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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

SCAD Hong Kong, Courtroom, Sham Shui Po

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Hosted by SCAD Hong Kong, this free event is an opportunity to engage with Hong Kong designers who challenge tradition to transform discarded materials into sustainable fashion.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central

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This special exhibition, featuring over 200 silver objects, zooms in on the role of silver in global economic development.

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Trained in oil painting, Hangzhou artist Xiao Bo’s new works depict abstract scenes that emphasise creative process over finished product.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine , Central

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This free guided tour by The Asia Society offers the opportunity to explore and learn about the history and the transformation of the Victoria Barracks, a heritage building erected by the British Army in the mid-19th century.

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Lin Tao’s art draws on newspaper stories of small disasters that happen to common people to create intricate works made using complex, natural materials.
The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Southern District

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This free exhibition explores how international trade in ceramics dramatically altered the course of Asian and European art, and how it spread styles, forms and manufacturing technologies throughout the world.
Jardine House, 27th Floor, Central

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In this talk presented by the Royal Geographic Society, freelance journalist Rebecca Lowe will speak about her 11,000 km bicycle journey from Europe to Tehran.
Hong Kong Fringe Club, Central

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Serving gourmet delicacies at the Fringe Vault, a selection of handmade tableware is presented in seasonal themes by contemporary Japanese ceramists.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Yau Tsim Mong

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The OMNIMAX Show “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean” captures the beauty and diversity of the ocean, including extraordinary shots of over 30 underwater species and their curious quirks.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom

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Heritage institution MILL6 presents ‘TECHSTYLE Series 2.0,’ the second edition of its annual series exploring the significance of textiles in contemporary society.
The Haven by Jacada Travel , Central

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This exhibition showcases the dramatic terrain and otherworldly landscape of Ethiopia as seen through the lens of National Geographic Award-Winning photographer Tugo Cheng.

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French artist Pascal Lièvre re-appropriates terms and symbols of pop culture to create new paradigms through painting, performance and video.  
Fringe Club, Fringe Vault, Central

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In this free exhibition, the works of two young Japanese ceramic artists will be on display and up for sale.

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Painter Litao re-imagines Xicheng, the now defunct district of his childhood that was once part of Chengdu, before the city underwent tremendous urban redevelopment.
Main Bar, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Central

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This exhibition showcases the meticulous collaborative effort between photographer Stefan Irvine and post-production expert Jörg Dietrich to showcase Hong Kong’s shophouse buildings (騎樓) in a new light.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Eastern District

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In honour of the Chinese Ghost Festival, the Hong Kong Film Archive presents a special programme of classic movies featuring alluring female ghosts.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema , Wan Chai

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This programme screens six quality movies that were released in 2017—Turn Around, Wonder Wheel, 1987: When the Day Comes, Tomorrow is Another Day, The Last Recipe, Narratage —over the course of ten days.
Cafe Kubrick, Yau Ma Tei

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Following a successful crowdfunding drive, PEN Anthology’s 20/20 Reflections on a Borrowed Space has been translated into Chinese, and this event marks the release of this version.
Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Yau Tsim Mong

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200 archaeological finds from old ships of the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644) will be on display. together with ceramics of the same period unearthed in Hong Kong, showcasing the flourishing trade of the Maritime Silk Road.    

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This exhibition explores the evolving history of contemporary dance on an institutional level, which will be illustrated with examples in local and neighbouring regions.

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Chinese literature, music and drama and dance come together to offer a fresh take on the ancient, ever-enthralling folklore tale.
Leo Lee Arts Center , Southern District

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This event presents a series of short films celebrating some of the world’s most inspiring women in adventure.

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This series of artworks aims to draw attention to the importance of striving for balance between modern life and nature.    

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‘The Serene Path’ chronicles Oh’s deep respect for Nature, in particular, geology and the passing of time in a series that consists of fourteen new vertical and horizontal ink paintings on rice paper scrolls.

