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Fostering and celebrating creativity and community, the annual Swire Properties Art Month is an ultimate way to explore Hong Kong’s art scene – filled with a spectacular line-up of installations, exhibitions and live art. Here, The Style Sheet shares five happenings we’re most excited to check out.

LUMENous GARDEN at Garden Court, Pacific Place


What: An immersive experience through a giant interactive art installation created by American art collective FoldHaus

When: 19 March–14 April

Where: Pacific Place’s Garden Court

Why we’re excited: As a prominent creative participant of world-famous Burning Man festival, this installation brings the festival’s quintessential spirit of participation and intrigue to Hong Kong. The thousands of embedded LEDs glowing through the translucent outer skin of each piece promises something spectacular.

London-based designer Paul Cocksedge designed Swire Properties’ inventive Spectrum VIP lounge

2. Swire Properties VIP Lounge & Dialogue Series

What: Inventive London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has created an imaginative VIP Lounge, titled Spectrum. The space will house talks and panel discussions with leading art-world figures, curated in collaboration with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts.

When: 27–31 March

Where: Art Basel Hong Kong, Level 1 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Why we’re excited: It’s Paul’s first installation in Hong Kong! Plus, panel members will include the celebrated artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun.

Derick Melander’s latest art installation features 300kg of recycling clothing

3. Recycled Clothing Sculpture

What: Created by New York-based artist Derick Melander, this art installation will be made from over 300 kilograms of recycled clothing collected from the community, with garments from the sculpture donated to local NGO Redress, which will sell, donate and recycle the fabrics.

When: 18 March–28 April

Where: Outside Three Pacific Place, Starstreet Precinct

Why we’re excited: The enormous column is set to be an impressive display of cascading colours.

Japanese artist Miwa Komatsu in action

4. Miwa Komatsu Art Performance

What: A live performance by Japanese artist Miwa Komatsu, drawing on the vibrant energy of the city

When: 30 March, 3pm – 4pm

Where: Level L1, Pacific Place (near Lane Crawford Home)

Why we’re excited: We want to see one of Asia’s most prominent female artists create one of her signature, lively creations in front of our eyes!

Urban Playgrounds, curated by French street artist L’Atlas and Austrian artist Willi Dorner

5. Urban Playgrounds

What: An exhibition that combines the visual arts, photography and performing arts, curated by French street artist L’Atlas and Austrian artist Willi Dorner.

When: 27 March–12 April

Where: ArtisTree, Taikoo Place

Why we’re excited: It’s tipped to be an immerse, interactive and high-energy experience that offers a fresh perspective on the world around us.