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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, Central

Why We Recommend it

London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh’s (b. 1985, Malaysia) new paintings, sculpture, and installation offer insight into her assessment of the systems—from global finance and media, to more organic and aesthetic frameworks—by which the world
White Cube Hong Kong, Central

Why We Recommend it

Featuring new paintings, drawings and prints, the Yorkshire artist and writer’s (b. 1964) first exhibition in Hong Kong foregrounds the exploration of text, image and the language of painting within his work.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Danny Yung (b. Shanghai, 1943), an experimental art pioneer and one of the most influential artists in Hong Kong who founded Zuni Icosahedron, puts together 40 years of his plays on experimental China.

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The 5th edition of Asia’s biggest event for reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub and dancehall brings  for the first time to Hong Kong the leader and initiator of  J Sak, The Ska Flames from Japan with a full size set.
The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

Why We Recommend it

Willy Ronis (1910 – 2009), one of the most internationally renowned French photographers, is honoured with an exhibition that brings together his famous masterworks and lesser-known shots.
Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium, Kwai Chung

Why We Recommend it

The 1985 play by American playwright and LGTB rights activist Larry Kramer storms the local stage with its adapted Hong Kong context and cast.
Negative Space (365), 12/F, Foo Tak Building, Wan Chai

Why We Recommend it

The exhibition in new artist-run space Negative Space features the posthumous works by local multi-talented new media artist and independent musician Anna Chim (1994-2018) who sadly passed away in March 2018.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central

Why We Recommend it

Opera Hong Kong is bringing Hong Kong audiences a new semi-staged double-bill production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, two Italian opera masterpieces imbued with jealous passion, murderous intrigue and riveting drama.

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This summer, let your heart leap as Hong Kong Ballet premieres Septime Webre’s  Peter Pan, featuring costumes by award-winning designer Liz Vandal and sets that enable dancers to take flight.

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The 15-day cinematic extravaganza, featuring big names such as Woody Allen and Spike Lee, opens with Pedro Almodovar’s passionate and deeply personal gem that won Antonio Banderas the Best Actor award in Cannes – Pain and Glory.
3812 Gallery Hong Kong, 16B, Wyndham Place, Central

Why We Recommend it

The world’s first TECH-iNK artist A.I. Gemini – programmed with artificial intelligence – paints unique Chinese landscapes.
Massimo De Carlo, 3/F Pedder Building, Central

Why We Recommend it

Appreciate up-close new works by the 72-year-old American artist whose deceptively simple practice incorporates interwoven personal memories with historical recollections of America.  
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central

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The Queen Elisabeth Competition 2010 winner Denis Kozhukhin (b. 1986, Russia) performs Schnittke, Haydn and Rachmaninov classics at Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Great Piano Concertos series.
Osage, 4/F, Kwun Tong

Why We Recommend it

Venture into the visual reality created by film director Alexey Marfin who magnifies the private lives of five strangers in Hong Kong, the city of density.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

Why We Recommend it

Curated by Mathias Woo, Zuni Iconoclast artistic director, The Pork Chops Inferno reveals Lai Tat Tat Wing’s own world of comics through an immersive experience.
Gallery Exit, 3/F, Aberdeen

Why We Recommend it

The group exhibition by Li Hiu Wa, Urich Lau and Siu Wai Hang explores alternative photography and image-making methods in the their practices of unique processes and visual languages that reflect on photography as a medium in contemporary art.

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Step into the wondrous world of Japanese star artist Takashi Murakami at MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a comprehensive and immersive survey exhibition featuring over 60 paintings and sculptures, video works, costume designs, and much more.
Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, Quarry Bay

Why We Recommend it

Paying tribute to the eponymous Italian neorealist film the group exhibition extends the film’s concern to a contemporary context and highlights individuals’ precarious status within increasingly tricky relations to various institutions and systems.
Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

Why We Recommend it

This summer’s Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition, OUAT – once upon a time – showcases both local and international comics artists who focus on visualising fantasies by turning dramas into realities.
Rossi & Rossi, 3/F, Yally Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang

Why We Recommend it

Italian artist Vanni Cuoghi’s (b. 1966) semi-autobiographical exhibition features a series of dioramas inspired by the devastation he witnessed in Hong Kong, when Typhoon Hato struck during a visit in 2017.
Perrotin Hong Kong, 17/F, Central

Why We Recommend it

Japanese artist Madsaki’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong showcases his iconic Warhol, Movie and Character series depicting popular cartoons.
Simon Lee Gallery, 304, 3/F, The Peddar Building, Central

Why We Recommend it

The concise exploration of the practice of painting is presented through the lens of nostalgia, a celebration of the quotidian, and of the fleeting by artists Qian Jiahua (b. 1987, Shanghai), Guo Hongwei (b. 1982, Beijing), and Lin Yi-Hsuan (b. 1985,
de Sarthe Gallery, 20/F, Global Trade Square, Wong Chuk Hang

Why We Recommend it

The art gallery is transformed into an excavation site as de Sarthe residence artist Wing Po So (b. 1985, Hong Kong) engages human senses through textures and smells.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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This season’s JAAP! prefaces two 20th-century Russian works, as well as Wagner’s orchestral showpiece, played by 2015 Chopin Piano Prize Winner Seong-Jin Cho (b. South Korea, 1994).
Hong Kong Film Archive , Eastern District

Why We Recommend it

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.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty

Why We Recommend it

The summer arts and culture project offers a line-up of events, programs and experiences for all ages – all centring on the diverse local ecology to be explored this summer.
Discovery Bay Plaza, Lantau

Why We Recommend it

This family-friendly monthly fair brings together over one hundred vendors of crafty materials and handmade treasures in a neighbourly setting on Lantau Island

