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May 2019 Events

ArtBound Initiative recommends some exciting events in New York City, London, Berlin, and Hong Kong in May.

New York


NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design. The event showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more. Read more about the festival here.

WHERE: Various locations throughout the city, see event map here

WHEN: May 10, 2019 - May 22, 2019

Gavin Brown's Enterprise: Alex Katz

This exhibition tells the story of a year in Alex Katz’s painted-life. A life where landscapes are observed from the edge of his home in Maine. See these newer works, that highlight Katz bluntly material and inextricably sublime. Click here for info about the exhibition.

WHERE: Gavin Brown's Enterprise, 439 W 127th Street, New York

WHEN: Now through August 3, 2019


Photo London

Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings together the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time. Find more information about the event here.

WHERE: Somerset House Strand, WC2R 1LA London, United Kingdom

WHEN: May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019

100% Women

'100% Women' aims to protest the gender inequality that persists in the art world. This ongoing program, is part of Richard Saltoun Gallery's commitment to supporting under-recognised and under-represented female artists. Check out more details about the exhibition here.

WHERE: 41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS, United Kingdom

WHEN: Now through March 1, 2020


Pictoplasma 2019

The international character design community gathers for a conference, a film program, workshops, exhibitions and some cutting edge screenings that bring the latest animation to the cinema screen. See more details about the event here.

WHERE: Various locations throughout Berlin, see program here

WHEN: Now through May 12, 2019

The Elephant in the Room: Art & Body

The Hamburg Bahnhof: Museum für Gegenwart, new exhibition will have special public tours exploring the artworks. Exploring themes regarding how artists incorporate the human body into their works and what happens when the body itself becomes an artistic medium. Find more details about the exhibition here.

WHERE: Museum für Gegenwart, Invalidenstraße 50-5110557 Berlin

WHEN: May 11, 2019 and May 25, 2019, 12:00pm


Hong Kong Art Fair

Hong Kong Art Fair displays everything from painting to sculpture and provides information of art in the broader perspective. It will showcase everything from traditional ink painting, abstract canvases, and stunning sculpture. Click here for info about the fair.

WHERE: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

WHEN: May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

David Altmejd: The Vibrating Man

David Altmejd reveals the processes of growth and decay that take place inside our heads. His sculptures are made of materials like dazzling crystals or hollowed-out fruit, and are difficult to keep your eye on yet impossible to look away from.Read more about the exhibition here.

WHERE: White Cube, 50 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong

WHEN: Now through May 18, 2019

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