S otheby's Hong Kong presents the next edition of Contemporary Curated in partnership with NET-A-PORTER, the world's premium luxury e-tailer. For the first time, NET-A-PORTER turns its eye to the world of contemporary art having previously collaborated with Sotheby’s on luxury-themed curations in New York and London last year. The co-curation today marks Sotheby's Asia's first partnership with a fashion e-tailer – the exhibition theme shares a united vision to close the imagined distances between art galleries and would-be collectors, fashion runway and future trendsetters, glossy magazines and inspired readers.
From 25 June - 7 July, Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated Exhibition reflects on the visual and conceptual dialogues between art and fashion, showcasing hot on the heels artists including Ayako Rokkaku, Chris Huen Sin Kan, Shara Hughes and Liang Yuanwei alongside fashion parallels. NET-A-PORTER responds with an innovative approach through fluidity, colour, and structure as a guiding principle of experiencing the world.
"When I think about what to paint, I close my eyes and imagine my-self from birth to death. But what then appears is human beings, the pain and anguish of society, its anxiety and loneliness, things that go far beyond me."
“The narrative offers a glimpse into the darker shades of Japan's 'Lost Decade', a historical period the curatorial team identified with the Balmain mini dress, whereby the sharp-shouldered silhouette and a wrap-effect bodice bring to mind the mono-coloured body-hugging dresses that trended during the late 80s.”
"I have always felt that truly great work should be silent like scenery. One experiences its deep meaning when one’s mind moves with it."
“The gradation of the paintings mimics the reflective qualities of satin, an effect achieved by arduously applying pigments layer by layer. Similarities can be drawn between the scrumptiously textured painterly surface of Liang's work with an ivory bouclé-tweed mini dress by Rebecca Vallance that subtly glitters under light.”
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"It was after I grew up when I started to look carefully and think more about children’s drawing. I’m trying to keep the impression of pureness and freedom like children’s drawing in my works."
“That sense of vibrant, innocent freedom is expressed in Oscar de la Renta's mini dress, a joyous lilac piece whose fabric is gathered in rich cascades to create a voluminous, trapeze silhouette.”
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"I just can’t be bothered to use lots of colors. The colors get in the way. They are too noisy."
“The fashions paired with the painting echo Gokita’s signature style in the metallic accents of Balmain's button-embellished tank, legging featuring Norma Kamali's dramatically flared hems emphasized by splits”
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25 Jun – 7 July 2022
25 – 26 June | 11AM – 5 PM
27 – 28 June | 10AM – 6 PM
29 June | 10AM – 2PM
30 June | 10AM – 6PM
1 July | Closed
2 – 3 July | 11AM– 5 PM
4 – 6 July | 10AM – 6PM
7 July | 10AM – 2PM
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery
5/F, One Pacific Place, Admiralty
*Pre-registration is required. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation, which is required for admission to the exhibition.