Nadim Abbas: "Satellite of... " 20 - 25 May 2013 CL3 Architects 15/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre 2 Harbour Rd., Wanchai Curated by Robin Peckham Presented by William Lim
Opening reception 20 May 2013 1700 - 1900
Joao Vasco Paiva: "Objects Encrypted" 20 May - 8 June 2013 Goethe-Institut Hongkong 14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre 2 Harbour Rd., Wanchai Curated by Robin Peckham Presented by Goethe-Institut Supported by Edouard Malingue Gallery
Opening reception 20 May 2013 1900 - 2100
Adrian Wong: "Wun Dun" Art Bar Installation 22 - 25 May 2013 B/F, Fringe Club 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central
Presented by Absolut Art Bureau Open daily 1700 - 0200
As of January 2013, Saamlung has ceased operating as a commercial gallery. The core group of artists and curators behind the project space currently plans to continue the exhibition program under a new non-commercial model in a new location that will resume later in 2013. The Hong Kong-based artists of the gallery, Nadim Abbas, Joao Vasco Paiva, and Adrian Wong, will present major solo projects across the city during the inaugural instance of Art Basel in Hong Kong during May 2013.
Installation artist Nadim Abbas presents a new body of work based on visual homology in microscopic and stellar bodies, animated GIFs, graphic production technologies, hospitals, and beds. This exhibition also continues his ongoing experiments with tetrapods and molecular structures, which are the subject of a concurrent solo exhibition at the Hermes Third Floor in Singapore. His exhibition is generously hosted by William Lim in the offices of CL3 Architects in the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Joao Vasco Paiva forms and reforms the perceptions of the aesthetic relevance of objects that commonly operate as informative, readable, and utilitarian mechanisms or devices through an installation of forms derived from street signage, architectural structures, and urban furniture in which content and function are voided. His exhibition is graciously organized by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong and generously supported by Edouard Malingue Gallery.
Adrian Wong has been commissioned by the Absolut Art Bureau to transform the basement of the Fringe Club into an art bar installation. Including an animatronic jazz band, geriatric lounge singers, surly waiters from a soy sauce steak joint, dragon fish, diner booths, psychedelic lighting, Asian porn soundtracks, and cocktails based on the Cantonese wet market. The bar will be open to the public each evening of the Art Basel in Hong Kong art fair.
We look forward to seeing you around the exhibitions. Any inquiries related to Saamlung or these external projects may be directed to email@example.com.