Galerie NeC opens new gallery in Hong Kong with a large Steen Ipsen solo exhibition featuring 25 new works.
Photo: Ole Akhøj
The Hong Kong gallery is a new initiative by Galerie NeC - nilsson et chiglien, which has existed in Paris since 2001. Galerie NeC specializes in contemporary ceramic art, and in addition to Steen Ipsen it represents Harumi Nakashima, Wouter Dam, Eva Hild, Louise Hindsgavl, Marie Torbensdatter Hermann and Pernille Braun to name a few. The new gallery is located in the Sheung Wan district in Hong Kong and has an exhibition space of 130 square metres.
The official opening takes place on 17 May 2012. At the opening event the director of Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique, David Caméo, the Consul General of France in Hong Kong, Arnaud Barthélémy, and the Consul General of Denmark in Hong Kong, Ambassador Torben A. Gettermann, will be present.
The exhibition in Hong Kong revolves around Steen Ipsen's iconic Tied-Up sculptures. The works consist of ceramic spheres with a shiny monochrome glaze that reflects the beholder. The works express powerful organic complexity but also graphic simplicity. The Hong Kong exhibition presents brand-new Tied-Up sculptures with a shiny red glaze.
Steen Ipsen is a member of Danish Crafts' board and took part in Danish Crafts' MINDCRAFT exhibitions in 2009 and 2010. Steen Ipsen is also a co-founder of the exhibition venue Copenhagen Ceramics.
Time and place
18 May - 23 June 2012
Exhibition opening on 17 May at 18:00
Galerie NeC Hong Kong
208-218, Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong