Top art exhibitions to see in Hong Kong this week
French photographer Thien-Ty Ly showcases his signature panoramic film photography works at Central bar-slash-artspace Chez Trente. Thien’s has been documenting Hong Kong city life through street photography for the past six years, which resulted in a stunning series of human images and stories. Thien has relied on a 35mm black and white Hasselblad Xpan 24mm x 65mm panoramic format to capture the full scope of his street photographs. Join the artist in exploring the relationship between a person and their everyday environment at this exhibition.
A multi-sensory exhibition that brings Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic and lesser-known paintings and artworks to life. Set to a classical score, this immersive experience allows you to explore more than 3,000 images projected across walls, columns, and even floors of the venue. Don’t miss the interactive drawing room filled with rows of canvas stands where visitors can try their at drawing following the projected video, as well as a real set of the Bedroom in Arles for photo-ops.
Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s most personal project to date, this new exhibition demonstrates his deepening roots in Hong Kong and Cantonese culture. Documenting visually striking street signs, Jacquet-Lagrèze began forming piecing together and forming sentences with photographs of individual characters resulting in poems that are both visual and linguistic.
Audrey Hepburn is undeniably one of the greatest Hollywood icons of all time, and while we can still experience and witness her beauty and talent on film, Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby has managed to capture her effervescent charm and shows an intimate side to her life. Celebrating what would have been Hepburn’s 90th birthday and marking a decade since the passing of Willoughby, this rare photography exhibition (and a first in Hong Kong) features an outstanding selection of some of Willoughby’s most memorable photos of Hepburn.
Sergey Melnitchenko previously worked in China as a nightclub dancer. During his time there, he created a body of documentary and conceptual art photography and almost 100 of which, will be showcased at this exhibition. Capturing an intimate view of Chinese society from the perspective of an outsider and fleeting moments of the everyday life of the average people, Melnitchenko’s award-winning series provides a rare glimpse of the world behind the backstage of a nightclub.
Charming both fine art and mainstream audiences worldwide with his cute and psychedelic works, which often feature colourful flowers with smiley faces and original characters like Kaikai and Kiki, eccentric Japanese artist Takashi Murakami returns to Hong Kong for a major survey exhibition. The exhibition will be taking over all the art galleries at Tai Kwun, showcasing more than 60 paintings and sculptures in an immersive setting that explores the multi-faceted work and life of Murakami. Those range from large-scale post-apocalyptic works to interpretations on classical Japanese paintings and Buddhism to his creative collaborations, including the character Doraemon. Also at the exhibition are some of the artist’s iconic and outlandish costume designs, video works, samples of his private art collection and the artist’s spectacular wall and floor art.
Dedicated to one of the most internationally famous French photographers Willy Ronis, this exhibition showcases his most iconic works as well as less known ones. Many of Ronis’s best-known photographs are micro-narratives, portraying men and women, on the street, in ordinary, everyday activities. Ronis’s lens also highlights social injustice and the underprivileged classes of society.
See more things to do in Hong Kong this week
Want to plan ahead and fill up your calendar for the next seven days? Discover the biggest and best things to do in Hong Kong from Monday morning to Sunday evening with our ultimate list. From the latest restaurant openings and the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong to pop-up events and free community classes, we’ve got you covered for the rest of the week. And if you're looking to get some fresh air after a long day at work, why not fit in a hike on a weeknight?