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5 Art Exhibitions to Beat the Winter Blues

As the year draws to a close, ward off the winter chill with these hot art and design exhibitions. The weather is cooling down, and the junk days of summer are a distant memory. If you're feeling frosty with the chilly winter winds and rain, then check out these five colourful and creative exhibitions that are bringing sunshine right to your doorstep.

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1. You Jin, Parkview Art
Fifteen new works By You Jin, including a special display of digital art, are presented in Interlaced Dimensions, the Chinese artist’s first solo show in Hong Kong. Colourful and dynamic, his paintings draw on his close observation of the rapid changes in modern China.

Venue: Upper GF, Sunrise House, 27 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong | Until 31 December 2016

2. Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection, M+ Pavilion

This two-part exhibition of 120 works dating from 1937 to the present explores the changing roles and meanings of design in the 20th and 21st centuries. The Histories section shows how design has helped shape and was shaped by the historical context, with works including a Red A-brand plastic lamp (pictured). The Constellations section sees works placed in an open field to encourage visitors to engage with them.

Venue: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui | Until 5 February 2017

3. Eddie Peake, White Cube

Eddie Peake, whose playful works question notions of voyeurism, sexuality and gender, has created two series of paintings and sculptures of gesturing female hands for his solo show, Where You Belong. His signature figure, a cartoon faun, appears in several paintings that explore the relationship between reality and fantasy. 

Venue: White Cube, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong | Until 7 January 2017

4. Papinee, Pearl Lam Galleries

Raising funds for underprivileged and disadvantaged children through the Changing Young Lives Foundation, this is an exhibition for the whole family. Colourful, playful and for a great cause, this multi-sensory collection of artworks, sculpture and literature will be accessible at Pearl Lam Galleries in Sheung Wan.

Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong SOHO, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan | Until 6 January 2017

5. Chen Beixin, Hanart TZ Gallery

Master expressionist painter Chen Beixin is considered to be one of the most important oil painters in China. His latest solo exhibition, entitled “Light of Day”, presents over 30 vivid works done in vibrant oils and set within bold, colourful landscapes. Chen’s impasto and brushwork bring a sense of immediacy and excitement to his canvases. 

Venue: 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong | Until January 7th 2017

Original article written by Margot Mottaz for Hong Kong Tatler

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