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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

The Hive Studios, Kennedy Town

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Shorties Film Festival is a new week-long celebration of Asia’s most exciting short films, offering a window into life and art in Thailand, Singapore and elsewhere.
Kwai Fung Hin, Central

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This solo exhibit showcases the realist works of internationally recognized painter Ai Xuan, who is the son of modern Chinese poet Ai Qing.
Goethe Gallery and Black Box Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

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Presenting his research on historical monuments, the Berlin-based Hongkonger will explain how he uses performance art to address the subject of history and memory.
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage, Jordan

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In this talk, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Head of Interpretation Bryony Shepherd will go through how to create engaging and creative learning experiences for visitors of exhibits and museum programs.
City Hall Concert Hall, Central

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Prizewinning German concert pianist Michail Liftis performs a spirited rendition of the enduring Prokofiev piece, alongside a work by a local composer, Chan Kai-Young.
Salon 10, Central

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South African singer Talie Monin pays tribute to the Queen of Jazz in an intimate performance marking her 101th Birthday.
Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

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Abstract artist Scully’s solo show presents large-scale canvas works to smaller pieces on paper created over the last thirty years.

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This ‘urban field trip’ and competition for all ages will encourage city dwellers to open their eyes to the surprisingly rich biodiversity of Hong Kong.
Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Central

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The “Jazz Marathon for International Jazz Day” is a celebration of the cross-cultural music genre in all its forms. It comprises a workshop and a full day of jazz concerts by both local and renowned international musicians.  
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong

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This discussion, featuring Dr Jason S Polley, Dr Vinton Poon {Vwk Poon} and Professor Lian-Hee Wee, marks the launch of a new book, Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary. 

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The exhibition tracks the artists’ creative and symbiotic developments over the years, bringing together more than 290 works dating from 1986 to 2018.  
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Central

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In this evening talk, architectural conservationist Gesa Schwantes and a panel of artists and designers will outline the significance of Hong Kong’s neon identity and the cause and effect of its extinction today.

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Acclaimed French choreographer and contemporary dancer Angelin Preljoçaj explores the traditional tales of Asia and their great poetic power in this captivating production.
David Zwirner Gallery, Central

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Spread over the four exhibition spaces of the newly opened Hong Kong gallery, the show features several new works not publicly shown before: pictures of intimacy and friendship with views and angles of the world at large.
F22 Foto Space, Wan Chai

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This collaborative project between French photographer Michel Eisenlohr and Hong Kong photographer Yan Kallen questions the relationship between photographer and city.  

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This exhibit showcases roughly twenty new works by the renowned artist who draws on and pushes the boundaries of Chinese ink art, using pioneering techniques and concepts.
Hong Kong Baptist University , Kowloon Tong

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Hong Kong Week features a series of talks on Hong Kong politics, literature, cinema and more in this week long symposium that is open to the public.

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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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All Award-winning titles of the 2018 Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival will be on show again in an exciting weekend-long programme.  
Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall, Central

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Paco Peña, one of the world’s foremost traditional Flamenco players, will come to Hong Kong for a performance showcasing the essence of Flamenco music and dance. 

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Painter Peter Yuill creates new monumental ink works that address the absurdity of existence by playing with geometric forms and mythical symbolism.

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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.  
Gagosian Gallery, Central

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The US artist creates paintings that are admired for their sculptural presence and luminosity.

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Jiang Zhi’s most recent solo exhibition, “Going and Coming” explores the themes of temporality and impermanence of life, articulating the paradox of material and perception, suffering and experience.
De Sarthe, Wong Chuk Hang

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Two of the most recognised artists of Post-war European abstraction, artists Manolo Millares and Antoni Tàpies pushed the boundaries of the Spanish painterly tradition through a radical use of textures, materials and graphism.
Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, Kowloon

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This celebrated show is a comedy and physical/visual mosaic about the first and last moments of life, expressed by masked performers.
Broadway Cinematheque , Yau Tsim Mong

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This weekend-long programme draws together shorts, features, television pieces, and experimental films from Hong Kong and France, produced during a turbulent period of social unrest fifty years ago.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, Yau Tsim Mong

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Modern dance company Y-Space explores new idioms of dance and the different meanings of the word ‘door’ in this innovative production.
Swing A Cat , Kowloon

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In this poetry reading, three young contributors to literary journal Cha—Dorothy Chan, Abel Han and Chris Song—introduce and read four excepts of their choosing pertaining to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong City Hall, Central

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South Korean musician Bomsori Kim has established herself as part of an emerging generation of internationally recognised violinists, and will come to Hong Kong for the first time.

