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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Admiralty

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Asia Society screens a variety of quality films over the summer, including a documentary on iconic American abstract expressionist artist Philip Guston, and screenings of Metropolitan Opera’s productions.

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Over the summer, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta (HKS) teams up with local and international musicians for an eclectic series of concerts.
The Haven by Jacada Travel , Central

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This environmentally-conscious exhibition showcases captivating underwater photography featuring freediver Hanli Prinsloo and her unique connection with marine animals.  
HKU University Museum and Art Gallery, Pok Fu Lam

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This exhibition will showcase forty striking, finely decorated ceramic works in traditional İznik style by UNESCO Award-winning Turkish artists Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar.
CityU Exhibition Gallery, Kowloon Tong

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This exhibit showcases centuries-old cabinets or small studies in which precious religious, royal and valuable items as well as unusual specimens from the natural world were stored. .
Tai Kwun Contemporary, Central

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An ambitious exhibit curated by non-profit art organisation Spring Workshop brings together works from leading international and local artists, as highly touted cultural institution Tai Kwun opens its doors.

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Curated by six local film critics, this programme will screen six works that are either produced around  or reflect on 1968, a turbulent year.

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Turner Prize-winning UK architect collective Assemble and prominent Japanese artist Taguchi Yukihiro help construct a unique “textile village” at the The Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT).
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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The legendary life of a clairvoyant merchant in the late Qing dynasty is staged in this award-winning drama, which was first produced in 2017.

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This summer festival brings together different forms of theatre, puppetry, music, dance, clowning, acrobatics, magic and more from all around the world, aimed at children and families.    

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Collaborating with influential gallery Denise René from Paris, Hong Kong gallery Puerta Roja offers a kaleidoscopic look at the Kinetic and Op art movement through 20th and 21st century incarnations.
Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang

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Play and Loop is a seven-week screening programme featuring iconic and recent video works by eight artists from China.

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This summer show features works from fresh graduates alongside practising artists, articulating a balance between perseverance and growth, continuity and change.

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Organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the gallery, this exhibit showcases previously unseen objects, ephemera and photographs alongside works by Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George and He Xiangyu.

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The show features over fifty works by noted ink artist Luo Ying, whose landscape works touch on themes around the nature of female identity and introspection.
Pekin Fine Arts, Wong Chuk Hang

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This show features memorable scenes from Hong Kong and cities across the mainland, as captured by American photographer Moyer, who has been documenting life and historical events across China since 1976.    

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The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, a 20-strong big band from Hong Kong, will perform swing and jazz standards from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and more at The Fringe Club’s recurring Big Band Night.

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A celebration of uplifting Jamaican music, this festival brings a versatile line-up of both international and local reggae and ska bands to Hong Kong.
Gallery EXIT, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo St

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Drawing inspiration from Hong Kong’s landscapes is a show featuring a series of sketches imaginatively depicting natural scenes including detailed cloud studies.
2/F, Gallery of Special Exhibitions, Macao

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The unique, highly-symbolic world of Marc Chagall (1887–1985) will be on show in an exhibit inspired by the life and colour of the French Riviera.

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Energetic and imaginative, this production by the Hong Kong Ballet is a fun, over-the-top re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, fusing dance, theater, and puppetry.  

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Vietnamese-American artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong presents objects exploring the dynamics between myth, protest and more.

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This summer festival screens an eclectic and interesting program peppered with movies across genres, countries and decades, including Jevons Au’s Distinction.
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre , Wan Chai

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This new initiative showcases local movies handpicked by up-and-coming Hong Kong filmmakers. The first movie that will be shown is Johnnie To’s 2004 action drama Throw Down.
Art Statements , Wong Chuk, Hang

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Artist JonOne is renowned for his distinctive calligraphic style mixed with drippings and vibrant colours, and enjoys a second exhibit in Hong Kong.  

