An installation view featuring works at Art Basel Hong Kong, dated 2019
An installation view featuring works at Art Basel Hong Kong, dated 2019
An installation view featuring works at Art Basel Hong Kong, dated 2019
Fair 

Art Basel Hong Kong

Dates

Address 
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong
Booth 
1C20

David Zwirner is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong for a seventh consecutive year. This year’s booth will feature four new works by artist Carol Bove, who will be present at the fair with the gallery. Bove’s attendance at David Zwirner’s booth follows those of Jeff Koons (2018), Luc Tuymans (2017), Michaël Borremans (2016), and Neo Rauch (2015).
 
Carol Bove (b. 1971, Geneva, Switzerland) is known for her large-scale painted-steel sculptures that incorporate a variety of techniques and processes. Her resultant works are characterized by distinct, smooth surfaces or intricate folds that belie their material construction. Ranging from multiple welded pieces to single units, Bove’s multifaceted sculptures push forward and explore steel’s formal and poetic possibilities. As the artist notes, "One of the things I experience with steel is that it’s very expressive, but it’s not emotional. There are all these kinds of feelings that it can express without necessarily being about emotions like angst or happiness or joy; I think they’re about the urgency of survival, or the power of illusion."1
 
The four new works presented at David Zwirner’s booth highlight Bove’s playful and incisive engagement with materiality and form. The artist has specifically designed the front half of the booth with an emphasis on shifting scales, creating dynamic relationships between the sculptures through their placement—facilitating the way the works are perceived by the viewer. As the artist notes, "The ability to understand your space and body is through your eyes."2 Characterized by compositions of various types of steel, these "collage sculptures," an ongoing body of work begun in 2016, are assemblages that combine theoretical and art-historical influences across time periods and disciplines, much like the Chicago Imagists of the 1960s, whose collagist aesthetic combined disparate styles and techniques. To create these works, the artist combined stainless-steel tubing that has been crushed and shaped at the studio with highly polished black disks. One particular work, The Golden Game, marks the first time the artist has used multiple disks in a single work. Luminous color is applied to the crushed element of the composition, transforming the steel—more commonly associated with inflexibility and heft—into something that appears malleable and lightweight, like clay, fabric, or crinkled paper.
 
Following Bove’s presentation at ABHK, the artist will have her first solo exhibition in Asia at David Zwirner Hong Kong in Fall 2019. Her work will also be included in the 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff.
 
Additional artists to be presented at David Zwirner’s booth include Josef AlbersFrancis AlÿsHarold Ancart, Michaël Borremans, Marlene DumasKerry James MarshallGiorgio MorandiOscar MurilloAlice NeelSigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Josh SmithWolfgang Tillmans, Luc Tuymans, Franz WestJordan WolfsonRose Wylie, Liu Ye and Lisa Yuskavage.
 
In January 2018, David Zwirner opened its first Hong Kong gallery with the inaugural exhibition Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun, featuring new works by the Belgian painter. With interiors by New York–based architect Annabelle Selldorf, the new gallery consists of ten thousand square feet on two floors of H Queen’s, located in the city’s Central district. David Zwirner Hong Kong will present new works by German artist Neo Rauch, in an exhibition opening March 26, 2019.

 

1 Carol Bove quoted in "Q & A: Carol Bove on showing in the Swiss Pavilion." Apollo (April 2017), p. 28.
2 Unpublished artist’s statement, March 2019.


