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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

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This site-specific show was created specifically for the city by Berlin-based artist Leila Hekmat, and will extend into an exhibit of costumes and photographs reflecting the performance.
BLACK BOX STUDIO, GOETHE-INSTITUT , Wan Chai

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Two veteran video artists, Klaus vom Bruch and Ellen Pau, join forces in Connective Video 4/6, a Hong Kong screening showcasing their pioneering works.
Taikoo Place, Hong Kong Island

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This family-friendly pop-up market encourages healthy and sustainable living through workshops and fresh produce.
Cordis Hotel, Lobby, Level L, Yau Tsim Mong

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Using her own photography, illustrations, patterns, vintage imagery and pictures of textiles, Louise Hill’s works offer a lighthearted, colourful look at Hong Kong’s cityscape and iconography.

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One of Hong Kong’s biggest annual events, Le French May is back with two months of music, theatre, film, art and food events held throughout the city.

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A major figure in the Arte Povera movement in Italy that strove to offset the fading of memory by juxtaposing the old and new, Kounellis’ practice encompassed a wide range of materials and mediums, converging paint, sculpture and performance.

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Discover and capture Hong Kong’s myriad of old and new sights with this newly launched polaroid walking workshop.
Alisan Fine Arts , Central

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Showcasing over twenty recent ink-and-wash depictions of the French countryside,  this is the first Hong Kong solo exhibit of Chinese-born French painter Shan Weijun.
Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang

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Artist Lai Lon Hin surreptitiously snaps banal scenes with his smartphone, in a series of works raising questions about media and perspective in contemporary society.

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This exhibit brings together works by two noted contemporary American artists, who are exhibiting in Hong Kong for the first time.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum , Yau Tsim Mong

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An innovative blend of live action scenes, CGI, and the latest techniques of scientific data visualisation, this three-dimensional fulldome family film offers a look into the esoteric world of theoretical physics.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Yau Tsim Mong

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The screening of the 1961 American musical West Side Story will be accompanied by live orchestral music in a tribute to the work’s composer, Leonard Bernstein.
PMQ, YellowKorner, S101, Staunton, Central

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French photographer Alex Reyval captures our vertical city from a new perspective, revealing hidden alleyways and geometric patterns.
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.  

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The music of American Avant-Garde composer Henry Cowell, elusive texts, and body movements intermingle in a semi-spontaneous dance piece created by local talent.  

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Influential black-and-white photographer Michael Kenna shares his brooding, philosophically-charged images of trees in a show curated by Blue Lotus Gallery.

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Influential Instagram photographer Jeremy Cheung‘s first solo exhibition fixates on the “urban canyons” that yawn between skyscrapers.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema, Wan Chai

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Hong Kong filmmaker Kong King-chu’s documentary on Italian Roman Catholic priest and Maoist social activist Franco Mella, will be screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre as a part of recurrent indie film screening program Independently Yours.

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Opie presents a series of photographs shot in Yosemite National Park in California, alongside a series of ceramic sculptures that demonstrate a new direction in her practice.   .

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American-British artist Sarah Morris continues her exploration of urban environments and the tensions between social space, identity and power with a series of new paintings.

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Introducing his concept of “monumental ink art landscape painting” Xu presents a series of recent works including a three-meter-high installation entitled Shanshui Totem. 
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Yau Tsim Mong

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Hong Kong Philharmonic will perform scores from West Side Story, Peter Pan, On the Waterfront and more, under the baton of British conductor John Wilson.

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This annual interactive museum festival plays host to over a 100 programmes to take part in, covering culture, history, art, film, astronomy, science, archaeology and conservation.

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The show features a series of works created from 2014, when artist Zheng Zhou’s practices underwent a dramatic transformation.

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This pop-up museum will share stories, portraits, mini-documentaries and an exhibition dedicated to local traditional craftsmen and their tools, playing host to a number of workshops.
Galerie Perrotin , Central

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The first Hong Kong solo exhibit of Chinese artist Ni Youyu features twelve works that showcase his extensive, diverse and contemplative practice.

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Collaborating with influential gallery Denise René from Paris, Hong Kong gallery Puerta Roja offers a kaleidoscopic look at the Kinetic and Op art movement through 20th and 21st century incarnations.
Ben Brown Fine Arts , Pedder Building

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In his first solo show in Asia, Erizku showcases his distinctive iconography, creating Hong Kong-inspired neon signage addressing wider issues of race, identity, politics and cultural history.
Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Central

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Following a successful tour across cities across Asia,  Die Firma Dankt—a satire centring around inter-generational ideological clashes  in a company—will be staged in Hong Kong.
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, Yau Tsim Mong

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Eight classic Chinese opera films will be screened as a part of the Chinese Opera Festival 2018.
Rossi & Rossi , Wong Chuk Hang

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Influential artist Apple first garnered acclaim producing pop-art paintings alongside the likes of Andy Warhol and Jasper Jones in New York, and this exhibit tracks his creative development from the 1960s onwards.

