Shall we dance?

China Daily Hong Kong Edition | Updated: 2019-11-25 10:37
Anamorphic Skull (2019) [Photo/Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner]

Carol Bove's work beguiles and beautifies in material juxtapositions and unexpected nuances at David Zwirner in Hong Kong.

If female artists have struggled to wrest the spotlight from their male peers, consider the lot of Carol Bove (pronounced "bo-vay"), who makes heavy, intense sculptures forged out of stainless steel in a Brooklyn-based studio, which she then crushes and paints in vibrant colors, resulting in an elegant, fabric-like finish. Such is the challenge of this modern-day Her-phaestus, whose inaugural Asia show Ten Hours (until December 14 at David Zwirner at H Queen's in Hong Kong) is attracting conspicuous buzz.

Bove's trajectory has been steep since emerging in the early 2000s, exhibiting at many of the world's major institutions and prominently featuring in both the 2019 and 2017 Venice Biennales. She's collected by culture vultures such as Adrian Cheng; the New World Development executive vice-chairman has one of Bove's works displayed at his K11 Musea art/retail mall in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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