Hong Kong’s art scene may reach a peak every March, but those who have their heart set on art are in for some good news. A bunch of art exhibitions are coming up in town and we’ve rounded them up for you.
First up is ArtisTree’s Open Rehearsal Series by the International Contemporary Dance Collective (iCoDaCo) which is hosting a dance production and open workshops on 17, 20 and 22 August. Guests will not only be able to engage in open rehearsals with iCoDaCo members, but will also be able to appreciate the performances of stalwarts like the internationally renowned solo artist Mui Cheuk-yin, an internationally acclaimed solo artist, Joseph Lee, the only Hong Kong dancer to have taken part in the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Weronika Pelczyńska, award-winning Polish dance artist.
Those looking to delve into the fine arts can, in the meanwhile, also check out the Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art exhibition to be showcased at this year’s edition of Fine Art Asia 2018, which is taking place at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 September to 2 October. On display will be a whole range of contemporary art and sculpture pieces curated from across the world. A masterpiece by Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, La Vierge et le Rhinocéros, will be headlining the exhibition.
While there, you’d be well-advised to also check out the Photography exhibition at the art fair. Showcasing the best creations from a global selection of galleries chosen by Boogie Woogie Photography, the exhibition hosts a plethora of photographs from contemporary to vintage, from international photographers to Hong Kong’s very own shutterbugs. One of the highlights will be the f22 foto space (Hong Kong) which is hosting a solo exhibition by American photographer Elliott Erwitt. Best known for his candid black and white images, Erwitt has captured numerous iconic shots of luminaries like Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and Richard Nixon.
Meanwhile, Alisan Fine Arts is focusing on local heritage at its Aberdeen Gallery with an art exhibition titled Chinese Dreams, as participation in the South Island Cultural District Art Day 2018 on 22 September. Running from then till 15 December, the exhibition is a nostalgic look-back at Chinese art through the works of diaspora artists like Yi Kai and Wu Shaoxiang.
Text: Suchetana Mukhopadhyay