What’s On in HK’s Art World

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20 Nov 2019 — By Melanie Grosjean / What's On
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Art Exhibitions and Events in Hong Kong

From gallery openings to art exhibitions, art shows to fairs, we’ve rounded up all of Hong Kong’s hottest art events for your inspiration.

If you’re looking for other things to do then please check out our complete what’s on guide here!

Ed van der Elsken: Hong Kong the Way it Was

ed van der elsken

This exhibition will feature more than 130 beautiful photos taken in 1959-1960 by Ed van der Elsken – one of the most influential Dutch photographers of the 20th century. This will be the first time the Hong Kong series is shown in its entirety.

When: 3 October 2019 – 28 February 2020 (during gallery open hours/days)
Where: F11 Foto Museum, Happy Valley
Tickets: $100, kids under 11 free, Gallery Website


Hong Kong Art Week

Hong Kong Art Week

Entering it’s 7th Year, the HKAW 2019 will present a collective front of 52 member art galleries with special events throughout the week such as Art Gallery Night, South Island Art Brunch and a two-day Art Symposium.

When: 21-30 November 2019
Where: Various venues
For more information: Hong Kong Art Week Website


Treading Waves – Liu Qinghe Solo Exhibition

Liu Qinghe Treading water

Liu Qinghe is an ink artist with a strong contemporary, experimental sensibilities who focuses his work on contemporary cities. This exhibition will feature 19 of his recent ink on paper works.

When: 22 November – 28 December 2019
Where: Tang Contemporary Art, H Queens
For more information: Gallery Website


K11 X’mas Reflection: The Sunata

The Sunata

The Sunata is a new immersive media art journey curated by new media artist Keith Lam and new media creative studio Dimension Plus. During the journey, the audience will find their own reflections composed with themselves as well as the people around them.

When: 7 November 2019 – 1 January 2020
Where: K11 Musea
For more information: K11 Musea Website


Precious Art Deco Objects Exhibition

This exhibition features close to 50 jewelry boxes from the Prince and Princess Saddrudin Aga Khan Collection traveling to Asia for the first time. These precious objects, combining craftmanship with function, capture the essence of the Art Deco movement.

When: 11 November 2019 – 9 February 2020
Where: L’ECOLE School of Jewelry Arts, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets: Free, Ticketflap


City of Darkness Exhibit

This exhibition explores the old and long gone Walled City of Kowloon as photographed by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot.

When: Now until 8 December 2019
Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, Sheung Wan
For more information: Facebook


Across Borders – Digital Art and Beyond

This exhibit will feature works by the ‘Father of Video Art’ – Paik Nam-June and artist Anthony James. The gallery’s signature Black Room will be transformed into an immersive digital art experience that introduces both artists in an immersive, experiential way.

When: 21-31 December 2019
Where: Opera Gallery, Central
For more information:  Event Website


Yang Yongliang: Views of Water

Yang Yongliang Views of water

Trained in traditional Chinese ink paintings, and working as a multimedia artist, Yang Yongliang creates works that meld both traditional art forms and digital technology. For the artist’s second solo exhibition, Whitestone will exhibit a new body of works which include a new video project of Views of Water.

When: 21 November – 12 January 2019
Where: Whitestone Gallery, H Queen’s Central
For more information: Gallery Website


Yunizar The Original Story


Sin Sin Fine Art is presenting a solo exhibition by prominent Indonesian artist Yunizar. He is known for his works as an attempt to advance his preoccupation for still-life: Bottles, birds, mythical creatures and other elements are painted singly and later reproduced in simplified outlines.

When: 22 November – 20 January 2019
Where: Sin Sin Fine Art, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information: Gallery Website


Sigg Prize 2019 Exhibition

The Sigg Prize is a biennial award that recognises outstanding practices of artists born or working in the Greater China region. The six artists in this exhibition have been short-listed for the prize and represent a wide range of mediums, generations and geographies. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of programs, workshops and performances.

When: 7 December 2019 – 13 April 2020
Where: M+ Pavillion, Art Park
For more information: Event Website


Banksy: Genius or Vandal Exhibition

Banksy girl with the baloon

Banksy, the British artist whose identity is still unknown, is considered one of the main contemporary street art icons. Hong Kong will be the first city in Asia to hold this exhibition featuring an impressive audio-visual installation and a silkscreen of the Girl with Balloon series.

When:     20 December 2019 – 1 March 2020
Where:    Portal 6311, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  From $180, Event Website


For more events in Hong Kong, check out our full list of What’s On here. 

What's on in Hong Kong

Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.



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