Wendi Murdoch’s Hong Kong Hit List
In anticipation of the Art Basel in Hong Kong and Art Central fairs, we asked Wendi Murdoch to share an insider’s guide to the city’s galleries, institutions, restaurants, and nightlife.
At the Gallery: Rudolf Stingel
Rudolf Stingel is on view Mar. 12–May 9, 2015. Gagosian Hong Kong is located at 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, open from 11 am to 7 pm Tues.–Sat.
At the Gallery: Beatriz Milhazes
At Art Basel in Hong Kong: Gary Hume, Rachel Kneebone, Cerith Wyn Evans, Liu Wei, and Theaster Gates
Beatriz Milhazes is on view Mar. 13–May 30, 2015. White Cube Hong Kong is located at 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, open from 11 am to 7 pm Tues.–Sat.
Installation view of “Ren Ri: Yuansu Projects” at Pearl Lam Galleries SOHO, courtesy Ren Ri and Pearl Lam Galleries.
At Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO: “Ren Ri: Yuansu Projects”
At Art Basel in Hong Kong: Qin Yufen, Barthélémy Toguo, Leonardo Drew, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Ben Quilty, Joana Vasconcelos, Carlos Rolón (Dzine), Zhu Jinshi, Su Xiaobai, Qin Yufen, Su Dongping, Jiang Dahai, Qiu Deshu.
“Perfection by Chance — A Yi Pai Exhibition” is on view Mar. 13–May 10, 2015. Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong is located at 601–605 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, open from 10 am to 7 pm. Mon.–Sat.
“Ren Ri: Yuansu Projects” is on view Mar. 11–Apr. 12, 2015. Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO is located at Shop No. 1 G/F & 1/F, SOHO 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, open from 12 pm to 8 pm.
“Dinh Q. Lê: Tropicana Migration” is on view Mar. 12–Apr. 18, 2015. “Wang Keping, Huang Rui: Black and White Cats” is on view Mar. 13–Apr. 25, 2015. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is located at G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, open from 10 am to 6 pm, Tues.–Sat.
FEAST Projects is located at Unit 307, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, open by appointment.
Para Site (a.k.a. Para/Site Art Space)
“A Hundred Years of Shame — Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations” is on view Mar. 7–May 10, 2015. Para Site is located at 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, open from 12 to 7 pm Wed.–Sun.
Hotels: Upper House; Mandarin Oriental
Chinese: China Tang; Mott 32; Café Gray Deluxe (at Upper House); Above & Beyond (Cantonese); The Chairman; Ming Court (at Langham Place Hotel); GOLD
Japanese: Inagiku; Wagyu Kaiseki Den; Zuma; Gin Sai; Three Monkeys
Italian: 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA; Da Domenico
European: Bibo; On Lot 10
Modern Mexican: Chino
Al fresco: Pool Terrace at Four Seasons; Waterside Terrace at Island Shangri-La; Spices at The Repulse Bay
Best Bars: SEVVA; OZONE (at the Ritz-Carlton, the highest bar in the world); Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge); Armani/Privé; Mamoz; Caprice Bar (at the Four Seasons); Nocturne
Best Clubs: Tazmania Ballroom; Socialito; Dragon-i, Boujis
Best Foot Massage: Ten Feet Tall
Shopping: G.O.D. (Goods of Desire); Sam’s Tailor (tailor to heads of states and celebrities); Tsim Sha Tsui
Best View: Take a trip on a Star Ferry boat, for the most magnificent view of the city