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Chinese characters have been used for over 3,000 years. With their unique structures and shapes, the characters have served as an important conduit and genre for the literati and calligraphers to create their works throughout history. A vast array of applications for Chinese characters have been developed in different places, and all kinds of creative adaptations can be found in the works of craftspeople, artists, the literati and calligraphers. They can also be found in the everyday lives of ordinary people, through their games, religions, festivals and ceremonies. The exhibition presents the value of Chinese characters in the cultural lifestyle and contemporary creation through research on Chinese characters in different areas, providing visitors with multiple perspectives to explore the relationship between Chinese characters, calligraphy and art creativity.
Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture is in the theme of “Seeds of Resilience, Re(dis)covering The City” this year. Installation art, interactive design, cross-media creation and virtual technology will be demonstrated to reimagine a resilient city and “planted” a blueprint for harmonious, sustainable urban with four sub-themes namely “Bottoms Up!”, “Co habitation”, “Human Nature Symbiosis” and “Living Manifesto”.The Hong Kong highlighted exhibits include “Housing is a Verb - Building Domesticity in Transience”, “WEEDsilience” and the “Inflatable Chapel”, which will be showcased in the Central Market, Star Ferry Terminal and North Point (East) Passenger Pier respectively.
"Excursion with Water Save Dave" Visiting Programme, to be conducted by way of guided tours, comprises visits to various waterworks facilities under three themes. It aims to introduce the historical background and significance of various waterworks facilities, enhancing public’s knowledge of water resources and raising their awareness of water conservation. The following guided tours to waterworks facilities are now opened to individuals and organisations for visit by prior application:Theme 1: Our Water Resources and NatureOur Water Resources and Nature High Island Reservoir and Plover Cove Reservoir are respectively the Hong Kong’s largest reservoir and the world's first freshwater coastal reservoir. Participants can visit these two reservoirs to understand their history while enjoying the beautiful scenery.Theme 2: Waterworks Heritage TrailsParticipants can witness various historic waterworks structures along the heritage trails and learn the water supply history of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum jointly collaborates with Dunhuang Academy for the third time and presents ‘Dunhuang: Enchanting Tales for Millennium’. It showcases artefacts, mural paintings, reproduction of paintings in silk and a replica of Yulin Cave 25. With art-tech display and multi-media programmes, you can experience a feast of visual splendour and appreciate the worldly and heavenly aspirations of ancient forebears in their pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful in the Buddhism realm of Dunhuang.This exhibition is one of the celebration events of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR.
Behold, the new voices in arts! “Vagitus” succeeds its preceding “Metamorph” and “Dawning” series to showcase solo exhibitions of eight new artists from JCCAC, every month between May and October 2022. Curated by the artists, the series covers a wide array of topics from personal experience to cityscape, celebrating bold ideas and boundless creativity. Through various mediums, including oil painting, digital art, ceramics and installation, each exhibition responds to our community, culture or environment with thought-provoking works. “Vagitus” not only gives a voice to new artists, but also opens up new perspectives for the audience. Presented by JCCAC, this series introduces new artists of different genres and ideas, and new dialogues between artists, art space, and visitors.
The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau, the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education and the Working Group on Local Community under the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee jointly organise the Roving Exhibition on the 25th anniversary of the HKSAR on 20 and 21 August, 17 and 18 September, and 8 and 9 October 2022 respectively. All are welcome to join and admission is free.
