REACH - Art Basel in Hong Kong and Sin Sin Fine Art
For the inaugural Art Basel in Hong Kong this May, Sin Sin Fine Art proudly opened REACH, an eclectic, specially curated group exhibition of paintings by leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the world: Andy Dewantoro (Indonesia), M. Irfan (Indonesia), Fung Ming Chip (Hong Kong), Putu Sutawijaya (Indonesia), Rick Lewis (USA), S. Teddy Darmawan (Indonesia), Tilo Kaiser (Germany) and Vincent Cazeneuve (France). REACH celebrates aesthetic and cultural interactions across geographical boundaries featuring amazing works by artists from many parts of the world.
Throughout the works shown in REACH, one can sense a blending of cultural and national identities; a blurring of boundaries in which one can perceive a kind of internalized cross-cultural dialogue - a reaching out to embrace various aspects from the many different cultures they have been exposed to, integrating them into their very own visual languages. Together they offer a rich, inspiring selection for viewers to ponder upon.
REACH, which is curated by Sin Sin Man, consists of two shows: the duet show of Andy Dewantoro and M. Irfan held at the Art Basel in Hong Kong venue and the group exhibition of Fung Ming Chip, Putu Sutawijaya, Rick Lewis, S. Teddy Darmawan, Tilo Kaiser and Vincent Cazeneuve held in all three Sin Sin's spaces: the gallery spaces at 53 and 54 Sai Street, plus the atelier space at 52 Sai Street. Yes, we have transformed the Atelier into a 2-story gallery space filled with amazing works of art!
The event begun on May 22nd with the Art Basel in Hong Kong Vernissage, followed with the VIP Preview on May 23rd at Sin Sin Fine Art when our friends and customers started to arrive at Sai Street. The fun continued on at the Opening Night when so many art-lovers from all over the world filling in the gallery spaces and the street space in between - from Asia to Australia, to USA and Europe.
The highlight of the evening was the performance by renown sound artist Akio Suzuki and dancer/choreographer Hiromi Miyakita who have flown in from Japan especially to open REACH. Their soulful performance filled the night and the audience with so much moving, positive energies. We are very grateful for this rare opportunity to present and to experience such a meaningful art performance here in Hong Kong.
Please enjoy a glimpse of the fun and wonderful ambience of the opening night: https://vimeo.com/69148078
To mark the opening of REACH, Sin Sin Fine Art published a special REACH Book featuring thoughtful writings by notable art-writers Ian Findlay-Brown and Valerie C. Doran, which we hope will help to deepening our understanding and appreciation of the artworks shown in REACH. Photographs of the artworks along with the artist's comments can be found in the book as well. The PDF version of this book is available at http://www.sinsin.com.hk/downloads/SSFA/SSFA201305_Reach_eBook.pdf for your perusal. A very limited amount of the book bound in unique natural water-lily cover is also available for purchase at Sin Sin Fine Art.
We are also exciting to share with you the news on our collaboration with Tai Ping Carpets. Founded in Hong Kong over 50 years ago to preserve and develop the venerable Chinese craft of handmade rugs, Tai Ping is a world-renowned maker of custom handmade and woven carpets. Sin Sin and Tai Ping share the same sophisticated spirit of art and craftsmanship. To celebrate great works by the talented artists of Sin Sin Fine Art, and to provide inspiration for bringing creativity into every living space, we have worked together to interpret a painting each by Rick Lewis and by Tilo Kaiser by reproducing them in carpet form. Drop by to Sin Sin FIne Art to see them for yourself!
Remember that the exhibition is still going on through June 30th, 2013. Don't miss it. More information on this show at http://sinsinfineart.com/abhk13