Paint me I'm (Almost ) Famous exhibition Hong Kong
September 2, 2015
Avenue des Arts Launches the First Pop-Up Cross-Genre Contemporary Art Exhibition in Lan Kwai Fong - “Paint Me, I’m (almost) famous”opens on 25th June (Hong Kong – 2nd June, 2015) –
As part of the associated program for Le French May 2015, Avenue des Arts Gallery and Lan Kwai Fong are pleased to announce the first pop-up art exhibition which will open on 25th June on the 22nd floor of the newly revamped California Tower in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong.
The group exhibition, which highlights four established contemporary artists, Marcos Marin, Fox Daniels, Tehos and Artheline, has its unique proposition by presenting artworks that transfer artists’ French cultural experiences into contemporary expressions.
The combination of paintings and sculptures not only creates a strong visual dynamic but also offers a reflective opportunity for the audience to explore and reinterpret the shared emphasis of vanity, appearance and popularity.
The private VIP Opening Reception on 25th June will be graced by the presence of Fox Daniels, specialist of sarcastic caricatures for an evening of interesting dialogue exchanges with the audience. “We are very pleased to be the first art gallery selected by the Lan Kwai Fong Group to represent the contemporary French Art movement at California Tower,” said Jennifer Duval Managing Director, Avenue Des Arts. “This bold, cross-genre art exhibition offers a unique opportunity for people to explore the works of contemporary French artists and at the same time, bring them closer to the playfulness of French culture here in Hong Kong.”
By using either well-recognized icons or contemporary subjects, all artists presented in this exhibition deliver pop artworks that can effectively communicate with the viewers of which Fox Daniels’ approach of depicting hot topics of modern society through the humorous caricature is eye-catching, fun yet also reflective.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Avenue des Arts for the first time. We want to introduce even more fun and memorable experiences to Lan Kwai Fong this year and onwards,” said Jonathan Zeman, Chief Executive Officer. “Paint me, I’m (almost) famous exhibition offers the kind of edgy yet sophisticated experience that Lan Kwai Fong wants to bring to everyone in Hong Kong!”
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Never mind who I actually am, just paint me, I am (almost) famous. Admit it or not, the desire to be famous is secretly buried within each of us. Just like money, we cannot resist the temptation to be rich or influential. What do people do nowadays to reach tons of likes on social media in hope to become famous instantly then? Selfies! Post the stunning portraits (after editing)! Paint Me, I’m (almost) famous, an exhibition that one cannot find elsewhere features four artists influenced by French culture. The artistic interpretations on contemporary issues of appearances and vanity mark the uniqueness of this exhibition, especially the idea to bring French humorous and somehow sarcastic pop art into the Hong Kong art scene. Each artist has contributed his or her very own creativity to present to you French philosophy and reflection of contemporary society. Along with the wide selection of works that range from paintings to sculptures, the exhibition will certainly provide you an unforgettable visit to the newly opened California Tower located in the heart of LKF.
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Opening reception on June 25 from 6.30 PM to 9.30 PM is sponsored by Catangi Limited, Bordeaux wine expert. Following the private Opening Cocktail on June 25th, the “Paint me, I’m (almost) famous” exhibition will be opened to the public from June 26th – July 2nd everyone from 12 PM to 10 PM.