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2016 Art Basel Hong Kong

Zhang Xiaogang Flashlight, 2008-2015. oil on canvas, 100 x 85 cm.

Zhang Xiaogang Flashlight, 2008-2015. oil on canvas, 100 x 85 cm.

Li Songsong Map Watching, 2014. oil on canvas, 120 x 120 x 10 cm.

Li Songsong Map Watching, 2014. oil on canvas, 120 x 120 x 10 cm.

Press Release

  • 2016 Art Basel Hong Kong

    Pace Gallery Booth Location: 1C23

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

    1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    March 24 – 26, 2016

    Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, which will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from March 24 to 26. Pace will present works by modern and contemporary masters including Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Sol LeWitt, Li Songsong, Maya Lin, Agnes Martin, Mao Yan, Robert Rauschenberg, Michal Rovner, Song Dong, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Antoni Tàpies, teamLab, Yin Xiuzhen and Zhang Xiaogang.

    At booth 1C23, Pace will present an eight-channel video work by Israeli artist Michal Rovner, whose multi-media works incorporate themes of time, history and science to reflect on human experiences. She has been the subject of over fifty solo exhibitions worldwide, including Histories at the Louvre in 2011. In 2003, Rovner represented Isreal at the Venice Biennale with her installation Against Order? Against Disorder?

    A selection of works by Agnes Martin will also be featured. A pioneering figure of twentieth century abstraction, Martin made an indelible mark on art history with a language of geometry that she refined over decades. In 2015, Tate Modern presented a celebrated retrospective of Martin’s work. The traveling exhibition, which was subsequently mounted at Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf, will be hosted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art in April, 2016, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in October, 2016.

    Also featured will be the work of Zhang Xiaogang, a leading figure in China’s contemporary art scene. His paintings, rooted in individual history and memory, express human experience, stories and emotions through narrative scenes. Last year, Phaidon Press released Zhang Xiaogang: Disquieting Memories, the first major monograph on the artist, which provides new perspectives on his practice. His work is included in the current group exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, Accrochage: une selection d’oeuvres chinoises de la Collection.

    A work by Japanese art collective teamLab will be installed in the booth. Comprised of computer engineers, mathematicians, architects, CG artists, web designers, graphic designers, artists and editors, teamLab is the subject of the inaugural exhibition of Pace’s new media project, Pace Art + Technology.

    The exhibition at Pace in Menlo Park, California includes twenty immersive installations that use technology to blur the boundaries between science and art. Natural objects such as flowers, butterflies and flowing water are the most common imagery in teamLab’s artworks, which, through new media technology, interact with the viewer and inspire new insights about the connections between the self and the surrounding world.

    Pace’s booth will also feature work by Song Dong, a leading artist in China’s conceptual art movement. In 2015, he was the subject of Song Dong: Sketch at Pace Hong Kong, Song Dong: Surplus Value at Pace Beijing, as well as two solo exhibitions at European museums. Hatje Cantz recently published the first English language monograph on the artist. Works by Chinese artist Li Songsong, who is currently preparing for large solo exhibitions at Bologna Museum of Modern Art and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, will also be shown.

    Concurrently with Art Basel Hong Kong, Pace Hong Kong will present the first solo exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg in Hong Kong, opening on March 21. In 2015, Pace began representing the Robert Rauschenberg estate, and presented Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun), an exhibition of the artist’s late work. Tate Modern and MoMA have announced that they will be holding Rauschenberg retrospectives in 2016 and 2017 respectively. One of the most important contemporary artists of the twentieth century, Robert Rauschenberg’s nearly sixty year career was marked by the fusion of painting, installation, photography, printmaking and performance art to create the distinctive style known as “combine painting.” His creations were constantly changing and innovative. An opening reception at Pace Hong Kong will be open to the public from 6:00-8:00pm, Monday, March 21. The exhibition will continue until May 12.