Our Highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015

Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki
Mar 9, 2015 5:26PM

Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki are co-curators with Gregor Muir of the Duddell’s Presents: ICA Off-Site: Hong Kongese.” Al-Senussi is VIP Relations Middle East for Art Basel and Chair of the Tate Young Patrons, AlTurki is a founding member of the Saudi Art Council, and they both contribute to a number of arts organizations worldwide.

Our Selection:

Xu Bing 徐冰, Square Word Calligraphy: An Ascent (a poem by DU Fu), 2012, at Eslite Gallery

An examination of this language reveals not Mandarin but English. Xu Bing perplexes viewers with what they know and illuminates what they don’t. 

Shilpa Gupta, Untitled, 2014, at Chemould Prescott Road

Gupta’s thoughtful dissection of boundaries makes her stand out. She embraces the idea of dichotomy as well as interaction.

Subodh Gupta, Two Mechanized Cows, 2014, at Arario Gallery

Gupta makes the everyday sublime and infuses the raucous Indian street into his surprising works.

Aaron Curry, Horizontal wood sculpture, 2013, at Almine Rech

Curry’s sculptures are interesting in terms of the shapes and the forms he creates with both wooden and metal materials. These vibrant colors are visually appealing and intriguing.

Markus Amm, Untitled, 2014, at Herald St

Abdullah has been following his work for quite some time, as the sanded paintings have developed over the past few years. We think everyone should have a Markus Amm, they are beautiful, small treasures.

Duddell’s Presents: ICA Off-Site ‘Hong-Kongese’” is on view at Duddell’s, Hong Kong, Mar. 12–Jun. 22, 2015.

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Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki