The Osage Art Foundation and Fundaziun NAIRS Contemporary Art Centre are proud to present Interval in Space, a Hong Kong - Switzerland Cultural Exchange Project, co-organised by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong.
Switzerland is one of the most influential countries in the world in the fields related to design. ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, ranked among the top 10 institutions in the world in this area, is pleased to present in Hong Kong its unique know-how, especially in graphic design and luxury design. On this occasion, Alexis Georgacopoulos, ECAL Director and 3 other graphic designers are going to explain how a small country like Switzerland managed to define its identity as a creative nation and have such an important impact through design.
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Trio ARS ET LABOR, established in 2011, brings together three instrumentalists - Swiss pianist Christa Bützberger, Italian violonist Sara Gianfriddo, and French cellist Héloïse Piolat, - that, as the renowned critic and musicologist Christoph Schlüren wrote, have “internationally revivified the great Italian tradition of the piano trio. The name itself is programmatic: ARS ET LABOR stands for the most refined interpretative culture, entirely at the service of music.” Since the first concerts, the Trio has stood out for its solid background and the exquisite performance of masterpieces for this formation.
Location: Y-Theatre, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island
International Film Appreciation
A hurricane of catastrophic proportions is brewing over Switzerland. The country is in a state of emergency. Ten directors from a new generation of filmmakers imagine how the Swiss would deal with the worst possible disaster: the downfall of their country.
Location: Hall D, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau
The Opera Garnier is a fantastic world in itself. This documentary dives into its wonders. From dance to music, a film showing a season in the backstage of the Paris Opera. In turn ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing music and ballet, The Paris Opéra highlights great passions, and tells the story of life behind the scenes at one of the most prestigious performing arts institutions in the world.This documentary film is a French/Swiss co-production, directed by Swiss Jean-Stephane Bron and is part of the Hong Kong French International Film Festival.
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce Belt and Road Fest 2017 will be held in December showcasing food and culture of different countries. Our Consulate will be participating in the Fest by providing a documentary film “Customs and Traditions” in Switzerland and two VR films about Swiss Alps and Zurich from a bird-eyes view.
Diploma of Advanced Studies – Executive Education on Global Culture
Zurich University of the Arts in conjunction with Connecting Spaces Hong Kong-Zurich is now accepting applications for three courses in curatorial management and critical theory as part of their innovative 2017 “Executive Education on Global Culture” programme
Location: Connecting Spaces Hong Kong - Zurich, G/F, Kin Wah Mansion, 18 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Presented by swissnex China, the “Future of Money” Fintech series, aims to bring together top experts from Switzerland and China and offer an intellectual exchange platform between the participants for an intellectual exchange between the participants.
Location: Naked Hub, 7/F, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Cie zeitSprung was founded in 2013 by Meret Schlegel and Kilian Haselbeck after the success of "Orthopädie and To Be." Schlegel, who has enjoyed a Long, distinguished career in dance, and Haselbeck, who started as a hip-hop dancer before Training in ballet and conemporary dance will perform their new work "Komplizen."
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Hong Kong Arts Centre is excited to present a double billed weekend performance in Dance and Theatre – Fantastic SWISSend which will take place on 10 and 11 November 2017, Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre.
One of the world’s most sought-after flutists from Germany, Emmanuel Pahud will join hands with harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet, fellow musician at the Berlin Philharmonic, to present a beloved programme dedicated to showcase the beauty of flute and harp in a celestial musical journey. Local renowned flutist Matthew Wu will also appear as a guest performer. The net proceeds from this charity recital will benefit Music Children Foundation, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong striving to provide free training on musical instruments to impoverished children aged below 12.
Location: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Foofwa Imobilité will illuminate China with his famous piece "Histoires Condansées", which charts the history of dance through a one-man lecture-performance. Starting with a glimpse of pre-20th century dance, he then outlines the important aspects that shaped the artform over time.
Undergraduate students studying German at colleges, universities and higher education institutions in Hong Kong and Macau now have the opportunity for the first time to demonstrate their language proficiency at the level A1 to B1 in a German Language Olympics for the academic year 2017/2018.