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Hans-Peter Feldmann in Hong Kong

19 MARCH – 8 MAY 2021

World Art News

Hans-Peter Feldmann by Simon Lee Gallery

New solo exhibition of Hans-Peter Feldmann in Hong Kong includes sculpture, photography, installation, collage, the appropriated image and found object.

Feldmann’s work dissolves the borders between art and life, blurring distinctions between conventionally high and low culture to discover unexpected, humorous outcomes that often verge on the absurd, and which challenge his viewers’ aesthetic sensibilities.

Disrupting long-held assertions of the artist’s role as a unique creator, Feldmann systematically reconstructs existing images and objects to reflect on representation, with such subtle, humorous interventions as the addition of a red nose to a portrait, or by painting over the subject’s face to create a trompe l’oeil cut out.

The work distils Feldmann’s artistic thesis, which promotes a democratic approach to art making, favouring appropriation and fragmented narrative to explore the meaning, or rather meaninglessness, of everyday life.

Hans-Peter Feldmann was born in 1941 and lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Feldmann’s work has been shown extensively internationally and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2019); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2017); C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2016); Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (2015); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (2013); Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2012); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2010) and Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2007). Major group exhibitions include New York University in Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2019); The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2016); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2015); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2014); Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (2013); Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (2012) and the Venice Biennale, Italy (2009). Feldmann was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize for the Arts, in association with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY in 2010. His work belongs to major private and public collections including S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Tate, London, UK and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.

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