10 Must Visit Art Galleries in Hong Kong

by HULA , June 28, 2017
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The world is appreciating art in an unprecedented fashion, and as usual, people in Hong Kong are taking notice of this global trend. Interest in art is at an all-time high in Hong Kong, with seasoned collectors and novice art fans acquiring their favourite artworks. In the last few years, Hong Kong saw an increase in art galleries and art fairs, showcasing contemporary art and fine art from the West, Asia, and of course China.

Hong Kong is home to a mix of local and international art galleries that represent artists from various disciplines. Multi-national galleries converge in Central, however Wong Chuk Hang’s large industrial buildings makes for an ideal location for setting up galleries.

Below is a list of must-see galleries in Hong Kong, focusing on Central and Wong Chuk Hang, a neighbourhood where our studio is also located. Why not drop by these galleries next time you are in WCH.

ART GALLERIES IN CENTRAL

Simon Lee Gallery – www.simonleegallery.com
Aiming to provide a significant British and international audience for its artists, the gallery also regularly punctuates its programme with historical exhibitions and curated group shows. This gives us the opportunity to present shifts in contemporary art practice and thought, whilst broadening the dialogue with artists outside of the gallery programme. These projects combined with the gallery programme further the commitment to a discourse on art and culture in the London context.

304, 3F The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2801 6252
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

Galerie Perrotin – www.perrotin.com
Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1989 at the age of 21. He has opened since then over 17 different spaces, with the aim of continuing to offer increasingly vibrant and creative environments to experience artists work. He has worked closely with his roster of artists, some since more than 25 years, to help fulfil their ambitious dreams and projects.

50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 375 82180
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

White Cube www.whitecube.com
The first of White Cube’s galleries to be located outside of the UK, White Cube Hong Kong is situated at 50 Connaught Road, in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district. Since its inception in March 2012, the gallery has hosted a varied programme of exhibitions including Gilbert & George, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst and Cerith Wyn Evans. The gallery provides an interior exhibition space of 550 m2 (6000 sq ft) which is set over two floors and has a ceiling height of over 4.5 metres. The building was designed by London based architects Maybank and Matthews.

50 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2592 2000
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

Lehmann Maupin – www.lehmannmaupin.com
Since its establishment nearly two decades ago Lehmann Maupin has identified and cultivated the careers of an international roster of visionary and historically significant artists. The gallery has garnered a reputation for supporting artists working across disciplines and with new and challenging forms of creative expression; artists whose work has had a lasting impact on contemporary art and culture. Working closely with curators and leading intellectuals in the field, Lehmann Maupin is committed to presenting its artists’ work on an international scale and to firmly establishing their contributions to art history in the 21st century and beyond.

407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2530 0025
Opening hours:

Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 7pm
Saturday, 11am – 7pm

Gagosian – www.gagosian.com
Gagosian’s vibrant contemporary program features the work of leading international artists including Georg Baselitz, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Anselm Kiefer, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Rachel Whiteread, and many others. Additionally, unparalleled historical exhibitions are prepared and presented on the work of legendary artists such as Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Lucio Fontana, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Roy Lichtenstein, Piero Manzoni, Claude Monet, Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and others. A series of groundbreaking Picasso surveys curated by John Richardson has been attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors in New York and London.

7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2151 0555
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm

ART GALLERIES IN WONG CHUK HANG

Aishonanzuka – www.aishonanzuka.com
Aishonanzuka is a Hong Kong-based joint program with Nanzuka and Aisho Miura Arts in japan. Aishonanzuka was founded in May 2013, representing predominantly Japanese artists including Hajime Sorayama, Keiichi Tanaami, Toru Kamei, Makoto Taniguchi, as well as Oliver Payne, Todd James, Eric Parker, and others.

13A, Regency Center Phase 1, 39 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 7pm

Blindspot Gallerywww.blindspotgallery.com
Set up in 2010, Blindspot Gallery is a Hong Kong-based contemporary art gallery, that has a primary focus on contemporary photography and image-based works amongst other media in contemporary art. The gallery represents both emerging and established artists, mainly from Hong Kong and the region but also beyond.

15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road,
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2517 6238
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

De Sarthe Gallery – www.desarthe.com
de Sarthe Gallery represents and exhibits a diverse spectrum of international artists, with a focus on presenting the highest quality contemporary art and historically significant programming. Since its move to Hong Kong in 2010, the gallery has continued to host groundbreaking shows for artists like Auguste Rodin, Hans Hartung, Chu Teh-Chun, Zao Wou-Ki, Robert Rauschenberg, Chen Zhen and Bernar Venet. The gallery has also exhibited pioneering group shows such as gutai and the Pioneers of Chinese Modern Paintings in Paris. In 2017 the gallery opened a 10,000 square foot space in Hong Kong’s art district, Wong Chuk Hang, to properly honor masterpiece art works and expand its program of international contemporary artists.

20/F, Global Trade Square, No. 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
T: +852 2167 8896
Opening hours : Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7pm

Art Projects Gallery – www.artprojectsasia.com
Art Projects is an art gallery and consultancy established in Hong Kong in March 2010, specializing in contemporary fine arts. They represent established artists as well as emerging artists, with the aim to promote and encourage artistic innovation. The founders are passionate art lovers who constantly and actively seek out talented artists in the region and the world to showcase works of art that are innovative in the exploration of content, technique and medium.

Unit 17A, 17/F, Regency Centre Phase 2, 43 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Tel : +852 2523 5688
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Spring Workshop – www.springworkshop.org
Spring Workshop is a cultural initiative that brings people together to experiment with the way we relate to art. Committed to an international cross-disciplinary program of artist and curatorial residencies, exhibitions, music, film and talks, Spring serves as a platform and laboratory for exchange between the vibrant artists, organisations and audiences that define Hong Kong’s rich cultural landscape and their international counterparts who seek to engage in far-reaching dialogue.

3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2110 4370
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm