LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia presents some of the most memorable works by the legendary American Pop artist Robert Indiana (b.1928) along with works by eight Asian artists and collectives from Asia: Kutluğ Ataman, Candy Factory, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Chim↑Pom, He An, Hung Keung, Charwei Tsai, and Xu Bing. Threading through these multilingual, multicultural works is a sustained investigation of language. These artists share poetic sensibilities with Indiana, creating work that examines the nuances between words and images. LOVE Long affirms that art is a universal language built upon the fundamental human desire to express and communicate. The Guest Curator is Dr. Miwako Tezuka, with Kaitlin Chan serving as Assistant Curator.

There are various languages at play in the gallery: Indiana’s main poetic device is English but he has also worked in Spanish and Chinese. Other featured artists utilize Arabic, ancient Chinese, and Japanese. LOVE Long brings together different systems of meaning in the context of Hong Kong’s unique cultural setting. The gallery is chronologically oriented, with each chamber concentrating on a specific theme; “Life as Art”, “People’s Painter”, “Art and Language”, and “Unraveling the Unspoken.” In our fast-paced contemporary world, no one seems to have time or patience to read more than headlines and hashtags. We consume text as information and language has been stripped of its poetic potential. The works on view prompt the audience to contemplate the art of language and the subtle differences between what is said and what is meant.

About the exhibition:

LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia

February 7 – July 15, 2018

Free admission

Chantal Miller Gallery,
Asia Society Hong Kong Center,
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine,
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday:  11am – 6pm
Last Thursday of the month:  11am – 8pm
Closed on Mondays
Last admission:  30 minutes before closing

Special Opening Hours/Closed Days:
Lunar New Year: Closed only on February 16-17, 2018 (New Year Days 1 & 2)
GREAT Festival of Innovation: Closed to public on March 21-24, 2018
Art Basel Week: March 29-31, 2018 extended hours from 11am – 8pm




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