Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen - Swing a Shop Cat
Apr
27
Jun 4

Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen - Swing a Shop Cat

Opening: 
Thursday 27 April, 2017
6-9 PM

Venue
Rear Shop, G/F, 241 To Kwa Wan Road

Presented by Blue Lotus Gallery
Hosted by Swing a Cat

The exhibition will run until the 4th of June

Marcel Heijnen's series 'Hong Kong Shop Cats' has taken the world by storm since its release late 2016. Swing a Cat is thrilled to host the second HK exhibition of this series during which the photographer will reveal some brand new works. Photo books and limited edition prints will be available and the artist will be present during the opening event.

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Exhibition: Hong Kong Upside Down
May
6
Jun 24

Exhibition: Hong Kong Upside Down

  • Blue Lotus Gallery

‘Hong Kong Upside Down’ is an exploration of Hong Kong’s mesmerizing cityscapes from two opposite angles. French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze points his camera upwards and expresses Hong Kong’s vertical élan in a series called ‘Vertical Horizon’ while Tugo Cheng investigates Hong Kong from a bird’s eye view as revealed in ‘City Patterns’.


Exhibition: Michael Wolf: 'Tokyo Compression'
Apr
20
May 13

Exhibition: Michael Wolf: 'Tokyo Compression'

  • Michael Wolf's viewing room, A504 Kailey Industrial Bdg

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present Michael Wolf’s: 'Tokyo Compression’.

Despite Wolf being a firm fixture in the Hong Kong art scene, this important body of work has never been exhibited in Hong Kong before. The same series is shortlisted by the prestigious PRIX PICTET, the global award in photography and sustainability, which this year has the theme of SPACE.

‘Tokyo Compression Final Cut’, the book’s 4th revised edition will be launched during the preview night and will available for sale throughout the exhibition. The book has been selected by Martin Parr as one of the most important photo-books of the last decade. The exhibition will be held in the artist’s studio in Chai Wan giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artist in person while visiting the exhibition.

Book Launch: Michael Wolf | Hong Kong Coat Hangers
Mar
18
4:30 pm16:30

Book Launch: Michael Wolf | Hong Kong Coat Hangers

  • Michael Wolf Studio, A504 Kailey Industrial Bdg

Please come join us for Michael Wolf's latest book launch ›Hong Kong Coat Hangers‹

›Hong Kong Coat Hangers‹ is the eighth volume from Michael Wolf's Hong Kong Back Alley Encyclopedia, which will be completed in 2017 with the ninth part.

With this series of books Michael Wolf erects a memorial to his beloved chosen hometown. I look forward to the last volume and hardly believe that Michael Wolf can really stop then.

Chai Wan Secret Tours
Mar
18
11:00 am11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tours

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606)

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Sarah Greene, director of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 10 pax per group.
HK$250 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Lee Du Ploy 'The Glass Facade'             幻象 .人生
Feb
3
Feb 24

Lee Du Ploy 'The Glass Facade' 幻象 .人生

  • ZZHK

Organised by Blue Lotus Gallery

Venue: ZZHK, 3 Wa Lane (between 227-229 Hollywood Road) Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Blue Lotus Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition '' The Glass Facade'' by Lee Du Ploy. 

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The new year marks a new beginning so we set our new year’s resolutions: we hope to be thinner, make lots of money and enjoy our lives as best as we can. Basically we are looking for happiness but unfortunately this quest can be challenging at times.

Mental illness can be caused by genetic heritage or the wrong chemistry in the brain. But often it is thrown upon us as a reaction to deep trauma and pure tragedy. Bad things happen. We can't protect ourselves from the hardship that life intends to dump on us. And we all react very differently. This is what intrigues Lee do Ploy the most. Through his paintings of portraits we meet some exceptional troubled human beings and we learn an invaluable lesson: that however different we make assume ourselves to be, we are remarkably alike. 

Book Launch and Pop-Up Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen | Hong Kong Shop Cat
Dec
9
Dec 18

Book Launch and Pop-Up Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen | Hong Kong Shop Cat

  • ZZHK

Venue:

Pop-Up @ ZZHK Gallery

G/F, 3 Wa Lane (between 227-229 Hollywood Road)

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

 

Blue Lotus Gallery is delighted to launch Marcel Heijnen’s new exciting book/print and exhibition project: Hong Kong Shop Cats. 

While the cats are undoubtedly the furry celebrities of his photographs, each shot delivers an insightful context of Hong Kong’s traditional trades. From dried fish and rice to paper offerings, the backdrop of each shot presents a portrait of Hong Kong’s local culture.

Lecture with Michael Kenna | Visual Meditation | 40 years of photography
Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00

Lecture with Michael Kenna | Visual Meditation | 40 years of photography

  • Admiralty Conference Centre

Michael Kenna is arguable today’s most important landscape photographer. His timeless monochrome images capture the inner essence of nature’s beauty. Join us to his talk where he will share his visual journey. Kenna’s slow analog and timeless approach is a rarity in this fast digital contemporary world and makes a fascinating story worthwhile spending a Saturday afternoon listening too. The event will also feature an exclusive print exhibition and book signing of Michael's recent publication: "In Hokkaido" 

Holiday Notice 7 July - 4 August 2016
Jul
7
Aug 4

Holiday Notice 7 July - 4 August 2016

Please note the gallery will be closed for annual holidays from 7 July to 4 August, open again 5 august onwards. 

