Art events around Hong Kong

March is Hong Kong's Art Month, and for approximately two weeks the city will be bursting with exhibitions, show and stage productions—more than enough to satisfy everyone's inner artists with. Here are our favourite events of the arts season.

The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

We are treated this year to an international programme of multiple art forms spanning theatre, Chinese opera and dance. Amongst the myriad productions to choose from, highlights for us include a multiple award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and World Music Weekend, a sonic cross-continent journey showcasing klezmer music from eastern Europe, the singer-storyteller tradition of pansori from Korea, and Buryat-Mongol music from Siberia’s Lake Baikal region.


Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show Jeff Murray Florence

The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns for its 12th iteration with more than 2,500 unique works of art spread across four dedicated floors of the Conrad Hong Kong. This time the theme is Intersections: China, which highlights the conceptual artistic ‘intersections’ between past and present, traditional and modern, and East and West in contemporary Chinese art. The Show is also a brilliant opportunity to connect directly with some of the world’s most interesting emerging and mid-career artists.

23-26 MAR

Art Basel 

Art Basel Mujin to Production

Returning to Hong Kong with 248 premier galleries from 32 countries, Art Basel provides an in-depth look into the Asia-Pacific region’s diversity through historical material and modern works by both established and emerging artists. Aside from the expected paintings, photographs and sculptures, the event also brings us more concrete thematic exhibitions, large scale installations, screenings, and a series of conversations on the global contemporary art scene.

29-31 MAR

Art Central 

Art Central Desmond Leung Dawn of Inner Reality Process

Art Central prides itself on showcasing museum quality artworks alongside cutting edge pieces by emerging artists. Its highly anticipated fourth edition will feature over 100 leading international galleries, 75 percent of which are based in the Asia Pacific region. 30 of these galleries will be making their Art Central debut, and along with other artists from across the globe, will illustrate the diversity and striking talent of today’s artists worldwide. Of interest is Parkview Art Hong Kong’s featuring of local artist Desmond Leung who will be blending virtual reality into his art. Look out also for Damien Hirst’s pharmaceutical sculptures from his 2014 ‘Schizophrenogenesis’ series.

27 MAR-1 APR