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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.

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Antony Gormley’s jagged iron sculptures foreground a new development in the groundbreaking artist’s work – a move beyond representational forms featuring plant-like branches that map the human body in space.

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Exploring the perception of images and narratives alongside communication behaviours in the 21st century, Aitken’s multimedia works inspire self-reflexivity.

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The travelling exhibit features the work of artists from across Asia Pacific of various historical contexts, including introducing the works of a few key modernist and late modernist figures who have shaped the language of art during the past half
HALL 3D&E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai

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The sixth edition of the Affordable Art Fair will exhibit over 115 galleries, showcasing fresh and enticing works by emerging talent, and hosting a number of live art performances and talks.

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Two dastardly vampire flicks are brought back to the silver screen in Hong Kong, both inspired by the Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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Featuring photography and new media pieces from local and international artists, this exhibit offers a fresh take on classical works, inviting viewers to reassess their understanding of the narratives that come with enduring art.
Arts Centre Cinema , Wan Chai

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This mini programme will screen shortened versions of two legendary films by the late acclaimed French director.

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Curated by Lalie Choffel, ​Contamination pays tribute to thirty years of the radical and unique work of  major artist Antoine D’Agata, exhibiting thirty prints in both colour and black & white, and a video installation.
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.
Rossi & Rossi, Wong Chuk Hang

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Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Koloman Mosar – these are some of the renowned figures Mondino captures in his irreverent series of portraits that pay tribute to famous artists.

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Presented by HK Cine Fan, this special program will screen ten films by esteemed feminist director Jane Campion, the only female filmmaker who has ever won the prestigious Cannes Palme d’Or.

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This versatile retrospective, organised by HK Cinefan, will screen documentaries and films by Werner Herzog, one of cinema’s most controversial and enigmatic filmmakers.

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The show presents over ten works on paper and paintings by New York-based Loie Hollowell.
Galerie du Monde, Central

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Trained by the father of modern ink art Liu Kuo-Sung, the late artist Kwok Hon Sum’s delicate work pays homage to Chinese philosophy while showcasing mastery of colour, concept and brushwork.
Novalis Art and Design Gallery, Wanchai

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Local photographer Chan Dick explores the everyday life of firefighters from the vantage point of his bathroom window, offering an enchanting bird’s eye view of their activity.

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Co-curated by Hong Kong Ballet’s Artistic Director Septime Webre and David Liu, this series of events is set up to provide greater insights into contemporary ballet and the choreographers’ creative processes.

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This two-pronged show features a martial arts moving image work on the upper floor of the black box space, while the lower floor plays host to an installation piece drawing on themes of gender, body modification and applied science.
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.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai

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Adapted from the children’s book of the same name, Tabby McTat is a rhyming story on friendship, loyalty, music and cats, aimed at children aged three and up.
Asia Society Hong Kong ,

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From March until June this year, Asia Society will host a monthly screening of films about love in all its forms.
Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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This retrospective will screen 37 films starring two of Hong Kong’s all-time biggest stars, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of their passing.
Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre , Wanchai

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Challenging conventional notions of what constitutes a painting, Jane Lee’s lush, abstracted works re-examine the significance of Western painting practices while asserting her own process and culture.

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Alexis Ip, Daphné Mandel, Pete Ross and Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze invite audiences to explore Hong Kong across spheres of space, time, the man-made and the imagined and more.

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Set up by heritage concern group streetsignhk, this exhibition showcases signboard installations and more in a newly openend cha chaan teng. 

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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.

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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.
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.

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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.
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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Collaborating with influential gallery Denise René from Paris, Hong Kong gallery Puerto Roya offers a kaleidoscopic look at the Kinetic and Op art movement through 20th and 21st century incarnations.
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.
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.

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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.  
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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