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Hanart TZ Gallery | Image courtesy of Hanart TZ Gallery; Photography by Kitmin Lee
Hanart TZ Gallery | Image courtesy of Hanart TZ Gallery; Photography by Kitmin Lee
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Must-See Exhibitions in Hong Kong This Summer

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Updated: 10 June 2017
Hoping to catch an exhibition or two in Hong Kong this summer? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a shortlist of the best art and cultural exhibitions happening in the city in the months of June, July, and August in 2017.
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Inventing le Louvre: From Palace to Museum over 800 Years

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Monday, July 24, 2017

This exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum presents a selection of masterworks from the renowned Louvre Museum in Paris. Through paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and more, the exhibition illustrates the history and richness of the Louvre through different periods, from its origins in the royal collection of François I to the intellectual movements that shaped the museum in subsequent periods.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

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Composing Stories with Fragments of Time

Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Karin Weber Gallery presents the work of eight influential Hong Kong artists: Kurt Chan, Luke Ching, Elva Lai, Lau Chi Chung, Carmen Ng, Angela Su, Annie Wan, and Francis Yu. A letter written by an anonymous Hong Kong emigrant to Australia in anticipation of Hong Kong’s 1997 return to Chinese rule serves as the inspiration and common thread between all eight works, which encompass video, ink calligraphy, photography and more.

Karin Weber Gallery, 20 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong

The Great Tai Sin by Kurt Chan, 2017, inkjet on archival paper | Courtesy of the Karin Weber Gallery

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The Stars, the Silver Screen and the Period Wardrobe

Sunday, April 21, 2017 – Sunday, August 8, 2017

Presented by the Hong Kong Film Archive, this exhibition is an insightful overview of Chinese period movies produced from the 1950s to the 2000s. In a rare confluence of film, fashion, and history, 18 intricate and breathtaking period costumes will be on display, including costumes worn by Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro in House of Flying Daggers (2004), Anita Mui in Justice, My Foot! (1992), Jet Li in Hero (2002) and more.

Hong Kong Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Aldrich Bay, Hong Kong

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Centrifugal Force: The Art Field of Wong Chung-yu

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Saturday, July 15, 2017

Head to the Hanart TZ Gallery, a specialist in contemporary Chinese art, for a solo exhibition by emerging Hong Kong artist Wong Chung-yu. Wong is one of the most exciting young faces in Hong Kong’s art scene. The diverse works in this exhibition, which date from 2003 to 2017, range from Chinese ink paintings to digital animations and installations.

Hanart TZ Gallery, 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong

Flourish of Human World 3 by Wong Chung-yu, 2017. Ink and colour on paper, collage, LED. | Image courtesy of the artist and Hanart TZ Gallery

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Confluence • 20+

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 –Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Presented by the Hong Kong Design Centre, this multidisciplinary exhibition debuted at Milan Design Week in spring of 2017 and is finally accessible to Hongkongers at the Hong Kong City Hall. Showcasing twenty design projects that together shed a spotlight on Hong Kong’s ever-evolving creative industries, the exhibition’s participants include some of Hong Kong’s most influential design talents, including fashion designer Lulu Cheng, contemporary artist Kingsley Ng and visual and design artist Stanley Wong.

Hong Kong City Hall Lower Block 1/F Exhibition Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong