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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

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Adapted from the texts from the Analects—a compilation of Confucius’ teachings dating back almost 2,000 years—this critically acclaimed new play takes the audience back in time.

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Forty Years of Cherished Love brings to stage a heart-wrenching story about how love conquers in old China where family duties prevail over romance.

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Borrowing art-historical icons and internet snapshots, Claire Tabouret visualises love in all its ambiguity, complexity and volatility in her first Hong Kong solo exhibition.
G/F, Contemporary by Angela Li, Sheung Wan

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Four artists from Hong Kong and China seek different means to escape from reality through evocative works across media.

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The much-loved Cantonese opera, which was penned in the 1950s by legendary librettist Tong Tik-sang, returns to the stage with all its Chinese poetic expressiveness.
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The visually stunning documentary Goodbye Cassini: Hello Saturn celebrates the groundbreaking discoveries and achievements made by The Cassini spacecraft.  
University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

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HKU University Museum’s West Lake Panorama exhibition features the awe-inspiring scenery of Hangzhou’s West Lake area as immortalised in ancient and contemporary woodblock prints.

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Photography and video exhibition Beyond Fashion brings together more than 100 of the finest works made by over 40 important fashion photographers.
Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Experience the cinematic glory of some of the most iconic xiqu films ever produced at West Kowloon Cultural District’s newly opened Xiqu Centre.

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Bringing together a number of prizewinning dance pieces, Ode to the Silk Road is a visually spectacular journey of exquisite moves and exotic costumes.
1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 & Function Place, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin

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This exhibition of pictures, video clips, valuable documents and artefacts traces the history and development of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).
Hong Kong Museum of History, Tsim Sha Tsui East

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120 sets of exquisite gilded wood furniture pieces borrowed from Guangdong province, the Mecca of this ancient craft, will be on display at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

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To commemorate the life and career of the “jade throated diva” who passed away on 26 September 2018,  the Hong Kong Heritage Museum exhibits a special collection of Ng’s costumes, headgears, scripts and photos.
Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Central

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See Hong Kong’s cityscape through the eyes of artists from Inner Mongolia, and the Inner Mongolian deserts and meadows from Hong Kong artists’ points of view at this special exhibition.

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This exhibition juxtaposes two distinct Chinese art disciplines—modern ink painting and antique furniture—within recreated classic Chinese scholar’s studios.
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Five contemporary quality movies—including a preview of Still Human, mystery drama Napping Kid, and the much-lauded film An Elephant Sitting Still—will be screened at Hong Kong Arts Centre’s cinema.
Foyer of Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Curated by Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, this photography exhibition documents and introduces three newly declared monuments in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong creative Alan Chan‘s first retrospective exhibition offers a chronological overview of his best personal works across advertising, design and branding, created between the 1960s and today.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Yau Tsim Mong

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The Omnimax show National Parks Adventure captures the beauty of over 30 national parks in America, from craggy mountain peaks to otherworldly realms.
Naked Hub Gallery, Sai Ying Pun

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Inspired by the cyberpunk aesthetic of movies such as Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and Akira, Desmond Lo‘s creations show a Hong Kong that is at once familiar yet distant.

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One of Korea’s three most famous ancient literary classics gets a fresh Cantonese opera adaptation.

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Five notable films shot by the three-time Academy-Award winning cinematographer—A Little Princess, Ali, Birdman, Last Days in the Desert and Song to Song—will be screened at two venues in Hong Kong.

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This is a unique opportunity to explore the restored and revitalised 1930s Haw Par Mansion before it officially opens in April 2019.
Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, Central

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The artist, who is famed for his three-dimensional ink art created with dots and reinterpretation of Chinese cultural icons, exhibits his innovative oeuvre in Hong Kong.  
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central

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Acclaimed Burmese artist Htein Lin’s (b. 1966) first solo exhibition in Hong Kong will showcase both the modern and traditional sides of his multifaceted home country.

