Curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury, “Curves of Moon and Rivers of Blue” is the first solo exhibition of London based, Israel born photographer Nadav Kander in Hong Kong. The exhibition features two of his most accomplished series to date: Yangtze, The Long River (2006-2008), winner of the international photography award Prix Pictet in 2009; and Bodies, 6 Women, 1 Man (2010-2014), a series of large-scale painterly nude portraits that heralds new facets of Kander’s creative experimentation. From the portrayal of riverside landscape, everyday life and rapid change in China, to the images of nude figures pitted against the void of his studio, Kander’s works illuminate the vulnerability of mankind, the subject that embodies all of Kander’s work. As a highlight of his first solo show in Hong Kong, Kander will unveil a specially created work in which he painted acrylic directly on the photograph. Another unique mixed media work by Kander will be shown in the INSIGHTS section at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, where he is one of the artists presented by Blindspot Gallery.
Kander’s work forms part of the collections at the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum in UK, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, Société Générale in France, the Franks-Suss Collection and the Pictet & Cie’s Art Collection.