TEN5 PRESENTS: MOFO TATTOO 'DO YOU LIKE DRAGON'
TEN5 is proud to present the 1st 美富紋身 MOFO Tattoo exhibition will be held April 13th Friday Opening event, 14th - 20th showcase at the J01 Art Gallery Central, Hong Kong.
美富紋身 MOFO Tattoo is focused as much on well-informed body art consumers as on new onlookers and art lovers in general, a great opportunity to get a new tattoo by a local artist all through the opening day. Tattoos and body art can tell a story that words fail to serve. Tattoos give us an outlet to express themselves and show the pride in being a part of something bigger than themselves.
A tattoo exhibition for tattoo practitioners and enthusiasts, as well as anyone who wishes to see the world of tattooing up close.
tattoo artists who work during the exhibition. Tattooing live on site, these tattoos showcase the pride in camaraderie.
Our goal is to offer the public a chance to attend an elegant event where the art of tattooing will shine in bright lights. We are expecting you in great numbers to join us in this unique event where you will discover tattooing under a different light. Moreover, collective works of art, painted by our tattoo artists, Dj set by YETI OUT member Arthur Bray Subi Subez.. Food sponsor Got Beef HK
The inaugural Club Haus is set to take over Art Basel Week Hong Kong. Transforming 2 floors of J-01 Gallery into a pop-up space which intersects art, audio and apparel, Club Haus brings together rising artists, music selectors and fledging brands in a week-long programming.
Expect art shows from Saigon graffiti writer Demon Slayer, Hong Kong illustrator and street artist Lousy Jon to Anwar Carrots who’ll showcase “Before Naaz was Born,” a photo exhibition focused on those who have impacted the streetwear designer’s career up till the birth of his first child, Naaz Lilia Carrots. Cult imprint Pleasures will also be doing an installation called “Artifacts of Life,” a visual moodboard of vacuum sealed relics which will be shown alongside collaboration pieces with friends & family.
LA’s Chinatown Market, 40s & Shorties and Carrots with also be hosting respective pop-up booths, selling exclusive apparel alongside local crews OKOKOK and YETI OUT who are creating an installation in homage to Hong Kong’s early 2000’s rave scene. Perth’s STREETX will show a unique mural that nods to “a hotel experience in Mong Kok gone wrong,” and will be releasing collaboration merch with other participants.
Hong Kong Community Radio and Fauve Radio will be soundtracking Club Haus throughout the week with guest DJs, alongside a special 1 night takeover from defunct underground haunt XXX, in addition to ongoing talk shows and workshops led by MAEKAN.
Brands: Pleasures, Chinatown Market, Carrots By Anwar Carrots, Okokok studio, YETI OUT, 40s & Shorties, Fledge
Artists: Lousy Jon, Demon Slayer, Anwar Carrots
Programming: HKCR, MAEKAN, XXX, Fauve Radio (Mahka), Yeti Soundsystem
Curators: Leo Su, Arthur Bray, Alex James
Hong Kong-based skateboarding imprint VICTORIA presents "Psych Blues," a photography exhibition at J-01 Gallery, Hong Kong. Taking place on March 2, the exhibition will feature works from two of the brand's close friends : San Francisco photographer Dustin Adams and legendary Zoo York skater and L.I.F.E. founder Lui Araki. A juxtaposition of photography styles, Adams' defected film images take viewers to the psychedelic wilderness, while Araki's harsh black and white cityscape shots capture the hectic environment he explores on various skate trips around the world.
The event also celebrates the launch of Lui Araki's guest board for VICTORIA. The deck boasts graphics featuring Araki's own collection of test print strips saved from his dark room sessions. Attendees will also be able to pick up a film camera with a defected roll that's undergone Adams' color blemishing process. “We want everyone who doesn't own a film camera to be able to pick one up, go shoot, and be stoked on how the colors come out. You’ll never know how the colors and lights are going to affect each photo,” said Leung.
J-01 Gallery is pleased to announce the MADE CAFE; curated by local artists/brands expressing their creativity using the medium of tote bag, graphically and functionally important in everyday life. Offering an unique experience for the audience to see and feel the process of creation and be able to purchase a piece of creativity.
"NEVERMIND: OPENING NIGHT + MAGAZINE LAUNCH
NEVER MIND THE PAST. YOU’RE THE FUTURE.