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A true story adapted for the stage, Touching the Void is about two men attempting a dangerous Andean mountain ascent climbing on the same rope when disaster strikes. For any chance of survival, one must cut the other free.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Les Siècles will perform the French composer’s passionate and inventive storytelling with 19th century period instruments, including literary-inspired masterpieces such as Symphonie Fantastique. 
Room 6208, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon

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Jennifer Wong, the granddaughter of the first Chinese architect to create a modern design with a distinctive Chinese aesthetic, will speak about her grandfather’s life and career.
Pace Gallery, 12/F, H Queen’s , Central

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The first solo exhibition in Hong Kong dedicated to Vogue photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) brings together a selection of his most iconic works in fashion photography, portraiture, nudes, and still life, as well as platinum prints and paintings.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central

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Denis Matsuev, one of Russia’s most prominent pianists, will perform Tchaikovksy’s Grand Sonata and beloved bittersweet musical meditation Seasons, in an intimate piano recital.  
Sansiao Gallery HK, Room 104-5 Wilson House, Central

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Emerging local ink painting artist Sam Cheng capture life’s tiny details in her innovative, surreal ink artworks that fuse tradition with modernisation.
Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, Central

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Hong Kong’s longest-running contemporary art gallery pays homage to local ink art pioneers One Art Group in an exhibition encompassing iconic works by 10 artists of different styles.
Gallery EXIT, Tin Wan, Aberdeen

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24 artists—young and old, emerging and established—share their views on the quaint beachside village in a new exhibition at Gallery EXIT.
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David Zwirner, 5–6/F, H Queen’s, Central

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Horse-racing leaflets, 1960s and 70s dance magazines and lyrics from Hong Kong singer Margaret Lee’s 1960s album covers found their way into works by Canadian artist Marcel Dzama.    

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Inspired by the personal experience of being attacked by a stranger, this exhibition by Berlin-based Hong Kong artist Isaac Chong (b. 1990), address themes of incarceration, victimisation, border, migration, oppression and politics of space.

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Bringing together the divergent subjects and styles within Roe Ethridge’s practice—such as commercial photography, fine art and stock imagery—this photography exhibition underscores a mixing of categories that is to be embraced and
Duddell's, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion 1 , Central

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Duddell’s library is transformed into a stage for 2000-year-old sculptural objects, which are juxtaposed with surreal, site-specific wall drawings by American artist Ethan Murrow (b. 1975).
Blue Lotus Gallery, Sheung Wan

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Curated by Blue Lotus Gallery, this is the first Hong Kong exhibition for Dutch rock photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot, who captured legends such as David Bowie, Patti Smith, Mick Jagger, and John Lennon—to name but a few—in their prime.

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The 10th edition of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will screen the Hong Kong premieres of 15 new, award-winning titles, as well as European modern classics.

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Chinese artist Tao Hui explores how we live and relate to each other in light of increased digitisation through video and installation art.
Hanart TZ Gallery , Central

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This eclectic exhibition brings together artworks spanning decades and diverse geographies, from early 1990s Taiwan to present-day Hong Kong, Mongolia, Ghana and elsewhere.
Massimo De Carlo Hong Kong, 3/F Pedder Building, Central

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Chinese painter Matthew Wong captures imagined landscapes by day and their night counterparts in intuitive large-scale oil paintings, which fuse Chinese and Western art traditions. 
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong, 407 Pedder Building, Central

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Famed art duo Gilbert & George provoke thoughts on modern society with their satirical, in-your-face ‘beard pictures’.
White Cube, G/F, Central

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New York-born artist Ellen Altfest magnifies minute and inconspicuous details of greenery, fabrics and the male body to create sensuous art.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty

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Urban design experts share their insights, past experience and future vision on heritage conservation and adaptive reuse in Hong Kong, tackling questions such as ‘What is considered ‘heritage’ and who should decide this?.
De Sarthe, Wong Chuk Hang

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The second Hong Kong solo exhibition for T’ang Haywen (1927-1991), one of the three most important Chinese post-war artists from the French diaspora, features his avant-garde film and rare paintings used in this work.
Rossi & Rossi, Wong Chuk Hang

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Between Spirit and Magic brings together sculptures and two-dimensional works by six US-based artists who trace their origins to India, Pakistan and Iran.
Sin Sine Fine Art , Wong Chuk Hang

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Emerging artist Jack Penny’s second solo exhibition features exuberant, often tongue-in-cheek observations inspired by his travels and latest personal experiences.
La Galerie Paris 1839, Central

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Bringing together distinctive, accessible artworks in a variety of media by seven artists from different countries, +852 is a visual love letter to Hong Kong.
Louis Koo Cinema and Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, ivfa Festival presents cutting-edge works by young local and international talent across different media and categories.
1/F, Thematic Galleries 3 & 4, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

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Discover Hong Kong’s rich porcelain-making history in the 20th century through a showcase of exquisite porcelain designs, historical photos, manuscripts, hand-drawn designs, pigments and tools.

