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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

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Local arts, culture and heritage organisations tell stimulating stories of the city’s history of epidemics and its social impact, tracing back from the 19th century plague to the SARS outbreak in 2003.
M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon,

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Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint explores new art and design possibilities as Danh Vo offers a new reading on celebrated modern sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s works.
Pao Galleries, 4/F and 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Explore the active and diverse approaches to contemporary art and collections in China through the distinctive characteristics of collections, archives and collectors in this activity-packed exhibition.

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Adel Abdessemed, considered as one of the most emblematic artists of his generation, addresses themes of fake news, the violence of men, privacy and more in his first Hong Kong exhibition.
G/F, Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society’s interactive show allows visitors to see rare and functionally extinct ocean creatures close up without having to visit a zoo or an aquarium.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center , Admiralty

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Come listen to Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang as she shares her thoughts on her journey as a filmmaker, winning an Academy Award, as well as stories from behind the scenes of her documentaries.
CL3 Architects Limited, 15/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Consisting of 5 sets of artworks combining elements of performances, moving image and mechanical motions, Following the Imaged is a poetic journey composed of seamless loops of videos and delicate motion of kinetic structures. 

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Enduring Japanese films adapted from 1968 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner Yasunari Kawabata‘s works are screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Tai Kwun.

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Mini-film festival Sci-Fi-Sci screens three renowned films — Hidden Figures, The Theory of Everything and Apollo 13 — in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing and to pay tribute to late renowned physicist Professor Stephen
Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Breathing Room – a documentary selected for Young Talents Award at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2018 revealing the latest findings about Chinese white dolphins – will be screened as a part of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation

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Through a rich array of works by artists across media, the exhibition The Violence of Gender contests the symbolic castration of women and reclaims the abilities fundamentally denied them.

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Continuing their practice of altering art spaces into other kinds of environments, Elmgreen & Dragset once again turn the white cube into a location not normally frequented by fine art audiences, this time engaging with the context of Hong Kong.
Blue Lotus Gallery, Sheung Wan

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40 works by renowned and beloved photographer Fan Ho — including some rare vintage pieces — depicting the rugged street scenes of old Hong Kong will be on show at Blue Lotus Gallery.
La Galerie Paris 1839, Central

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Celebrated artist Okuda San Miguel’s upcoming solo exhibition will depict a wide variety of animals — including Asian wildlife as a tribute to his first exhibition in the region — in his signature geometric, colourful style.  
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum , Yau Tsim Mong

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Using stop motion animation, the endearing family show Norman The Snowman (Japan, 2014) takes audiences on a journey in search of a spectacular meteor shower.
f22 foto space, Wan Chai

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Through his mesmerising photomontages, Graphic designer-turned-fine artist Wing Chan offers an engaging and disorientating window into city life.

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A series of fun activities—from painting lessons and impromptu performances to urban sound walks—are hosted in public parks across Hong Kong over the course of half a year.
Perrotin Hong Kong, Central

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Chinese artist XU ZHEN® juxtaposes classical elements of civilisation throughout human history to show a host of issues—the value of art, clashes of culture, geopolitics—in a different light.

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Op and Kinetic works by 95-year-old Franco-Venezuelan master Carlos Cruz-Diez are exhibited alongside fluid paintings and sculptures by the next generation of contemporary artists.
Hanart TZ Gallery, 401 Pedder Building, Central

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Hanart TZ Gallery honours late Taiwanese master artist Yeh Shih-Chiang (1926-2012) with a retrospective of over 30 oil paintings and a performance of a musical production inspired by one of his calligraphy pieces.
Gallery EXIT, 3/F, Aberdeen

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Oil-painted trees meet water-colour drawings of daily memorial fragments in local artist Chris Huen Sin Kan’s (b. 1991) latest works, which are currently on show at Gallery Exit.
Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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Offering a window into a Hong Kong long vanished or forgotten, this special exhibition features several hundred scenes—spanning the late 19th Century to the 1960s—that were filmed around town.  
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Kwai Chung

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In this new Contemporary City Dance Company production, two enduring ballet classics return to the stage accompanied by live music.

