Simon Birch, an artist we have covered extensively on Hong Kong Hustle, is launching an ambitious new exhibition titled Hope and Glory on Thursday, April 8th.
The show will be spread out over 20,000 sq. feet – an enormous size in this land-scarce, densely packed city. (Some of you may already be familiar with the ArtisTree space as it was the site of last year’s excellent Vivienne Westwood retrospective.)
This show is billed as a “conceptual circus” and seeks to immerse the attendees in a multimedia experience. Although known primarily as a painter, Simon has experimented with additional art forms including sculpture, film, and even performance art.
What does he have in store this time?
The artist has grown increasingly more adventurous as his art takes on new forms. In fact, one of his projects even included renting a tiger!
His new exhibition includes a range of big-name creative collaborators who have put together a series of side-shows for the circus. They include: Valerie Doran, Paul Kember, anothermountainman, James Lavelle and UNKLE, Gary Gunn, LucyandBart, Florian Ma, Alvina Lee, Dr. Robert Peckham, Prodip, Bamboo Star, Laura Thomas, Clive Kirsten, Douglas Young, Cang Xin, Wing Shya, Eric Hu, Eddie Chung, and Jan Lam.
Simon’s last large exhibition at the Chancery Lane annex in Chai Wan was already running low on space. It’s exciting to think what he will conjure this time around given the additional landscape.
Simon Birch: Hope and Glory
Opens April 8th, and continues until May 30th, 2010
1/F, Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, Island East
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Open daily from 10am to 8pm.
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