Exhibition & Event

Type
Time
Heritage
Salute to Kwan Kung

Duplex Studio at Block 01 | 19 Oct 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

The famed historical figure General Kwan Yu, also known as Kwan Kung, is the revered door guardian of Tai Kwun as well as a major symbol of loyalty and righteousness in our city, worshipped by all walks of life and profession. “Salute to Kwan Kung” is an exhibition about Kwan Kung. Charting the changing influence of this deity from the Three Kingdoms period to contemporary Hong Kong, the show explores how Kwan Kung’s symbolism is deeply embedded in our daily lives, our communities and our

Contemporary Art
A hollow in a world too full

JC Contemporary | 8 Sep - 9 Dec, 2018

Cao Fei's art is a study in exuberant ambiguity. Her early works were among the first to tackle the vibrant youth, factory, online and regional cultures of the Mainland, capturing and reflecting upon the new kinds of human subjects and social relations that its economic transformation was making possible. This exhibition, Cao Fei’s first large institutional exhibition in Asia, revolves around a newly commissioned film, Prison Architect, that engages directly with Tai Kwun's layered history.

Performing Arts
Dance Season: DIARY VI. APPLAUSE…

JC Cube | 27 - 30 Sep, 2018

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The 6th part of the Diary series that first launched in 1986, DIARY VI. APPLAUSE… charts the latest chapter of the iconic dancer and choreographer Mui Cheuk Yin’s long dance journey of 30 years, exploring the changes in Hong Kong alongside her own experiences and encounters. A dance of rare and elegiac beauty, DIARY VI. APPLAUSE… first premiered in 2009 to critical acclaim and features rare footage made with the late Pina Bausch.

Performing Arts
Dance Season: DISCO-TECA

F Hall Studio, Block 17 | 19 - 21 Oct, 2018

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Directed by one of the brightest stars of contemporary dance in China, Er Gao, Disco-Teca reflects upon Mainland’s disco culture and examines how the trippy, free-form, colourful movements contributed to the construction of the self and changed the country’s social and gender landscape. Expect a surprising mix of retro flavours and refined body expressions that are as fun to look at as they are provoking.

Performing Arts
Dance Season: DOLLHOUSE

JC Cube | 12 - 14 Oct, 2018

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Sharing the stage with sound artist Gordon Monahan and his unique score, dance master and choreographer Bill Coleman portrays a figure whose whole world is literally falling apart all around him. Delivering disrupting yet riveting rhythms for the ears and eyes through tap dancing, performance art, sound installation, slapstick, and interactive physical action, Dollhouse is an audiovisual feast that is sure to capture the imagination with its sheer intensity and innovation.

Performing Arts
Dance Season: KIDS

JC Cube | 26 - 28 Oct, 2018

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Kids, an autobiographic work by the Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Liu Kuan Hsiang, was inspired by the poignant reflections of life over the many conversations recorded towards the end of his late mother’s life. The work celebrates the exuberance of life in the face of death through a string of calm ritualistic movements that are imbued with twisted, frantic physical extremes— extremes which are as deliriously wild as they are serene or even joyful.

Performing Arts
Dance Season: THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE WALL BY 198491

F Hall Studio at Block 17 and Prison Yard | 4 - 7 Oct, 2018

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Rendered by three enigmatic dancers—Joseph Lee, Rebecca Wong, and KT Yau—the dance triptych is a non-linear portrayal of Hong Kong which explores various social, cultural and gender norms in the present and in history. By turns humorous, poignant, and rebellious, the pieces may very well differ in style but all offer a compelling, collective reflection on their common subject.

Heritage
Heritage Storytelling Spaces

Site-wide

From displaying the gong once used in Central Police Station, playing a video of the first case heard at Central Magistracy, to projecting moving silhouettes inside 6 cells of Victoria Prison, we have deployed a number of ways in our 8 designated heritage storytelling spaces to feature the history, stories, and lives of people inside Tai Kwun.

Contemporary Art
“Sharing what I am still learning”: reading together at Tang Kwok Hin’s Every Pandiculate

JC Contemporary | 29 Sep - 2 Dec, 2018

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As a participant in Tang Kwok Hin’s Every Pandiculate, Yang Yeung reads from a selection of short writings on topics such as ‘diversity of cultural expressions’, ‘solitude’, ‘socially-aspired’, ‘trust’, ‘infinity’ and other concepts related to Tang Kwok Hin’s artistic practice and share her thoughts with a reading group inspired to read during everyday pandiculations.

