Our friends at Arrested Motion are on their way to Hong Kong to open their first curated exhibit. ‘East West Connect’ opens this Friday, Nov. 25th from 6-10PM at Above Second Gallery. Those that are lucky enough to find themselves in Hong Kong this holiday weekend should be sure to get on over to Above Second Gallery to check out this great lineup.
‘East West Connect’ features works from Luke Chueh, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Evah Fan, Stella Im Hultberg (pictured above), Tat Ito, Akino Kondoh, Travis Louie, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Brendon Monroe, Edwin Ushiro, Nick Walker, and Yoskay Yamamoto
The showing, ‘East West Connect’, brings together thirteen participants chosen carefully from a diverse selection of artists covered by the online art magazine for their inaugural curatorial feature at the Hong Kong showspace. Each artist, despite differing ethnicities and nationalities, can either claim an Asian heritage and/or have utilized imagery inspired by the Far East in the past. Most of those included, although they have a common interest in the region, have not had major shows in Asia. By bringing their collective work back to its geographic “source,” so to speak, the exhibition hopes to deal with themes of identity for those who have dual cultural allegiances, explore the melding and fusion of artistic influences, and foster the discussion of the work when brought into local context when comparing audiences in the East and West. The vibrant city-state of Hong Kong, long considered to be the gateway between East and West, and now the epicenter of a booming art market in the region, seemed to be an appropriate location for this exhibition.
We’re excited to be working closely with the Above Second Gallery crew as part of our 2012 program and wish them and our friends at Arrested Motion all the best with the opening this weekend!
On view Nov. 25th through Jan. 12th, 2012
Above Second Gallery at 31 Eastern Street in Hong Kong
To RSVP or to be placed on the preview list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org