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Must-see Hong Kong art exhibitions to catch this July

Add a bit of culture to your summer with our pick of the best Hong Kong art exhibitions to check out this month

Keith Ladzinski: A Fragile Planet

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Award-winning National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski showcases his stunning visual images of landscape and wildlife photographs taken from Asia, Africa, South America and both Poles to demonstrate the beauty of planet Earth. Be amazed by these photographs and learn more about the importance of conservation and environmental sustainability. Appointments only. 

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The Haven by Jacada Travel , Central Until Saturday May 26 2018

Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour

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After making a huge splash representing Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale 2017’s 57th International Art Exhibition, local multidisciplinary artist Samson Young brings his acclaimed exhibition Songs for Disaster Relief to his hometown. Featuring a series of sculptures, objects, videos, sound installations, and site-specific pieces, the exhibition offers a unique audiovisual experience that re-examines the popularity of charity singles from the 1980s by creatively repurposing and misreading iconic songs. Support this rising Hong Kong artist and explore the social, political, and philosophical implications of charity singles in a cross-cultural context. 

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M+ Pavilion , West Kowloon Until Sunday May 6 2018
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Ng Lung-wai: One Person, Two Systems

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Local installation artist Ng Lung-wai gets personal for this solo exhibition and explores his own cultural identity. Having grown up in a Hong Kong pre and post-colonialism, Ng using his signature contextual pointillism – his own version of pointillism using collectible items as pixels – and various symbolic items like Western and Asian Chess Pieces, Chinese ink brushes and Oil paintbrushes to form the faces of Chairman Mao Zedong and Queen Elizabeth II. Aside from his expert techniques, the exhibition is an interesting reflection of Hong Kong’s  developing landscapes.  

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A2Z Art Gallery , Central Until Sunday April 29 2018

Antoine d’Agata: Contamination

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Acclaimed French photographer and filmmaker Antoine d’Agata, best known for his contributions to The Magnum Photos agency, shares 30 colour and black-and-white photographs and a video installation for his solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Concurrent with Art Basel and Sound Island Art Day, the exhibition pays tribute to d’Agata’s radical and unique vision over the past 30 years. Expect works that deal with prostitution, urban violence and drugs as he celebrates the dignity and beauty of the underdogs.  Be on the lookout for the stage production Odysseia between May 8-10, which brings d’Agata’s works to life directed and performed by Fabrice Michel. 

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Charbon Art Space , Aberdeen Until Friday May 25 2018
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Laurent Martin “Lo”: Zhu Qi

Inspired by his travels around Hong Kong and the city’s iconic junk boats, Spanish artist Laurent Martin “Lo” has created a new series of bamboo artworks and sculptures that are centered around the theme of wind and sails. Expect to see gravity-defying bamboo sculptures that swing in the air, many of which are shaped using tension and fishing rods, to create curves akin strokes of Chinese calligraphy.

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Puerta Roja , Sheung Wan Until Saturday May 5 2018

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