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 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)
Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) and Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) cordially invite you to a webinar focus on the sustainable Finance Industry Landscapes in Switzerland and Hong Kong.
During this webinar, we will discuss the results of “Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2020”, private investor perspectives towards sustainable finance in Asia and also the latest regulatory developments in Switzerland and Hong Kong.
The pandemic and its subsequent global crisis has taught us that the competitiveness of nations is now more important than ever. In the midst of a de-globalization process, with trade conflicts and trade wars, and restrictions to the movement of people, national policies are going to play a fundamental role in the prosperity of people.
Prof. Arturo Bris of the IMD Business School will present pm July 22th at 6pm the 2020 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, the reasons for Hong Kong’s drop in the ranking and its meaning for the future. Possible solutions to the current global issues through the lens of the competitiveness model will be discussed.
Swiss innovation is known world-wide! This year the Consulate is proud to participate in the Entrepreneur Day in Hong Kong, which has been running into its 12th edition. AVRE and Glice, two Swiss start-ups will be teaming up with the Consulate to promote Swiss innovation.
Location: 5F-B08, Start-up Arena, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Klischée will be representing Switzerland jamming with other European bands and local artists at “Make Music Hong Kong!” festival.
48th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Having debuted at age 11 as a prodigy under Zubin Mehta with the New York Philharmonic, violinist Midori has since made an impressive career of over 30 years collaborating with world-class conductors and musicians. Not only has she established and sustained her position as one of the world’s greatest musicians, but she has also gained tremendous respect for her efforts in community engagement, nurturing new talents and promoting classical music to the underprivileged.
Location: Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, Hong Kong
48th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Dixit was created for the stage by director Marc Hollogne to mark both the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne by its choreographer Maurice Béjart, and the 10th anniversary of his death.
Location: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, Hong Kong
Maestro Heinz Holliger, the legendary world-class oboist, is also a conductor and composer who devotes himself to preserving classical repertoire while exploring new performance techniques. These are values also held by the Kammerorchester Basel (Basel Chamber Orchestra), which has been searching for new ways of musical interpretation with both historical and modern instruments.
Location: Concert Hall, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Plaza, Central, Hong Kong
Swiss documentarian Jacqueline Zünd frequents the distant but intimate lives of people from around the world – the insomniacs, the aged and the children – embracing their delights and disappointments, regrets and hopes, and other contrasting sensations. As these people wander along their paths of ritual, befittingly or misfittingly, they understand life anew with wisdom, dignity and vitality.
Location: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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.