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Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara

6 March 2015 - 26 July 2015
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Yoshitomo Nara, Black Eyed, 2014; Acrylic on canvas; H194 x W162 cm; Photo: Keizo Kioku; Artist Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, Black Eyed, 2014; Acrylic on canvas; H194 x W162 cm; Photo: Keizo Kioku; Artist Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, Life Is Only One!, 2007; Acrylic on wood; H194 x W410 x D7 cm; Photo: José Luis Gutiérrez; Private Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, Life Is Only One!, 2007; Acrylic on wood; H194 x W410 x D7 cm; Photo: José Luis Gutiérrez; Private Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, White Night, 2006; Acrylic on canvas; H162.5 x W130 cm; Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida; Private Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, White Night, 2006; Acrylic on canvas; H162.5 x W130 cm; Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida; Private Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, Wounded, 2014; Acrylic and collage on canvas; H120 x W110 cm; Photo: Keizo Kioku; Artist Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
Yoshitomo Nara, Wounded, 2014; Acrylic and collage on canvas; H120 x W110 cm; Photo: Keizo Kioku; Artist Collection © Yoshitomo Nara, courtesy of the artist
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The Hong Kong Jockey Club presents Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara – the first major solo exhibition of the renowned Japanese artist in Hong Kong. The exhibition title comes from one of Nara’s paintings, Life Is Only One! A provocative declaration – but of what? Nara invites Hong Kong visitors to give in to their imaginations and engage in a dialogue with the artist’s work and his world. Through a rich selection of paintings, sketches, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media installations covering a broad range of his oeuvre in the past two decades, the exhibition will present a journey into Nara’s open-ended interpretation of “life.”

More information on educational programs, gallery docent tours, and public programs coming soon.

To get the most updated information and fun facts on this exhibition, please go to our official Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara website or like our official Facebook page.

About the Exhibition

Date: March 6 - July 26, 2015

Admission: Free

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am- 6pm
Friday - Sunday: 11am - 8pm
Last Thursday of the month: 11am - 8pm
Closed on Mondays

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

*Extended Opening Hours during Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 (March 16 - 19):
11am - 8pm

Welcome Note, Policy and Tips to Gallery Visitors

Dear Visitors,

The Asia Society Hong Kong Center would like to welcome you to our much beloved heritage site, and “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents: Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara” Exhibition at the Chantal Miller Gallery.

Due to the expected high visitor traffic at the Exhibition, kindly note the policies and tips below to ensure your visit is generally pleasant:

1. Wait times: Gallery entry waiting time may take more than 45 minutes
Due to high visitor traffic (especially Fridays and weekends) and limited capacity of the gallery (120pax), visitors may need to spend some time to link up outside of the gallery. Visitors are recommended to saunter around and explore the site when the Gallery crowd control is in place. Feel free to pick up a Center Guide at the Main Reception (Ground Floor).

2. Gallery docent tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis
If you would like to join the Gallery docent tours, please obtain a badge (30 minutes before the docent tour commences on first-come, first served basis) from the Main Reception for identification. Availability of Gallery docent tours is not guaranteed - each docent tour could only serve 30 visitors due to the limited space inside the Gallery.

3. Gallery docent tours will not use any speech amplifiers during tours
Due to the limited space inside the Gallery and to avoid disturbances to the other visitors, docents will not be using any amplifier devices during the tour.

4. Smartphone app for self-guided audio tour
Once the Gallery docent tours are full, an alternative option would be to download our smartphone app designed for this Exhibition to enjoy an uninterrupted self-guided audio tour at your own pace.
Iphone users: click on “App Store” > type “Asia Society Hong Kong Center” > press “Get”
Android users: click on “Play Store” > type “Asia Society Hong Kong Center” > press “Install”

5. Large items are required to be stored at the Reception’s Cloakroom
In the interest of the security of the Gallery exhibits, visitors are required to cloak large bags or items at the Reception. We thank you for your cooperation.

6. No Photography and Sketching
Visitors are not permitted to take photographs and sketches of the exhibits in Chantal Miller Gallery.

7. No Food and Drinks
Food (including gum and candy) and drinks are prohibited inside the Chantal Miller Gallery.

Through preservation and adaptive re-use, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center campus was transformed from a derelict military site into a modern cultural hub, where we hope the visitors would enjoy the programs and exhibitions as much as the architectural heritage and its history.

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again at our other programs and exhibitions. (www.asiasociety.org/hong-kong)

Asia Society Hong Kong Center
March 2015
 

Docent Tour

Gallery Docent Tour for Public

The Center provides free docent-led tours of the exhibition for the general public. Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission: Free

From April onwards, on-line registration for the docent tours will be available. Pls click here for pre-registration.

  • For April tours, registration starts from 31st March (Tue), 11:00am

  • For May tours, registration starts from 28th April (Tue), 11:00am

  • For June tours, registration starts from 2nd June (Tue), 11:00am

  • For July tours, registration starts from 30th June (Tue), 11:00am

  English Cantonese
Friday 2:30pm 3:30pm
Saturday 2:30pm 3:30pm, 4:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm 3:30pm, 4:30pm
Last Thursday of the Month 7:00pm 6:45pm

Family Tour

  • No pre-registration required. Enrolment starts at 30 minutes before the scheduled tour of the date.

  • Please obtain a badge from the Gallery Reception for identification.

  • Places are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Maximum 8 families per session. Maximum 4 persons per family.

  • Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 to join together with parents. 

  • Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. 


Gallery Tour for Schools

The Center provides free docent-led tours of the exhibition to schools.

Request for school visits will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information or to apply, please call +852 2103 9511 or email: [email protected] for more information

Exhibition Memorabilia

Purchasing Information

The porcelain plate sets will be available for sale every Tuesday. 100 sets will be available per week from March 24, 2015 until the exhibition closes (July 26, 2015). To be able to purchase a set, each buyer will need to correctly answer a question about the exhibition at the Asia Society Store at the Hong Kong Center. Buyers are limited to buy one set of plates per person while stock lasts. The set of three plates is priced at HK$988 and is available under the terms described above on a first come, first served basis.

Only iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases will be on sale from the opening of the exhibition on March 6, 2015 until the exhibition closes (July 26, 2015) while stock lasts.

The "Shinning Doggy" will be open for sale from March 24, 2015 and buyers are limited to purchase two dogs per person while stock lasts.

Plan Your Visit

9 Justice Drive
Admiralty
Hong Kong

亞洲協會香港中心
香港金鐘正義道九號
+852-2103-9511

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