Phoebe Hui Awarded Audemars Piguet Art Commission
Audemars Piguet Contemporary, the watch company’s initiative devoted to contemporary art, has selected Hong Kong–based artist and researcher Phoebe Hui for its fifth commission.
Hui is known for her multidisciplinary practice making use of new technologies. Her commissioned artwork, The Moon is Leaving Us, a lyrical exploration of the Moon’s slow drift away from Earth, providing “a platform for visitors to investigate both cosmic and innate forces,” according to Audemars Piguet Contemporary. The large-scale installation will debut at the Tai Kwun, Centre for Heritage and Arts, in Hong Kong on April 23, and remain on view through Art Basel Hong Kong.
The Audemars Piguet Art Commission pairs an emerging artist with an established curator to help them amplify their practice. For The Moon is Leaving Us, Hui worked with Ying Kwok, whose previous curatorial projects include the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.