ART HK 12: Galerie Gmurzynska presents Wifredo Lam exhibit with new works and booth by Zaha Hadid
Galerie Gmurzynska will return to ART HK 12 with a unique booth designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid and a special exhibition on Wifredo Lam.
Hadid will present a new series of paintings of her Hong Kong Peak project and showcase recent design pieces including the acclaimed Liquid Glacial Table for David Gill Galleries, Z-Chair for Sawaya & Moroni and Zephyr sofa. Almost 30 years ago, the Peak project launched Hadid on the international platform, which she continues to pioneer. The project demonstrated a radical new approach to presentation drawings, which she has further developed, experimenting with innovative technologies and media.
Representing the Estate of Wifredo Lam, Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to present an important exhibition of the works of the only 20th century classic modern artist of Chinese origins, Wifredo Lam. Published on the occasion will be a catalogue on the work of Lam with text by the artist and rare documentary images. The paintings on view—including ceramics and pastels—offer a retrospective selection, from his Cubist-inspired School of Paris days to his ’70s canvases.
Other highlights at the show will include a selection of important works by 20th century classic modern masters from the collection of the galerie, including Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Robert Indiana, and Fernando Botero.
Zaha Hadid will be present during the Press and Collector’s Preview on Wednesday, May 16 at 2:00PM at Galerie Gmurzynska’s booth, 1B16, as well as Eskil Lam, son of the artist and representative of the Estate of Wifredo Lam.
About ART HK 12
Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 will take place May 17-20, 2012, preview May 16, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, ART HK 12 will showcase the very best in contemporary art from 266 galleries representing 39 International territories. Widely acknowledged as an important platform for networking in the international art community, ART HK brings together leading collectors, curators, artists and galleries from across Asia and the rest of the world. ART HK is the only fair in Asia bringing together such an exceptional scope of work, and as dynamic a gathering of people. ART HK 12 is produced in collaboration with Art Basel. For more info, visit www.hongkongartfair.com
About Galerie Gmurzynska
Galerie Gmurzynska has been a leading international art gallery for almost 50 years, specializing in masterpieces of both classic modern and classic contemporary art. Galerie Gmurzynska is also the leading gallery for artists of the Russian Avant-garde. The gallery’s programs, in its three locations St. Moritz, Zürich and Zug (all of them in Switzerland), seek to inform viewers about the most important art of the last century. In the past 47 years Galerie Gmurzynska has published over 150 important books, which are renowned in the field of art history and form part of major art libraries worldwide. Galerie Gmurzynska represents estates such as Yves Klein, David Smith and living legends such as Robert Indiana. For more info, visit www.gmurzynska.com
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