Oh, to be free
The Wild is the Grass series of shows taking place at Tai Kwun this weekend combine elements of dance, comedy, acting, music, text and mime. Four arts groups will invite audiences to explore different ways of breaking barriers to survive in a complex world and find their own individual space, free from outside considerations and constraints — the way wild grass grows in the unlikeliest of spaces.
Curated by independent Hong Kong artist and producer Orlean Lai, this is the final event in the Jockey Club New Arts Power 2018 program, which showcases works by leading contemporary Hong Kong artists. Each of the four performing groups hosts two free events over four days.
Online registration is required to attend the events.
If you go
Wild is the Grass
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Jockey Club
Dates: January 25-28
Venue: Prison Yard, Tai Kwun, Hollywood Road, Central
The taste of India
Experience the best of Indian culture in a 9-day festival of music, dance, film, food, literature, yoga, art and theater. Now in its fifth edition, this year’s festival includes a tete-a-tete with the actress Monisha Koirala, Bollywood dance workshops, gourmet food, a dance celebrating the vim and vigor of the mighty Brahmaputra River, literary panel discussions and more.
India by the Bay: Festival of India in Hong Kong.
Presented by: Teamwork Arts and Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, supported by the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong
Dates: March 1-9
Venue: Asia Society, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, and others
The two-member art collective Gilbert & George presents a series of allegorical works representing change and chaos in the contemporary world. Described as “violent, eerie, grotesque, lurid, and crazed,” the paintings convey a sense of the artists’ response to the confounding nature of the times. Their portrayal of the world’s descent into madness includes devilish, bearded images of the artists themselves.
Gilbert & George’s The Beard Pictures
Dates: Until March 16
Venue: Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central
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