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The latest curated art & cultural events from around Hong Kong

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This retrospective celebrates the elegant cinema of forgotten Japanese filmmaker Naruse Mikio (1905 – 1969) by screening a selection of his best works.

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The 3rd edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao boasts a promising and highly varied programme, screening quality 55 films across countries and genres.
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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Italian fine art photographer Valentina Loffredo‘s latest series, which explores the healing process that leads us from a trauma back into life, will be on show at Soho 189 and Novalis Contemporary Art Gallery.
Rouge Éphémère, Central

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This is an exhibition of tactile, three-dimensional works that collide the spirit of old Hong Kong with the present day.
Emperor Cinemas, Entertainment Building, 3-4/F, Central

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This film festival screens enduring classics and contemporary movies that celebrate the city-state’s notorious glamour, rich history and picturesque scenery.

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Organised by M+, this retrospective celebrates the four-decades-long career of Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui, who is known for her diverse and socially conscious oeuvre.

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With its dazzling feats and dances, What The Moon Saw leads children on an adventure of the night and brings back heart-warming childhood memories to adults.

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This year’s edition of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival features two exhibitions on experimental Japanese photography, alongside a wide range of satellite events that include talks, fairs, guided tours, screenings and workshops.
Experimental Gallery, 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Domestic helper-turned-photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani takes back her own voice as she retells the under-reported stories on migrants and human rights issues in a solo photography exhibition.

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Joan Miró Prize-winning artist Kader Attia’s film Héroes Heridos (2018) and his other recent works remind visitors why historical trauma should be felt and remembered.

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Noted Russian jazz trumpeter Alex Sipiagin and the Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra join forces for a vibrant concert of the latter’s original big band works.
Hart Hall, G/F, H Queen’s, Central

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Rising art star Red captures the magic of the Northern Lights in a mesmerising, colour-shifting installation made from 2000 pieces of recycled smartphone glass.
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, Sha Tin

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Indulge in a special screening of two beloved Christmas films with live orchestral accompaniment, singing and storytelling.
Edouard Malingue Gallery , Central

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Through a set of sculptural works and paintings, the Paris-born artist explores the condition of going towards what one does not know without fully conquering it.
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Seven cherry-picked films, including ‘Ten Years’, ‘Still Human’ and ‘Napping Kid’, will be screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre throughout the Christmas season.
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Magical, festive and accompanied live by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this production by the Hong Kong Ballet puts a fresh spin on the all-time favourite Christmas ballet, ‘The Nutcracker’.

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Immerse yourself in a fantasy world of light and shadow as Lichtbende takes the stage with a dog-against-flea story by storm—and laughter.
Pearl Lam Galleries, H Queen’s, Central

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Comprising works made with ready-made materials such as dice, dominoes and buttons, this thought-provoking exhibition explores the element of chance as well as the constructive tendency in Brazilian art.

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Renowned multimedia artist and composer Samson Young invites audiences to debate the notion of utopia on a city-wide touring broadcast van for a 12-hour live radio show.

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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. 

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This special film programme screens an eclectic mix of Polish films across genres and decades in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the country’s independence.

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This programme screens six classic prison films—including Cool Hand Luke and A Man Escaped— that force us to ponder the question, ‘what does freedom really mean?’

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Discover hidden artworks and performances by local artists working in Foo Tak Flux, a seemingly ordinary residential building.

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Suitable for all ages, six acclaimed international feature films and animations return to the big screen to greet the Holiday season.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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Let your 2018 culminate in the timeless music by Johann Strauss II, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Heinz Karl Gruber performed by award-winning musicians.
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.
Galerie Huit , Kwun Tong

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Cheung, whose work is widely exhibited and collected internationally, brings dreamlike mixed media paintings and intricate Chinese lattice screens to his Hong Kong debut show. This new body of work deals with identity, territory and sense of

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This immersive exhibition considers the paradoxes and strains in today’s Vietnam which were resulted directly and indirectly from the civil war and its aftermath.

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Chinese artist Hao Jingban’s first solo exhibition explores the subjectivity of interpretation and the politicalness of visual representations of the Manchukuo, a puppet state created in 1932 by Japan out of the three historic provinces
Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Kenny Wong Chi-chuen, winner of the 23rd ifva Awards Media Art Category stimulates visitors with unimaginable possibilities of movements in sculptures and disturbing computer-generated sounds that defy the understanding of physics and art.
Whitestone Gallery, H Queen’s, 7-8/F , Central

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This exhibition features works of Japan’s most significant avant-garde collective of the postwar era, as well as creations by contemporaries who cross-pollinated ideas with the Gutai Art Association.
SIN SIN Fine Art & Atelier, Unit A, 4/F, Kin Teck Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

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Sixteen artists present their evocative works in a charity exhibition organised on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of NGO Reach for the HeART.
Experimental Gallery, 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai

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Brian Tilbrook’s lively semi-abstracts and evocative paintings capture how Hong Kong’s geographical and political landscapes have changed over the course of the last five decades.
Puerta Roja, Sheung Wan

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The artist, who has received critical acclaim around the world for his unconventional and unpredictable images generated by nature, exhibits his latest work in a show curated by Puerta Roja.

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This retrospective welcomes renowned guests to Hong Kong, including Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat—known for his musical scores to films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water—and screens enduring French

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Promising young Cantonese opera talents join forces with veteran stars in the re-run of two acclaimed works, A Fan to Remember and The Cosmic Mirror.  

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Bringing together the works of five contemporary artists who are living and working in China and Hong Kong, this eclectic exhibition addresses the need to react visually to the uneasy experience of living in an ever-changing environment.
Duplex Studio at Block 01, Tai Kwun , Central

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Arts and heritage centre Tai Kwun pays tribute to Kwan Kung, an icon of their site—and Chinese culture—in a new thematic exhibition comprising historical artefacts, artworks, and interactive installations.
HKDI Gallery , Tseung Kwan O, New Territories

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Showcasing 10 distinctive projects spanning industrial design, visual communications, sensory explorations and interactive installations, this exhibition challenges the limits in the digitalisation of design.   
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 features 23 artworks by Hong Kong-based artists that explore the state of human rights in Hong Kong and beyond.   
Para Site, 22/F Wing Wah Industrial Building, Quarry Bay

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Ellen Pau, one of Hong Kong’s most influential and pioneering video artists, is honoured in a retrospective curated by Para Site.
HKDI Gallery, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories

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The internationally sought-after industrial designers explore how urban environments could be improved in an immersive, imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition at the Hong Kong Design Institute.
Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay

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This family-friendly Sunday-market-on-wheels is a colourful and fun experience that encourages healthy eating habits and green living.    
University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

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HKU University Museum’s West Lake Panorama exhibition features the awe-inspiring scenery of Hangzhou’s West Lake area as immortalised in ancient and contemporary woodblock prints.
1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 & Function Place, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin

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This exhibition of pictures, video clips, valuable documents and artefacts traces the history and development of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).

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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.
1/F, Thematic Galleries 3 & 4, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

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Discover Hong Kong’s rich porcelain-making history in the 20th century through a showcase of exquisite porcelain designs, historical photos, manuscripts, hand-drawn designs, pigments and tools.
HKDI Gallery , Tseung Kwan O, New Territories

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Oscar-winning Hong Kong art director and designer Tim Yip’s multidisciplinary works and his collaborations with some of the world’s best filmmakers are brought to life in an exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. 
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.
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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