For urgent matters please email Sarah at sarah@bluelotus-gallery.com

Many thanks, 

Sarah 

Ho Fan, R.I.P. (1931-2016)
Jun
19
2:00 pm14:00

Ho Fan, R.I.P. (1931-2016)

PRESS RELEASE, Hong Kong, 21 June 2016 (6pm)

'Internationally acclaimed photographer and film director Ho Fan passes away at 84 in United States on 19 June 2016.'

Image: 'As Evening Hurries By' by Ho Fan 

As per Ho Fan "If only I could be remembered by one image, it would be this one." 

Please click title to see the full press release.

'The Blue Moment' solo exhibition by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze
May
7
Jun 25

'The Blue Moment' solo exhibition by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, 1606 Chai Wan Indl City 1

Blue Lotus Gallery is very proud to present Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze first solo exhibition: ‘The Blue Moment’.

 

The Blue Moment is shot during those hot summer nights when day is ending. The sky is still very bright, while the city is already lit up getting ready for the night.

Starting on May 7th 2016, about 10 large pieces from his brand new series “Blue Moment’ will be displayed at Blue Lotus Gallery in Chai Wan along his previously celebrated work: ‘Vertical Horizon’. The spectacular cityscapes echo the unique character of the exhibition-space itself which has a stunning view looking out over industrial buildings dotted in front of a the china sea.

'Informal Solutions' exhibition and open artist' studio day on Sunday 27 March
Mar
24
Jun 11

'Informal Solutions' exhibition and open artist' studio day on Sunday 27 March

  • Michael Wolf's studio, A504 Kailey Building

Since his arrival in 1995, Hong Kong never stopped to fascinate photographer Michael Wolf.

For over twenty years Michael Wolf has captured the hyper-density of the city of Hong Kong through his large-scale photographs of its high-rise architecture (‘architecture of density’).

With his latest body of work, Wolf zooms into the beehive like structures and explores it’s less glamorous counter part; the back alleys. The back alleys, originally referred to as ‘scavenger lanes’, are not what would appeal to most urban dwellers. At best, one might rush through it, merely as a shortcut, trying to avoid the pungent smell of waste, while turning a blind eye to rats scurrying away.   However these dark narrow lanes host a vast variety objects and activities as we learn through Wolf’s photography. 

Book Launch: 'Informal Solutions' by Michael Wolf
Jan
22
6:00 pm18:00

Book Launch: 'Informal Solutions' by Michael Wolf

  • 7 Wa Lane Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

To many people, back alleys are dark and dirty places that draw neither fascination nor inspiration. But not to the internationally renowned German Photographer Michael Wolf, who has been fascinated and inspired by the happenings in Hong Kong’s back alleys. His new book Informal Solutions: Observations In Hong Kong Back Alleys (2016) is a documentation of his discoveries through his past 13 years of exploration.

Please join us for the book launch on Fri 22 Jan off Hollywood Road 227. 

Into the Woods | Blue Lotus Gallery re-opening
Dec
12
Mar 26

Into the Woods | Blue Lotus Gallery re-opening

  • Blue Lotus Gallery

HONG KONG – BLUE LOTUS GALLERY is pleased to present ‘Into the Woods’, a group exhibition with artists Michael Kenna, Koon Wai-Bong, Sarah Lai, Riitta Kuisma, and Sarah Lai marking the first exhibition at Blue Lotus newly re-opened Gallery.

Lost in Time | Verloren Tijd
Jul
17
Jul 26

Lost in Time | Verloren Tijd

  • Baudeloo Antiques

An exhibition exploring identity vs time at the hand of a special collection of vintage photographs. 

The exhibition is organised for the special occasion of the first Ghent Photo Festival '80 Days of Summer'  (www.80daysofsummer.be), an event whereby more than 20 exhibitions are taking place in historical buildings around town with the theme of 'Identity'.

 

Hong Kong Narratives (Coinciding with Chai Wan Mei)
Mar
14
Mar 28

Hong Kong Narratives (Coinciding with Chai Wan Mei)

  • Michael Wolf's studio

Two of Hong Kong’s best loved photographers team up for a joint exhibition.

Past or present, Hong Kong is a photographer’s dream. Our city has inspired many, but none have captured the world’s hearts and eyes quite like Ho Fan and Michael Wolf.

Now displayed side-by-side for the very first time, these two generations of photographic talent can finally be enjoyed in unison.

'Back Alley Deconstructed' with Michael Wolf
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

'Back Alley Deconstructed' with Michael Wolf

  • Wontoonmeen

 An installation made of 49 objects is placed in an unlikely little gallery space in the middle of Shek Kip Mei’s busiest road. The objects are carefully lined up in an organized manner.

There is a photograph pasted outside the window. It provides a clue on how to contextualise the installation. The image represents the same elements but in its natural environment.