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5 Alternative Art Shows To Catch This October

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Lee Kai Chung: "I Could Not Recall How I Got Here"

History meets art in Lee Kai Chung’s WMA solo exhibition. Created with the WMA 2017/18 theme of “Transition” in mind, the show centres upon the 11 bronze statues that were seized from Central’s Statue Square by the Japanese Imperial Army as part of the war time “copper collection campaign”. Based on extensive archival research, Lee Kai Chung uses sculpture, photography, video and installations to explore the transition of meanings brought about by the passing of time, all via the lens of these statues. In particular, the exhibition points to the reconstruction of the restored Queen Victoria Statues in order to examine how objects in construction are being destroyed, and how destroyed objects are being restored in the course of history.

When: Until Tuesday, 29 October, 12pm to 7pm (gallery closed Mondays)
Where: WMA Space, 8/F, Chun Wo Commercial Building, 23 – 29 Wing Wo Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 3974 5488, [email protected], wma.hk
How much: Free entry

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Café do Brasil Presented By Para Site

Before HEYTEA and soufflé pancake restaurants, Café do Brasil was the place for people to hang out and chat over caffeinated beverages. Situated right in the corner of the second floor of Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, the cafe was well-loved in the 60s and 70s by young intellectuals eager to discuss radical social thought and politics. Now, curator Qu Chang hopes to replicate the spirit of Café do Brasil in Para Site’s latest group exhibition. Spanning two floors and featuring 28 artists, groups, and speakers, the show examines the notions of individuality and collective spirit under the regulatory influences of physical and metaphorical spaces.  

When: Until Sunday, 24 November, 12pm to 7pm  (gallery closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays)
Where: Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: 2517 4620, [email protected], www.para-site.art
How much: Free entry

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VIVID 01: Abdela Igmirien & Espen Cook

Proving that art is so much more than paintings on a wall, Club Kowloon joins ranks with Eaton HK and Terrible Baby to bring you VIVID, a brand new collaboration concept which brings together music and visual arts in the form of “viewing and listening sessions”. Embark on an audio-visual journey that spotlights experimental arts and music. In this first edition, Moroccan photographer and talented multimedia artist Abdela Igmirien delights with a custom video piece, set to a live soundtrack performed by Norwegian artist and DJ Espen Cook.

When: Friday, 4 October, 9pm to 1am (screening from 9pm to 10:30pm)
Where: Terrible Baby, 4/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected]
How much: Free entry

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Informal Chemistry: An Exhibition By Gideon De Kock

Introducing the first solo exhibition by Hong Kong-based street photographer Gideon de Kock, starring an exclusive collection of unique artworks created from 35mm film photography. Here, Gideon de Kock delves into subdued moments of rest, tension, relaxation, isolation and love in places like Hong Kong, South Africa, Namibia and Thailand. Common objects and moments transcend to become the supramundane, and a hyperfocused view allows things that were once simple in nature to take on meaning beyond their original form and purpose.

When: Wednesday, 9 October, 7pm to 9pm
Where: 宀 Gallery, 4/F, 279 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 9816 6440, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

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One Map: Taiwan Design Arts Exhibition

Showcasing Taiwan’s cultural charm through the language of design, One Map invites guests to explore the cultural landscape and creative map of the modern Taiwanese aesthetic by way of exhibitions and talks by celebrated artists and tastemakers. Using the island’s terrain as a starting point, the show is split into three themes: “Mountain Range”, “Sea View” and “Forest Pulse”. In addition to the talks, expect to discover a range of design accessories from brands including STUDIO LIM, Kamaro’an and creative cult favourite Paper Object, all set to music curation by experimental electronic musician-artist 44minus22.

When: Saturday, 12 October to Sunday 20 October, 12pm to 8pm
Where: Parallel Space, 202 Tai Nam Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected]
How much: $25 (head here to book your ticket)

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