Hong Kong’s Hypeart and THE SHOPHOUSE unveil new group exhibition “Global Citizens – Asia,” featuring futuristic portraitures from 14 emerging Asian artists.
Hong Kong-based contemporary art platform Hypeart is collaborating with 1930s shophouse situated in Tai Hang turned lifestyle space, THE SHOPHOUSE, to reveal their first group exhibition “Global Citizens – Asia.” The art exhibition will spotlight 14 Asian emerging artists celebrating their works and a collective forecast into the futurist implications of portraiture.
Open to the public until Wednesday, the 15th of March, 2023, “Global Citizens – Asia” is uniquely positioned in a Grade III listed pre-war tong lau (low-rise tenement buildings combining commercial and residential spaces), juxtaposing its featured contemporary art pieces with a glimpse of old Hong Kong.
The striking portraits reflecting today’s societal attitudes, Hypeart and THE SHOPHOUSE’s co-curated lineup features Asian artists from Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hangzhou, Los Angeles, New York City, Shanghai, and Xuzhou.
Aiming to spotlight and connect leading and emerging artists with collectors and audiences from across the globe Hypeart has been curating in both the physical and digital spheres since 2019, fostering accessible experiences for those looking to elevate their personal journey in the ever-evolving world of art.
Founded in 2020, THE SHOPHOUSE aims to explore boundaries between art, design, and everyday living, in a culmination of expression from cross-field artists, makers, and creatives, revitalising heritage through stimulating programmes.
The “Global Citizens – Asia” featured artists include Japanese natives Auto Moai and Éi Kaneko, Gwen Hollingsworth hailing from Los Angeles, Korea’s Lee Jaeheon, Jakarta-born and Amsterdam-based Natisa Jones, Hong Kong’s Nobody Here, and Taiwan’s Shih Yung-Chun.
The lineup also features Tokyo’s Yutaka Watanabe, and Chinese artists Wang Qingyuan, Xue Ruozhe, Yang Du, ¥ouada, Zhang Haoyan, and Zhou Xinyu.
Address: THE SHOPHOUSE, 4 Second Ln, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
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