What’s On in HK’s Art World

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27 May 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!

Faye Wai Wai: Frail Silver of The Climbing Stars

Faye wei wei art

Conceived and designed by rising British Chinese artist Faye Wei Wei and fabricated by one of Hong Kong’s last remaining neon light masters, this acclaimed neon artwork exhibition will be on public display until it is auctioned for charity on June 25th.

When:     Now until June 25th
Where:    British Council, Admiralty
For more information:  Event Website


Audrey by Bob Wiloughby

Audrey Photo Exhibition in Hong Kong

This magnificent exhibition comprising 90 images will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn’s birth, captured by renowned American photographer Bob Wiloughby (1927-2009). The exhibition portrays Audrey’s timeless beauty at work and at home between 1953 and 1966 and marks the first time such a comprehensive collection of Bob Wiloughby’s Audrey photos is on display in Hong Kong.

When:     22 March – 27 July 2019 (Closed Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays)
Where:    F11 Foto Museum, Happy Valley
Tickets:  $100 for adults, $50 for students and seniors 65 or above, children under 11 free, Event Website


An Opera for Animals

an opera for animals

This exhibition explores the way in which the future is now projected less as the rational thinking commonly remembered from the post-war era – advanced machinery, design and social forms – but once more as a place of amorphous fear, of animals that might take over in artificial landscapes. The future it seems, will again be an opera for animals.

When:     22 March – 9 June 2019
Where:    Para Site, Quarry Bay
For more information:  Gallery Website


Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh masterpieces will come to life in this multi-sensory experience as you embrace the sensation of walking right into his paintings. The Experience will stretch the definition of the word ‘exhibition’ as it stimulates your senses and opens your mind.

When:     6 April – 7 July 2019
Where:    FTLife Tower, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $230, discounts available for kids, Website


Niki de Saint Phalle: Legendary Female Artist of the 20th Century and Her Wonderland

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle was sculptor, painter and filmmaker. The French-born, American-raised artist is one of the most significant female and feminist artists of the 20th century. An indoor/outdoor exhibition of some of her works will be presented during Le French May 2019.

When:     5 May – 2 June 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza
For more information:  Event Website


McArthur Binion: Hand:Work:IIBinion Artwork

McArthur Binion’s first set of shows in Asia presents an unprecedented opportunity to view new work by the 72-year-old American artist who has been garnering increasing international attention.

When:    22 May – 13 July 2019
Where:    Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Pedder Building
For more information:  Gallery Website


Philip Colbert: Lobster Land


Philip Colbert has created a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop history paintings. His work powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship to a deeper art historical dialogue. This will mark his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

When:     23 May – 28 June 2019 (closed Mondays)
Where:    Whitestone Gallery, Central
For more information:  Event Website


From Paris to Venice: A Photographic Journey by Willy Ronis

Willy ronis Photography

Reporter, industrial photographer and illustrator, Will Ronis was one of the key figures of twentieth-century French photography. Carefully selected from the enourmos oeuvre Ronis left behind, this exhibition offers an overview of the famous photographers work.

When:     31 May – 25 August 2019
Where:    University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong
For more information:  Gallery Website


Murakami vs Murakami Exhibit

Murakami Artwork

For his first institutional exhibition in Greater China, Murakami vs. Murakami explores the multifaceted universe of the Japanese super-star artist, Takashi Murakami.

When:     1 – 30 June 2019
Where:    JC Contemporary (Block 20), Tai Kwun
For more information:  Ticketflap


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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