Hong Kong is developing extremely fast — that is why every day more and more tourists from all over the world come to enjoy the exciting and fascinating modern art market. It absorbs true connoisseurs of art as well as ordinary people with a glare of international exhibitions. A great variety of art galleries will not leave anyone indifferent. What’s more, admission is absolutely free.
Hong Kong is an important center for international art-communities, first of all, because there interest in contemporary art is constantly growing. There are a lot of great and outstanding galleries in Hong Kong. Choose one of them from the list below and enjoy a fantastic atmosphere of art!
Being luxuriously large and luminous with sunlit space, and blockbuster names such as Roy Lichtenstein or Richard Prince, this art gallery does not require any long introductions. In 2010 it was one of the most visited Hong Kong galleries that can be explained by the top level of all the presented exhibitions.
- Address: 7F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central.
- Open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm.
White Cube Gallery
One of the most widely famous private galleries opened in Hong Kong. It was designed to become the first White Cube venture outside of the United Kingdom. On the whole the gallery corresponds to the image of its owners known as epatage, which has always received conflicting comments. ‘A giant that everybody loves to hate’ — the most suitable description. No wonder that public attention was riveted on this event.
- Address: 50 Connaught Road, Central.
- Open Tuesday –Saturday 11am–7pm.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Every person who decides to visit this gallery enjoys a wide range of exhibiting artists from almost all the countries. However, what makes this place completely different from other outstanding art galleries of this kind is the fact that it focuses on special and unique Hong Kong culture as a center for “building bridges” between West and East. This idea embraces not only contemporary painters’ art but also other forms and types of artistic expression, such as performance, music or poetry.
- Address: 57-59 Hollywood Road, Central.
- Open Monday–Saturday 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–7pm.
Asian culture and art has never been presented in more thought-provoking way. With the focus on the works of contemporary Asian artists, it explores eternal questions of what makes us individuals and what inspires people. Exhibitions are devoted to varied types of modern art from performance and still images to moving images and interactive media. High quality programs have gained public recognition and attracted not only professionals but also ordinary visitors.
- Address: 4/F, Union Hing Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong.
- Open Monday–Saturday 9:30am–6:30pm, Sun 2:30pm– 6:30pm. Visits are by appointment only.
Trying to broaden the boundaries of international art, Experimenta focuses digital media and Internet-based up-to-date technological means. This absolutely new and innovative approach to modern art is devoted to current social and political issues. This gallery extends the boundaries of an ordinary gallery and it also becomes a place of international communication on urgent issues.
- Address: Shop B Lower Ground Floor No 89-95 Hollywood Road Central.
- Open Tuesday–Sunday 12pm–7pm.
Providing a contrast to modern surrounding buildings and skyscrapers, the gallery located in the historic building cannot be unnoticed. The main aim of this art platform is to fuel imagination and inspire people by presenting interesting experiments with contemporary culture and art. Oi! promotes works of young extraordinary artists and proclaims unlimited imagination and almighty power of art that gives people freedom to make dreams come true. Place where everybody can explore how far human creativity can go.
- Address: 12 Oil Street, Fortress Hill, North Point, at the corner with Electric Road.
- Open Monday 2pm–8pm, Tuesday–Sunday 10am–8pm.
10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Outstanding and not so well-known works can both appear on the walls of this art gallery because the main point of all the exhibitions presented here is to bear a particular thought or idea. This kind of art does not have an aim to shock the viewers but to encourage them to consider art as a deeper purpose and not just a communication value. Art for the art–is an old idea of art expression known in different cultures of the world.
- Address: 6F, 10 Chancery Lane, Soho, Central; Unit 604, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan.
- Open Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm.
2P Contemporary Art
Although this art gallery was established only in 2010 it has already taken its stand in Hong Kong art market. All the unknown but really talented artists are dreaming of being exhibited here since this gallery can give them their “first ticket” to the world of international modern art. Innovative view on contemporary art — that is actually the best description of this gallery as it can boast the most impressive and daring program with considerable whack.
- Address: Shop 5, GF Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun.
- Open Tuesday–Saturday 1pm–7pm.
Not only contemporary art is developing but also the way in which it can be presented. One of the newest phases in the work of art galleries is Platform China. A special atmosphere where a real dialogue between artists from all over the world takes place is unique. Platform China implies not only creation and showing but also discussion of different masterpieces. Cutting-edge technologies in visual art, media, music and others give a chance to evaluate works of Chinese artists and promote works of internationally famous artists in China.
- Address: Unit 601, Chaiwan Industrial City Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan.
- Open Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.