Coinciding with the reopening to the world, 2023 is synonymous with a “deluge” of cultural happenings and performances in Hong Kong. From contemporary art exhibitions to classical music festival, opera, or unique jewellery collection, the city is culturally booming.
SELECTION OF EVENTS
BEARE’S PREMIERE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023
The Festival celebrates the 15th anniversary of Premiere Performances with milestone artists and programmes, bringing together Cho-Liang Lin, Romer String Quartet, local star pianist Rachel Cheung, and also featuring the return of the Carnival of the Zodiac.
6 – 10 Jan – Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
M+ AT NIGHT
The first edition of M+ at Night will offer a Friday evening full of creative workshops, live music performance and screenings. Complementing Yayoi Kusama 1945 to Now, M+ at Night will take visitors on a journey through Kusama’s creative outpouring and philosophy of life.
13 Jan – M+ Museum
La Bohème is one of the most staged operas across the world. This production will inaugurate the collaboration between Opera Hong Kong and well-known director and theatre educator Tang Shu-wing, who will transpose this opera classic from 19th century in Paris to Hong Kong in a contemporary setting.
12 – 15 Jan – Hong Kong Cultural Centre
GENDER & SPACE
The exhibition adopts a gender lens to revisit the history of Tai Kwun over its first hundred years from 1841 to 1941. It seeks to redress the underrepresentation of women in the gendered spaces of the Central Police Station compound by sharing the stories and experiences of those often overlooked to fill a gap in its history.
Until 15 Jan – Tai Kwun
Men’s Rings, Yves Gastou Collection, L’ECOLE
MEN’S RINGS, YVES GASTOU COLLECTION
As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, L’ÉCOLE unveiled an unprecedented collection of men’s rings, featuring a selection of over 300 rings, which embodies the 40-year passion of a man, the late French connoisseur and reputable art dealer Yves Gastou.
Until 31 Jan – L’ECOLE at K11 MUSEA
ON HONG KONG // ANOTHERMOUNTAINMAN SOLO 2022
The exhibition brings together long-running red white blue collection, in which the artist translates characteristics of the city into various art projects to address a fresh point of view with perceptual experience in response to the uniqueness of Hong Kong.
Until 4 March – Lucie Chang Fine Arts
WORLDS BEYOND REALITY – MONET’S LEGACY
The exhibition features a masterpiece of Claude Monet, Pivoines (1887), alongside a selection of outstanding works of modernist Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun and Lalan, and contemporary artists David Hockney, Shara Hughes, Myonghi Kang and Ziad Dalloul.
Until 4 March – Kwai Fung Hin
Green Mok, for Fanatic Heart, Para Site
Featuring artists from Hong Kong, Japan, mainland China, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam, the exhibition is an elixir of pop cultural offerings that alleviates us from the hardships of daily life, materialising the relationship between fandom and socio-political happenings.
Until 26 Feb – Para Site
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