WANG Guangyi is one of the leading exponents of the Chinese avant-garde movement: his Great Criticism series of oil paintings placed Western products against a background of Cultural Revolution posters. In his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Wang presents a mixed media ''political installation'' on the disasters that have befallen Eastern Europe, concentrating, as always, on power politics and the art of propaganda. The show continues until Saturday at the Hanart TZ, 5/F, Old Bank of China Building, Central. Wang takes the works on to the prestigious Sao Paolo Biennale after this show. IN the wake of last month's Wattis Gallery exhibition of four Hong Kong architects, another locally-based architect, Belfast-born Jim Luke, temporarily abandons the drawing board to display paintings and sketches he has created since arriving in the territory at the Heineken Gallery, the Fringe Club, Lower Albert Road, Central from Thursday until August 10. The 29-year-old, who works for the Hong Kong office of Terry Farrell, the designer who put the egg cups into architecture, has entitled his exhibition The Body Landscape, representing the artist's desire to express that ''landscape of infinite variety'', the human body, through bold brush strokes. THE featured artist this month at the Gallery Cafe on level 6 of the Convention Centre is the respected Hong Kong watercolourist and illustrator, Kong Kai-ming. His first exhibition in the territory was in 1956; this show, entitled Lost Walls, Stolen Rivers, is a collection of works inspired by the Three Gorges in China, as well as scenes from old Hong Kong. Kong, 59, has taught throughout Hong Kong and is the author of more than 30 books on art and painting. LOCAL artists' views of Hong Kong are also featured in an exhibition at the Arts Centre from August 9, the fourth of its kind since 1992. These works are said to be ''more beautiful than our everyday perception of Hong Kong's natural scenery''. It continues until August 15. The Hong Kong Art Club holds an exhibition, Landscape in Watercolours, showing off the best of the works from the club's weekly Sunday outings through the year, at the Exhibition Gallery, City Hall, from August 5-7. THE summer exhibition at the Wagner Gallery, 7/F, Lusitano Building, Duddell Street, Central, is a collection of oil paintings and graphics by leading Australian artists, including Sir Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and David Boyd, Brett Whiteley, Pro Hart and John Perceval. It runs from August 9 until September 4. MORE than 200 ceramic works from the Song dynasty belonging to the Simon Kwan collection are on show at the Special Exhibition Gallery of Hong Kong Museum of Art until September 11. According to Dr Kwan, the ceramics can be divided into two main categories: official and popular wares. The official wares are characterised by a plain and unadorned surface, reflecting the pursuit of literary elegance by the social elite. The contrasting popular wares carry a rich variety of vivid decoration, reflecting the taste of the common people.