Dou­ble Fea­ture Open­ing of So­phie Calle and Aida Makoto ex­hi­bi­tions

Hong Kong Tatler - - Soiree -

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.

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