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  • Apr 23, 2020

What’s Up in Hong Kong: Art Gallery Day in Central, Soho, Sheung Wan

As Hong Kong bounces back from a second wave of imported Covid-19 cases, with the Health Department reporting zero new patients on April 20, galleries have been getting back up to speed with their programs. This weekend, on Friday April 24, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) is holding its Art Gallery Day for 19 spaces in Central, Soho, and Sheung Wan neighborhoods, followed by South Side Art Day on April 25. The government’s social distancing guidelines remain in effect—visitors will be required to wear a face mask and to practice social distancing. But as Hong Kongers have quickly adapted to this new normal, it shouldn’t be any impediment to some gallery hopping. Some of these shows are newly opened, while others are last-chance-to-see, and don’t forget the one-day event by the iconic Frog King. 

CHU HING-WA, A Drink of Beer, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 × 97.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.