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This is a reading of poets featured in a special edition of print publication Voices and Verses, in which ten writers associated with Cha Journal will read new and published works.    

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Curated by Tang Zehui, this exhibit features four of Mainland China’s most innovative abstract artists – Chi Qun, Gu Benchi, Jiang Weitao and Liu Wentao.

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Something There and Never There is the solo exhibition of Leung Chi Wo, centred around the tumultuous year of 1967 in Hong Kong.

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Inaugurating the new space at David Zwirner’s first Asia annex is a harrowing and mesmerizing exhibit showcasing oil paintings in which malevolent infants serve as metaphors for a dark future that might lie ahead for humanity.

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Back for its 3rd edition, the Hong Kong French Theatre Festival will be bringing five French quality productions to the Hong Kong stage.

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A series of thought-provoking talks exploring the shifting role of women in Hong Kong’s art world from the 1960s onwards.
Duddell's , Central

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Bringing together multidisciplinary works from Hong Kong and abroad, this exhibit contemplates space and tangibility.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema , Eastern District

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Presented by the Hong Kong Film Archive, this programme screens eight internationally acclaimed movies, which are released between 2004 and 2016, and all shaped by a desire to portray the multifaceted reality of Chinese Malaysians.

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A weekend of literature, market stalls, creative workshops, and an eclectic musical line-up including indie favourites Chochukmo, electro group Blood Wine or Honey and Canto hip-hop collective Project Ace.

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With a passion for playing with imagery extracted from the Western art canon, emerging artist Jinpeng’s video art re-creates classic scenes with humorous irreverence.  
Pearl Lam Galleries, Central

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British Artist Kour Pour is known for his elaborate carpet paintings that depict familiar symbols of different cultures and universal concepts of beauty, while the works of Chinese artist’s Su Dongping are informed by Taoist philosopher Laozi.

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Prager depicts uncontextualized settings, manipulating scale and dimension to challenge our understanding of the boundary between fiction and reality.

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Presented will be new paintings, drawings and collages by German artist Magnus Plessen, whose first exhibit in Hong Kong features work from his epic series ‘1914’, which draws on the themes of life, death and redemption.

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Nahas draws inspiration from the rhythms, forms and phenomena of the natural world, and this exhibit showcases that fascination with layered, resplendent relief paintings redolent of coral reefs.

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Barcelona’s legendary Sónar festival comes to Hong Kong for its second edition, bringing with it a mix of edgy and enigmatic music, including Japanese jazz-infused post-rockers Mouse On The Keys, and local rapper Fotan Laiki.

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This diverse conference will bring together more than 25 internationally-recognised speakers, including esteemed authors and emerging writers, as well as an interdisciplinary cohort of filmmakers, game developers, scientists and investors.

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Hong Kong gallery Ora Ora celebrates its new space at huge art complex H Queens with an exhibit of local and mainland Chinese artists engaged in the subject of literature.

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This film festival will screen sixteen award-winning titles that will take Hong Kong audiences through a journey of European history, landscapes and culture.  

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Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, this festival presents cutting-edge works by young Asian talent across different media and categories.

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Emerging contemporary artist Cui Xinming, who hails from Chongqing, paints expressive, luminescent works that suggest brooding stories of spectral and anonymous figures.

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Presented by the Hong Kong Ballet, this production introduces the all-time classic ballet Swan Lake to children aged five and up.

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Documenting Myanmar is a non-profit exhibition revolving around the theme of the power and subjectivity of the documentary.

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Featuring over 1,700 international and local artists in 130 performances and over 300 complementary outreach and education activities, the 2018 Hong Kong Arts Festival boasts an impressive and diverse program.  
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

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This exhibit brings together the works of two photographers, Edgar Leciejewski from Leipzig and Eugene Zhang from Hong Kong, covering the topics of life and death, beauty and transience.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, New Territories

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Held every three years, the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial showcases and collects outstanding poster designs from all over the world through competitions, exhibitions and symposiums.