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This programme screens classic films across genres, countries and decades—including John Woo’s The Killer—centred around the theme of law and order.
Tai Kwun, Laundry Steps, Central

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This family-friendly program screens an eclectic selection of quality films, including the Hong Kong classic Chinese Ghost Story and animated shorts, in a semi-outdoor setting.
Various, Hong Kong ,

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This programme screens a selection of monumental works by Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007), who is hailed as one the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time.

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This retrospective on the late Japanese film director, screenwriter and producer Isao Takahata will screen five of his best feature films, including the lauded animation Grave of the Fireflies.

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Sixteen well-preserved heritage buildings associated with serving the community will open their doors to the public, offering glimpses into the history of Hong Kong.
Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, Wan Chai

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Featuring the work of noted artists, among whom Wong Ping and Cheng Ting Ting, this exhibit aims to reveal and challenge Hong Kong Children’s Day’s ingrained power structures.
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University Of Hong Kong, Southern District

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This exhibition offers a window into 1930s China through the captivating work of Swiss photo-journalist Walter Bosshard, who was one of the earliest journalists to record this critical decade in Chinese and world history.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts , Wan Chai

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This programme examines the set and stage design aesthetics of contemporary European theatre through a series of screenings, seminars and workshops aimed at the general pubic and theatre professionals.

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Drawing on Los Angeles’ cinematic and luxuriant backdrops, Alex Israel invokes scenes that straddle reality and fantasy, playing with the concept of celebrities and the American dream.
Chuen Lung Village, Tsuen Wan

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Inspired by the uniqueness of the Hakka village at the foot of Tai Mo Shan, thirteen artists produce site-specific works meditating on life and the passing of time in this rustic, far-flung corner of Hong Kong.

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This annual festival stages enduring Chinese opera performances across various regional genres, and plays host to a variety of activities including lectures, film screenings, artists’ talks, meet-and-greets and exhibitions.
Tai Kwun Contemporary, Central

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An ambitious exhibit curated by non-profit art organisation Spring Workshop brings together works from leading international and local artists, as highly touted cultural institution Tai Kwun opens its doors.
HKU University Museum and Art Gallery, Pok Fu Lam

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This exhibition will showcase forty striking, finely decorated ceramic works in traditional İznik style by UNESCO Award-winning Turkish artists Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar.
CityU Exhibition Gallery, Kowloon Tong

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This exhibit showcases centuries-old cabinets or small studies in which precious religious, royal and valuable items as well as unusual specimens from the natural world were stored. .

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Curated by six local film critics, this programme will screen six works that are either produced around  or reflect on 1968, a turbulent year.
2/F, Gallery of Special Exhibitions, Macao

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The unique, highly-symbolic world of Marc Chagall (1887–1985) will be on show in an exhibit inspired by the life and colour of the French Riviera.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum , Yau Tsim Mong

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This omnimax show tells the story of English naturalist and explorer Henry Bates, who embarked on an eleven-year journey through the stunning yet perilous Amazon rainforest.
Movie Movie Cityplaza , TaiKoo Shing

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Office workers wanting to squeeze in a bit of cinema time to their 9-5 can do so at a discounted price at CityPlaza, which is introducing a new program with a range of films.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema, Eastern District

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Presented by the Hong Kong Film Archive, this program will screen six pairs of movie adaptations of Chinese literary classics, including the lauded 1993 film Farewell My Concubine starring Leslie Cheung.
Para Site , 677 King's Rd, Quarry Bay

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Inspired by kotodama–the Japanese concept that words have power over the objects they represent–this exhibit brings together works meditating on the transformative power of language.

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Organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive, ‘In Search of Love’ presents thirteen Cantonese and Mandarin movies from the 1950s and 60s starring famous on-screen duos.

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This programme presents monthly screenings of German films centred around themes of war, disaster, anarchy, politics, and more.
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Central

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Russian violinist Kirill Troussov (b. 1982), who is widely recognised as one of the leading soloists of his generation, teams up with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong for a performance of Concerto for Violin, Op.64 by Mendelssohn and more.  
Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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This film programme presents thirteen classic Cantonese and Mandarin comedy movies from the 1950s to the 1990s starring famous on-screen duos.

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This interdisciplinary show brings together works from twenty-seven artists, designers and architects to explore the historical and cultural complexities of Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong Space Museum , Yau Tsim Mong

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This Hong Kong family-friendly adventure examines the possibility of extraterrestrial life through fictional characters.
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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