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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Hong Kong art show opens in capital

12th December 2012

London's Saatchi Gallery is currently hosting an art show featuring work from a number of key Hong Kong artists.

More than 50 pieces created by 18 artists will be on display at the famous gallery until January 12th and is ideal for art fans staying at central London hotels over the forthcoming weeks.

Nigel Hurst, chief executive of the gallery, hopes that the exhibition will encourage people to discover more Chinese contemporary artists in both London and Hong Kong.

"There hasn't been much of a platform for contemporary Hong Kong artists," he explained.

"We want to reverse that cultural exchange by bringing the Hong Kong artists to be seen and viewed in London by an audience that has never seen those works before. And by taking this show back to Hong Kong there will be an opportunity for the audience to see the works being chosen from the perspective of international curators."

It is the largest show of Hong Kong modern art to be held in the West and is accompanied by a book featuring work from 76 different artists.

Visitors to the London exhibition will be able to see a six-metre installation piece by Amy Cheung Wan-man and Justin Wong Chiu-tat's 2011 installation Difficult Life Station as well as paintings by Chow Chun-fai and Lam Tung-pang.

The Saatchi Gallery first opened more than 25 years ago and has developed in to a key venue that celebrates the work of established and emerging contemporary artists. It is now a major attraction for those visiting the capital and welcomes around 600,000 people each year.


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