Art Month In Hong Kong
Art Month might usually be held in March in previous years, but surely we’re all just glad that it’s happening at all, even though it’s in May. The decline of the fifth wave has been a blessing (not so much in disguise), allowing restaurants and bars to slowly return back to normal service and also for the art scene to thrive again in Hong Kong. We’ve rounded up a list of all things art that are happening this month.
Of course, you can’t talk about Art Month and not mention Art Basel. This is truly the crown jewel of the art scene here, and is always the talk of the town. As usual, Art Basel will be held at the HKCEC and features masterpieces and contemporary artworks from 130 galleries around the world. This year, Art Basel is also extending the creativity beyond HKCEC to include a moving image work to be displayed on the M+ facade; an Artist Tram Project that sees the exterior of Hong Kong trams turn into canvasses for local artists; as well as the return of Art Basel Live featuring Online Viewing Rooms, livestream videos, virtual tours and more.
Also held at HKCEC, Art Central is another cornerstone event of Art Month. It showcases the next generation of talent from Asia’s most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world. Art Central continues to adopt new initiatives that reflect the unique position of Hong Kong within a global marketplace, and a new age of commercial and artistic engagement.
As part of the 50th Hong Kong Arts Festival, HKartsFestival@TaiKwun invites art lovers all across the city to connect with artists and the community. Featuring retrospective and forward-looking themes, the free programmes have evolved from site-specific projects at Tai Kwun and been developed into digital experiences from the ground up, adapting the original concepts for a virtual, audio-visual medium.
Head over to K11 Musea to see over 200 pieces of NFT art by emerging and established artists from around the world. Curated to match the themes of each floor, the showcase bridges the worlds of online and offline through digital displays and in-person tours, as well as educational workshops and talks on NFT art for all ages.