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The Best Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to See this June

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This June art exhibitions celebrate extraordinary artists who pushed the limits for decades and whose virtuosity is still felt today.

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Packaging for Amoy Peanut Oil (1972)

No one is more closely associated with establishing a visual identity for Hong Kong than Henry Steiner, often referred to as the grandfather of Hong Kong graphic design and best known for his logo for HSBC. Opening this month, a landmark solo exhibition of Steiner’s career highlights his most iNFLuential projects since the 1960s, with more than 200 objects selected from the collections of M+ and the designer himself.

Until November 10 at M+

Natural Glory

(Image: Kwan Sheung Chi)

Comprising 20 sets of oil and tempera paintings that feature lilies, hibiscus, hydrangeas and roses, Flowers of Hong Kong is Chinese artist Liu Xiaohui’s first solo exhibition here, held at Kiang Malingue’s Tin Wan space. As a culmination of his 10-year study of flowers and nature, many of the works were created last year while Xiaohui was on the gallery’s artist-in-residence programme.

Until June 22 at Kiang Malingue Tin Wan

Bygone Era

Aurea Aetas (2023) (Image:
ALESSANDRO ZAMBIANCHI, MASSIMO DE CARLO AND MASSIMO PALLADINO)

Massimo De Carlo Gallery offers a rare opportunity to see exceptional multimedia works by Italian artist Massimo Palladino. Sculptor, painter, actor, photographer and film director, Palladino’s career spans six decades, yet this is only the second time his works have been displayed in Asia. Created over the past two years, this exhibit showcases dramatic canvases in rich gold leaf and striking colours, which draw inspiration from Byzantine, Etruscan, Egyptian and primitive art.

Until June 29 at Massimo De Carlo

Monochromatic

A solo exhibition by Korean artist Lee Jin Woo opens this month at White Cube. Based in Paris since 1983, Woo references the legacy of dansaekhwa, a Korean practice of modern abstraction and monochrome painting. His abstract compositions, straddling sculpture and painting, result from a physically demanding process using charcoal and ash overlaid with Korean hanji paper, which he then scrapes to form rough and textured reliefs.

Until September 1 at White Cube

In Confinement


Meditation Between Memory and Future (1978)

This month, Hauser & Wirth opens the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and Greater China of post-war Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo (1935–1990). Tetsumi Kudo: Cages showcases a selection of works created between 1966 and 1980 by the artist, who was known for his biomorphic sculptures and assemblages made from scrap. The cages reflect a time of significant societal change, referencing mass consumption, the rise of Technology and notions of control.

Until August 31 at Hauser & Wirth

(Hero Image: Installation view White Cube Hong Kong)

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