5 Art Shows Not To Miss In Hong Kong This May

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淡 Daam

This group exhibition presents three Korean artists Suh Seung-Won, Kim Keun-Tai and Kim Deok-Han as a continuation of The Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition that took place at PMQ earlier this year. The versatility of the word “淡” or “daam” (which can be used to describe the colour, taste or a state of mind) is explored and applied to the works of the three artists, as they convey a sense of Korean identity and tranquil minds. This exhibition is on the 8th floor of the gallery.

When: Wednesday, 1 May to Sunday, 19 May, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed Mondays and Public Holidays)
Where: Whitestone Gallery, 7-8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2523 8001,,
How much: Free entry

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Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong is back again for its seventh edition. Over 115 local and international galleries will exhibit contemporary art for you to buy. Prices will range from $1,000 all the way up to $100,000, and with styles to suit every taste (and flat size!), from prints to sculptures and photography and abstract art, maybe you’ll find the perfect piece to take home.

When: Friday, 17 May, 12pm to 6pm; Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May, 11am to 7pm
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 3DE, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $100 to $300, you can buy your ticket here

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Qin Qi: Fragrance Of The Night

Qin Qi’s debut solo exhibition in Hong Kong presents large-scale oil paintings with themes of colonialism and distant cultures. Unique scenes play with history as Qin Qi employs a variety of styles while investigating old stories from the Colonial period, and sheds new light on them through his reinterpretations. The classical aesthetics and storytelling are broken up through unrelated objects that take on new symbolism and associations.

When: Now until Monday, 20 May, 11am-7pm (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays)
Where: Tang Contemporary Art, 10/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2682 8289,,
How much: Free entry

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Cheung Yee: The Early Years

Cheung Yee was one of the founding members of the Circle Art Group and among the first generation sculptors from Hong Kong. His style builds on the framework of Modern Western Art while utilising traditional Chinese and ancient cultural features. With over 20 works spanning the first four decades of Cheung’s career, the exhibition will present a range of pieces showcasing his experimentation materials, bronze sculptures and iconic paper castings.

When: Now until Tuesday 21 May, 10am to 7pm (gallery closed Sundays)
Where: Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2525 0529,,
How much: Free entry


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Garth Weiser

Garth Weiser’s layered paintings are dense and dimensional. His approach explores the potential of painting and surface, which results in engaging detailed works consisting of layers of frenzied lines, slashes, curves. It takes seeing the works up close to be able to visually pick apart the layers and uncover the explosive gestures that make up the pieces.

When: Wednesday, 15 May to Thursday, 27 June, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed Sundays and Mondays)
Where: Simon Lee Gallery, 304, 3/F, The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2801 6252,,
How much: Free entry

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