais plus, un passé immortalisé par un photographe resté longtemps dans l’ombre.

 

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Impossible en effet de décrire ces photographies sans évoquer le parcours de leur auteur, Lee Fook Chee, un immigré singapourien né en 1927, débarqué a Hong Kong en 1947, après un passage dans la marine. Avec l’aide d’un cousin photographe, Lee Fook Chee apprend les rudiments du métier et tire le portrait aux touristes de passage. Sa technique s’affine et il propose bientôt ses tirages au Peak, où jeunes élégantes et aventuriers en escale posent pour lui. L’avènement de la couleur dessert hélas le photographe qui se reconvertit dans les années 1960 et devient marchand de sorbets ambulant. Si sa carrière d’artiste est terminée, Lee Fook Chee garde ses nombreuses vues de Hong Kong en mémoire et ne désespère pas de les montrer à nouveau, un jour… ce jour arrive en 2010, quand il fait par hasard la connaissance d’Edward Stokes, membre de la Photographic Heritage Foundation, un passionné d’histoire, qui propose de publier un catalogue de ces cliches inestimables. A sa mort en 2012, Lee Fook Chee aura donc vu son œuvre reconnue et célébrée par sa ville d’adoption.

Les photographies de l’exposition sont présentées par paires et offrent un regard étonnamment net sur les paysages d’une ville qui, en 1950, sert de toile de fond à pas moins de 5 films étrangers. Les vues de Victoria Harbour ou du port d’Aberdeen font rêver. Lee Fook Chee est conscient du potentiel de Hong Kong, alors en plein boom économique et il tire parti de sa manne touristique, en témoigne la paire de portraits en pied représentant 2 jeunes femmes puis 2 marins posant au Peak, face au panorama tant prisé, Cenral District en contrebas.

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Afin de maximiser ses profits sur les photographies, vendues alors a 1 HKD pièce, le jeune homme construit, en 1955, sa propre chambre noire et décide de développer les clichés lui-même. Féru de nouvelles technologies, Lee Fook Chee visite les salons de l’innovation de l’époque, comme le 17 eme salon des produits manufacturés a Hong Kong, qui se tient à Kowloon en 1960. Il s’intéresse à la technologie, les porte-avions de l’armée américaine ou les destroyers ancrés à Wan chai retiennent son attention. Un cliché capturant les allées des nouvelles Volkswagen Beetle sur le parc de stationnement de la Chartered Bank rend compte également de cet engouement…

En un mot, Lee Fook Chee saisit la quintessence de la ville, symboles qui sont encore de nos jours les principales attractions du port parfumé. Le catalogue réalisé en 2012 par Patricia Chiu et Edward Stokes présente davantage encore de témoignages charmants, y compris des images des villages et fermes des nouveaux territoires.

 

One Man’s Legacy: Lee Fook Chee’s Photographs, Hong Kong in the 1950s

Maritime Museum Central PIER 8

Entrée: 30 hkd

Mathilde at Fierce and Fragile – Hermes exhibition of Robert Dallet at Pacific Place

Until Saturday 24th, Hermes presents illustrations, from sketches to paintings, depicting Tigers, Panthers, Cheetahs or Leopards, realised by the French animal painter Robert Dallet, great observer of wild animals and passionate defender of endangered spieces.

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The exhibition is part of the Robert Dallet Initiative for Wild Cat Conservation which was created by Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermes artistic director and Thomas S. Kaplan, founder of Panthera, a program promoting the preservation of Cats natural habitats around the world.

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Robert Dallet worked as a designer for Hermes since the 1980s onwards but he constantly travelled to capture the everyday life of many wild species. 

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Major sources of inspiration for Hermes scarfs and linen, the African Savana or the Indian jungle are part of the luxury brand’s identity, and they need to be protected.  The number of big cats is dramaticaly decreasing around the world , there are for instance more tigers in captivity than in nature, while the number of wild adults lions in Kenya is fewer than 150 by now. 

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Admission: free

Venue: level 1, Pacific Place – 88 Queensway

until September 24th. 2016 – from 11am to 8 pm

 

 

 

artymathilde at International Antiques Fair

Until tomorrow 5 pm, enjoy the display of fine antiques from all over the world, at HKCEC.

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With 12 french galleries and about 80 exhibitors, that 9th edition presents more french galleries than the past, in partnership with LeFrenchMay

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18th century Bronze statue – China, picture@artymathilde

‘Having previously participated in the Hong Kong fair, Christian Deydier, an expert in Chinese archaic bronzes and the former president of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires and of the Biennale des Antiquaires, has convinced several new European galleries to join him at this year’s fair. Instead of taking full booths, several dealers including Oscar Graf and Galerie Pascal Lansberg, which both specialize in decorative arts, and Galerie Mermoz, a specialist of pre-Columbian art, are joining forces to present a selection of objects from their galleries in the Les Pavillons section.

Visitors from mainland China represent about 60 percent of attendees, says fair director Ronald Chak, adding they are showing an increasing interest in broadening their collecting horizons. Even for Chinese antiques, collectors’ tastes have been evolving in recent years, Chak adds, pointing out more are moving from Ming and Qing Dynasties toward the older Song Dynasty.’

Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | March 31, 2016

– See more at: http://hk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1365985/an-expanded-international-antiques-fair-2016-to-return-to#sthash.Msk6gooV.dpuf

 

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Miniature wardrobe, Japan, 19th century, picture@artymathilde

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Aubusson tapestry, 18th century, France, Chinoiserie after Francois Boucher, picture@artymathilde

 

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5BC

Exhibitor Registration:

26th May, (Thu) 3pm – 7pm

27th May, (Fri) 9am – 4pm

Exhibitor Move-In:

26th May, (Thu) 5pm-10pm

27th May, (Fri) 9am-4pm

Cocktail & Buffet:

27th May, (Fri) 6pm & 8pm (By Invitation Only)

Opening Cocktail:

28th May, (Sat) Start at 11am

(Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12noon)

Open to Public:

28th May, (Sat) 12noon – 7pm

29th – 30th May, (Sun to Mon) 11am-7pm

31st May, (Tue) 11am-5pm

Exhibitor Move-out:

31st May, (Tue) 5pm – 10pm

Mathildehk at”Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power”

You like Contemporary Art?

You are keen on discovering new Artists?

You enjoy Calligraphy and detailed drawings?

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Provenance the Invisible Hand, 2009,  made for an installation of objects Sikander selected from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum – picture@artnews.com

The new exhibition launched by the Asia Society Hong Kong (until July 9th) and by the Maritime Museum (until June 5th) is all about tradition in Contemporary Art. Indeed, “Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of power“presents series of works produced between 1989 and 2015 by the Pakistanis artist Shahzia Sikander, born 1969, now established in New York. A set focusing on cultural identity and religion through the study of images and illustrated reference books.

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Vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, and tea on wasli paper, 2000
The Speyer Family Collection – picture@shahziasikander.com

Shahzia SIKANDER BIOGRAPHY – http://www.Shahziasikander.com/about.html

Shahzia Sikander received her BFA in 1991 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. Pakistani-born and internationally recognized, Sikander’s pioneering practice takes Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure. She challenges the strict formal tropes of miniature painting as well as its medium-based restrictions by experimenting with scale and media. Such media include animation, video, mural, and collaboration with other artists. Her process-based work is concerned with examining the forces at stake in contested cultural and political histories. Her work helped launch a major resurgence in the Miniature Painting department in the Nineties at the National College of Arts in Lahore, inspiring many others to examine the miniature tradition.   

First student of traditional Indo-Persian miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander developed an art form influenced by illustrated book painting. Calligraphy, genre scenes, still lives and animations give her work a poetic and yet not-abstract sense.

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UntitledGouache on board, 12 x 24 inches, 1993, picture@shahziasikander.com

Shahzia Sikander confronted the notion of cultural identity and globalisation. With so many layers of fragments, objects and motives, she materialised the many cultures and faces each persons caries. A very graphic exhibition, with a beautiful movie: Parallax.

“Shahzia mixes history, personal feelings and experiences, and very contemporary art making—firing on all cylinders at the same time—in her masterfully crafted works,” says Ian Berry, director of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, New York, who in 2004 organized a large survey of her work there that traveled to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. “The artwork can respond to people’s desires to think about politics and biography, not just of Shahzia’s but of their own. And then other people can come to it and respond entirely to line, form, color, movement, and perspective, and the creative things Shahzia brings to that.”

SHAHZIA SIKANDER: MAXIMALIST MINIATURES by Hilarie M. Sheets, contributing editor of ARTnews – POSTED 04/15/13 7:00 AM

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Parallax, at Tufts University Art Gallery, The Boston Globe, picture@shahziasikander.com

Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power

  • Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm
  • Hong Kong Maritime Museum Pier 8

Talks at Maritime Museum

28 May 2016 15:00 (in English)
Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power
 Suitable for age 16+. No booking required. Free with Museum entrance ticket.
Talks last for 30-40 minutes, maximum number of participants 20.

Mathilde at Galerie Perrotin – Terry Richardson

You like celebrities and Rock?

You are curious about photography?

You enjoy portraits and fashion?

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Terry Richardson, “Eva Herzigova” 1997, picture@galerieperrotin
C-print mounted on aluminium, frame / C-print monté sur aluminium, encadrement
41 11/32 x 27 9/16 in / 105 x 70 cm
Edition of 3

Until March 12, the contemporary art Gallery Perrotin is launching an exhibition of ” Portraits” by the famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson. In parallel to that show, the Parisian gallery would also display some works in Paris, until April 11.

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Terry Richardon, a New York photographer, born 1965, picture@galerieperrotin

In 2015, New York art scene celebrated 20 years of provocative pictures signed by Terry Richardson. Working for magazines, fashion designers or covering the fashion news, Terry Richardson is considered as a trend maker and a very  sulfurous figure at the same time.

Etam, Juicy Couture, Mango or Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, President Obama and Beyonce, they all wanted to work under the eyes of such an artist. Since 1990, the beginning of his career, it is hard to tell how many VIP or people posed for him… On his official website, http://www.terryrichardson.com, the photographer carries on showing his covers and presents his past work, his videos and his diary.

Based in New York, Terry Richardson belongs to those rock n roll figures embodying provocation, glamour and sex appeal.  

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Terry Richardson, The Face, Joachim Phoenix, 1995, picture@http://www.terryrichardson.com

The new raising stars of Hollywood such as the young Joachim Phoenix above, got their portraits by Terry: under a very dry light, spontaneous and enigmatic, each actor or model look rebel  and deliver a strong message.

From glamorous covers to hilarious montages, the pictures taken by Terry Richardson are famous worldwide now and pay a certain tribute to Helmut Newton, such as the following:

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TERRY RICHARDSON
“Lindsay Lohan at the Chateau Marmont #2” 2010
C-print / C-print
26 x 40 inches / 66 x 100 cm
Edition of 3

Links:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3322202/Controversial-photographer-Terry-Richardson-celebrates-20-years-provocative-pictures.html

GALERIE PERROTIN HONG KONG
17/F, 50 CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL
“Portraits” – current solo show

Jan 14 – Mar 12, 2016