Past Exhibition

2000s: Bowie and Beyond | Markus Klinko

06 Mar - 16 Mar  |  2019
Markus Klinko
A Charity Exhibition in support of HKAHF

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation (HKAHF) and in honour of International Women's Day, Alisan Fine Arts will host a charity exhibition of photographs celebrating the life and legacy of rock legend David Bowie by celebrity photographer Markus Klinko. Over the course of his career Klinko has photographed countless musicians, performers and models, creating a “unique visual universe” (VOGUE), where glamorous, high fashion fuses with the gritty edge of youth culture. In March 2016, he received the media spotlight for releasing previously unseen images of the music icon David Bowie. Klinko's work is regularly featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New York Times, Madame Figaro, Stereo Review, and Ongaku no Tomo. Highlighted works include Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love, Pamela Anderson as BB, Gaga the Mask and several images from Klinko’s David Bowie series. Proceeds from the Women of Hope exhibition will benefit the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation.

David Bowie
This year marks three years since the death of the legendary and beloved British singer David Bowie, who at age 69 gave way to an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie was beloved by music fans in Hong Kong who recalled with fondness his "Reality Tour" in 2004, and most especially his 1983 stop along the "Serious Moonlight Tour," during which the artist paid an unforgettable tribute to John Lennon and filmed an off-label version of his music video "Fashion" along the neon-lit streets and shops of the city. Bowie's lifelong fascination with Asian Culture was made evident through his multiple Asian tours, Japanese Kabuki-inspired fashion and stage performances, and hit songs including "China Girl" and "Cha Na Tian Di" - Bowie’s only Chinese title, written by Hong Kong lyricist Lin Xi.

Markus Klinko
Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of today's most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion.
Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Pepsi, Skyy Vodka, and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. In just 3 days, his campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS.