Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017
Private view: 21 March 2017 – 22 March 2017
Vernissage: 22 March 2017
Public Days: 23 March 2017 – 25 March 2017
About the Fair
Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to participate in Art Basel in Hong Kong for the fifth time. For this edition, the Galleries will be exhibiting across two sectors, the Encounters sector and the main Galleries sector. In addition, two exhibitions will be opening during the week of Art Basel in Hong Kong at the Galleries’ Hong Kong exhibition spaces at the Pedder Building and SOHO 189.
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017 Stand 1D15
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Pearl Lam Galleries will once again participate in the prestigious Galleries sector of the show, premiering artworks by important international artists, some of whom include Chinese artists Li Tianbing (b. 1974), Su Xiaobai (b. 1949), and Zhu Jinshi (b. 1954); Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929); and Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso (b. 1961) The full list of artists will be revealed closer to the fair date.
Encounters is a unique platform dedicated to presenting large-scale sculptural installations and performances that transcend the traditional art fair stand. In this sector, Pearl Lam Galleries is proud to present Family Album, a new work by London-based Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso (b. 1961). Family Album is an attempt to reveal the complexity of “Identity”, particularly from a Tibetan cultural perspective. In this work, 17 of Gyatso’s family members appear as cut-out figures, lining what resembles a catwalk. The cut-outs are dressed for a variety of settings—work, traditional, holiday, and personal costumes are on display. A new story of “Tibet” will be told to examine how a once remote culture has become a part of a globalising world, and how contemporary culture is tightly linked with the fashion and pop culture of the West and China.