It is said that fashion is what you are being offered, and style is what you choose. Nevermind is an exploration of style through a handful of Shanghaiers. Portrayed in their own homes, wearing their own clothes mixed with pieces from Chinese designers, and sharing their thoughts and personal possessions, these young Chinese women give us a rare glimpse into the everyday life from which their styles originates.
The project aims to show that the style you project is inseparable from your inner and domestic world: There is no such thing as style without identity.
SPORTING LIFE / RATKING 'SLAM DUNK' MERCH POP UP
Sporting Life of NYC rap/hip-hop outfit Ratking will be touching down Hong Kong to do a merch pop-up store at J-01 Gallery (second floor of D-mop Central's On Lan Street Location).
The pop-up will also be an exhibition of artwork from Takehiko Inoue’s popular manga series 'Slam Dunk' which inspired the new York prodcuer's 3-part EP of the same name.
The EP features Sport’s friends and contemporaries including Actress, Blood Orange Dev Hynes, WIKI, Novelists, Evy Jane and @Galcher Lustwerk who co-incidentally provide a fitting context as a prism within which to contextualise Adiele’s fertile day-glo fantasies.
Presented by Fresh Off The Boat Asia & YETI OUT
GAIKA "ARMOUR IN HEAVEN" AUDIO VISUAL PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH
Warp Records & YETI OUT presents
"Armour in Heaven / An Audio Visual Presentation of Research" by GAIKA.
The London producer-artist will be showcasing his latest work in photographs and video installation.
“The Brixton-born artist Gaika once rolled with Manchester rap crew Murkage but as a solo artist he’s a new proposition in British music. He’s a straight, young black man who dabbles in performance art, costume, masks and movement; he recently collaborated with transgender New York hip-hopper Mykki Blanco; and he promises a mixed crowd full of “hood kids, musos, flamboyant queer people and beautiful women” at his live shows.”
- The Guardian
"WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE CHILDREN"
We Don't Have to Make Children is an all girls Animations exhibition from a group of new media artists seeking to explore visual possibilities of different means such as sound generated images, glitch art, photography, and installations. Works in this exhibition are drawn from the visions of the future as a dystopian brave new world.
In a world where we are constantly bombarded by images and other information, Heidi Huang seeks to recreate plain scenes of everyday life by incorporating seemingly unfit elements. Her compulsion of breaking the harmony is also displayed in her animation through the reserving of the accidents and imperfection.
Bixin Zhang focuses on finding new ways to incorporate new formats to generate data and moving images. Bixin enquires into and elaborates on the performative aspects of various obejcts and shapes in different spaces in both 2D and 3D environments.
Charlotte Csasewfara works with elements of nature creating romantically surrealistic visuals through photography, animations, and installations. Charlotte investigates into the themes of nature, art, and identity to combine artificialness with authenticity.
Hanging Shen hunts for the unusual details in the conventional, her works are drawn from life and the subtle peculiarities that keep it lively. Hangning’s illustrations and animations are made up of playful strokes and lines resonating with her quirky characters, adding odd twists to the simple plots.
Long You’s programming background equipped him with the skills of endless approaches to create images and interactive installations.
Qi Shen is committed to experimental films, animations, and audiovisual installation design.
With their common interests to create, “destroy” and recreate visuals Qi and Long started VJ group Pink Money. They make their own images, sample existing images from the Internet and reconstruct them sometimes by themselves sometimes they leave the transfiguring to the computer programs they design.
J-01 Gallery presents YOUNG SALON, an innovative contemporary art exhibition curated by locals for locals. These images recap our YOUNG SALON vernissage. With chilled Hitachino Nest Beer flowing, DJs spinning, and artists painting, young Hong Kongers who shape the city’s creative pulse gathered at our gallery to see screenprints, photography, calligraphy graffiti, illustrations, web-art, and more, from our multi-disciplinary artist.
A very big thank you to our local young artists and creatives – Christopher Lim, Dustin Holmes, Simky Cheung, Mooncasket, Lousy Jon, Kidney Chung, Amy Mariat, Jerry Wong, Nirvana, Xeme, YETI OUT, Rover To, and Ross Turpin.
If you missed out on our opening event, not to worry, the pieces of our young local artists are on display at J-01 Gallery from now until August 29th.