Wan Chai Grammatica: Past, Present, Future Tense

Why We Recommend it

The Hong Kong Art’s Centre’s 40th anniversary show explores and celebrates Hong Kong’s cultural and artistic identity as seen through the lens of Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic districts.


Wan Chai Grammatica: Past, Present, Future is an exhibition that revolves on the idea of topophilia, a term used to describe the affective bonds between people and places. The show, which includes the work of 18 artists across generations and Hong Kong’s cultural spectrum, explores how one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong has inspired and nurtured our creative community.

The aim of the exhibition is to open doors to a new, more layered understanding of Wan Chai as a historical space, a cultural hub and a centre for community engagement through a dialogue generated between the works. “The show is about how the voices of different artists each form a narrative. Individually they have their own styles, but there is enough coherences so that when you bring them together, it becomes a new thing, a grammar of Wanchai if you will”, says Valerie C. Doran, the exhibition’s guest curator.

Read more about the show and exhibited works here.


When: 30 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018 Where: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai