Edouard Malingue Gallery, from Paris to Hong Kong

Edouard Malingue
© Edouard Malingue Gallery

Edouard Malingue Gallery is a French contemporary art gallery, located in Hong Kong’s Central. It is one of those French galleries from settling on the Asian continent. The aim is to introduce the European contemporary art in Hong Kong, and also promote emerging Asian artists on the art market.

The Edouard Malingue gallery opened in 2010. The spaces were specially designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture Asia (Hong Kong), and led by internationally renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.

The first exhibition opened with the largest solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso in Hong Kong. Notable exhibitions have included the first solo shows in Asia of minimalist Scottish painter Callum Innes, French conceptual artist Laurent Grasso, draughtsman and sculptor Fabien Mérelle and Cuban artist group Los Carpinteros.

Installation view of group show
Installation view of group show « Anatomy of Anxieties »
© Edouard Malingue Gallery

About contemporary Asian art : in 2011 it held the first solo exhibition of works by the Chinese artist Zhang Huan in Hong Kong. The gallery has also exhibited emerging Asian artists such as Yuan Yuan, Wang Zhibo, Nuri Kuzucan, Charwei Tsai and Chi-Tsung Wu. The gallery also includes in its roster the rising artist Sun Xun. The currently exhibition « Never Odd or Even » (opened one week ago), is a group project, supported by the Ministary of Culture, Taïwan and the Taipei Artist Village. It’s curated by Esther Lu, curator of the Taiwanese Pavilion at the 55th Vanice Biennale. The artists exhibited are : Benoit Broîsat, Yu-Cheng Chou, Tyler Coburn, Chitti Kasemkitvatana and Ko Sin Tung. This exhibition deals with relational aesthetics between exhibition norms, as well as cultures and artistic pratices.

Another, the gallery has gained recognition for installing large-scale public sculptures around Hong Kong. In 2012, the gallery organised the first public installation of Laurent Grasso’s work « Anechoic Pavilion » on the rooftop of Pier 4, in Central Hong Kong. Next in May 2013, Fabien Mérelle’s life-size sculpture “Pentateuque” was installed in Statue Square in Central Hong Kong to popular acclaim.

The gallery also hosts international curators to collaborate on exhibitions. In July 2013, the gallery presented ‘Meeting Point’ a dual solo show with Taiwanese artists Charwei Tsai, and Chi-Tsung Wu, curated by Taipei-based curator, Jenny Lee. Later in September 2013, the gallery presented “Sneakerotics”, a show curated by Robin Peckham, which centered on the parallel life of the California dream in Hong Kong.

Finally, the gallery used to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong (contemporary Art Fair), organized each in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

About Actuality : Edouard Malingue is excited to announce its move and expansion in Central Hong Kong as of December 2014. The Gallery will open to the public in late December 2014 with an exhibition featuring its represented artists. An international launch with a major solo exhibition will follow in March 2015. The new address will be: 6/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong.
View of the desk © Edouard Malingue Gallery
View of the desk
© Edouard Malingue Gallery

Edouard Malingue Gallery
First floor, 8 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm
T +852 2810 0317
F +852 2810 0311
Mail : mail@edouardmalingue.com
Website : here


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