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Karin Weber Gallery is exhibiting at AAF Hamburg (10-13/Nov)

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Image: Brainrental’s Ordinary Behaviour – Leica M-4 (Courtesy of the artist and Karin Weber Gallery)

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Karin Weber Gallery is exhibiting at AAF Hamburg, taking place at Hamburg Messe u. Congres from November 10th to November 13th. Established in 1999 by German-born Karin Weber and now in its 16th year, Karin Weber Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s oldest contemporary art galleries. Small in size, yet global in outlook, Karin Weber Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s truly international boutique galleries thanks to a unique network of partners based in London, Mumbai and Berlin that allows them to serve clients and source the most exciting emerging and established contemporary art from almost all over the world.

About Brainrental’s ‘Ordinary Behaviour’

‘Ordinary Behavior’ explores the uncanny relationship between human and technology in an everyday context. We have created a set of illustrative objects to reveal these absurd situations. They are all made of paper cardboard and appear to be electronic appliances and gadgets that can easily be found in our daily living space, however, their interiors are modified into miniaturized human scaled space. We hope to isolate the audience from the real world temporarily, and provide a space for them to rethink and reconsider the way we behave, and ultimately, think about the relationship between ourselves, objects and the environment with technology in a more conscious way.

 

A Hong Kong Everyday at the Karin Weber Gallery from July 8th

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Karin Weber Gallery is pleased to present A Hong Kong Everyday: New Works by Brainrental, Elvis Yip Kin Bon and Joyce Lung Yuet Ching. In this exhibition, the gallery explores the relationship between everyday life and the art it inspires by considering the works of three Hong Kong artists.

Joyce Lung Yuet Ching, whose work Susan is shown here courtesy of the artist and Karin Weber Gallery, is a young artist who recently graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University, Academy of Visual Arts, expresses nostalgia for the family helper the artist holds dear. Joyce creates ceramic works inspired by everyday cleaning products. She also hopes to inspire local citizens to think more deeply about how they treat the individuals who care for the city’s young souls.

Some say life is art, but art is life too. Like all of us, artists are not immune to the unconscious influence of everyday life on the mind and spirit. Sometimes the most extraordinary inspiration comes from the most ordinary objects and the routines associated with them.

For more information on this exhibition click here.

A Trove of Small Treasures at the Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong (17 Dec – 17 Jan)

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Starting next week, Hong-Kong based Karin Weber Gallery is holding a special Christmas and New Year group show, ‘A Trove of Small Treasures,’ a vibrant collection of smaller works by key gallery artists.

Artists have often used smaller sized works to showcase their particular talents and exceptional craftsmanship. From miniature illuminated prayer books in seventeenth century Europe to objects crafted from precious jade, lacquer, wood or porcelain in the Chinese Ming and Qing dynasties, small suggests special. As a wealth of materials, skill and labour is condensed into a limited space, something powerful is created in the process – small really is beautiful.

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From 3G to 4G opens at the Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong on 3 July

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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Smart phones have become central to our life in a very short space of time. For most of us, these powerful devices have become the essential companion to our every day; if not in held in our hand, then rarely out of reach. This is the focal point of a new show by Karin Weber Gallery; ‘From 3G to 4G,’ which seeks to explore the multiplicity of roles played by the phone in our daily lives. Whilst featuring an ever-expanding range of communication choices, today’s phone offers far more: we use it to express ourselves, impress others, explore, transact, share, or exclude – instantly, on a one-to-one or mass audience level, all at the touch of a few buttons.

Eight young Hong Kong artists and collectives offer their own interpretation of the mobile phone in their world, by translating this into their art. This computer and technology literate generation makes full use of a wide variety of mediums, ranging from more traditional illustrations, or models using everyday materials such as paper or masking tape, to highly conceptual video and sound installations. Techno-centric works such as depictions of QR codes or smart phone apps demonstrate the extent to which a small, handheld screen has already become part of our language and visual culture. ’From 3G to 4G’ highlights the journey of an everyday communications tool into the very fabric of today’s society.

For more information contact Karin Weber Gallery.

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