Abby McKenzie

Abby McKenzie

Abby McKenzie is an independent art critic and poet currently based in Hong Kong. She holds an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London and an MA in History of Art from the University of St Andrews. Abby has also held a variety of curatorial and research positions at Michael Werner Gallery, The Cob Gallery, Bonhams and The Fine Arts Society.
Takeshi Murata’s Infinite Doors at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Exhibitions, Review |

As part of a growing trend of vigorously curatorially focused exhibitions in Hong Kong, Empty Gallery is currently exhibiting the Los Angeles-based artist Takeshi Murata’s first solo exhibition in Asia, Infinite Doors, with a series of multimedia works...

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Liang Ban - A Poet Who Never Saw the Ocean Wrote a Novel about the Ocean, 2017 China’s Artistic Stance against the Rising Tide of Anti-Global Sentiment

Art Exhibitions, Review |

With the aim of presenting “the state of art today against the backdrop of the unprecedented social realities of 2017”, Beijing’s esteemed private art institution, The Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art’s current exhibition, The New Normal: China, Art...

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Simon Lee Gallery Mauvaises Herbes – Three Female Artists at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong’s most recent group exhibition Mauvaises Herbes: Sarah Crowner, Cailtin Keogh, Paulina Olowska presents the aesthetically divergent new work of three artists, linked by themes of the biological, the feminine and the botanical,...

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New York Auctions May 2017 The New York Auctions Present a Different Narrative in the Grand Slam May Season

Art Market |

The upcoming season of art auctions in New York presents two standout market features that stray from the norm. Firstly, the presence of works featuring key muses of the artists, with the highlights containing unique and nuanced treatments of these well-known...

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Why The Drain of Damien Hirst’s Conceptual Bite Won’t Fool the Market Long-Term

Art Market |

The poster boy/man for critical cynicism is back with his new body of work that feels intended to illicit the extreme polarizing accusations of hyper-commercialism, as it is intended to garner the fawning and Instagram snapping of the “followers” pack. To...

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A Whole Universe (Pomegranate), 2017 Subtle Tonality in Su-Mei Tse’s Elegy at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Exhibitions, Review |

The Chinese and British artist Su-Mei Tse’s latest exhibition, Elegy at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, is an engaging presentation of a multi-disciplinary practice that incorporates audio, installation, photography and sculpture to compose a body of...

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Moments Before the Wind – Tatiana Trouve at Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong

Art Exhibitions, Review |

The unstable concept of “memory” as the foundations upon which we build our idea of the self across time creates for Tatiana Trouvé the prospect of metempsychosis of the self through continuous rewriting and re-examination. Currently residing in...

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Xie Rong. Courtesy of Galerie Huit and Jaime Baker The Body is Cultural – Xie Rong’s Home at Galerie Huit Hong Kong

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Galerie Huit is currently exhibiting the debut solo show in Hong Kong of the Chinese multi-disciplinary artist Xie Rong, otherwise known as Echo Morgan. Rong was born in the southwest province of ChengDu, China in 1983 and has lived and worked in London since...

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Exhibition View Claudio Parmiggiani’s Cyclical Creative Destruction at Simon Lee Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Review |

Although often associated with both the Arte Povera and Conceptual art movements, Claudio Parmiggiani’s work enduringly resists any true connection to either. Instead the artist works within a methodology that is as interloping and mutating as the themes of...

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White Cube Bermondsey Metamorphic Perspectives in Josiah McElheny’s The Crystal Land at White Cube

Review |

Within their Bermondsey gallery, White Cube is currently exhibiting works by Josiah McElheny (Boston USA, 1966) narrating the last decade of McElheny’s ongoing exploration of alternative histories of modernism and the politics of aesthetics. Titled The...

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Bouchra Khalili’s Migrant Abstractions at Lisson Gallery

Review |

In her first solo exhibition in the UK, Lisson Gallery is showcasing three blisteringly poignant pieces by Bouchra Khalili focusing on the vacillating nature of national borders and displaced identity. Khalili herself embodies a global demographic with...

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