Bluffer’s guide to Art Month
When is it: March 15-April 11
What is it: Central and Wan Chai Harbourfront transformed into a sculpture park
Expect to see: Sizeable works of sculpture by a number of internationally renowned artists.
Do say: “Bearing witness to sculpture outside the confines of a gallery setting has totally redefined my perception of the discipline.”
Don’t say: “Those Kusama pumpkins are really overexposed nowadays.”
A newcomer to Hong Kong Art Month, this sculpture park takes over the entire harbourfront promenade between Wan Chai and Central. It boasts some exceptional pieces by some 20 emerging and renowned local and international contemporary artists. Great for a nice walk and a dose of culture at the same time, let’s hope this one makes a return next year.
When is it: March 24-April 1
What is it: Hong Kong’s biggest celebration of street art
Expect to see: Colourful murals – and attendant Instagrammers – all over Central and Western.
Do say: “Move over Banksy!”
Don’t say: “What affect do you think this will this have on property prices?”
A very different animal here. There’s less pretention in the artwork but still a bunch of cooler-than-thou attendees. Still, the awesome graffiti work makes it more than worthwhile. Spreading all over Central and Western District, as well as the art the event also features live painting sessions and a pop-up print exhibition that’re also well worth your time.
Looking for other art shows to see?
There’s more than just obvious art fairs like Art Basel and Art Central taking place in March.