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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

Perrotin Hong Kong , Central

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This comprehensive show reflects the creative journey of contemporary Japanese artist Mr. through various subject matters, ranging from ‘kawaii’ (cute) to ‘kowai’ (scary, dark).
Sin Sin Fine Art, Wong Chuk Hang

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This is a joint exhibition of selected works by Lithuanian artist Gedvile Bunikyte and Chinese artist Bai Xincheng, who are inspired by the paradox of regular against irregular and tangible versus intangible.

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Ten award-winning contemporary German and Swiss films will be screened at KINO, an annual film festival presented by the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong.
HKRep Black Box, 8/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan

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Hailed a ‘post-punk rollercoaster ride’, MDLSX is a solo show that challenges the audience to re-imagine individual identity beyond the definitions of binary gender.

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Held to mark Puerta Roja’s eight anniversary, Reflections is an exhibition curated to highlight the growing dialogue and interconnectedness across regions, generations and artistic genres.
Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, Hong Kong Arts Centre , Wan Chai

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Pioneering works by two veteran video artists are shown at a collaborative screening curated by Videotage’s Isaac Leung and Olaf Stüber of Berlin-based forum Videoart at Midnight.

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The New York-based artist’s first show in Hong Kong will feature new photographs and paintings that continuing along her line of exposing the double standards influencing women’s identities in everyday depictions of women.

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Chinese artist Yuyang has created a series of large-scale canvas works that depict the moon with scientific scrutiny, drawing on its innate mysticism.

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Bands from Taiwan, The Philippines and Hong Kong will share the stage at indie concert venue MOM Livehouse, performing various genres of blues, jazz and folk music.
MOViE MOViE Cityplaza, Quarry Bay

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Renowned Taiwanese musician and film score composer Lim Giong performs two live cinema shows featuring short films of Hong Kong in the early 1950s.

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This series features free film screenings every Sunday at the semi-outdoor Laundry Steps at Tai Kwun.  
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai

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Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play on two tramps waiting for salvation comes to Hong Kong in a production by Irish theatre company AC Productions.
HkRep Black Box Theatre, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan

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This joyful, dark, funny and irreverent performance is about death in all its forms; real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in world’s great theatre classics.
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai

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Based on the beloved eponymous children’s book, Dear Zoo is a fun and engaging show featuring puppets, original music and audience interaction. 

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Danish innovators Between Music perform completely underwater, using a collection of novel instruments such as carbon-fibre violins and the underwater crystallophone.
Comix Home Base, Wan Chai

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This exhibition invites you to explore the lives of White Russian émigrés in the 20th century through photos from personal archives.
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.
Art Statements, Wong Chuk Hang

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This exhibition explores different aspects of contemporary, non-figurative art.

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This theatre festival brings four powerful international plays to Hong Kong that aim to challenge the way we think about agency and the presentation and representation of the real.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre , Wan Chai

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This provocative show, performed by children under 13 years old, takes the life of paedophile and murderer Marc Dutroux as its starting point.  
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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This is a fresh new staging of the classical ballet Giselle, which tells the tragic story of a kind-hearted peasant girl who falls in love with a handsome villager only to have her heart broken.

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A contemporary social commentary on Hong Kong, Neonopolis is a dystopian, neo-noir photography series inspired by the iconic Blade Runner films.  
F22 Foto Space, 5/F Amber Commercial Building, Wan Chai

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This photography exhibition is a visual and artistic reflection on the feng shui elements–wind, water, wood, metal, earth and fire–and the chi that powers Hong Kong.
De Sarthe , Wong Chuk Hang

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Xin Yunpeng’s first solo exhibit in Hong Kong will feature new and old work produced using edited and manipulated footage, and exploring socio-political themes.
Gagosian, 7/F Pedder Building, Central

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The Japanese artist–renowned for his work that blends commercial imagery, anime, manga, and traditional Japanese styles and subjects–presents new sculptures and paintings at Gagosian.
Hauser & Wirth , Central

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This exhibition offers a window into the multi-layered practice of Zeng Fanzhi, whose artworks are a constant dialogue between abstraction and representation across histories and cultures.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central

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Shipwrecks and other finds will be on display in this exhibition showcasing the history of community trade, religions, cultural exchange, historical and maritime archaeology of the maritime silk road.
Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang

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This solo exhibit by Guangdong-born, Hong Kong-based artist Trevor Yeung brings together the artist’s research on the everyday as explored through metaphors of botanic ecology, horticulture and photography.
Central Harbourfront Event Space,

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Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival returns with an impressive line-up featuring top names in popular music, including Interpol and Khalid, alongside local artists such as GDJYB.

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Celebrating the written word with workshops and a series of thought-provoking talks by leading writers including Irvine Welsh, Paul French and Xu Xi, Hong Kong’s literary festival covers a broad scope of genres and topics.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty

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The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival returns for their 19th edition with a varied programme of drama, comedy, thriller, musical and documentary films.

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Hatoum, a Palestinian artist now living in London, explores themes of home and displacement in her works that span the gamut of video, installation and sculpture.
The University Museum and Art Gallery , HKU

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Curating art works from the museum’s collection, this show invites visitors to explore the history of ink art created in Hong Kong, mainland China and diaspora communities abroad.

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This nostalgia-inducing solo show by veteran photographer Keith Macgregor offers a window into life in 1970s and 1980s Hong Kong.
Rossi & Rossi, Wong Chuk Hang

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Artist Kesang Lamdark’s practice juxtaposes imagery from classical Tibetan art with that found in an imported Chinese consumer culture.  
22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, Quarry Bay

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A group of artists explore the injury, heartbreak, defeat and pathology associated with love through daily mediums and subject matter in an exhibition curated by Para Site.    
Sin Sin Fine Art , Wong Chuk Hang

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Inventive local artist Wong Tong exhibits his latest body of work, which is inspired by mundane objects, details and sound, at Sin Sin Fine Art.

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This exhibition by Cao Fei, one of China’s biggest contemporary artists, centers around a newly commissioned film, Prison Architect, which was inspired by Tai Kwun’s complex past.
Alisan Fine Arts, Aberdeen

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This show features the works of esteemed diaspora artists Yi Kai and Wu Shaoxiang, who both endured the Cultural Revolution as young men and moved abroad in 1989 to develop their artistic careers.    

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This programme screens six classic movies that take place primarily on a train, including the iconic 1974 mystery film Murder on the Orient Express. 
Tai Kwun, JC Contemporary, Central

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This exhibition shares the almost-forgotten experiences and memories of humdrum objects—that are normally neglected in museum contexts—kept by amateur or “outsider” collectors.
Jc Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Central

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This exhibition at Tai Kwun brings together works by Hong Kong artist Tang Kwok Hin and Japanese artist Motoyuki Shitamichi that reflect on the themes of the everyday and of borders through a series objects, installations, and dialogical

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Through works of art, literature and research, this exhibition invites visitors to explore urbanism from the perspective of a city walker.
Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Shau Kei Wan

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This free exhibition, held to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, features news publications, postcards, fund-raising posters, commemorative medals, guns, and more.

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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.
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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