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Following BBC’s smash radio/podcast program A History of the World in 100 Objects, the British Museum is lending Hong Kong the featured rare treasures that traces human power, belief, art, trading and technology from 2 million years ago to the
Central Gallery, Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, Central

Why We Recommend it

Alisan Fine Arts presents a group exhibition for 6 emerging women ink artists within the realm of  the contemporary Chinese art scene while tackling the gender debate in the art world.  
Pékin Fine Arts, 16/F, Union Industrial Building, Aberdeen

Why We Recommend it

The daughter of established Cantonese painter and sculptor Lin Yu Hao showcases her recent works that defy the rigidity of realistic paintings and traditional paradigms.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty

Why We Recommend it

Featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine and a swinging rhythm section, the ensemble celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France.
AAA Library, Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, Sheung Wan

Why We Recommend it

Form Colour Action pays tribute to pioneering Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen, who passed away in March this year, through a show of his never-before-seen drawings, paintings, and notes dating from 1978 to 2014.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

Why We Recommend it

Zuni’s founder and pioneer of cross-cultural experimental theatre practice Danny Yung imagines the wake of Chinoiserie at the Palace of Versailles in the 17th century through the setting of a museum.
Blue Lotus Gallery, Sheung Wan

Why We Recommend it

Over 20 works from Alexis Ip’s ‘3D Neon Fantasies’ (further crafted from the original works of Keith Macgregor) and Stefan Irvine’s “The Last Tong Lau” (made in collaboration with digital artist Jörg Dietrich) are showcased in a
SA+, 11/F, H Queen's, Central

Why We Recommend it

Curated by Hong Kong architect and art collector William Lim, the exhibition features 18 Hong Kong artists and 6 Korean artists, providing a comprehensive overview of contemporary art from Hong Kong in conversation with Korean art.
Rossi & Rossi, Unit 3C, Yally Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang

Why We Recommend it

Tibetan diasporic artist Tenzing Rigdol’s (b. 1982, Nepal) prominent use of lines plays with traditional Buddhist paintings, deconstructing deities juxtaposed with these dramatic cuts of lines across the canvases to speak to the communication
Duplex Studio at Block 01, Tai Kwun, Central

Why We Recommend it

101 objects used by prisoners, judges, the police force and many more police station stakeholders are displayed in this thematic exhibition that chronicles a variety of stories about work and life in this historic compound over time.
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, 7-8/F, H Queen’s, Central

Why We Recommend it

Japanese artist Ryôtarô Muramatsu (b. 1971, Japan), CEO of the creative company Naked, showcases 6 new series of interactive multimedia pieces and projection mapping.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai

Why We Recommend it

One of the world’s most established Shakespearean theatre groups from London puts on The Comedy of Errors, Pericles and Twelfth Night: three stories of displacement, scattered families and what it means to be at home.
MOViE MOViE Cityplaza, Quarry Bay

Why We Recommend it

Co-presented by Art in Hospital X MOViE MOViE, Life is Art presents 23 films about legendary artists from the music, fashion, painting, architecture, food and theatre industries and their ground-breaking achievements.
G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

Why We Recommend it

Learn about leading environmentalist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall’s conservation work, her scientific discoveries, the challenges that threaten the survival of wildlife, and how you contribute to nature conservation at this special
David Zwirner, 5–6/F, H Queen’s, Central

Why We Recommend it

American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia (b. 1951) showcases a variety of photographs spanning the breadth of his influential career since the early days of the 1980s.
Broadway Cinematheque, Yau Ma Tei

Why We Recommend it

The NETPAC Award-winning film at the Toronto International Film Festival, based on Ash Mayfair’s family history, traces a coming-of-age story, a tale of love and self-discovery in a time when women in Vietnam were rarely given a voice.

Why We Recommend it

The pioneering art space‘s summer events spotlight young talent from across the region with a series of initiatives, ranging from exhibitions and workshops to symposiums.
Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai

Why We Recommend it

For the first time, the musical – adapted from British author Roald Dahl’s eponymous children’s book – brings its whimsical story, popular songs and dazzling sets to the Hong Kong stage.
M+ Pavilion, Art Park, Tsim Sha Tsui

Why We Recommend it

Five Artists: Sites Encountered brings together an international group of female artists whose varied approaches offer ways to rethink ideas of site and place.
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

Why We Recommend it

Drawn from the diverse collections of the Ise Foundation, Living Kogei highlights over seventy works by prominent and emerging contemporary Japanese artists who revisit the combination of art and traditional craftsmanship.
CHAT, The Mills, Tsuen Wan

Why We Recommend it

Contemporary Indian artist N S Harsha’s (b. 1969, Mysuru) 20 works, spanning over 20 years of his career, showcase his expansive artistic practice of paintings and sculptures that explore how nature stimulates creative thinking and artistic forms.
Duddell's, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, Central

Why We Recommend it

Artist Kyung Hwa Shon makes use of the sensual touch that she gains from the walking around town to explore the understanding of the living organism and personality of a city, standing apart from herself.

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Fresh from a critically acclaimed run of Secret Theatre in London and Singapore, the team returns with the epic immersive thriller of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, set in the historic prison and police station of Hong Kong, Tai Kwun.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

Why We Recommend it

The latest 3D Dome Show takes viewers on a visually spectacular ride on the paths of these probes to explore the solar system and beyond our home galaxy.
The D. H. Chen Foundation Gallery, The Mills, Tsuen Wan

Why We Recommend it

Featuring historic photos, vintage cotton products, as well as archival documents and objects, this exhibition unravels the rich history of Hong Kong’s textile industry.
University Museum and Art Gallery, Sai Wan

Why We Recommend it

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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