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A major figure in the Arte Povera movement in Italy that strove to offset the fading of memory by juxtaposing the old and new, Kounellis’ practice encompassed a wide range of materials and mediums, converging paint, sculpture and performance.
Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum , Yau Tsim Mong

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This omnimax show tells the story of English naturalist and explorer Henry Bates, who embarked on an eleven-year journey through the stunning yet perilous Amazon rainforest.
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Independently Yours, Hong Kong Arts Centre’s recurrent indie film screening program, will screen two contemporary art movies, Taxi Stories and Small Talk.
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.
Para Site , 677 King's Rd, Quarry Bay

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Inspired by kotodama–the Japanese concept that words have power over the objects they represent–this exhibit brings together works meditating on the transformative power of language.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre, Tsim Sha Tsui East

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The Hong Kong Dance Company and Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop stage a modern-day take on Tong Tik-sang’s classic love story, bringing together live music, video projection, dance theatre and Cantonese opera.
Hong Kong Museum of History, Tsim Sha Tsui East

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This special exhibition features 210 precious objects from the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, crafted between 900-300 BC.    

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This summer programme brings together works of six filmmakers, including Hong Kong artists Wong Ping and Ko Sin Tung.
Pace Gallery, 12/F, H Queen's, Central

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This is the first Hong Kong show for New Mexico-born artist Villareal, who works with LED lights to create complex, rhythmic artworks.

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This exhibit, featuring four Hong Kong artists: Gaffer Chan, Eastman Cheng, Joey Leung and Wong Yeeki, explores the creative practice of each artist through works ranging from painting and drawing to video and installation.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall , Central

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American pianist Ben Kim and Huang Shan, Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s principal trumpeter, will perform Shostakovich piano concertos no. 1 and 2, and compositions by conductor James MacMillan, under the baton of McMillan himself.

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Curated by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, and Pauline Foessel, this is an expansive event bringing together works from 27 artists, shown in six exhibits across Macau.
Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Central

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This widely-acclaimed play explores themes of loneliness, loss, helplessness and indifference through fourteen games of gin rummy, played by two septuagenarians who are stuck in a shabby nursing home.  
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui East

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Interactive, educational and fun, Hong Kong Ballet’s Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals) is a charming entry point into the world of ballet.

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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.

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Zhao’s second solo exhibition with Tang Contemporary Art in Hong Kong explores aspects of time and the way it alters our perception of the artworks on view.
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.  
Hong Kong Film Archive, Eastern District

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This film programme presents thirteen classic Cantonese and Mandarin comedy movies from the 1950s to the 1990s starring famous on-screen duos.

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This interdisciplinary show brings together works from twenty-seven artists, designers and architects to explore the historical and cultural complexities of Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema , Eastern District

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This retrospective on lauded Chinese filmmaker Li Pingqian (1902 – 1984) will screen eighteen of his best works spanning different themes, genres, and decades.
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui East

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After its successful debut in 2016, the stage adaptation of Gweilo, Martin Booth’s popular memoir about growing up as a Caucasian boy in 1950s Hong Kong, comes back to the stage for a rerun.
MOViE MOViE CityPlaza , Eastern District

Why We Recommend it

MOViE MOViE’s ‘Life is Art’ summer film festival returns with a programme of 20 acclaimed documentaries about legendary artists and stars, including Whitney, Kusama: Infinity, and Ruby Yang‘s Ritoma. 
Ping Pong 129 Gintonería, Sai Ying Pun

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Zooming in on the inner life of his adopted cat, Ballball, Hong Kong artist-activist Kacey Wong’s whimsical multimedia show mixes ideas around animal psychology with socio-politics.

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This programme screens a sampling of films released after 1970 that were shot in black-and-white for artistic reasons, including the Black & Chrome edition of Mad Max: Fury Road. 
Taipa Village Art Space, Taipa

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Created by master painter Lio Man Cheong, the exhibition showcases Lio’s new and unseen works depicting Macau’s long-flourishing firecracker industry.

Why We Recommend it

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.
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.
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.
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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