9 Ways to Experience Hong Kong's Art Scene
Collected by Afar Magazine
Creativity and commerce have transformed a city of business into the world's newest art capital. Here's where to explore it.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West Hong Kong CN-91, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Look up when you enter the lobby to find three paintings from Chinese artist Yuanming He’s “Horse Galloping Across the Sky” series. The world’s highest swimming pool is on the 118th floor, as is a wall of digital art showing underwater scenes....
Pacific Place, 88, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Envisioned by Hong Kong-based architect Andre Fu, the Upper House was designed to give guests the experience of staying in a luxury residence within easy reach of the design stores, markets, and nightlife of the Wan Chai neighborhood. Every detail...
388 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is behind the Chinese folklore motifs and intricate detailing found throughout this year-old, 91-room boutique hotel. From $399. 388 Jaffe Rd., Wan Chai Causeway Bay, 852/2643-8888 This appeared in the October 2014...
63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, Ma Tau Kok, Hong Kong
A former slaughterhouse has been transformed into a cultural hub of artists’ studios and galleries, including 1a Space, Artist Commune, and Videotage. 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd., To Kwa Wan, Kowloon This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony...
7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
The American art dealer Larry Gagosian’s light- filled space exhibits both international and Chinese art stars.7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central, 852/2151-0555 This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into ...
3/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo St, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
When Exit opened in 2008, its goal was to present shock-inducing art. Exhibitions have included Angela Su’s video installation of her tattooed back. 3/F, 25 Hing Wo St., Tin Wan, Aberdeen, 852/2541-1299 This appeared in the October 2014 issue. ...
Hong Kong, Shek Tong Tsui, Po Tuck St, 6-20號Shop 5, G/F Poga Bulding, Sai Ying Pun,
Tucked away on a dead-end road in the Sai Ying Pun district, 2P supports experimental art, with an emphasis on mixed media and performance. Shop 5, GF, Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck St., Sai Ying Pun, 852/2803-2151 This appeared in the October 2014...
401, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong
Johnson Chang opened this pioneering gallery in 1983 as a place to showcase emerging contemporary Chinese artists. 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central, 852/2526-9019 In 2010, Johnson opened a second gallery in a large warehouse space that...