• Alyssa Chen

Art Blossoms in Hong Kong

Updated: May 6

What would you do while lacking of inspiration?


That becomes my common challenge after I start my blog. For many fashion designers, visiting art exhibitions, galleries, museums is a common way out. Without having time to do so for inspirations, as shared by the famous fashion commentator Suzy Menkes, Raf Simons chose to exit Dior to seek for the balance.


photo: Getty

Hong Kong has been always criticised for lacking of arts and culture. Even if there are, they seem to be more packaged as a priviledge to a niche segment of people. Therefore, it has been always a struggle for me to breathe the air of arts and get inspired.


In this past week, however, all of a sudden arts blossom everywhere in Hong Kong. First of all, there’s ArtBasel- the ticket is out in a blink despite the price is not too amicable.


ArtBasel Hong Kong 2018

Meanwhile, many fashion brands also installed arts either in their boutiques or in pop-up stores.


Prada Comics at Central Alexandra House store


photo: Ming’s
photo: Ming’s
photo: Ming’s

Gucci Art Wall at Lan Kwai Fong


photo: Harpersbazaar.com.hk

Coach x Keith Haring Pop-Up at Wanchai


photo: Ming’s
photo: Ming’s

What pleases me the most is actually the happening of this HKWalls event. This non-profit organisation holds a street festival by inviting local and international artists to showcase their talents on streets. Along Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan, many paintings hide in this busy neighborhood. It is a true pleasure to embrace the surprise while one encounter these works unexpectedly.

Of course, the other challenge would be, any events can easily make Hong Kong Mekka due to the high intensity of population. It was very exhausting for me to compete with people in order to get a spot taking selfie. At the end, I chose to enjoy taking pictures for these crowds- that made my day too!


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