Galerie Lelong Presents ART BASEL HONG KONG, Now thru May 18
For Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Galerie Lelong New York and Paris will present artists from the gallery's sixty-year history, which comprises masters of European modernism and global contemporary artists. Works by Pierre Alechinsky, Sarah Cain, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Alfredo Jaar, Rosemary Laing, Lin Tianmiao, Nalini Malani, Joan Miró, Yoko Ono,Emilio Perez, Jaume Plensa, Sean Scully, and Kate Shepherd will be on view.
Buste d'homme, 1961, by renowned 20th century artist Alberto Giacometti will be on view. Giacometti explored new modes of representation of the human figure, with the study of the human head remaining one of his consistent interests. Portraits of those close to him, such as his wife or brothers, were a preoccupation. Giacometti's work is included in major collections in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has been presented in numerous retrospectives, most recently at Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Kunsthalle, Hamburg.
Works by Beijing-born artist Lin Tianmiao will be a centerpiece of Galerie Lelong's presentation. Lin, one of the first Chinese female artists to achieve international recognition, is known for her thread winding technique in which she winds silk or cotton thread around an object until it is completely covered and transformed. Lin links thread and the activity of binding and weaving to the female experience and her Chinese background, but the final result evokes a shared human experience for the viewer, regardless of gender, race, or nationality. Recent works will be on view including, Untitled (Bonsai Tree), 2012.
Nalini Malani's large polyptych Part Object, 2007-08, will be another centerpiece of the gallery's presentation. Malani, one of the leading female artists from the Asia-Pacific region, focuses on creating dynamic visual stories about those who have been ignored, forgotten, or marginalized by history. In 2013 Malani received the prestigious Arts and Culture Fukuoka Prize. Currently on view at the The Kiran Nadar Museum in Delhi is a three-part retrospective of Malani's work; the Asia Society Museum, New York, is presenting a solo exhibition of Malani's work through August.