At Art Basel Hong Kong 2013, Lisson Gallery demonstrates its focus on developing a dialogue and a dynamic relationship with the Far East. Having participated in the Hong Kong art fair since its second year in 2009, the gallery’s early commitment to the region has been echoed by other arts organisations, notably The Art Newspaper and Art Review, both of whom will launch Asia editions at Art Basel HK this year.
Sarah Wang has recently been appointed to spearhead Lisson Gallery’s activities in the Asia Pacific region. In this role, she will be in close contact with museums and collectors in the region, as well as the artists represented by the gallery who live and work in Asia: Ai Weiwei, Lee Ufan and Tatsuo Miyajima, along with the newest addition to this roster, influential contemporary Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong.
Liu will have his first exhibition with the gallery from 25 September – 2 November 2013, following a unique residency this summer which will see him painting on-site at an eccentric pub near Lisson Gallery in London. Running concurrently with Liu’s exhibition will be a show of ambitious new LED installations by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima.
Art Basel HK
For their stand at Art Basel HK, Lisson Gallery will show works by: Marina Abramovic; Allora & Calzadilla; Cory Arcangel; Gerard Byrne; James Casebere; Tony Cragg; Richard Deacon; Spencer Finch; Ryan Gander; Dan Graham; Rodney Graham; Anish Kapoor; Jason Martin; Haroon Mirza; Julian Opie; Lee Ufan and Ai Weiwei.
Lisson Gallery has curated a selection of artists who, over the last year, have enjoyed rising profiles in the far-East thanks to a series of significant solo and group exhibitions. Between them, these artists have participated in almost 20 exhibitions around the Asia Pacific region, many of which were in public institutions.