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February 2019 Events

ArtBound Initiative recommends some exciting events in Hong Kong, New York City, and Berlin in February.


Shen Ling: “Intensity of Concreteness”

Shen Ling's solo exhibition will present series of her oil paintings and works on paper. It highlights Ling's pictorial universe that is based on her empathic interpretation of human complexity. Find more details about the exhibition here.

WHERE: Tang Contemporary Art, 10/F, H Queen's – 80 Queen's Road Central – Central

WHEN: Now through February 9, 2019

The Hong Kong Arts Festival

The Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) is Asia’s longest-running festival related to the arts. It is a month-long event showcasing the works of top international ensembles and artists, as well as local and emerging artists. See more details about the festival here.

WHERE: Various locations throughout Hong Kong, see program schedule here

WHEN: February 16, 2019 - March 23, 2019


En El-Monte: Alejandro Piñeiro Bello, Jose Capaz, and FABELOHUNG

En El Monte is an immersive environment featuring a site-specific installation of metal flagpoles and ten virtual reality works filmed in New York, Havana, and Key West. The exhibition features various video works that explore post-revolutionary Cuban life. See more about the exhibition here.

WHERE: Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York

WHEN: February 22, 2019 - April 21, 2019

MoMA Presents: Doc Fortnight 2019

The Museum of Modern Art hosts their annual celebration of innovation in nonfiction film for eight days this month. The event will feature shorts films and documentaries from around the world, including several world premieres. Check out more details here.

WHERE: Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

WHEN: February 21, 2019 - February 28, 2019

Water Makes Us Wet (Trailer) Annie Sprinkles and Beth Stephens


Berlinale Talents 2019 - Mistakes: How to Fail Better

The Berlin International Film Festival’s talent development program for emerging filmmakers will feature panels, screenings, and reviews that aim to discuss how to deal productively with minor mistakes and major catastrophes. Read more about the festival here.

WHERE: Varies based on date, see the full schedule here

WHEN: February 9, 2019 - February 14, 2019

Jang Mee: Trauma Trickster

Jang Mee's first Berlin exhibition, Trauma Trickster, explores ideas of the myriad of self. She challenges the constraint presented with narratives of refugees painted that allow for little individuality. Click here for more info.

WHERE: Diskurs Berlin, Novalisstraße 7, 10115 Berlin, Germany

WHEN: February 21, 2019 - March 16, 2019

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