Exhibitions

Artists’ Tools

Artists’ Tools

Exhibition has been extended through August 31, 2020. Open by appointment!

Special Special is pleased to announce Artists’ Tools, a group exhibition showcasing the innovative devices created by artists to aid in their creative practice or in daily life. Custom, handcrafted, repurposed, or created through assemblage, these tools can be considered artworks in their own right. Artists’ Tools features contributions from 32 artists working in a variety of mediums across fields of art, design, and technology. Featured tools include a string necklace that serves as a measurement device,...


Tie Me Up! Cam Shows

Tie Me Up! Cam Shows

“Tie Me Up! Cam Shows” twists internet broadcast culture into an art form, playing with notions of spectatorship and voyeurism. The series consisted of several artist performances inspired by the themes in Tie Me Up! Lock Me Down!, including imagined psychic space, the composite nature of selfhood, and virtual/actual spectatorship. Special Special set up multiple cameras within the space, and the live streamed across Instagram and YouTube.


Tie Me Up! Lock Me Down!

Tie Me Up! Lock Me Down!

Special Special is pleased to announce Tie Me Up! Lock Me Down!, a group exhibition curated by Banyi Huang and Kristen Lee. The show tells a story of love, heartbreak, and reconciliation. Inspired by the camp of anime, exaggerated narratives in East Asian soap operas, and the baroque, it is an exercise in melodrama.

Tie Me Up! Lock Me Down! features a selection of bodily adornments in the broader sense, including jewelry, garments, and a range of accessories by Angie YooJ Kim, Banyi Huang, Gesualda, Hong Hong Wu, Kristen Lee, Leila Jinnah, Pear Ware, shichuchi, and...


Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake

Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake

Wen-You Cai, founder and director of Special Special, opened her first solo photography exhibition along with a Special Special pop-up at MGM COTAI casino exhibition in October 2019. The exhibition was accompanied by a release of Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake, a photo book featuring photography from the show. 

The photography exhibition is titled Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake, named after the zodiac animals of Wen-You’s father (rooster), mother (tiger), and younger sister (sheep). The exhibition features a collection of 175 photographs, mostly on film, in black and white and color photographs,...


Special Special Playground, Pop-up at MGM Macau

Special Special Playground, Pop-up at MGM Macau

Special Special presents a playground-inspired retail pop-up at MGM featuring playful artworks and products that engage people of all ages to participate in an intimate shopping experience and to interact with several special curatorial projects. As a platform for creative dialogue, we have extended conversation from our New York based gallery across the world to Macau.

At MGM, the pop-up retail space acts as the Special Special home base for projects that extend throughout the entire resort; including an in-room experience inviting people to draw a room they love or to envision their ideal stay and...