ART HK 12

ART HK 12

Thursday, May 17, 2012Sunday, May 20, 2012


Shanghai, China

ARTHK12, Hong Kong International Art Fair

Featuring works by Li Tianbing, Liang Juhui, Jason Martin, Su Xiaobai, Tsang Kin-Wah, Jonathan Yeo, Zhang Huan, Zheng Chongbin and Zhu Jinshi

17-20 May, 2012 / Stand 1C03

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, HK

Collectors and Press Preview (Invitation Only): Wednesday, 16 May, 2-5pm

Vernissage (By Invitation or Ticket): Wednesday, 16 May, 5-9pm

General Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 17-19 May, 12-7pm, Sunday, 20 May, 12-5pm

Pearl Lam Galleries, Asia’s most dynamic art gallery dedicated to Chinese and international contemporary art and design, will take part in ARTHK12 for its fifth year since the fair’s inception. The gallery’s stand will feature important art pieces from nine contemporary artists based in Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. It will be open to the public from 17-20 May, 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), coinciding with Pearl Lam Galleries’ opening at the Pedder Building on 16 May, 2012.

The participating artists, who come from different backgrounds and generations, include Jason Martin (London), Jonathan Yeo (London), Li Tianbing (Beijing-Paris), Liang Juhui (Guangzhou), Su Xiaobai (Shanghai), Tsang Kin-Wah (Hong Kong), Zhang Huan (Shanghai), Zheng Chongbin (San Francisco-Shanghai), and Zhu Jinshi (Beijing-Berlin). The gallery will present diverse works including video, installation, silkscreen, ink art, oil painting, ash painting, and more.

While the inaugural exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries focuses on Chinese contemporary abstract art, the stand at ARTHK presents leading artists who work with a variety of media and techniques, showcasing contemporary art from China and around the world.

Pearl Lam said: “Returning for the fifth year to ARTHK, I am thrilled to be one of those many gallerists witnessing the transformation of the art scene in Hong Kong. With the simultaneous opening of the new space and the stand at ARTHK, I deliberately create two different platforms for audiences and artists to exchange dialogue. The city is a hub for cross-cultural exchange.”

About Pearl Lam Galleries

Pearl Lam started exhibiting and promoting Chinese contemporary art and design in 1993 in Hong Kong. Currently with two gallery spaces in Shanghai: a Fine Art Gallery and special project space, Pearl Lam Galleries, has a strong network of new spaces opening across the region in the next 2 years, including the gallery space in Hong Kong in May 2012, a new Design Gallery in Shanghai, and the opening of a major space at the Gilman Barracks, Singapore in 2013.

Presenting an exhibition programme of the highest quality, Pearl Lam Galleries has championed the promotion and re-evaluation of the philosophy, perceptions and aesthetics of Chinese Art for almost 20 years. From an early stage, popular touring shows such as Awakening: La France Mandarine, the French Influence on Chinese Art (2004-2005) characterised the exhibition programme with their intercultural dialogue and dynamic work by international artists from established and emerging markets. Exhibiting Chinese artists such as Lan Zhenghui, Li Tianbing, Shao Fan, Zhang Huan, Zheng Chongbin, Zhu Jinshi and Wang Dongling reinterpret traditions, fuse cross-cultural influences and showcase China today. The exhibition programme also presents major solo exhibitions of international artists, stimulating cross-cultural dialogue and cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.

Pearl Lam Galleries has tirelessly promoted design as an art form in China. Pearl Lam has funded an artist-in-residence programme for Western and Asian artists and designers. Pearl Lam Design shows works by established international designers including André Dubreuil, Maarten Baas, Mattia Bonetti, and Studio Makkink & Bey. They are invited to push the boundaries of traditional Chinese art and craft techniques to create new works that reflect their experiences in China.

Pearl Lam Galleries works with:

Artists: He Xiangyu, Lan Zhenghui, Lei Hong, Li Tianbing, Li Xiaojing, Qin Yufen, Qiu Zhenzhong, Shao Fan, Wang Dongling, Wei Ligang, Yi Zhou, Zheng Chongbin, and Zhu Jinshi.

Designers: Maarten Baas, Mattia Bonetti, Patrice Butler, André Dubreuil, Studio Makkink & Bey, Martin Szekely, Peter Ting, WOKmedia, Philip Michael Wolfson, XYZ Design, and Danful Yang for XYZ Design.

Pearl Lam Galleries will soon have its website online at www.pearllam.com.