#FIRSTLOOK: ARTS IN HONG KONG – ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
We miss Hong Kong so much! This month Arts in Hong Kong will be a huge focus with several virtual events that allow us to enjoy events like Art Basel: Hong Kong, film screenings, streamed live talks, art walks and more! This all in time for Asian Heritage Month.
Check-out some of the amazing virtual events available to all right now!
1 Art Basel – Held from May 21 – 23 at the HKCEC, the world’s leading art fair isa hybrid of the physical and virtual, featuring 104 influential galleries from 23 countries and territories. New this year, ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong’ will broadcast the fair to a global audience. www.artbasel.com/hong-kong
2 Art Central – For the first time, satellite fair Art Central (May 20 – 23) will take place alongside Art Basel at the HKCEC. Works can be bought in person or online, and a talk programme organized by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center will be broadcast online. http://artcentralhongkong.com/
3 West Kowloon Cultural District – Now nearing completion, the WKCD’s M+ Museum offers documentary screenings on demand under a two-part programme, titled Cinema, Disrupted. Films and talks for Part Two: Interrupted Legacies will be available from May 6 to 16.
4 French May&French GourMay – The annual French May (May 1 –June 30) is a multicultural feast of more than 100 mostly in-person events, spanning art, design, opera, classical, pop concerts, dance, movies and more. www.frenchmay.com/en/home. FrenchGourMay (May 1 – 31) is an invitation to (re)discover French gastronomic
5 Hong Kong Museum of Art The HKMoA’s initiative‘Art For Everyone’ (until May 23) features 100 artwork images from the museum’s collection, displayed across Hong Kong, complemented by augmented reality experiences. www.artforeveryone.hk
It will also run a major Surrealist exhibition, featuring 100 artworks from Paris’ Centre Pompidou, from May 21 until September. https://hk.art.museum/
6 Tai Kwun The former Central Police Station, now a heritage and art centre, will host live drama and dance performances by local artists during its performing arts season under the theme ‘SPOTLIGHT’ (until May 16).
7 Yim Tin Tsai Arts Festival 2021 – This community arts festival is an opportunity to get a glimpse into this unique village with its Roman Catholic and Hakka background. The third edition (until July 16) features 31 art pieces, including 14 new works, available on-site and online. www.yimtintsaiartsfestival.hk/index.php?lang=en
8 HKwalls – Hong Kong’s annual street art and mural festival (May 8 – 16) returns with the takeover of wall space in the seaside district of Sai Kung, while an exhibition themed ‘Tools of the Trade’ on the history of street art will run until June 6 at Soho House. https://hkwalls.org/
9 Hong Kong Arts Festival – The annual festival’s PLUS programme embraces the digital format this year to connect with audiences both on and offstage. Available through June 2021 will be a hybrid line-up of online and in-venue programmes, in addition to an interactive online exhibition, and series of online documentaries and cinema screenings.
10 ‘Arts in Hong Kong’ arts maps, event listings, online contents and more
The HKTB brings art to an international audience with its dedicated ‘Arts in Hong Kong’ campaign website, a one-stop platform featuring online showcases, art itineraries, an event calendar, artsy offers, interviews with art insiders, and more. www.discoverhongkong.com/Arts