Collector’s Cabinet 2017
From June 15 to August 31, 2017
1/F soho 189 art lane
189 queens road west
sheung wan, hong kong
Puerta Roja celebrates this summer its 7th anniversary as the only gallery in Asia Pacific specialised in Latin American and Spanish art with “Collector’s Cabinet”. Since its foundation by Adriana Alvarez-Nichol, the gallery has focused on exhibitions that expand the understanding of Latin American artists’ contribution to the development of global art movements, selecting artists whose discourse remains relevant to Asia Pacific. Its programming has introduced master’s works from Mexican modernism to South American geometric abstraction. The gallery has supported the internationalisation of emerging artists and has presented ground-breaking new media installations by Miguel Chevalier as well as works by conceptual artists such as Carlos Aguirre and TRES Collective.
This exhibition brings together a selection of the diverse range of artists represented by the gallery, highlighting the common spirit that runs between their work and showcasing chosen works from Alvarez-Nichol’s personal collection. Challenging perceptions and stereotypes of Latin American and Spanish art, “Collectors Cabinet” juxtaposes the practices of artists working in different mediums, movements and times.