Selling Exhibition • 15–23 December 2020 | 4–29 January 2021 • Hong Kong

I n collaboration with creative partner AllRightsReserved, My Life Is Pointless is Catalan artist Cornellà’s third solo exhibition in Hong Kong and marks his return to the city after three years, showcasing for the first time the artist’s latest work of life-sized panels, shaped panel paintings and bronze sculptures, as well as a selection of limited print works.

artist joan Cornellà

With nearly 8 million followers on social media, Cornellà is highly-regarded on the international stage and his works have been exhibited from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing to London, Paris and New York. With a simplistic visual language and cheerful palette, Cornellà uses satire to comment on the bleak side of human nature, creating works that are honest, entertaining and stimulating. In 2020, the artist’s well-established style has evolved with the combination of text and imagery, as he continues to explore the possibilities of universal resonance with humor.

Explore the Exhibition Online

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Visit the Exhibition

Following the Hong Kong Government’s guidelines on social distancing, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. With enormous support, all the timeslots and waitlist are full. We regret that the selected timeslot cannot be changed for those who has successfully made their booking earlier. You are welcome to visit our virtual gallery at the above. For general enquiry, please contact +852 2524 8121. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

For sales enquiry, please contact HKGallery@sothebys.com or +852 2886 7887.

15 – 23 December 2020
4 – 29 January 2021
 Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Closed on Sundays
 
    
Sotheby’s Gallery
5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

View Works

The exhibition pre-opens to accept interest. The interest can be sent to hkgallery@sothebys.com by the end of Monday 14th December HK time.

The Hilarious World of Human Misery: Joan Cornellà & AllRightsReserved

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About AllRightsReserved

Hong Kong-based creative studio AllRightsReserved (ARR) has designed and organized numerous bespoke branding and marketing solutions for leading international labels since 2003 throughout Asia. For many of these projects, ARR has mobilized its vast network in the world of contemporary art in order to engineer the most relevant and cutting-edge projects. ARR extends their idea to engage with the community by its own platform, DDT Store. Founded in 2015, DDT Store is ARR’s virtual emporium offering a curated range of art objects, limited-edition items and artists’ merchandise. Beautifully fabricated products, many of which are original and exclusive, stem from thoughtful collaborations with select brands, partners and international contemporary artists.

Perhaps the studio’s most well-known and long-running partnership is with American contemporary artist KAWS. From KAWS:PASSING THROUGH that date back to 2010, “KAWS:HOLIDAY” is the most recent ongoing project: since 2018, a giant inflatable COMPANION in various relaxed positions has travelled to a number of different cities that include Korea (July 2018), Taipei, Taiwan (January 2019), Hong Kong (March 2019), Japan (July 2019) and Space (August 2020).

Without a doubt the most memorable exhibition for the local Hong Kong community, as well as that of greater Asia, was Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s installation of a colossal yellow rubber duckie—as if in an oversized bath tub—in the city’s famed Victoria Harbour. Following the massive excitement of “Rubber Duck Project - HK Tour”, ARR also curated and made possible three permanent outdoor sculptures in Chengdu, Shenzhen and Changsha, the fast-growing cities in the Greater China area.

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