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Art Basel Hong Kong 2022

May 27–29, 2022, booth 1C15
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
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Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 with an ensemble of contemporary works by international artists.

Gagosian’s presentation will include Zeng Fanzhi’s expansive new painting, Untitled (2022). In Zeng’s canvases, allover linear networks generate dynamic rhythms and feature luminous chromatic shifts. Untitled represents a culmination of twenty years of investigating the expressive potentials of abstraction, in works ranging from landscapes to compositions with intertwined foliage, figures, and animals, to purely nonrepresentational explorations of painterly form.

Leneh (2020), from Georg Baselitz’s Springtime series (2020–21), features the motif of the inverted figure that the painter has explored over the past five decades and juxtaposes broad, flowing brushstrokes in bright, vernal colors with the direct imprint of a pair of nylon stockings. The title is an anagram of “Helen”—a reference to Helen Frankenthaler. Another painting that simultaneously represents and obscures the female figure is Ewa Juszkiewicz’s Lace Leaves (2022). Emulating the modes of historical European portraiture while subverting genre conventions, Juszkiewicz hides the faces of her subjects behind drapery or flowers. Here, the sitter’s face is replaced by anemone and anthurium (laceleaf) flowers and leaves.

Tetsuya Ishida’s haunting painting The Visitor (1999) pictures the head of a bearded man merged with a nautilus shell within the confined space of a door’s threshold. Realized in fine illustrative detail, its amalgamation of human and animal forms conveys the artist’s visionary imagination while reflecting the anxieties of his generation. Takashi Murakami’s Korpokkur in the Forest (2019) is titled after an ancient race of small people in the folklore of the Ainu of Japan’s northern islands. The painting’s profusion of colorful, smiling flowers is rendered in Murakami’s Superflat style, which is inspired by both manga and fine-art traditions.

The gallery’s presentation will also feature works by artists including Louise Bonnet, Edmund de Waal, Urs Fischer, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Simon Hantaï, Hao Liang, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Rick Lowe, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Giuseppe Penone, Rudolf Polanszky, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Jim Shaw, Rudolf Stingel, Spencer Sweeney, and Rachel Whiteread.

To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com.

To attend the fair, purchase tickets at artbasel.com.

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