Contemporary Art
Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry

JC Contemporary | 15 Sep 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

Not everyone is a collector but one often ends up amassing keepsakes to which we attach our emotions. Here, seven local artists and groups will examine the many items gathered in order to discover the imagination and interpretations behind such artistic practices.

Contemporary Art
Gaylord Chan at Tai Kwun

Laundry Steps | 17 Sep - 8 Nov, 2018

A commissioned film about the new public art flags at Tai Kwun featuring interviews with their creator Gaylord Chan, his wife Josephine, artist Lee Kit and gallerist Johnson Chang.

Contemporary Art
New Architecture at Tai Kwun

Laundry Steps | 17 Sep - 8 Nov, 2018

A commissioned film about the new architecture at Tai Kwun featuring architecture firm Herzog & De Meuron, as well as chief architect partner in charge Ascan Mergenthaler.

Contemporary Art
Our Everyday—Our Borders

JC Contemporary | 15 Sep 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

In “Our Everyday—Our Borders”, the artists Tang Kwok Hin (Hong Kong) and Motoyuki Shitamichi (Japan) reflect on the notions of the everyday and of borders with a series of objects, installations, and dialogical practices.

Performing Arts
Ballet in the City: Hong Kong Ballet @ Tai Kwun

Site-wide | 17 - 18 Nov, 2018

Hong Kong Ballet launches its two-year Ballet in the City initiative by imbuing the entire Tai Kwun heritage site with two exciting afternoons of pop-up performances, site-specific activations and unbound creativity.

Performing Arts
Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Site-wide | 2 - 11 Nov, 2018

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Founded in 2001 and held over ten days every autumn, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival features established and emerging writers from around the world in an exciting programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings and readings.

Performing Arts
The MET: Live in HD 2018 Season

JC Cube | 20 Sep 2018 - 31 Jan 2019

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The Met: Live in HD presents high-definition screenings of opera performances in the Metropolitan Opera House, one of the best opera house in the world. Its dazzling productions are filmed by 14 different cameras in high definition format and transmitted to cinemas across the world. The Metropolitan Opera, under its 16th general manager Peter Gelb, pioneered live HD movie-theater simulcasts in 2006.

Contemporary Art
Art After Hours: Audiovisual experiments with Abyss X & City

Prison Yard | 28 Sep 2018

Tai Kwun Contemporary presents groundbreaking audiovisual experiments that combine the unique sonic perspective of DJs Abyss X and City, and the visual innovations of the artist Joey Holder. Expect new sounds to merge with images to form an unusual interpretation of this moment in history.

Contemporary Art
Public Art

Prison Yard

Tai Kwun Contemporary has commissioned four local and international artists to create public artworks at Tai Kwun. We welcome you to check them out at the Prison Yard!

Performing Arts
Cine Fan Sep/Oct Programmes

JC Cube | 8 Sep - 21 Oct, 2018

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Following SummerIFF, Cine Fan will continue the Ingmar Bergman legacy, showcasing “Ingmar Bergman, Faith and Faithfulness II”. From austerity to thrillers, we have “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: In Search of the Truth” programme including 12 ANGRY MEN and ANATOMY OF A MURDER.

Performing Arts
Lunchtime Series

Laundry Steps / Parade Ground

Located in the heart of Central, Tai Kwun is perfectly located to offer a brief reprieve from the chaos of the workplace.

Performing Arts
Saturday Music Platform

Laundry Steps

Kung Chi-shing, the seminal figure in Hong Kong independent music, is invited to curate outstanding music works from local and international musicians on the first Saturday afternoon of every month.

Performing Arts
Sunday Movie

Laundry Steps

Films for free every Sunday at the Laundry Steps, for you, your family and friends.

Performing Arts
All About Mozart, with Acclaimed Fortepianist Professor Geoffrey Lancaster (AM)

JC Cube | 13 Nov 2018

Enjoy an evening of Mozart at his finest, as the world-renowned fortepianist Geoffrey Lancaster presents four of the composer’s most charming sonatas for the fortepiano, played on a keyboard from Mozart’s time.

Step Out for Children Treasure Hunt and Carnival

Parade Ground | 30 Sep 2018