Instagram has been flooded with pictures taken at White Cube lately, and all of these pictures were of the Instagrammers themselves looking at art while seemingly deep in thought. Judging by the photos and the types of people posting them, most were not there to admire the Darren Almond: Time and Being exhibition, but rather to take pretty pictures of themselves. So I thought… why not hop on the bandwagon of narcissism?
I was one of the later viewers of the Darren Almond: Time and Being exhibition. Because of this, plenty of information on Almond’s art had popped up online and on print already, so I had the privilege to read up on the background of Time and Being before visiting. If you have the chance to, I’d recommending looking up his intentions before seeing the exhibition, especially if you’re not much of an art-interpreter yourself.
Darren Almond: Time and Being
Time and Being is British artist Darren Almond‘s first exhibition in Hong Kong. The showcase at White Cube gallery in Central features two new series of paintings and sculptures. Almond has been interested in the theme of time and existence since his first live broadcast piece in the 90’s, and Time and Being is an address of his interpretation of temporality.
Spanning two floors of White Cube, the ground floor gallery displays three flip-clock sculptures and multi-panel mirror pieces, both expressing the notion of numbers to represent unification. From finance to science, numbers are used universally and are understood no matter the culture and language. The upper floor focuses on new paintings of nocturnal landscapes. Inspired by the night sky during a full-moon photographic shoot and having already looked at the position of stars in his previous pieces, Almond examines the colours of the void space through this series of works.
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