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The Asia Contemporary Art Show offers galleries and artists from around the world the opportunity to meet with and sell to local and international collectors and art buyers in Hong Kong.

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With surrealist and humorous undertones, Liang Ban’s art raises questions about human civilisation and its connection to nature.
UG/F, Special Exhibition Gallery, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, Central

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This free exhibition looks back on the arduous journey that Dr Sun Yat-sen, ‘the founding father of  modern China’, faced in the early years of the Republic of China.    

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Curated by leading Hong Kong artists Samson Young and Yang Yeung, this curious show brings together musical scores, photos and paintings pertaining to contemporary and classical music.
Bonhams, Suite 2001, Admiralty

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A range of curious and elegant classical and contemporary works from Southeast Asia will be on display before they go into auction.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema , Eastern District

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In honour of the Lantern Festival, the Hong Kong Film Archive will screen six classic Cantonese comedies centered around love in all its forms over the course of eight weeks.
F11 Photographic Museum, Happy Valley

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Portraying scenes of Moscow alongside portraits of artists and intellectuals, this exhibit shows off the photographic mastery of Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko.
Rossi and Rossi , Wong Chuk Hang

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Conceptual artist Heman Chong plays with themes of truth versus fiction in a series of works that involve digitally repeating pages from Singapore’s national newspaper, the Straits Times.

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The biggest event in Hong Kong’s increasingly rich art calendar, Art Basel has effectively put the city on the international culture map since its inception five years ago.
Karin Weber Gallery, Central

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Bound together by the theme of adult children-parent relationships, this exhibit features work in multimedia of six Hong Kong art that interrogate intimate and complex familial ties.
Alisan Fine Arts, Aberdeen

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This group exhibition seeks to demonstrate how minimum ink brushwork functions with white space to establish the essence of classical Chinese painting.
Central and Western District Promenade and Wanchai, Central

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Harbour Arts Sculpture Park features sculptures by over 18 established and emerging local and international contemporary artists, including wry provocateur Tracey Emin, alongside important Hong Kong artists Morgan Wong and Kacey Wong.

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The prominent German artist’s first exhibition in Hong Kong and East Asia will showcase more than twenty conceptual multimedia works that are emblematic of his artistic pursuit for exploring the intrinsic relationship between the original and

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Multimedia artists team up with the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) to produce works musing on Hong Kong’s rich fashion and retail history.

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M+ will showcase a new Hong Kong edition of the acclaimed Songs for Disaster Relief exhibition conceived by the multidisciplinary artist Samson Young for the 57th Venice Biennale.

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Twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo together have developed an internationally recognized style born of influences across pop culture, music, folk art, and their vivid inner worlds.

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Mark Bradford’s densely layered paintings and mixed media installations question America’s social landscape, politics and cultural history through a rigorous physical and material approach to the canvas.
Pace Hong Kong, Central

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Yoshitomo Nara’s singular and uncanny visages return to Hong Kong, in an exhibit that will feature new works by the artist including paintings, drawings and ceramics.  

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Continuing in the tradition of Pop art, American artist KAWS draw upon art history and contemporary culture, creating a cast of characters that also draw on the tradition of abstract painting.
The Haven by Jacada Travel, Central

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This environmentally-conscious exhibit aims to draw attention to the importance of protecting and sustaining our planet.
Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central

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Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA combines gravity-defying acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power.

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The Blue Road is a comprehensive exhibit surveying different uses of blue in Persian art and history, a colour that has had widespread appeal and significance through centuries and across Asia.
1/F Chao Shao-an Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin

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This exhibit demonstrates how the tender friendship between master painters Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen inspired the moving and forward-thinking art they created together.  
University Museum and Art Gallery, Sai Wan

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This exhibit offers a curious window into the religious iconography of the Church of the East, showcasing ancient Nestorian crosses ( 12th-13th centuries) found in north-west China.

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