Double Feature Opening of Sophie Calle and Aida Makoto exhibitions
Art lovers enjoyed a treat when Galerie Perrotin held an opening party for separate stand-alone exhibitions by French conceptual artist Sophie Calle and Japanese contemporary artist Aida Makoto. Both shows were the renowned artists’ Hong Kong debuts. The gallery was abuzz with chatter as guests viewed the exhibitions and savoured delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Bibo and a fine selection of wines and champagne. Of all the pieces on display, guests took particular interest in a new video work in which Aida, made up and styled to evoke the staid conservatism of the Japanese prime minister, makes an impassioned plea during a major international conference for world peace. Another favourite was Calle’s video Voir la Mer, which features people’s reactions when they see the sea for the first time in Istanbul. Moses Tsang, André Fu and Reina Chau were among the throng of enthusiastic viewers.