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Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong announces move to new location

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Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to announce the move to a new gallery space in Wong Chuk Hang. Five years after opening a first overseas venue in a prime location in Central Hong Kong’s Entertainment Building, Axel Vervoordt Gallery is relocating to an expanded two-level space in Wong Chuk Hang, the dynamic artistic hub on the south part of Hong Kong Island.

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The new space will open with a group show entitled, “Infinitive Mutability”, featuring works by Peter Buggenhout, Kimsooja and Bosco Sodi. Taking its cue from Jacques Derrida’s concept of deconstruction, the exhibition aims to focus on the limitless shifts of meaning and possibility offered by any new interpretation of a text or a work of visual art.

Infinitive Mutability will include one sculpture by Belgian artist Peter Buggenhout from the “On Hold” series. This quite recent series of works, clearly embodies the uncontrollable, the failure of intent and the steering and paralyzing forces of surrounding structures. All too often our goals, intentions and plans, both long term and in everyday life are disrupted, altered and influenced by what surrounds us. Unfortunate events, small interruptions and simple misconceptions can alter the course of what we set out to happen in minor or more drastic ways. What we desire is very seldom what we obtain, however fruitful the outcome.

The second floor of the new gallery space is conceived as a large and convivial cabinet, called Cang Ghe where works from different artists from the Axel Vervoordt Gallery can be exhibited in a cyclical turnover. In particular, during the opening, master works from the Gutai and Dansaekhwa movements will be presented in dialogue with works from Zero and contemporary artists, including El Anatsui, Kazuo Shiraga, Tsuyoshi Maekawa and Shozo Shimamoto.

21F, Coda Designer Centre
62, Wong Chuk Hang Road
Entrance via Yip Fat Street (next to Ovolo Hotel)
Hong Kong

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