With the events season well and truly upon us, we here at Perspective round up our tops picks of Hong Kong November exhibitions and design events not to be missed
The Way We Were
In this solo exhibition, photographer Keith Macgregor takes a journey down memory lane through a vast collection of work that looks at Hong Kong in its prime. His nostalgic street scenes are steeped in colonial and local culture, city panoramas and images of seafaring life in both full colour and black and white. This is also the first exhibition of selected images from Macgregor's latest series, a passion project titled Neon Fantasies. These digital collages merge photographs of street scenes with shots of the city's greatest, now mostly lost, neon signs in Blade Runneresque images that are simultaneously historical and futuristic.
Blue Lotus Gallery, Chai WanSteve Leung x Savoir Beds product launch
Enjoy an evening of nibbles and drinks as British luxury bed specialist Savoir Beds celebrates the launch of the new Screen Bed by Steve Leung, which draws inspiration from traditional Chinese furniture and craftsmanship. Perspective co-hosts the event, with Leung and Savoir Beds sharing their bedroom design experience.
6.30pm-8.30pm, November 22
Savoir Beds Showroom, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau
Details and RSVP: email@example.comRonan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming
This is the second in HKDI Gallery's line-up of three large-scale, cross-discipline exhibitions. Committed to promoting excellence in design through partnerships with international museums and organisations, the Hong Kong Design Institute presents Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming. In their Asian debut exhibition, the French designers present a series of different urban development solutions for cities.
Until February 17
d-mart, Hong Kong Design InstituteANiMAL: Art Science Nature Society
The third collaboration between City University of Hong Kong and Taiwan's National Palace Museum (NPM), this exhibition showcases various animals in different eras, using ultra-high-resolution facsimiles of the NPM's Chinese classical art treasury, digital and interactive installations, projection mapping, augmented and virtual reality, films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and music. It includes works from more than 40 Chinese and international artists.
Until December 30
Exhibition Gallery, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon TongCocoons
Contemporary by Angela Li presents photographer Peter Steinhauer's solo exhibition, Cocoons. Steinhauer was captivated by the sight of buildings caged in bamboo and wrapped in fabric. When he learned it was a construction technique to prevent debris from falling onto the streets during renovation, he became fascinated with documenting Hong Kong's cityscape.
Until November 20
Contemporary by Angela Li, Sheung WanBusiness of Design Week
Asia's design event of the year, Business of Design Week, is back and marching to the theme of Think. Collaborate. Create. Once again, BODW will bring some of the world's most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to Hong Kong. This year BODW is teaming up with the City of Melbourne, Australia, which was voted the world's most liveable city for seven consecutive years, from 2011 to 2017, by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The week-long event will see some 70 plus keynote speakers from Melbourne and across the globe gather in Hong Kong to share, converse and interact.
French visual artist Adeline Calosci, known for neopop paintings of the icons and superheroes of an anaesthetised and infantilised society, makes her Asian debut with the Consume Me exhibition. She explores the frenetic medicalisation that characterises consumer societies, and the way that medicalisation is a bearer of happiness and superpowers, pushing individuals on a quest for imaginary, fantasised, alienating and ultimately illusory gratifications.
Until November 14
A2Z Art Gallery, Central