Nov 16 – Jan 13
Opening: Thursday, Nov 16, 6 – 8pm
The gallery presents new work by Christian Marclay. This exhibition, his first in Greater China, includes a series of unique, large-scale woodcut prints that explore the physical and cultural intersection of sound and vision, reflecting the artist’s ongoing interest in the sonic perception of still images.
This new series of expressive prints are created through a combination of collage, digital technology and traditional printmaking techniques. Fragments of screaming faces are cut out of Manga books and other comics and collaged into new, composite faces that take on a haunting, mask-like quality. These emotionally charged hybrid cartoon characters, often crying or sweating, emit a silent yet explosive energy with multiple narrative potential.
The first of White Cube’s galleries to be located outside of the UK, White Cube Hong Kong is situated at 50 Connaught Road, in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district. Since its inception in March 2012, the gallery has hosted a varied programme of exhibitions including Gilbert & George, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst and Cerith Wyn Evans. The gallery provides an interior exhibition space of 550 m2 (6000 sq ft) which is set over two floors and has a ceiling height of over 4.5 metres. The building was designed by London based architects Maybank and Matthews.