The physical exhibition "Imagine beyond Imagination", which was held at the Exhibition Hall of HKCH in May this year, is now moved online, allowing members of the public to visit at any time and anywhere. The exhibition comprises seven virtual zones, namely "Imagination Embarks", "Knowledge is No Longer Mysterious", "Art Within Reach", "Irresistible Performances Wow the Audience", "Into Living Culture", "Future a Click Away" and "Future Visualised". After entering the virtual space of the exhibition, visitors can first learn through a short video in the "Imagination Embarks" zone the idea of turning HKCH into public space to nurture the city's culture as well as its architectural aesthetics. Since HKCH's opening in March 1962, its High Block was the breeding ground of Hong Kong's public libraries and art museums. The "Knowledge is No Longer Mysterious" and "Art Within Reach" zones provide visitors with a wealth of short videos and photos to illustrate the development of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) and the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) over the years, as well as how the former contributed to the promotion of reading culture and the latter to promoting the arts in the city.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and First Initiative Foundation jointly present “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation” which is exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Before getting in there, shall we slightly catch a glimpse of this large-scale dinosaur exhibition? Unique landmark dinosaur exhibition The Hong Kong Science Museum is presenting a unique landmark dinosaur exhibition, showcasing eight of the most iconic creatures from the 'Golden Age of Dinosaurs' together for the first time: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, Hatzegopteryx and a baby sauropod. The exhibition boasts an unrivalled amount of original fossil material, some of the most complete fossil skeletons in the world, world-class artwork, cutting-edge 3D renderings and the first scientifically accurate reconstructions of the world's largest predatory dinosaur and the world's largest flying creature. The team behind the exhibits took a unique approach to this project, blending the world of scientific research, storytelling and unique scenography to create an exhibition that reveals entirely novel scientific insights and provides immersive experiences along with some dynamic skeletal mounts. Other activities In addition, there are other activities, such as the Science Theatre: Dinosaur Apocalypse and the Maker Workshop: Dinosaur Spinning Lamp. Book the visit online for free admission Very attractive, isn’t it? Don’t sit and wait. Book your visit online for free admission now! The e-booking system will be updated at 10 am every Monday, and bookings can be made for the upcoming week (excluding the regular closing day on Thursday). Updates will be made on a weekly basis. Remember to visit Klook on time. Find out more about The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation from the official website and the exhibition pamphlet. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation Venue: Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Date: Until 16 Nov 2022 (Close on Thursdays, except public holidays) Fee: Free (online booking is required)
A major new exhibition by the internationally renowned Swiss media artist Pipilotti Rist lands in Hong Kong in Summer 2022, taking over all Tai Kwun Contemporary galleries and beyond. Rist’s signature moving image installations—highly immersive, deeply sensual, and remarkably insightful—wrap visitors with a virtual hug of sounds, colours, and moving images. Visitors can walk and sprawl within her mesmerising installations, which prompt meditative introspection along with joy and exhilaration, opening up explorations of the body and the image, of exterior environments and interior mindscapes. This high-profile exhibition offers major works from Pipilotti Rist’s oeuvre along with newly produced site-specific works for Tai Kwun,in the galleries, on the Prison Yard and elsewhere in Tai Kwun.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, the Transport Department organises this “Journey Smart” roving exhibition to showcase how the Transport Department takes forward smart mobility initiatives to improve traffic and transport efficiency and to facilitate motorists, passengers and pedestrians. The exhibition covers Free Flow Tolling System, Automated Parking System, “HKeMobility” mobile application, Real-time Adaptive Traffic Signal System and other innovative technological solutions.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the exhibition entitled “Envisioning Beyond Legacy”, jointly presented by the Development Bureau and the Planning Department, will be opened to public from July 6 until November 30 at the City Gallery and the adjoining Edinburgh Place, Central. The interactive multimedia exhibition showcases the planning and infrastructure achievements of Hong Kong over the last 25 years, especially those with a Greater Bay Area (GBA) dimension, as well as the future development directions for Hong Kong. The exhibition is also available online, please visit:(https://www.envisioningbeyondlegacy.com/)
The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) will open to the public on July 2. The HKPM presents over 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum. Many of them are on display in Hong Kong for the first time, while others have never been shown to the public before. The Museum regularly presents special exhibitions featuring Chinese art and culture, as well as art treasures from other parts of the world. Ticket Information Visitors with a general admission ticket can visit seven thematic exhibitions, while those holding a special exhibition ticket can tour all of the galleries (the seven thematic exhibitions, plus “The Making of Masterpieces: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Palace Museum” and “Grand Gallop: Art and Culture of the Horse”). An adult general admission ticket costs $50, while a concession ticket* is $25; a special exhibition ticket costs $120, while a concession ticket* is $60. Please note that on-site ticket sales will not be available for the first three months after the HKPM’s opening. Visitors have to purchase tickets in advance through the Hong Kong Palace Museum website, West Kowloon Cultural District website and West Kowloon Cultural District App. To celebrate HKPM's opening, the thematic exhibitions will be free of charge every Wednesday during its first year. Visitors are required to register online for free admission. *Concession tickets are available to full-time students, children aged seven to 11, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities (with one companion), and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Admission for children aged six or below is free. Find out more about the HKPM at the official website.
