Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Asia Society Hong Kong Center
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Our site is one of the best examples of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. Three Grade 1 listed dilapidated military buildings have been transformed into stunning event spaces, which include a gallery and theatre. The site itself sits in 3 acres of sub-tropical rainforrest and is open to the public to explore (free of charge). It is truly a calm oasis, unexpectedly situated in the centre of Admiralty, which will appeal to anyone interested in Architecture, history or art. Wandering around the site will give you a different and unique perspective to Hong Kong.
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
First time I went to the Asia Society's exhibition center , on the Asia Society premises close to Pacific Place and the Shangri-La hotel. Very nice and quiet exhibition pavillion with changing exhibits; there is no entrance charge I visited the exhibit "Fusion", a joint venture organized during the pandemic form 2020 to 2022 by a French -Hong Kong couple of sculptors who bought an old sawmill in Tuscany an operate their sculpture studio there. The exhibit features about 30 works of art and sculptures made out of Italian marble (executed by Italian artists)and wood (executed by Hong Kong artists). Well worth visiting..
Written May 1, 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This spring and summer the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre has hosted a thought provoking photography exhibition called 'Recovery, Resilience, Resurgence - thirty years of Hong Kong Photographs (19402-1970s) this spring in the Chantal Miller Gallery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and offers opportunity for viewers to see through the lens of three notable photographers (Hedda Morrison, Lee Fook Chee and Brian Brake), Hong Kong's street life and its people, streetscapes and landscapes. These are captured moments curated in a way that brings to life how Hong Kong struggled through post WWII recover, surged into an regional economic powerhouse and forged its way through handover and into the twenty first century as one of the most important cities in the world.

The gallery is excellently curated into three sections, each highlighting a specific photographer, their background, photography style and the focus of their particular photographic form and interests. The photos are thought provoking and meaningful, telling the story of how Hong Kong became the city she is today. Photos are captioned with both Cantonese and English. Some provided hints of what you are looking at while others require some familiarity with Hong Kong's streets and geography. All are very interesting to examine and enjoy.

In the end, this is an excellent exhibition for anyone who loves Hong Kong and has interesting in her post-WWII history until present. The amount of changes the city has seen are staggering and presented through this exhibition of impactful historical photographs in about as clear and demonstrative way as we have seen.
Written June 18, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Asia Society Hong Kong Chapter has regular exhibitions each year, many which are very good and worth attending. They are almost always free to the public, come with brochures and at times audio downloads. Presently there is an exhibition titled Extended Figure, featuring masterpieces of 20th century Chinese artist, Lalan (until 21 Sept 2021). Exhibition hours are 11am to 6pm daily.

Lalan (Xie Jing-lan) was born in China but spent most of her years in France where she developed a particular form of artistry known as integrated art which incorporates painting, music and dance and brings elements of east and west art forms together. LaLan's works creative contemporary works are peculiar compositions and worth spending time to view and ponder upon.

The exhibition showcases around 30 works which are spaced out nicely in the Chantal Miller Gallery on the upper floor of the Asia Society compound. The gallery is nicely curated, lighting too bright on individual works, limiting photograph taking a bit. However, overall, it is a good exhibition that can be viewed comfortably in 30-45 minutes.
Written July 18, 2021
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Close to HK Park a just to the side of British Council is this hidden gem. Nice architecture and good exhibition, I had expected to spend half a hour and ended up spending more than an hour. Pretty photogenic too. Went during a weekday afternoon and almost had the place to myself.
Written October 14, 2020
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Elizabeth R
Hong Kong, China18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Free entry to this peaceful venue with interesting architecture and permanent collection of outdoor art and sculpture, as well as temporary exhibitions in the gallery.
Written February 8, 2020
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bj1d2
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours. The Chantal Miller Gallery housed here in a beautiful old building has various exhibitions of Art and Artists throughout the year. The grounds are home to sculptures and it is relaxing to walk around. There is a shop selling souvenirs of the exhibits and a restaurant where you can lunch or coffee. A lovely Oasis in the city.
Written December 21, 2019
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Joseph T
Hong Kong, China2,848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a revitalized & well preserved heritage colonial barrack not only showing well restored old buildings but also seamlessly blending in with modern architectural design. The old buildings show the unique design of British colonial buildings blending well with Chinese pottery tiles roof top. It’s not a dead museum but lively spot with conference halls, exhibition rooms, restaurant & offices. It’s conveniently located at the fringe of Admiralty which yet exhibits enough greenery as opposed to modern office buildings.
Written October 26, 2019
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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We really enjoyed this venue as we whiled away the time waiting for a friend's Wedding Lunch to commence! The Magazine ordinance storage areas, the cannons on display as well as the art galleries were all fascinating and simply made us wonder why we hadn't been up here before!
Written June 17, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Hong Kong chapter of the Asia Society Center (free entry) is found within the historic grounds of the former Explosives Magazine of the old British Victoria Barracks in Admiralty district. Opening hours are 11am to 6pm daily (closed Mondays).

First this is an interesting heritage site and important link to Hong Kong early colonial and maritime history. The grounds include magazine rooms, laboratory and barracks built from as early as the mid 19th century and used until the 1980s. The grounds were refit for usage by the Asia Society Centre in 2005, adding modern architecture, sculpture garden and refitting several buildings into exhibition space.

The sculpture garden in particular is true urban retreat and real surprise for those who manage to find their way here. Visitors are treated to contemporary sculptures, double decked bridge structure and excellent elevated views of the Admiralty skyline. You can see the harbour from here as well.

The former magazine rooms now serve as exhibition space. Some incredible shows such as the Caravaggio and Dead Sea Scrolls exhibitions have been held here in the past. Recently we visited to view the "Story of Light" exhibition of prominent 20th century Hong Kong artist Hon Chi-fun (1922-2019), showcasing over 30 of his works spanning four decades. This is a nice opportunity to learn about this local artist and see a large collection of his works in a single location.

Overall, we have been happy with the exhibitions held at the Asia Society Centre over the years. Often they are low key but at times, they are very good and worth making time to view even during shorter trips to Hong Kong. A visit to the Asia Society to view the historical buildings and spend time in the sculpture garden is something worth doing year round.
Written June 7, 2019
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AdriennePhilly
Philadelphia, PA152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a spot not to be missed. The rooftop garden and walkway is beautifully designed with interesting sculptural objects. The exhibition spaces offer a range of work so you will not be sorry you made the effort to find this gem in Central. Gift shop is well curated and there is a restaurant on site.
Written April 13, 2019
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