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Alisan Fine Arts

Light, Space and Time

May 2 – June 22, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 5-8pm

We are pleased to present Light, Space and Time, a group exhibition featuring the work of California-based Asian American visual artists Julie W Chang, Summer Mei-Ling Lee and Zhang Jian-Jun. Influenced by the Californian coast and the Light and Space movement, Chang, Lee and Zhang approach light and space through a different lens and additional dimension. Informed by historical-cultural perspectives, their practices add a “time” element to the works in the exhibition.

This group exhibition opened at the beginning of this month, in correlation with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2024. AAPI month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States.

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RECENTLY CLOSED EXHIBITIONS: ASIA WEEK NEW YORK 2024

Lui Shou-Kwan: Shifting Landscapes

February 27 – April 27, 2024

We were delighted to present Shifting Landscapes, a solo exhibition celebrating the art of pioneering ink artist Lui Shou-Kwan (1919-1975). Lui’s first exhibition in New York presented transformative works from the artist’s career that bridged tradition and modernity while also sparking new dialogue in the international art community. Lui was a vanguard figure of the New Ink Movement in Hong Kong, a movement that reimagined the Chinese Ink tradition and flourished from the 1950s to 1970s. Extremely influential to the following generation of artists, Lui was instrumental in transforming traditional Chinese ink painting into a modern, global art form.

Landscape as Metaphor: Contemporary Voices

February 27 – April 27, 2024

Presented in our adjacent gallery was a group exhibition in correlation with Lui Shou-Kwan’s show, titled Landscape as Metaphor: Contemporary Voices. The exhibition featured artists Bouie Choi, Chu Chu, Lam Tung Pang, Kelly Wang and Yang Yongliang, each of whom distinctively interpreted the subject of landscape. Accompanying Asia Week New York, we hosted a reception and meet-and greet with artist Kelly Wang on March 14th.

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ABOUT THE GALLERY

Alisan Fine Arts, a stalwart of the Hong Kong art scene since its establishment in 1981, is excited to have opened our new gallery location in New York City’s Upper East Side on November 30th, 2023. Known for its dedication to Chinese diaspora artists and contemporary Chinese ink art, we continue our legacy of bridging East and West with this exciting expansion and bringing a piece of Hong Kong’s art history to a new audience while continuing to honor the artists that have shaped our legacy.

As we open our first location in the US, the gallery is committed to working with Chinese American and other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, continuing our mission of promoting cross-cultural dialogue and fostering a global appreciation for diverse artistic expressions. The gallery’s New York venture provides a unique platform for showcasing the richness of Chinese diaspora artistry, with a special focus on artists who have made significant contributions to both their heritage culture and the American art scene.

The New York City location aims to bring these conversations to a broader audience and create a space where Asian art can further dialogue with international trends and movements. The gallery will be headed up by Daniel Chen, previously the director of Chambers Fine Art. “I am thrilled to be a part of this new chapter for Alisan Fine Arts,” says Chen. “This is a gallery that has been at the forefront of Asian art for over 40 years, and it’s exciting to be able to broaden its legacy here in the center of the contemporary art world.”

Co-founded in the 1980s by Alice King, Alisan Fine Arts is one of the first professionally run galleries in Hong Kong and has been a pioneer in the field of Chinese contemporary art and new ink art, in particular, focusing on promoting mainland Chinese artists as well as established Hong Kong and Chinese diaspora artists.

We currently manage three premises, one in the upper east side of New York City, one in Hong Kong’s central business district and one in Aberdeen, Hong Kong’s southside.