Category Archives : Culture


EVENT – Where Beer Meets Knowledge: “Raising the Bar” Talks

Raising the Bar, an international NGO aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture, will hold its first mass education event in Hong Kong on March 31st.

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Ten top academics from local universities will be giving lectures in bars scattered around Central, Sheung Wan and Soho, on topics from Internet freedom to ethnic tension, fiction writing to community innovation. They include: Avron Boretz (CUHK), Cesar Harada (Goldsmiths), Chan Sze-Chi (BU), Dekai Wu (HKUST), Jason Ng (HKU), Karen Laidler (HKU), Kristof van den Troost (CUHK), Lokman Tsui (CUHK), Puja Kapai (HKU), Xu Xi (CityU)

The aim, like its original New York event, is to bring outstanding higher educators from the ivory tower to a wider community. Venues include the Boom Art Bar, Club 71, Culture Club, Fringe Club, KEE Club, Libertine, Little Lab Central, Orange Peel, Salon No. 10, and Sense 99.


PHOTOGRAPHY – Highlights from Art Basel Hong Kong 2015, Hall 1

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Art Basel 2015 has kicked off with public show dates from Sunday, March 15th to Tuesday, March 17th.

Tickets start from HK$250 via HK Ticketing. (Advance tickets for Sunday are sold out, but a limited number are available on the door)


EVENTS – Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 Begins Next Week

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Art Basel kicks off next week – public show dates are from Sunday, March 15th to Tuesday, March 17th. Tickets start from HK$250 via HK Ticketing.

Sean Kelly, David Claerbout, Radio Piece, 2014, © David Claerbout, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly, David Claerbout, Radio Piece, 2014, © David Claerbout, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

34,782 square meters of exhibition space will host hundreds of galleries and exhibits at Wanchai Exhibition Centre. In 2014 the show was attended by over 65,000 across all five show days.


PHOTOGRAPHY – Rainer Torrado’s Unique Take on Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

Hong Kong’s neon signs are usually shot face-on, but Spanish photographer Rainer Torrado has produced a unique take on the the city’s iconic lights.

Shot vertically from below during night time, the glowing neon tubes contrast with the night sky. “Structural wires act as a testimony of the human intervention on a dark, ruthless nature,” Torrado writes.


EVENT – ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Returns to Hong Kong for V-Day

‘V-Day’ returns to Hong Kong with an extended run of the ‘The Vagina Monologues’ by Eve Ensler.

Performances will be held between February 11th and 14th at 8pm each night at the Premium Sofa Club, 212-216 Wing Lok Street (West Side) Basement, Fui Nam Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong [Map].

Tickets available now online for HK$200 (or $250 on the door). All proceeds to go Hong Wrong’s sister project, HK Helpers Campaign.