Hong Kong’s Avant-Garde Art
The Asian financial hub’s burgeoning art scene has welcomed a crop of avant-garde galleries. New-media artist Teddy Lo opened Input/Output, with tech-savvy installations such as a light display that channels data from the Hang Seng Index and New York Stock Exchange. On view now at Mischmasch Gallery is “Covert,” a mix of canvases and digital works by Indonesian painter Fhung Lie. This month, street-art champion No Borders Contemporary Art is showing “Scratch Game,” Alaskan Gretchen Sagan’s prints made using copperplate etching and drypoint techniques.
New-media artist Teddy Lo opened this gallery, with tech-savvy installations such as a light display that channels data from the Hang Seng Index and New York Stock Exchange.
The online art community that sponsors this 18th floor brick-and-mortar gallery space in Sheung Wan could be described as “Facebook for artists.” Alice Zhang founded Mischmasch in 2008, and the gallery was established a year later. The community’s German moniker was inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll, and Mischmasch provides an online marketplace for artists around the world to share and sell their work and, in the true spirit of digital community, even allows real-time feedback from visitors to impact the positioning of pieces on the Website.