September is around the corner, bringing a variety of art and cultural happenings in Hong Kong.
Cinema lovers will appreciate MOVIE MOVIE Festival anifest, as well as Jumping Frames Festival, while music aficionados will be thrilled by Yu Long’s Verdi Requiem. Theatre lovers will be transported by Liu Rushi, My Dear, while contemporary art enthusiasts will enjoy The Descendants and Andy Lau’s exhibition.
To keep your Summer mood, don’t forget to take a stroll in Tsuen Wan to discover art and design installations as part of Design District Hong Kong.
MOViE MOViE anifest 2023 will featuring an array of award-winning animations from all around the world. In addition to showcasing animated works from abroad, the festival will also screen award-winning local animated works, as well as selections from its past decade to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary.
Until 9 September – MOViE MOViE Pacific Place, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza and PREMIERE ELEMENTS
Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK) creative tourism project, organised by the Tourism Commission of Hong Kong and curated by Way of Difference with the theme of “Vivid Tsuen Wan”, offers seven art installations by international and local creative units, as well as a series of activities filled with local flavours to introduce the emerging Tsuen Wan neighbourhood.
Celebrating the social connectedness in our post-pandemic world, the Festival will present over 20 screenings featuring nearly 50 films. The event will be complemented with performances, exhibitions, workshops and more, with artists hailing from Hong Kong and around the globe, whose diverse and critical perspectives expand the festival theme this year.
12 September – 6 October – Eaton HK and MCL K11 Art House
Dominique Fung – The Descendants, WOAW Gallery, K11 Musea
Presented by WOAW Gallery in partnership with K11 MUSEA, this group exhibition showcases a generation of pivotal artists who are at the forefront of guiding contemporary art from across the globe. Each participating artist foregrounds artistic exploration in the particular histories and legacies of the art cosmopolitans they hail from and identities they inhabit.
Until 17 September – Kunsthalle of K11 Art & Cultural Centre, K11 MUSEA
Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau presents his first-ever exhibition featuring contemporary artists who have joined hands in the creation effort, including Lin Yusi, Huang Yulong, Xu Zhuoer and STICKYLINE, covering oil painting, large-scale installations, sculptures, calligraphy, ink wash painting, geometric paper sculptures and crystal installations.
With its profound power and emotional range, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem is a vivid depiction of light and dark, heaven and hell, life and death. Join HK Phil Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long, four illustrious soloists and the joint force of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus and the China National Opera House Chorus for this special one-night-only performance of a musical tour de force.
28 September – 8pm – Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Lai Yan Cheung & Sean Leegal – Dialogue Bands, Hong Kong Arts School
The exhibition is a collaborative drawing project between students and lecturers from Hong Kong Art School and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) School of Arts, aiming to synthesise a connection between the two institutions, exploring diverse approaches to thinking through art-making, exchanging ideas, and delving into cultural themes.
Following the success of Hu Xueyan, my Dear, HKRep Artistic Director Poon Wai Sum created another work based on a historical figure, Liu Rushi, a beautiful and talented courtesan from the late Ming and early Qing dynasties widely praised as the top among “Eight Beauties of Qinhuai River”.