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Led by geo-scientist Smriti Safaya, Royal Geographic Society’s field trip offers a unique chance to visit Tung Ping Chau, an offshore island known for its natural scenery and unique geological landscape.
Oil Street Art Space, Fortress Hill

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Created by architects and @streetsignhk co-founders Ken Fung and Kevin Mak, PLAY to Proliferate: Sign City is an interactive and multifaceted exhibition that highlights the significance of Hong Kong’s signboards.

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Fabric sculptures, red gouaches, rarely exhibited holograms and other works will be featured in the first Hong Kong exhibition for Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Blindspot Gallery,15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang

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An anxiety-inducing train ride from Hong Kong to Beijing inspired local artist Lam Tung-pang to put together a three-dimensional medley of paintings, installations, video sculptures, kinetic projection, and found objects.
Gagosian, 7/F Pedder Building, Central

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Curated by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi, this exhibition showcases the evolution contemporary painting through a selection of works by Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu.  
Central Gallery, Alisan Fine Arts Central, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, Central

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In honour of what would have been Guangzhou-born Hong Kong artist Lui Shou Kwan’s hundredth birthday, 22 of his paintings—many of which have never been published—are on show at Alisan Fine Arts.      
White Cube Hong Kong, Central

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Canadian artist David Altmejd redefines beauty through his grotesque, uncanny and thought-provoking sculpted heads made from mundane objects.
de Sarthe Gallery, 20/F Global Trade Square, Wong Chuk Hang

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Celebrated French artist and sculptor Bernar Venet examines and redefines the relationships between performance, sculpture and painting; each work presented will be created on-site at a series of special performances in the de Sarthe space.

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Exhibitions, films, lectures, creative workshops and other fun activities are organised to celebrate the centenary of the founding of legendary German art and design school Bauhaus.
Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive, Aldrich Bay

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25 rare, early productions from the late 1930s to early 50s, including six long-lost cinematic works, will be screened at the Hong Kong Film Archive’s cinema.   
Sin Sin Fine Art, Unit A, 4/F, Kin Teck Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang

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Hong Kong art and fashion maven Sin Sin Man‘s latest sensory-immersive artworks invite viewers to reach deep into their sensorial memories.

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Restored films from Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Romania and former Czechoslovakia, all centered around the theme of the absurd, are screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Tai Kwun.
Pékin Fine Arts, 16/F, Union Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang

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Celebrated South African photographer Pieter Hugo’s solo exhibition showcases enthralling images of the seemingly quotidian to redefine what is emblematic of lives in China and Africa.
Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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Enjoy the works of four iconic action star pairs from different eras at the Hong Kong Film Archive‘s ‘morning matinee’ screenings, which are held at 11am on Fridays from February to May.
Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai

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A tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, National Theatre of Great Britain’s much-acclaimed show War Horse is filled with stirring music and songs, and features ground-breaking puppetry to bring breathing, galloping horses to life on stage.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Hong Kong Ballet teams up with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to put on a re-imagined Stravinsky classic that famously led to a riot when it first premiered in Paris in 1913.
Para Site, 6 and 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, Quarry Bay

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Para Site’s new exhibition challenges definitions of European high art and explores the way in which the future is projected – not advanced technology, intelligent designs or social forms in the post-war period but the amorphous fear as the
Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty

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Over 30 artworks by groundbreaking Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun (1922-2019), spanning four decades of his trailblazing practices in painting, printmaking, and photography, will be on show at Asia Society Hong Kong.
AAA Library, Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, Sheung Wan

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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.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Embark on a visually stunning and information-packed journey investigating the origin of the Earth through the OMNIMAX Show The Story of Earth 3D.
CityU Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong

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Travel back in time through precious Art Deco objects from China and France created by the bold and daring who made the famous proclamation “one must be modern and make it known to the world”.

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Showcasing the works and performances by 17 contemporary artists and collectives, this exhibition reveals hidden sociopolitical agendas as well as personal and collective experiences of textile labour in our increasingly globalising world.  
F11 Foto Museum , Happy Valley

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90 photos by American photographer Bob Willoughby (1927 – 2009) will be on show to offer an intimate look into the life and career of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993).

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Featuring over 180 Japanese objects and more than 50 objects from the museum’s classical Ming and Qing dynasties furniture collection, the exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into two Asian superpowers’ differing yet equally lavish arts
Hong Kong Film Archive , Eastern District

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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.
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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