 
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Dylan Shuai +852 5984 6846 dylan@davidzwirner.com
Eleanor Porter +852 6117 3390 eleanor@sinclaircomms.com

 

A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Hairpin, dated 2018.
A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Hairpin, dated 2018.
A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Hairpin, dated 2018.
Carol Bove
Hairpin, 2018
Stainless steel and urethane paint
60 x 18 x 10 inches (152.4 x 45.7 x 25.4 cm)
A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Melty Legs, dated 2018.
A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Melty Legs, dated 2018.
A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Melty Legs, dated 2018.
Carol Bove
Melty Legs, 2018
Stainless steel and urethane paint
52 x 36 x 34 inches (132.1 x 91.4 x 86.4 cm)
A painting by Liu Ye, titled Book Painting No. 6, dated 2014 to 2015.
A painting by Liu Ye, titled Book Painting No. 6, dated 2014 to 2015.
A painting by Liu Ye, titled Book Painting No. 6, dated 2014 to 2015.
Liu Ye
Book Painting No. 6, 2014-2015
Acrylic on canvas
9 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches (25 x 40 cm)
A painting by Francis Alys, titled Shanghai, June 26 1997, dated 1997.
A painting by Francis Alys, titled Shanghai, June 26 1997, dated 1997.
A painting by Francis Alys, titled Shanghai, June 26 1997, dated 1997.
Francis Alÿs
Shanghai, June 26 1997, 1997
Oil and encaustic on wood panel
5 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches (13 x 17 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Snowhite & Royal Barge, dated 2018.
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Snowhite & Royal Barge, dated 2018.
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Snowhite & Royal Barge, dated 2018.
Rose Wylie
Snowhite & Royal Barge, 2018
Oil on canvas
Overall: 72 x 129 7/8 inches (183 x 330.5 cm)
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1955.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1955.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1955.
Giorgio Morandi
Natura morta (Still Life), 1955
Oil on canvas
11 7/8 x 14 inches (30.2 x 35.6 cm) Framed: 15 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (40 x 45.1 cm)
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2018.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2018.
An untitled painting by Harold Ancart, dated 2018.
Harold Ancart
Untitled, 2018
Oil stick and graphite on paper in artist's frame
23 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches (59.1 x 70.5 x 4.1 cm)
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Alibaba, dated 2016 to 2018.
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Alibaba, dated 2016 to 2018.
A painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Alibaba, dated 2016 to 2018.
Oscar Murillo
Alibaba, 2016-2018
Oil and oil stick on canvas and velvet
78 3/4 x 114 1/8 inches (200 x 290 cm)
A painting by Josh Smith, titled Turtle, dated 2019.
A painting by Josh Smith, titled Turtle, dated 2019.
A painting by Josh Smith, titled Turtle, dated 2019.
Josh Smith
Turtle, 2019
Oil on wood panel
48 x 36 1/8 inches (121.9 x 91.8 cm)
An untitled mixed media piece by Jordan Wolfson, dated 2019.
An untitled mixed media piece by Jordan Wolfson, dated 2019.
An untitled mixed media piece by Jordan Wolfson, dated 2019.
Jordan Wolfson
Untitled, 2019
UV print on Alpolic panel, steels bolts, and Nylock nuts
50 7/8 x 84 x 3 1/8 inches (129.2 x 213.4 x 7.9 cm)
A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, titled Mistral, dated 2017.
A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, titled Mistral, dated 2017.
A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, titled Mistral, dated 2017.
Wolfgang Tillmans
Mistral, 2017
Inkjet print on paper mounted on aluminum in artist's frame
36 5/8 x 28 inches (93.1 x 71.1 cm)
A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, titled Karl Marseille II, dated 2013.
A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, titled Karl Marseille II, dated 2013.
A photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans, titled Karl Marseille II, dated 2013.
Wolfgang Tillmans
Karl Marseille II, 2013
Inkjet print on paper mounted on Dibond aluminum in artist's frame
83 3/8 x 57 inches (211.8 x 144.8 cm)
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Cheese Sandwich, dated 2019.
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Cheese Sandwich, dated 2019.
A painting by Michael Borremans, titled The Cheese Sandwich, dated 2019.
Michaël Borremans
The Cheese Sandwich, 2019
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches (80 x 60 cm)
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Flesh Stockings, dated 2019.
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Flesh Stockings, dated 2019.
A painting by Lisa Yuskavage, titled Flesh Stockings, dated 2019.
Lisa Yuskavage
Flesh Stockings, 2019
Oil on wood panel
8 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (21 x 19.1 cm)