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5 New Hong Kong Art Shows You Can’t Miss This December

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Across Borders - Digital Art and Beyond

Prepare to get lit with glow-in-the-dark work from artists Paik Nam-June and Anthony James! From human-scale sculptures to large light installations, this transformational experience takes place in the gallery’s completely-dark Black Room. If you’re into artists who constantly push the limits of art through technology, this is the perfect exhibition for you. Known as the “Father of Video Art”, Paik Nam-June’s artwork questions the dynamic between humanity and technology. You’ll also find traces of Anthony James’ minimalist philosophy and artistry through his perfectly symmetrical and accurate designs.

When: Until Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 10am to 7pm (Mondays to Saturdays), 12pm to 6pm (Sundays and public holidays
Where: Opera Gallery, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2810 1208, www.operagallery.com
How much: Free entry

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The Sunata

Be prepared for a reflective media art journey in this new interactive show at K11. Inspired by Mozart’s The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448, this giant immersive exhibition is curated by Keith Lam, an award-winning new media artist, alongside new media creative studio Dimension Plus. As you step into the K11 Piazza, you will find yourself lost in The Sunata Prelude: Rain, a fun and vibrant installation that’ll rinse you with a rainbow drizzle (don’t worry, you won’t actually get wet!). If you’re looking for a richer audio and visual impact, head over to the chi K11 art space for The Sunata Planet K448, where you’ll receive a wireless headset to fully isolate your senses from the outside world!

The Sunata Prelude: Rain
When:
Until Wednesday, 1 January 2020, 10am to 10pm 
Where: K11 Piazza, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 3118 8070, [email protected], hk.k11.com
How much: Free entry

The Sunata Planet K448
When:
Until Wednesday, 1 January 2020, 11am to 9pm (30 mins per session)
Where: chi K11 art space, B2 Level, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 3118 8070, [email protected], hk.k11.com
How much: $30

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Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Forget Santa, Leonardo da Vinci is coming to town this Christmas! From The Last Supper to Mona Lisa, browse through the digitalised authentic works of Da Vinci from the Leonardo Museum in Italy right here in Hong Kong. As well as digital replicas, there’ll also be a series of interactive booths where visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the individual paintings themselves. While the exhibition is free (meaning you won’t need the Da Vinci code to get in and admire his timeless works of art), some of the activities may require reward points – head here for full details.

When: From Monday, 9 December 2019 to Sunday, 16 February 2020, 12pm to 9pm (last admission at 8:30pm)
Where: Central Atrium, G/F Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 2740 4108, [email protected], www.olympiancity.com.hk
How much: Free entry (interactive booths may require additional payment)

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Sudo Reiko: Making Nuno Textiles

CHAT (Centre for Heritage Arts & Textiles) is kick-starting its winter programme with a collection of textile (or “nuno” in Japanese) works by Sudo Reiko, an internationally-acclaimed artist known for her innovative take on traditional Japanese textiles. In addition to the textiles themselves, the exhibition will unravel the whole creative process behind the works of the Tokyo-based artist, spotlighting Reiko’s sketches, material samples and design prototypes for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.

When: Until Sunday, 23 February 2020, 11am to 7pm  (gallery closed Tuesdays)
Where: CHAT and The Hall, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 3979 2301, [email protected], www.mill6chat.org
How much: Free entry

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Banksy: Genius or Vandal?

Following successful stops in Moscow, Madrid and Lisbon, the highly anticipated “Banksy: Genius or Vandal?” finally makes its way to Hong Kong. As is customary when it comes to the infamous street artist, this exhibition is not authorised by Banksy, who prefers to protect his anonymity and independence from the system instead. As such, the 70 original works, installations, photographs and sculptures on show have been taken from private art collections across the world. We have a feeling this one will sell out pretty quickly, so make sure to get your tickets now!

Time: Until Sunday, 1 March 2020, 11am to 7pm (booking essential)
Where: Portal 6311, 1/F, FTLife Tower, Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected], tickets.banksyexhibitionhk.com
How much: Standard tickets start at $180 (weekdays) and $210 (weekend and public holidays)

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