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The 47th edition of the Hong Kong Arts Festival boasts a vibrant programme across genres, from contemporary theatre to jazz performances, and Cantonese opera to ballet.
A2Z Art Gallery Hong Kong, G/F, Central

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Acclaimed local artist Ng Lung Wai creates visually stunning and culturally rich works that feature miniature boats folded out of paint.  
Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan

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The festival’s fourth edition brings four quality productions to the Hong Kong stage, from a razor-sharp modern mystery to a Guinness World Record-holding play.
Sun Museum, 4th Floor, SML Tower, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

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Stunning black-and-white landscape paintings, calligraphy works, seal carvings and classical poetry by renowned contemporary ink artist Ou Da-wei are on show at the Sun Museum.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central

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Be dazzled by the speed and skill of virtuoso German pianist Martin Helmchen as he performs Beethoven’s Symphony No 4.
HKDI Gallery , Tseung Kwan O, New Territories

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Oscar-winning Hong Kong art director and designer Tim Yip’s multidisciplinary works and his collaborations with some of the world’s best filmmakers are brought to life in an exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. 
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Tuen Mun

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Back by popular demand, Le Corsaire is a visually spectacular swashbuckling tale that follows the escapades of Conrad, a dashing pirate, who journeys across the dangerous seas to rescue Medora, a ravishing harem girl.  
3/F, Chi Art Space, Clear Water Bay

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Seven works by artists from China, Thailand, Korea, and Argentina are brought together to showcase the practical uses and creative potentials of new media in the digital age.
Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

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Offering insight into the history of timekeeping, 120 historical timepieces from China and Europe are exhibited alongside ancient Chinese instruments and contemporary time measuring tools at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

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Coinciding with today’s Sino-U.S. trade war, Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s new special exhibition  offers visitors a comprehensive look at the commercial and political ties from 1784 to 1900 between these two superpowers.
Château Zoobeetle, Sheung Wan

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In her first solo exhibition, French fashion and street photographer Douce d’Ivry offers a dreamy and colourful facet of Hong Kong.

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Local arts, culture and heritage organisations tell stimulating stories of the city’s history of epidemics and its social impact, tracing back from the 19th century plague to the SARS outbreak in 2003.
M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon,

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Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint explores new art and design possibilities as Danh Vo offers a new reading on celebrated modern sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s works.

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Through a rich array of works by artists across media, the exhibition The Violence of Gender contests the symbolic castration of women and reclaims the abilities fundamentally denied them.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum , Yau Tsim Mong

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Using stop motion animation, the endearing family show Norman The Snowman (Japan, 2014) takes audiences on a journey in search of a spectacular meteor shower.
f22 foto space, Wan Chai

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Through his mesmerising photomontages, Graphic designer-turned-fine artist Wing Chan offers an engaging and disorientating window into city life.

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A series of fun activities—from painting lessons and impromptu performances to urban sound walks—are hosted in public parks across Hong Kong over the course of half a year.
Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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Offering a window into a Hong Kong long vanished or forgotten, this special exhibition features several hundred scenes—spanning the late 19th Century to the 1960s—that were filmed around town.  
Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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Enjoy the works of four iconic action star pairs from different eras at the Hong Kong Film Archive‘s ‘morning matinee’ screenings, which are held at 11am on Fridays from February to May.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Embark on a visually stunning and information-packed journey investigating the origin of the Earth through the OMNIMAX Show The Story of Earth 3D.
CityU Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

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Travel back in time through precious Art Deco objects from China and France created by the bold and daring who made the famous proclamation “one must be modern and make it known to the world”.
Hong Kong Film Archive , Eastern District

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Organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive, this programme screens eight pairs of classic films— produced in Hollywood, Hong Kong and China—adapted from international literary works.
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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