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Things to do in Hong Kong this January

what to do january hong kong

Can you believe that it’s already 2021? Despite all odds, we were lucky enough to make it through last year so we are full of hope for this January. To keep everyone eentertained, here are some things for you to do throughout the month. Don’t forget to keep social distance though.

Read more: Best things to do in Hong Kong over Christmas

Snow at Lee Tung Avenue

lee tung avenue snow jan to do

Now that the city is finally feeling the cold temperatures, Lee Tung Avenue is taking the opportunity to share fun and hope with the community. From 7-10 January (Thursday to Sunday), snowflake machines will be running at full speed at the festive shopping street, so that the public can enjoy a white winter even in Hong Kong. This will overlap with the butterfly instalment currently on display. The glassy butterflies will reflect light and shadows at different angles, and mix in the snow display, it will surely be a magnificent sight.

When: until January 10
Where: Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
How much: Free entry

Vik Muniz: Grand Tour

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Source: Ben Brown Fine Arts

Vik Muniz: Grand Tour  is the artist’s fourth solo exhibtiion in Honh Kong. This time, Ben Brown Fine Arts will bring together a selection of the artist’s most iconic and evocative works, from his most celebrated series over the last two decades. It will take you on a fantasy ‘grand tour’ through time, art history, international cities and the artistic practices of one of the most ingenious and imaginative artists working today.

When: Until January 16
Where: 202, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang
How much: Free entry, by appointment

13th Asian Financial Forum

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Source: AFF

This year, the Asian Financial Forum will be going online. The event brings together more than 3500 influential global financial experts, policymakers, business leaders, economists and investors to examine the current global economic landscape and share insights on the environment businesses will face in the coming year. Topics will include the new post-pandemic economy, responsible investment, future of fintech and reimagined healthcare.

When: January 18-19
Where: Online
How much: $780

Outside in: An Unconventional World of Art Toys

jason freeny k11 art mall

K11 Art Mall will be featuring Jason Freeny’s artwork in a public exhibition as well as its own artspace. Freeny is known for his unique art style of dissecting famous cartoon icons. He reimagines the inner structures of these icons and sculptures it onto one side of the figurines. In chi K11 art space, you can find first edition figurines, graphic posters and life-size figurines that document Freeny’s journey as an artist.

When: Until February 28
Where: K11 Atrium and chi K11 art space
How much: $60, purchase here

Hong Kong Living Christmas Getaway

weekend market hong kong living january things to do

Celebrate the new year in style with the stunning views of Repulse Bay, join Hong Kong Living’s very own Weekend Market at The Pulse to get yourself ready for the new year. Featuring over 20 local brands, our beachside market offers home decor, kid’s gifts, jewelry and more. Get a nice cashmere scarf from Sani to keep you warm for the cold weekends to come, or pick out a nice bottle of wine from House of Fine Wines to stay home and enjoy.

When: January 23-24
Where: The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
How much: Free entry

Cat Art by Shu Yamamoto

cat art shu yamamoto jan to do
Source: Catart

Illustrator Mr. Shu Yamamoto created 61 masterpieces about cats using his unique style with his knowledge of art and love for cats. These pieces are now displayed together in six special decorative zones in Harbour North. The pieces tend to blend cats into different eras of painting and portrait, so you will definitely recognise some famous paintings that are reinterpretated. 3D renditions of the cat portraits are also available exclusively for Hong Kong.

When: until January 10
Where: Harbour North Phase 1, 2, 3, North Point
How much: Free entry

Brushless

brushless alisan fine art jan to do
Source: Alisan Fine Art

Brushless is a group exhibition featuring four internationally renowned artists whose practices revolutionize contemporary ink painting with the use of various tools and media. While brush and ink form the backbone of traditional Chinese ink painting and aesthetics, these four pioneering artists have chosen to push the boundaries of this classical practice by replacing the brush with the use of stamping, photography, incense sticks, and even the artist’s own index finger.

When: until February 27
Where: Alisan Fine Arts, 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen
How much: Free entry, by appointment

Invisible shop: It’s always you

its always you exhibition hong kong
Source: K11 art foundation

It’s Always You is the latest immersive experience by the artist to explore individualism and the idea of self in contemporary life. Find the invisible shop inside K11 Design Store that is filled with see-through mirrors, reflections and neon slogans, creating an optical illusion of the space vanishing due to multiple reflections. The space encourages unselfconscious selfies inside the space, and at the same time, mocking such inflated sense of self and excessive self-admiration that echoes with the neon sign ‘It’s Always You’.

When: until February 15
Where: K11 Design Store, 3/F K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road
How much: Free entry

Shen Wei: Self

shen wei self exhibition hong kong jan to do
Source: Flowers Gallery

A solo exhibition by Shen Wei brings together his photography and video work. The exhibited pieces will be from several series from 2009 to the present day. Shen Wei’s diverse body of work explores notions of identity, memory and sexuality. He plays with the idea of a self-portrait being a true reflection of the self, and also blends in motif from the Chinese culture.

When: until February 27
Where: Flowers Gallery, 49 Tung Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Free entry, by appointment

Breakthough 2020—Master of Art

breakthough 2020 exhibition hong kong
Source: Art of Nature

This exhibition will showcase artworks from 7 highly respected artists in Hong Kong. The artworks showcased in this exhibition were created during Covid-19 or those created in the past but filled with new meaning. It hopes to paint on paper the act of observing the outside world and self-examination, as well as the intense scrutiny and feelings can rejuvenate the people with strength.

When: until March 10
Where: Room 1-6, 21/F, Mega Trade Center, 1 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen Wan
How much: Free entry, by appointment

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