As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of Kwan Tak-hing, one of Cantonese opera’s most seminal figures, we are presenting an exhibition that celebrates his life and career.
Opening in May, the exhibition is organised with the support of Kwan’s eldest son, Mr David Quan Hon-chuen, and his family, and features a wide variety historical documents, film stills, photographs and video footage. From his overseas tours and travels to his various on-stage personas and iconic portrayal of the martial artist Wong Fei-hung on the big screen through the exhibits, the audience will get to know the various aspects of Kwan’s colourful life and artistic achievements, as well as the early history of Cantonese opera and the political turmoil and cultural changes that shaped the 20th century.
In addition, suspended above the exhibition from the ceiling of the Xiqu Centre atrium is an imposing art installation inspired by the traditional Chinese wind wheel. Audiences are welcome to enjoy the artwork from different angles as they visit the exhibition, and snap a picture with this eye-catching new addition to the venue.
- Date: From today to December 2021
- Time: 10:00am–10:00pm
- Venue: Atrium, Xiqu Centre
- Artist: Kwan Tak-hing (also known as Sun Liang Chau)
- Curator: Winnie Fu
- Fee: Free Admission
Special acknowledgments go to Mr David Quan Hon-chuen and his family, Mr Law Ka-ying, Mr Yuen Siu-fai, ATV Digital Media Limited, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Radio Television Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Television Broadcast Limited for loaning out their archival collections, granting interviews, and providing photographs and audio-visual materials.
6 六月 - 31 十二月, 時間: 10:00-22:00.
Atrium, Xiqu Centre