Before the summery transhumance, don’t miss the chance to enjoy Hong Kong’s flourishing art and cultural happenings. Discover our selection of performances and exhibitions and make the most of your cultural journey in June.
The closing concert of the 30th anniversary of French May Arts Festival will see the pure, magnetic alchemy between French singer and composer Keren Ann and the Debussy String Quartet. Together, they will perform new original versions of Keren Ann’s classics such as Not Going Anywhere, Strange Weather and Jardin d’Hiver.
23 June – 8pm – Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Freddie Mercury’s Crown and accompanying cloak – Sotheby’s
For the first time in Asia, some twenty highlights from the collection of Freddie Mercury will be showcased to the public, from the iconic stage crown, the pair of Adidas sneakers to handwritten working drafts for the song Bohemian Rhapsody.
The exhibition showcases the learning journey of the Higher Diploma in Fine Art program at Hong Kong Art School and presents a selection of artworks by passionate art lovers exploring contemporary art with different mediums and creative methods.
Until 27 June – The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School
The new season of the Tea House Theatre’s regular original programme offers a new look at Cantonese opera and traditional Chinese music through an innovative framed story presentation, following the thoughts of a Cantonese opera actor, and highlighting familiar songs and instrumental music pieces.
The exhibition, which marks the centenary of the birth of the photographer Marc Riboud, is an exciting cultural journey to France and China, featuring works by one of the most celebrated French photographers, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the French May Art Festival.
The 19th-century French term “petits rats” was used to describe young training ballerinas at the Paris Opera, who inspired French sculptor Degas. Sighicelli photographed the sculptures in a museum’s storeroom to bring us to the ‘backstage’ or ‘side-lines’ of the opera.
Inspired by the liminal moments of dawn and dusk, the exhibition features paintings and installations by Hong Kong visual artist Tobe Kan, capturing the elusive and intangible qualities of transition and transformation, through a recurring motif of plants species common to the city.
Organised by Hong Kong-based platform PROJECT21st, this brand-new music experience challenges the traditional notions of music performance, with a series of happenings, exhibitions and experiences going beyond the format of ‘concerts’.