Since the discovery of dinosaur fossils in the 19th century, scientists and palaeontologists have devoted themselves to studying and building up fossil collections. These findings have revealed the mystery of the anatomy and living habits of these extinct species, and given us insights into the prehistoric world. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Science Museum will specially present a large-scale dinosaur exhibition, showcasing eight original specimens of the most iconic fossil skeletons together for the first time: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, Hatzegopteryx and a baby sauropod. These specimens are extremely rare and have a high level of completeness. With novel curating strategies, the exhibition will introduce the latest scientific discoveries in palaeontology and uncover the revelation of the extinction of prehistoric species. We hope the exhibition will inspire you to contemplate the challenges under global warming, extreme weather events and biodiversity loss, and take appropriate action to help conserve our biodiversity and live sustainably. The exhibition is exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club; and it is one of the five exhibitions under The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series supported by the Club this year.
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum organises a special exhibition entitled Hong Kong’s Maritime Miracle: The Story of Our City since 1945. It defines Hong Kong’s miraculous rise from the ashes of World War II and the maritime foundation that was vital in remaking the city, in a selection of 25 representative exhibits. Hong Kong’s pre-war maritime connections facilitated her growth of an enormous global manufacturing powerhouse after the War. Containerisation in the 1970s was a key component to continue and build on this success and Hong Kong’s container trade volumes grew exponentially. When Mainland China opened up its economy in 1978, Hong Kong then outsourced much of its manufacturing into the Greater Bay Area whilst retaining her lead in finance and services. The maritime trade continues to support the growth of the Greater Bay Area, with Hong Kong at its heart.
This year, the Education Bureau (EDB) launched the e-Gallery, a one-stop online portal. The e-Gallery showcases Hong Kong students' multifarious learning outcomes in different domains, namely values education, languages, humanities, creativity and problem-solving, STEM education, arts and culture, and physical development, as well as celebrates students' outstanding performances in whole-person development. From time to time, the e-Gallery will announce the outstanding achievements of Hong Kong students in local, national and international competitions. It will also recommend competitions of various types for schools to nominate student participants. Moreover, it will feature Hong Kong outstanding students' learning experiences in different domains, aiming to inspire more students to take up challenges and stretch their potential. In addition, the e-Gallery will hold online exhibitions which, as compared to physical exhibitions, will allow more flexibility for displaying students' attainments in whole-person development and provide opportunities for students and teachers to appreciate and learn from one another. You are also welcomed to watch the below introduction video by the e-Gallery:
M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District (West Kowloon), opens to the public on 12 November 2021! All visitors will enjoy free admission to M+ exhibitions (except for special exhibitions, events and cinema screenings) in the first twelve months after the opening date. So dear all art lovers, make sure you don’t miss it! Exhibitions M+’s opening displays will include six thematic exhibitions drawn from different areas of strength in the M+ Collections, featuring in total around 1,500 visual artworks, moving image works, design objects, architectural projects, and archival items from M+ Collections, which the museum has been building since 2012. Let’s take a look at the virtual tour of M+ beforehand! Online Reservations To ensure smooth admission of visitors, online reservations for timed admission to M+ will be available. Reservations for admission in the first two weeks, from 12 to 28 November 2021, can be made from 5 November 2021 at 10am on the West Kowloon website, M+ website, or through the ‘West Kowloon Cultural District’ mobile application. Registration for a series of public opening programmes can also be made on M+ website and ‘West Kowloon Cultural District’ mobile application. In anticipation of a large number of visitors during the initial period after the opening, it is strongly recommended that all visitors should make reservations ahead of their visits! For details on M+’s registration arrangements, opening hours and opening programmes, please visit the M+ website or call the hotline at 2200 0217