In some matters of art and history, Hong Kong has admittedly less to offer than its culturally-rich counterparts like New York, Paris and Tokyo, but make no mistake – this is a budding creative hub that has in recent years welcomed a number of artistic developments, from the inaugural Art Basel HK in 2013, to the arrival of grand-slam galleries like the White Cube, to high-profile temporary exhibitions like Frank Gehry’s Fish Lamps. And now, 7,000 sq ft industrial space Midtown POP is bringing a fresh take on commercial art to the city’s culturescape.
Since the vast gallery opened in May, it has been the canvas of choice for exhibitions including the Absolut Vodka-sponsored Apocalypse Postponed by acclaimed installation artist Nadim Abbas; Le French May’s street art program Urban Hacking featuring graffitist Alexandre ‘Hopare’ Monteiro and painter Marc Allante; and the 2014 Hong Kong Korean Modern Show with pieces by Woon Kyu Kim and Heung Woo Shing. And from now until October 2 – as part of the Hong Kong Art Development Council’s Fleeting Light project – local sound artist Samson Young will display his latest work Stanley, a multi-media show with audio art, an “indoor beach” installation and prints inspired by the sunny skies at Stanley Beach. So go on, check out what’s POP-ping in the HK art scene.
17/F / Soundwill Plaza II Midtown / 1 Tang Lung St / Causeway Bay / midtown.com.hk