From 18th June to 7th July 2021, Woaw Gallery will be collaborating with Avant Arte exhibiting original works on paper at 9 Queen’s Road Central in Hong Kong with an open reception on 18th June, 2021 from 5pm -7pm.
Avant Arte centers on an Instagram community of over 2.4 million followers, authentic offline encounters — exhibitions, studio visits and chance encounters — represent the beginnings of many of their collaborations. As these experiences slowly become possible again, the unmatched magic of an in-person art encounter has never been more apparent. Works on paper, in which the artist’s hand is arrestingly present, joyfully tangible, offer the perfect opportunity to reconnect and re-engage.
WoP will be Avant Arte’s first exhibition in Asia in collaboration with Woaw Gallery. This show allows audience access to original work from a collection of first time and existing collaborators, it also presents an opportunity to cement a longstanding relationship between fellow founders Christian Luiten (Avant Arte) and Kevin Poon (WOAW).
WoP will be exhibiting close to 50 original works from 24 artists both established and emerging talents from around the world. Eclectic visual codes and geographies are united by a collective embrace of the compelling immediacy of a work on paper. The exhibited works will be accompanied by a selection of recently released sculpture editions from Alake Shilling, Hebru Brantley, James Jean and Joakim Ojanen. Beyond the brief for original works created in the preceding year, the show’s curation attests a willful eclecticism — one that speaks to the disparate experiences of artists under lockdown, and to the enduring tenacity and fervent creativity present in each of their contributions to WOP.
Featuring Artist :
Adam Handler, Adriana Oliver, B aldur Helgason, Szabolcs Bozo, Dominique Fung, Felix Treadwell, Haeji Min, Heather Day, James Jean, Joakim Ojanen, Lord Ohene Okyere-Bour, LY,Mai Ta, Marcus Brutus, Marius Bercea, Matt McCormick, Nigel Howlett, Patrick Jackson,Robert Nava, Roby Dwi Antono, Shannon Bono, Sola Olulode, Stickymonger, Tsai-Ling Tseng