Five Cool Art Exhibitions to Catch in Hong Kong This August

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Five Cool Art Exhibitions in Hong Kong This August 2022

Appreciating a painting, a sculpture, or an image for how it looks is one thing, but discovering its history and the artist’s background is another. For art enthusiasts, museums and exhibits are perfect places to not just indulge in art but also learn about them. With galleries and installations mushrooming all over, the city of Hong Kong remains to be a great place to deepen one's knowledge of the art scene. Whether you’re an expat wanting to spice up your Hong Kong living, a tourist who is still in the process of making a well-curated itinerary, or a local who's never experienced going on an art tour, these art exhibitions will keep you cultured.


‘Mutual Gaze: A Feast of Pareidolia in the Metaverse’ – Until Aug. 14

“Mutual Gaze: A Feast of Pareidolia in the Metaverse” reimagines classic gourmet dishes as beast-like creatures through Hong Kong-based photographer David Leung’s photo manipulation tactic called “symmetrical pareidolism.” On display are a total of 12 limited-edition crypto art prints of classic Cantonese dishes depicting the artist’s love and passion for the local art and food scene. The art exhibit runs until Aug. 14. Email [email protected] for ticket inquiries.


‘Camouflage’ by Javier Gonzalez Burgos – Until Aug. 20

Curated by Argentinian artist Javier Gonzalez Burgos, “Camouflage” is an art exhibition that explores topics about humans and animals from an unseen perspective. Those visiting the exhibit can expect to witness out-of-the-box paintings and images featuring children with animal-like appearances. The art exhibit runs until Aug. 20. Contact Javier for ticket inquiries.


‘Sublime Bodies Exhibition’ – Until Aug. 27

“Sublime Bodies” is a specially curated, brand-new project by artists Christian Rex Van Minnen, Cleon Peterson, and Javier Calleja. The art exhibition explicitly displays chaotic, sepia-toned paintings and illustrations about the struggles of an individual. Some artworks are made of pure imagination, while most are based on the artists’ personal life experiences. The art exhibit runs until Aug. 27. Email [email protected] for ticket inquiries.


‘Summer Over the Rainbow Exhibition’ – Until Aug. 31

Created by Bulbble Inc., “Summer Over the Rainbow” presents the idea that every single person is a small lightbulb that gleams brightly in the world. A bunch of art pieces are on display including Bulbble character photos and multi-coloured postcards featuring Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks. The art exhibit runs until Aug. 31. Email [email protected] for ticket inquiries.


‘Flower Shadow’ by William Lim – Until Sep. 4

William Lim’s “Flower Shadow” is a prelude to his past exhibition titled “Willows Dark Flowers Bright.” His latest project aims to interpret the ancient poem of the same name written by Chinese poet Su Hui, which used “flower” as a subject. Vibrant paintings of flora depicting space, movement, time, and light are on exhibit until Sep. 4. Email [email protected] for ticket inquiries.

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