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Top 10 Art Happenings This Month

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Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close

This international cultural project is staged across three cities: Geneva, New York, and (of course) Hong Kong. Exploring “the psychological and emotional dimensions of disease and contagion”, it features a showcase of curated art as well as a heritage exhibition of the impact of the 1890s Plague in early colonial Hong Kong.

When: Now until Sunday, 21 April, 11am to 7pm (open until 9pm every Friday)
Where: JC Contemporary and Lower E Hall & G/F, D Hall, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission

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Robert Lepage’s 887

Hong Kong Arts Festival showcases everything from western opera to classical music, dance, theatre and more. Our pick is 887 from world-famous theatre visionary Robert Lepage, which will feature the man himself onstage for the first time in Hong Kong.

When: Wednesday, 27 February to Saturday, 2 March
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $260 to $580 – buy your ticket here

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Sushi Chan “Track Back/Forward 2018” Film Photography Exhibition

Explore Hong Kong’s life and cityscape through local film photographer Sushi Chan’s lens. TRACK BACK & FORWARD 2018 features speakeasies and restaurants with both retro and futuristic twists. The project looks to be an interesting take on nostalgia in our new-age city.

When: Friday, 1 March to Sunday, 31 March
Where: Sense 99, 2/F, 99F Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission

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India By The Bay

Pop by the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre this month for the fifth edition of India by the Bay, featuring stellar events with award-winning musicians, celebrated authors, Bollywood actresses as well as great food, traditional dance, meditation and more! Running for nine days, there’s something for everyone – check out the full line-up here.

When: Friday, 1 March to Sunday, 9 March
Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9, Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary according to event – book your ticket here

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illusfairHK 2019: Colours Of Life

Promising to be more than just an ordinary print, sketches and craft market, illusfairHK will also be hosting free talks by professional illustrators, workshops, and live drawing demonstrations this month! Featuring over 80 participating artists, this is definitely a fair we’ve got our eye on.

When: Friday, 8 March, 7pm to 10pm; Saturday, 9 March and Sunday, 10 March, 12pm to 7pm
Where: L1 Gallery & Courtyard, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – register here

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"Made In Home Kong" Street Photography Exhibition

Bamboo Scenes is teaming up with lifestyle brand, Home Kong, to launch a special street photography exhibition this month. Kicking off with an art block party, the exhibition will showcase new and loved works of over 20 Bamboo Scenes artists.

When: Saturday, 16 March onwards
Where: Bamboo Scenes, 13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission

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Art Gallery Night

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association‘s annual Art Gallery Night is the perfect chance to mingle with critics and connoisseurs. Head to any of the participating galleries for an evening of special exhibitions, talks and wine.

When: Monday, 25 March, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Various participating galleries across Hong Kong
How much: Free admission

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Art Central

Definitely one of the most anticipated art events every year, Art Central is back for its fifth edition with 107 galleries from 22 countries. The fair will feature everything from performance art to large scale installations, talks from leading contemporary artists, striking work and more. Not to be missed.

When: Wednesday, 27 March to Sunday, 31 March; Wednesday, 27 March, 11am to 5pm; Thursday, 28 March, 12pm to 9pm; Friday 29 March, 12pm to 9pm; Saturday, 30 March, 11am to 7pm; Sunday, 31 March, 11am to 5pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $230, discounts available – buy your ticket here.

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South Island Art Day

Boasting 19 galleries and artist studios, the South Island Cultural District promises to be Hong Kong’s new contemporary art destination. Take them up on the challenge and head to Wong Chuk Hang for its art day, taking place across its participating spaces, featuring everything from installations to talks, guided tours, performances, and lots of art.

When: Friday, 29 March, 10am to 2pm
Where: Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan – you can find a map here
How much: Free admission

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Asia Contemporary Art Show

This weekend-long contemporary art show is the longest-running and most successful hotel art fair in Asia! This year’s spring edition will see artwork from Malaysia, South Korea, Lebanon, Japan, Hong Kong and more. Featuring more than 2,000 artworks and a chance to speak one-on-one with artists, this is a stand-out event made for the art critic in you.

When: Saturday, 30 March to Monday, 1 April; Saturday, 30 March and Sunday, 31 March, 1pm to 8pm; Monday, 1 April, 11am to 6pm
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: 2-for-1 Ticket $270 (admits two), On-the-door $270 (admits one)buy your ticket here

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