The cultural affairs section promotes cultural exchange between Switzerland and Hong Kong/Macau. It helps connect Swiss artists in a variety of fields such as music, dance, drama or photography with useful contacts in this part of the world.
Regularly the cultural affairs section organizes or co-hosts various events and exhibitions with a Swiss interest and works closely with organisations such as the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
A studio residency (3 months) in China or, conversely, in Switzerland gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem expenses. Applicants may benefit three times in total from a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional level
The documentary, The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, brings us into a Swiss businessman, diplomat, and art collector's journey in exploring his admiration towards Chinese contemporary art. How does Uli perceive the Chinese art landscape? What is his vision of contemporary arts? What was his journey as a Swiss diplomat in China?
Location: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Switzerland will be participating in the Hong Kong Book Fair 2021 in July with an exciting stand showcasing our beautiful country. We hope to see you at our booth at the International Village inside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: games, quizzes and beautiful books await you!
The Hong Kong Book Fair is one of the most anticipated, visited and exciting events in Hong Kong and this year will be the 31st edition.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Switzerland is proud to participate in the musical event Make Music Hong Kong! with the Geneva-based duo INFLUUT playing via screen electroacoustic jazz (Nat Cilia – saxophone & voice, Daniel Maszkowicz – electronics & synthesis) on Sunday 13th June. This is a free event with both amateurs and professional performers for a day long musical entertainment at Free Space, West Kowloon Art Park.
Location: Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong is proud to present an exhibition featuring the winners of the “Constructive Alps” award: a climate-friendly and innovative architectural competition held between 2010 and 2020 in Switzerland. The exhibition, curated by the Swiss Alpines Museum, can be visited in the main Lobby of Central Plaza, Wanchai, from the 24th of May to the 12th of June.
Fête de la Francophonie
The Consulate General of Switzerland will join other French-speaking countries, such as France, Belgium and Canada, to celebrate the French language. Switzerland will screen the inspiring movie "À l'école des Philosophes" on Tuesday 16 March. Join us for the movie, a reception will be held afterwards.
Location: Alliance Française de Hong Kong, 52 Jordan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Book Fair is one of the most anticipated, visited and exciting events in Hong Kong. We have participated at this vibrant exhibition for four consecutive years and it only gets better each time. We’d like to share with you on what to expect from Switzerland this year – be sure to be amazed!
Location: No. B-21, Hall 1A, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
HK Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
"Beyond biological differences, what cultural components, what social obligations are assigned to our gender?" Geneva-born director Stéphane Riethauser spent his whole childhood perpetuating the 'macho' masculinity expected of a heterosexual male. Only after stepping out as gay did he recognise the harmful effects of this gender stereotype on women and the LGBTQ+ community. In this tragi-comic double autobiography, Riethauser compares his journey in activism with the life struggle of his extravagant grandmother as an ambitious and eccentric woman in the 1920s. A stylish and fascinating piece using private archive footage to capture the nuances of gender identity in a patriarchal environment.
Join us this Sunday, 15 November at Para Site for the closing reception of Garden of Six Seasons, with guided tours and a talk by art historian and curator Yasmin Afschar on Swiss healer and artist Emma Kunz (1892-1963), three of whose drawings are on view at Garden of Six Seasons.
Location: 22/F Wing Wah Ind. Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Event for Swiss nationals who live abroad
Hong Kong and Switzerland offer many beautiful hiking trails with scenic landscapes. People in Hong Kong and Switzerland are enthusiastic hikers. Sharing the same passion and COVID-19 restrictions motivate the Consulate General of Switzerland to organize a virtual hiking challenge on the Wilson Trail from Stanley to Parkview (section 1).
Location: Wilson Trail from Stanley to Parkview (section 1)
Young Artist in Residence @ V54
An initiative run by a local charity, Po Leung Kuk, aiming to provide low rental fees and short-term residencies for young artists, to encourage them to express their appreciation of Art and Culture of East & West and life history, and also to make contributions to society by promoting the value of Art and Culture to young people.