A 21st Century Contemporary Art Gallery in Hong Kong....
In the 21st century, a new genre of art has developed and its rapid growth has been unprecedented. The way people view contemporary art nowadays has created a new and formidable player in the Art market and even national museums have had to sit up and pay attention to this burdgeoning phenomenon. The line between fine-art and street-art/graffiti is now blurred, with its acceptance and recognition by the art establishment also bringing with it criticism and dismissal.
Adapta is a satellite gallery that attempts to bridge the gap between the understanding of the European and Asian art markets, creating a dialogue which, until now, has been relatively unobserved. We believe that the talent-pool that “Urban Art” offers is extraordinary and hand-picking each artist specifically for each show will demonstrate, educate and provide a wealth of inspiration for the youth of today.
Our first project will be held in November 2008, in Hong Kong. We have curated an exhibition of 5 UK-based artists, including Cyclops, D*Face, David Bray, Word To Mother and Vesna Parchet. Although the variety of work can be considered eclectic, it is precisely this reason why we chose them in the first place. From the famous street-artist D*Face’s two-dimensional graphic art to the rich textures of Vesna Parchet’s styled character-based paintings, a plethora of mediums, emotions and messages are employed for the viewer to digest.
With two shows planned per year, Adapta will continue to be a cross-cultural pioneer and strive to bring the most sought-after and progressive artists to Hong Kong’s doorstep.