Tai Kwun Contemporary is the contemporary art programming arm of Tai Kwun dedicated to presenting contemporary art exhibitions and programmes as platforms for a continually expanding cultural discourse in Hong Kong. Operated by contemporary art team, Tai Kwun Contemporary is an integral part of Tai Kwun at the Central Police Station compound, Hong Kong.
Working with other like-minded institutions and art groups to present the highest standards of exhibition making and art programming, Tai Kwun Contemporary will host six to eight curated exhibitions every year alongside exciting public programmes. Reflecting and contributing to Hong Kong’s contemporary art landscape, these exhibitions will affirm the city’s position as a leading international art hub in Asia. As a non-profit art centre, Tai Kwun Contemporary steers free from the commercial art world.
Tai Kwun Contemporary’s exhibitions will be presented in 1500 square meters of museum-standard galleries, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Additionally, within the Central Police Station compound, there will be a number of public art works specially commissioned by Tai Kwun Contemporary.
Learning is an essential part of the programmes at Tai Kwun Contemporary. A wide range of formal and informal programmes designed to help audiences to understand and engage with contemporary art will be on offer. The Learning and Outreach programme of Tai Kwun Contemporary will stimulate dialogue, creative expression, active engagement between art, artists, and the audiences. Interpretative events such as artist talks, workshops, and guided tours will create a welcoming environment for visitors. The printed and digital publications will supplement the education programmes, allowing audiences to further understand the works of contemporary artists.
Opening Hours and Location
Tai Kwun Contemporary, near the corner of Old Bailey Street and Chancery Lane, is located within Tai Kwun. We will be open from 11am to 7pm every day, except Friday, when we will be open from 11am to 9pm.
The Artists’ Book Library is an ongoing collection of artists’ books from Asia and an integral part of the Arts Programme at Tai Kwun.
Artists’ books are publications that have been created as artworks, in which the artists uses the book as a medium of artistic expression. The book, being replicable, widens the reach of the artists’ works, allowing them to circulate in the public realm at a relatively low cost. Often published in limited numbers, sometimes even unique piece of art, artists’ books challenge the idea, content and form of traditional books. The Artists’ Book Library at Tai Kwun will be open and accessible to the public for free as a crucial source for learning and research.
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