Checking out the new Art destination – Tai Kwun
I have been extremely excited to share with you this for months, and now that it is finally here. I am talking about the newly renovated art space sitting in the heart of central, a former police station, Tai Kwun, or ‘big station’ composes of 16 historic buildings which housed over 170 years of Hong Kong history. Decommissioned in 2006, Tai Kwun is designed by a global team lead by the Basel-based Pritzker Prize winners Herzog & de Meuron who builded Tate Modern in London, breathing new life into this otherwise abandon historical site. It has multi-purpose venues which can host a variety of cultural events, exhibitions, film screening, talks, etc. It includes a 200-seat auditorium, two outdoor spaces, the Parade Ground and the Prison Yard with approximately 15,000 square feet each, as well as semi-opened spaces and studios. This is one of the most exciting space for Hong Kong art lovers, do take a stroll there once you got the time, you will find yourself diving deep into the history of these buildings as well as finding new and exciting contemporary arts everywhere. I have highlights two amazing events that they have coming up, I will assure you wont be disappointed!
“THE ARTIST TALK TO END ALL ARTIST TALKS — OR, THE STRUGGLE SESSION CONTINUES!”
ART AFTER HOURS: YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES PRESENTS
31 AUG 2018 7-9PM
This is a presentation you don’t want to miss if you are into moving image and text! Leading the discussion is the pioneering Seoul-based digital artists duo YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, they will present their final performance “THE ARTIST TALK TO END ALL ARTIST TALKS — OR, THE STRUGGLE SESSION CONTINUES”, an arresting multimedia event featuring brand-new text-based computer animations, synchronised to original musical scores. After the presentation it will followed by a discussion between Head of Arts at Tai Kwan Tobias Berger and Curator of Moving Image at M+ Ulanda Blair.
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES: ULYSSES QUARTET
9 Sep 4-6 pm $400
This is a Pop-Up Concert inaugurated by the charity Premiere Performance, aiming to bring outstanding classic music to the general public of Hong Kong, they have brought in Ulysses Quartet who had been collecting major prizes worldwide, including first prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Competition, the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, etc. On this occasion, they will be performing Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 1, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4 and the much expecting Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59, No. 2
There is no admission fee to enter Tai Kwun. However, you can get a Tai Kwun Pass which gives you guaranteed access to Tai Kwun and is extra helpful during peak times.