Osage Gallery

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Osage Gallery
奧沙畫廊
Osage Gallery Logo.jpg
Established2004
Location4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
DirectorAgnes Lin
Websitehttp://osagegallery.com

Osage Gallery (Chinese: 奧沙畫廊) is a contemporary art gallery located in Hong Kong.[1]

Osage Gallery was founded in 2004, and has since established itself as a major interdisciplinary platform for Asian and international contemporary art.[2][3] Osage has organized solo exhibitions by artists such as Miao Xiaochun, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Leung Mee Ping, Maurice Benayoun, Nipan Oranniwesna, and Masaki Fujihata, as well as notable group exhibitions.[4][5][6][7][8][9] It has become best known in the art world for exhibiting dramatic installations and performance artworks, often with challenging and critical subject matters.[1][10] Osage Gallery has hosted art fairs such as Art Basel, where it was the first Hong Kong gallery to be featured.[11][12] Since its establishment in Hong Kong, Osage has opened satellite galleries in Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore.[13]

The organization is currently headed by Founder and Director, Agnes Lin.[3][14]

History[edit]

Osage Gallery was founded by Agnes Lin in 2004 in SoHo, Hong Kong.[14] In 2005, Osage expanded into Mainland China, opening two venues in Beijing - a two-storey gallery in a converted wine factory in the Chaoyang District, and an artists' studio in Suojiacun.[14] In 2007, it opened galleries in Shanghai in a former 1920s mansion, and in Singapore in an iconic former mission school.[14] In 2009, Osage Gallery launched a platform called Sigma Projects which explored interdisciplinary art projects, combining music, dance, performance and film works.[3] Osage relocated its main exhibition space in 2013, to its present-day location in the Union Hing Yip Factory Building in Kwun Tong, Kowloon.[15]

Osage was the first Hong Kong gallery to feature in Art Basel in 2011, the Spotlight section at Frieze Art Fair's Frieze Masters in 2012, Arte Fiera in 2014, Art Cologne in 2014. It was one of the first Hong Kong galleries to participate in the Museum of the Moving Image in New York in 2014. Osage has participated in Art Hong Kong from 2008 – 2012 and in Art Basel from 2013 – 2016.[7] Art Basel's Magnus Renfrew noted that "Osage [has] strong programming that [is] different from the purely commercial objectives of the city’s [other] galleries".[2]

HKACT![edit]

In 2015, Osage Gallery announced a new platform called HKACT! (Hong Kong Art Culture and Technological Innovation).[16] HKACT! showcases artworks that utilize new media, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies.[17]

Notable exhibitions featured in the HKACT! programme include BeHere, a large-scale public augmented reality installation by Masaki Fujihata,[18] and Kowloon Forest (Chinese: 靜影九龍), a virtual reality film and solo exhibition by Alexey Marfin.[19][20] HKACT! has also chaired events such as a public symposium with Siegfried Zielinski, Yuk Hui and Scott Lash (HKACT! Act 4), on the topic of interactive arts, and the expanded field between arts, sciences and technologies.[21]

Osage Art Foundation[edit]

Osage Art Foundation (Chinese: 奧沙藝術基金) is Osage's not-for-profit arts development organization and production company, founded in 2004.[14] It is a registered charity in Hong Kong,[22] which raises funds to provide support for art projects, ranging from experimental performances and installations, to art education workshops and outreach programs.[14]

The foundation has helped to introduce a number of contemporary Asian artists to the wider international art world, such as the Philippine artist Roberto Chabet (1937 - 2013).[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Osage Gallery". ONARTO. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Osage Gallery: Hong Kong Finds its Footing in the Arts World". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Interview: Osage Gallery Founder & Director, Agnes Lin". Jing Daily. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Artist: Miao Xiaochun". Cafa Art Info. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Surprising new direction taken by cadaver artists and Saatchi stars: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu". Art Radar Journal. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Osage Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Hong Kong artist Leung Mee Ping". Shift. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Osage Gallery presents Maurice Benayoun". randian. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Thai Chinese artist Nipan Oranniwesna shows installation art made of baby powder in Hong Kong – review". Art Radar. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Osage Art Foundation: Masaki Fujihata". ArtBasel. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Osage Gallery: Art in Rochor, Singapore". Timeout. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Osage: Art Basel Hong Kong returns, bigger and bolder than ever before". Wallpaper. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Hong Kong or the history of a global art hub". Art Basel. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Osage Gallery: Art in Rochor, Singapore". Timeout. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Agnes Lin: Avant Guardian". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Osage: Hong Kong". My Art Guides. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  16. ^ "About HKACT!". HKACT!. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  17. ^ "HKACT! Act 1 BeHere by Masaki Fujihata - Wan Chai Guided Tour". HK Design Centre. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. ^ "AR app adds people of old Hong Kong to your photos of the modern city". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Kowloon Forest – a virtual reality film follows five strangers finding intimacy in a changing Hong Kong". Hong Kong Free Press. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  20. ^ "《靜影九龍》放映:奧沙畫廊:馬樂思VR電影 - Kowloon Forest; a VR film by Alexey Marfin at Osage Gallery". Time Out. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  21. ^ "HKACT! Act 4 "A Forum Act"". Hong Kong Arts Center. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Osage Art Foundation - artinasia.com". Art in Asia. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Osage Art Foundation: About". OAF. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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