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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

Edouard Malingue Gallery, 6/F, Central

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This group exhibition consisting of works on papers and installations unravels different approaches to the acts of concealing, revealing and seeing reality.  
M+ Pavilion, Art Park, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Five Artists: Sites Encountered brings together an international group of female artists whose varied approaches offer ways to rethink ideas of site and place.
MOViE MOViE Cityplaza, Quarry Bay

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Co-presented by Art in Hospital X MOViE MOViE, Life is Art features 23 films about legendary artists from the music, fashion, painting, architecture, food and theatre industries and their ground-breaking achievements.
Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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This internationally acclaimed two-act opera is converted from Ingmar Bergman’s award-winning film debuts in Asia.

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Geologist/geophysicist Jason Ali leads a boat geological and geomorphological excursion to the beautiful and inaccessible northeastern coast and islands of Hong Kong.
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205, Tower Two, Lippo Centre, Admiralty

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International Iran expert David Nissan asks how much is really known about Iran, as he unveils the illusions of this mysterious country under the current Islamic regime during a Royal Geographical Society evening talk.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Staged in Oslo, Copenhagen, London and New York, Kinder K’s Asian debut is presented in the form of play-reading, shedding light on the text itself to bring home the moral ambiguity of this social development.
Pedder Building, Central

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Video installations by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Steinkamp, a pioneer in the field of 3-D animation, respond to the architectural interiors, altering viewers’ typical experience of an object within a gallery.
The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

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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.
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

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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.

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CineFan’s September-October edition showcases 16 films by two representative directors of thrill – Claude Chabrol (France) and Kim Ki-young (South Korea), reflecting on the dark side of human nature and the dysfunction of the bourgeois.

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Provocative Hong Kong artist  merges together popular Japanese manga characters and figures from high art classics in his lates show “Famous By Proxy” .

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Kakahuette returns with a 2nd round of monthly pop-up art photography exhibition featuring limited-edition photographs by independent artists and photographers.
Lucie Chang Fine Arts, G/F, Sheung Wan

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Liu Ke’s abstract art visually captures the phenomenological nature of energy flow in life with blocks of colours and stripes.
Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang

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Dual solo exhibitions Liquefied Sunshine and Force Majeure by local artists Ching Chin Wai and South Ho Siu Nam constructs a comparative study of past and recent typhoons that hit the city and socio-political failures in modern Hong Kong.

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Adapted from Bizet’s iconic opera and re-imagined as a story about a Hong Kong woman and her unwavering pursuit of self-actualisation as a modern woman, the multimedia theatrical production fuses classical opera, music theatre, video design, and modern
CHAT, The Mills, Tsuen Wan

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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

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Artist Kyung Hwa Shon makes use of the sensual touch that she gains from walking around town to explore the understanding of the living organism and personality of a city.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Hong Kong Ballet brings back the much loved classic, with additional modern choreography by Australian choreographer John Meehan, and performances by principal guest artists from established international ballet groups, including Bavarian State Ballet.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui East

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Zuni experiments with Professor Bell Yung’s recordings of Dou Wun’s naamyam, reanimating it via audio system image projection, and other theatre technology.

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The expo showcases a collection of works by emerging artists from Asia, Europe, North America, South Africa and Hong Kong who represent their cultures through various forms of art.
Simon Lee Gallery, 304, 3F The Pedder Building, Central

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Spanning diverse genres of art and subject matter, the group exhibition of Holly Coulis, Nevine Mahmoud and Christina Ramberg pushes representation to the point of estrangement and impels viewers to reconsider how they relate to common forms.

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The group exhibition curated by Gu Zheng explores and challenges perceptions of photography as a medium, showcasing 14 recent and new works, encompassing photo sculpture, collage and video.

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Described as “ultra-cool existentialism”, Breath by Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen and musician Kimmo Pohjonenis offers visually stunning movements that defy the imagination and understanding of dance.
Perrotin Hong Kong, 17/F, Central

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Featuring a selection of new works, ephemera, and archival materials, the San Francisco-based artist’s exhibition showcases his spontaneous and humorous depictions of varied environments and social vernaculars.

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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.
Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wanchai

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Faust International Youth Theatre turns Roald Dahl’s first classic novel into a stage production with elaborate sets and costumes where talking bugs and a giant peach are possible.

