Paul Kasmin Gallery is delighted to present three simultaneous projects celebrating the work of formative “pop-surrealist”, Mark Ryden, this March 2018 in Hong Kong during March 2018. Following its enormous success in the United States, Whipped Cream, a collaboration between Ryden and the American Ballet Theatre that balances high art, fantasy and ballet, will premiere at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre during the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2018 (February 23 - March 24).
Alongside the performances, Mark Ryden has created Mezzo Dodecahedron - Quintessence 132, a sculpture that carries the central eye motif from the Whipped Cream stage into the public realm. The work will be installed in the Cultural Centre throughout the duration of the ballet performances and then will move to go on public display at PMQ from March 26 - April 4, during Art Basel Hong Kong, where audiences can interact with and experience a taste of the fantastically fairy-tale-like world of the artist’s imagination.
At this exciting moment of celebration of the diversity of Ryden’s practice, Paul Kasmin Gallery will present a solo exhibition of approximately 16 works by the artist in the Kabinett section of Art Basel Hong Kong, 2018.
Image: Mark Ryden, Swirl Girl, 2017, oil on panel, 11 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches, 28.6 x 59.1 cm. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.