Hong Kong Museum of Art re-open! 10 exhibitions you must visit!
After four years of renovation and expansion, the Hong Kong Art Museum is finally reopened in late 2019. Let’s have a look of the upcoming exhibitions to be held at this new cradle of culture and art.
1 -《Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint》
Creating a dialogue of "14 local artists and 14 Museum's highlight collections", the exhibition "Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint" incorporates new elements into the four major collections showcased in the "Ordinary to Extraordinary: Stories of the Museum" exhibition. It tracks the people and stories behind the collections, allowing the artists to display their unlimited imagination inspired by the classics to explore new creative possibilities, along with telling the unfolding stories of Hong Kong.
Date: Until 2020.06.14
Details: Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint
2 -《From Dung Basket to Dining Cart: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Wu Guanzhong (Phase I)》
Wu Guanzhong (1919 – 2010) was an internationally acclaimed master with comprehensive knowledge of art of both the East and the West. He dedicated his entire life to exploring the modernisation of Chinese ink painting and the localisation of oil painting, and created many masterpieces that juxtapose the aesthetic perspectives and connotations of traditional Chinese ink paintings with contemporary Western art. A permanent "Wu Guanzhong Art Gallery" was established at the Hong Kong Museum of Art with an aim to showcase the master's donated works and related collection.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wu Guanzhong, this inaugural exhibition showcases over 100 representative paintings of Wu in two phases, with phase I from 29 November 2019 to 11 February 2020, and phase II from 14 February to 6 May 2020, including the works donated to the Museum by Wu Guanzhong and his family over the years and also private collections from Hong Kong and beyond. Apart from the classic paintings in ink and oil, there will also be sketches, painter's box, painting tools and documents he used when studying in France and so on. The exhibition will not only be honouring Wu's contribution to Chinese art but also paying tribute to his artistic pursuit for over half a century.
Date: Until 2020.02.11
Details: From Dung Basket to Dining Cart: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Wu Guanzhong (Phase I)
3 -《A Pleasure Shared: Selected Works from the Chih Lo Lou Collection (Phase I)》
The Chih Lo Lou Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy was a private collection established by the late philanthropist and collector Mr Ho Iu-kwong. In 2018, the Ho family donated 355 artworks from the collection to HKMoA. A dedicated gallery to be named the "Chih Lo Lou Gallery of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy" is installed for the display and appreciation of this significant donation. "A Pleasure Shared" is the inaugural exhibition that displays around 70 selected works dating between the Ming dynasty and the 20th century in two phases to feature the uniqueness of the collection.
Date: Until 2020.02.11
Details: A Pleasure Shared: Selected Works from the Chih Lo Lou Collection (Phase I)
4 -《The Wisdom of Emptiness: Selected Works from the Xubaizhai Collection》
The renowned Xubaizhai collection was compiled by the late connoisseur of Chinese painting and calligraphy Mr Low Chuck-tiew, who spent nearly 50 years acquiring the invaluable treasures it contains. Showcasing more than 30 representative works dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties all the way up to the 20th century, this exhibition allows visitors to gain an insight into a selection of masterpieces from the collection.
Date: Until 2020.04.29
Details: The Wisdom of Emptiness: Selected Works from the Xubaizhai Collection
5 -《The Best of Both Worlds: Acquisitions and Donations of Chinese Antiquities》
The Chinese Antiquities section of the Museum has the most wide-ranging and the oldest art objects and artifacts in its custodianship. Over the years, the Museum collection has been tremendously enriched by donations and bequests from the public. Featuring over 300 items of art and antiques of different periods, "The Best of Both Worlds" illustrates how acquisition and generous donations form and shape out comprehensive Chinese Antiquities collection.
Details: The Best of Both Worlds: Acquisitions and Donations of Chinese Antiquities
6 -《Lost and Found: Guardians of the Chater Collection》
The Chater collection is one of the most legendary collections of the Museum. The artworks were displaced during the Second World War. Thanks to the selfless act of the Hong Kong citizens, some of the works are rescued and some of which will be on display in the exhibition "Lost and Found". The narrative of the exhibition is told through stories of how the artworks were kept hidden, displaced and eventually recovered during the war, restaging a period in history that is filled with human spirit.
Date: Until 2020.11.25
Details: Lost and Found: Guardians of the Chater Collection
7 -《Hong Kong Experience • Hong Kong Experiment》
The development of Hong Kong art is a unique "Hong Kong experience". With innovation triggered by a new way of life, local artists exert the spirit of the "Hong Kong experiment". This exhibition attempts to make use of the collection accumulated over half a century to trace our Hong Kong art stories.
Date: Until 2020.05.03
Details: Hong Kong Experience • Hong Kong Experiment
8 -《The Breath of Landscape》
The exhibition features interactive artworks by 5 local artists, namely Chan Wan-ki Kay, Mr Hammers, Rick Lam, Lee Shu-fan and Wong Chun-hei Stephen, as invited by the renowned local architect Billy Tam. With the theme of nature and landscape, the exhibition offers a unique art experience by bringing the sky, the flowing water, mountains and the breeze from nature into the Museum's new gallery space – The Wing and its surroundings.
Date: Until 2020.09.30
Details: The Breath of Landscape
9 -《Rediscovering Landscape》
The exhibition showcased Rediscovering landscape trilogy, a three-chapter outdoor art installation jointly created by Kevin Siu, Bob Pang and Shuyan Chan. By offering a series of spatial experiences, it unveils a scroll of towering peaks amidst the city to reconnect us with nature.
Date: Until 2020.09.30
Details: Rediscovering Landscape
10 -《A Sense of Place: from Turner to Hockney》
Drawn from Tate's world famous collection, this exhibition features 76 exhibits that illustrate the remarkable development of British Landscape Painting and its influence on European art over the past three centuries. Highlights include paintings from the two most significant British landscape masters of all time, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable, as well as the largest painting ever completed by the contemporary artist David Hockney.
To complement the exhibition, we have invited Hong Kong artists to respond to the British artworks on display and the museum's own collection of landscape paintings. These responses invite visitors to engage with landscape art from a unique Hong Kong viewpoint.。
Date: Until 2020.03.04
Fee: $30/$21/$15/Free(Museum Pass)
Details: A Sense of Place: from Turner to Hockney