Asia Society Hong Kong
May 8, 2020–January 3, 2021
As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network of fourteen centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank. In February 2012, the Hong Kong Center established its new home in Admiralty at the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks.
Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty, the 1.3 hectares site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Through careful conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, this heritage site was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong in 2012 and offers a broad variety of programs in the form of lectures, performances, film screenings and exhibitions to the community.
Coinciding with Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s 30th anniversary in 2020, Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong features research-based works by ten local artists that focus on the theme of convergence, reflecting on Hong Kong’s shared history and collective memories to inspire the public to delve into the past with renewed perspective, savor the present, and widen their imagination of what the future may hold.
- Collateral Exhibition: May 8, 2020–January 3, 2021
- Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Last Thursday of the month (*during exhibition period only): 11a.m.–8 p.m.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Visitors may reach Asia Society Hong Kong on the MTR to Admiralty Station; exit C1 to Queensway Plaza; take the footbridge to Level 2, Pacific Place; take the escalator on the right all the way up to Supreme Court Road; turn left and follow the signs to British Council and the British Consulate-General; Asia Society Hong Kong Center is located right across the street from the British Consulate-General.
By bus, visitors may use the bus stop outside Pacific Place, Admiralty; take the escalator up to Level 3, Pacific Place; take further escalator all the way up to Supreme Court Road; turn left and follow the signs to British Council and the British Consulate-General; Asia Society Hong Kong Center is located right across the street from the British Consulate-General.
By taxi, there is a drop-off point at Asia Society Hong Kong Center main entrance on Justice Drive; or get off at Conrad Hotel. Asia Society Hong Kong Center is just two minutes' walk across the road; or get off at Hong Kong Electric Centre on Kennedy Road, walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the main entrance of Asia Society Hong Kong Center in four minutes.
The Center does not have any parking facilities and no parking is allowed in the Center. The nearest carpark is in Pacific Place.
Charter/coach buses are not permitted to wait or park on Justice Drive, but may stop long enough to unload or load passengers at the designated zone(s) of the Center. Please note that these laws are strictly enforced by the Fire Services Department.