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Celebrating the written word with workshops and a series of thought-provoking talks by leading local and international writers including Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief, this year’s Hong Kong’s literary festival examines themes of
La Galerie Paris 1839, Central

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With a fusion of Asian and Western influences, French artist Keflione’s illustrations depict an imaginary version of Hong Kong under his own artistic principle that blends contemporary street art with tradition.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center , Admiralty

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The 20th edition of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival features a diverse lineup consisting of over 20 feature films, comedies, documentaries and shorts about and by Jewish communities for the local audiences.
The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui

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A new annual event which brings together a stellar line-up of local and international jazz and world music artists.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The English dancer and choreographer (b. 1974) performs in his last solo dance production dedicated to the beauty and horror of human condition as well as his descent.
White Cube Hong Kong, Central

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Shanghai artist Qin Yifeng’s (b. 1961) Negative Reading | Reading Negatives showcases photographs that depict three-dimensional objects using two-dimensional means.
de Sarthe, 20/F, Global Trade Square, Wong Chuk Hang

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The Beijing-based contemporary artist’s first solo exhibition features a new series of paintings and an immersive installation which explore the ripples of the information explosion and the consequential loss of existential substance, a side effect

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With the dawn of the Anthropocene, NeoArctic charts this large and inconceivably complex subject via aesthetical and musical mixed forms.

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The autumn festival brings together the breadth and depth of Berlin’s historical and significant influence as a powerhouse of creativity, culture and the arts.

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Encompassing music, dance, drama, literature and circus arts, the festival showcases the artistic gems of five Nordic countries: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.
Sky Garden, 4/F, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay

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GreenFest, Hong Kong’s leading sustainability festival, together with award-winning urban farming pioneer Rooftop Republic inspire our youth to shape a future based on circular economy.

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The 16th edition aims to stimulate with thought-provoking works, be it a new film from a young Hong Kong filmmaker, an award-winning classic from Iranian auteur Mohammad Rassoulof, or a lost gem from Cambodia in the 1960s.
K11 Art House, Level 4, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The Festival de Cannes Film Week debuts with six films from the Official selection of this year French edition including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Un Certain Regard award winners.

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One of the four Kwun Yum Festivals each year, Kwun Yum’s Day of Assumption as Sea Goddess falls in December of the Lunar Calendar.
F22 Foto Space, 5/F, Amber Commercial Building, Wan Chai

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Spanish photographer Mar Sáez’s (b. 1983) first solo exhibition in Asia reflects on the uncertainty  and loneliness of life through two series of intimate and still photos. To The Travellers, a travel experience with strangers and Vera and
Freespace, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui

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As part of City Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, two thought-provoking dance productions and one virtual reality dance film dedicated to exploring body movements and established dance figures are staged.
Para Site, G/F & 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, Quarry Bay

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Curated by Qu Chang, the group exhibition over Para Site’s old and new spaces examines the notions of individuality and collective spirit under the regulatory influences of physical and metaphorical spaces.

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As part of the Consulate’s grand annual event ─ “Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon”, the film festival screens 17 Japanese films and animations for free and organises after-screening talks and workshops related to the
Blue Lotus Gallery, G/F , Sheung Wan

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The exhibition explores the famous and infamous long gone Walled City of Kowloon by photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot and reveals the extraordinary community that cuts a dark presence in the heart of Hong Kong.
David Zwirner, 5–6/F, H Queen’s, Central

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American artist Carol Bove (b. 1971) inventive and colourful collage sculptures question the expressive potential of steel and the very limit of its physicality.
CityU Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

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In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1919), famously known for painting Mona Lisa, Milan’s historic Ambrosian Library is lending both replicas and other rare original works that showcase the
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

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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.
F Hall 1/F (enter through JC Contemporary), Tai Kwun, Central

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Hong Kong-based curators André Chan and Jing Chin-yin Chong present works from emerging artists from Hong Kong, the Mainland, and Taiwan, who encourage viewers not to linger on the surfaces of works but to seek out that gem of a tree within the forest
Tai Kwun, Central

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Curated by Lauren Cornell, Dawn Chan, Xue Tan, and Tobias Berger, the exhibition examines how cyberpunk aesthetics and futurism have seeped into contemporary art and visual culture, while exploring how the initial allure of the cyber-metropolis has
Osage Gallery 4/F, Kwun Tong

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WYSIWYG is used in a sense to describe Shaw’s contemporary media art in the sense of an experience gained from interactively exploring the artworks.
K11 Art House, Level 4, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui

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UA CineHub’s new series of “ARTiculate” and “In Search of the Great Composers” bring to the Hong Kong audience at K11 Art House documentaries about great artists and collections in first-rate museums and galleries around the world.

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In celebration of its 5th anniversary, F11 Foto Museum presents the series, shown in its entirety for the first time, of over 130 photos of our city taken in 1959 and 1960 by Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990), one of the most influential Dutch
The D. H. Chen Foundation Gallery, The Mills, Tsuen Wan

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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

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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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