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.
Young Artist in Residence @ V54 is 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.
Over 100 pieces of jewellery and watch design work by students of HEAD – Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) will be on showcase to demonstrate the latest innovations in jewellery, watch and accessory design from Switzerland.
Location: HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Researchers from Disney Research Zurich, the ETH Zurich Game Technology Center and Hong Kong Baptist University will showcase the latest developments of virtual and augmented reality and make drawings come to life at the public lecture "Augmented Reality, Creativity and the Arts". The Zurich University of the Arts and the start-up Somniacs will present the VR flying experience "Birdly" at a lecture and live demo "A Virtual and Augmented Experience from Zurich" at the Hong Kong Science Museum, where guests can have their dream of flying come true. Birdly creates a vivid full-body experience that makes people instantly forget the mechanics and computer codes behind this spectacular apparatus. The immersive and interactive nature of "Birdly" serves one goal: to enjoy the ultimate freedom of a bird and intuitively explore the skies.
A group of around 80 young talents representing the next generation of artists will gather at Art Next Expo in Hong Kong, the international art hub and a gateway to China. This year, a Swiss artist NGUYEN Sève Favre has been chosen to exhibit her work among the other artists.
Location: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Hallo is a solo performance by Martin Zimmermann, an acclaimed Swiss choreographer and physical actor, with elements of mime, dance, circus and tragicomedy. He attempts to unravel his own absurd humor of his inner life inside out and get a grip on his whimsical thought processes.
Location: Theater, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Central District, Hong Kong
This conference will focus on how technology can drive City Transformation. On both the city and regional levels, we will explore the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong and how smart resilient planning can successfully be realised in neighboring countries. On Day 2, we will further the discussion of how sensor technologies can connect for a wide range of applications including smart lighting, home automation, smart parking, surveillance, air and water quality monitoring, wellness monitoring and other novel applications.
Location: Grand Hall, Convention Centre 3, Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong