EDIT – 5 January 2022 In view of the latest government social distancing measures, entertainment and cultural venues will be closed for two weeks from 7 January, resulting in the cancellation and postponement of several performances and events, such as the “Beare’s Premiere Music Festival”.
The new year is here already, bringing in Hong Kong a “deluge” of fresh art and cultural happenings.
From museums and galleries exhibitions to chamber music, Cantonese Opera and theatre performances, from crafts, savoir-faire and heritage to digital art experiences, we have selected various events to start the year culturally.
SELECTION OF EVENTS
BEARE’S PREMIERE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022
“Hong Kong’s cultural landmark”, the annual chamber music festival is back with more than 20 overseas and local musicians. In addition to three exceptional chamber music concerts, the festival will also offer a jazz concert, a family concert, an outdoor concert and three film screenings. 9 – 23 January – Various Locations
TEA HOUSE THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Specially designed to introduce new audiences to Cantonese opera, the performance showcases selections of musics, as well as two Cantonese opera excerpts, one classic and one newly-written, as well as beloved sung pieces from traditional repertoire. Until 23 January – Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Being the world’s first “Experium”, a synthesis of experience and museum, this collaboration of global innovators and creatives, intersecting art, science, and technology offers a parallel universe of mind-bending installations and tech-driven visual compositions. Until 28 February – L.Place, Queen’s Road, Central
SAVOIR-FAIRE: THE MASTERY OF CRAFT IN FASHION
Curated by Adrian Cheng and Carine Roitfeld, this immersive exhibition features rare and masterful haute-couture and prêt-à-porter works from renowned design houses, highlighting the importance of craftsmanship preservation. Until 14 February – K11 Art and Cultural Centre, K11 MUSEA
LOST AND SOUND – HONG KONG INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE
Flower boards, lion heads, wood carving, cheongsams, guangcai, Chiu Chow sugar loafs, mahjong tiles, galvanised iron products, dim sum, bamboo steamers, hand puppet Cantonese Opera, bayin and unicorn dance are showcased, along with multimedia elements to reinterpret local traditional culture. Until February 2023 – Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan
JUBILEE-EXHIBITION 10 YEARS ART SUPERMARKET
The art gallery celebrates ten years of presence in the city with new works by British street and pop art artist Szabotage, South African pop art artist Norman O’Flynn and French street art artist JM Robert. Until 26 February – 5 Staunton Street, Central
A GLIMPSE OF TANG PROSPERITY FROM MURALS
In this large-scale exhibition, forty-two mural paintings, discovered at the tomb of Prince Zhanghuai and Princess Yongtai, along with imperial and secondary tombs, have been recombined for the first time, using digital technologies and light projection. Until 27 February – Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon
The exhibition celebrates Robert Indiana (1928-2018), one of the most influential and pioneering American artists since the 1960s, praised for his unique contributions to the Pop art movement, embracing the power of language, colour and form, to produce one of the most iconic bodies of work of the 20th and 21st centuries. Until 8 March – Ben Browne Fine Arts, Wong Chuk Hang