Yes, it’s that time of year again. The Rugby Sevens are over, Easter holidays are almost finished so it must be time for Le French May Hong Kong.
After 20 years locals, visitors and expats alike have learned to look forward to the annual arts festival with its rich array of programs including the visual arts, opera, classical and modern music, ballet, contemporary dance, theatre, cinema, multi-arts performances, fashion, and of course food thanks to Le French GourMay. This year’s 20th anniversary program will certainly not disappoint with around 50 performances, 20 exhibitions, and 50 movie screenings. Tickets go on sale from Thursday 29 March.
This year’s programs will increase its focus on the visual arts, held in indoor and outdoor spaces, museums and galleries across Hong Kong and Macao. The program will include the contemporary art exhibition “My Way” by the renowned French artist, Jean-Michel Othoniel in the Macau Museum of Art and will showcase the artist’s early works of the 1980s to the latest monumental installations.
Monumental sculptures from the French artist Nathalie Decoster will be exhibited around Hong Kong while a tribute to international cinema stars will be paid by the young and talented French photographer, Jérôme Bonnet with an exhibit of a selection of 30 portraits to be exhibited along the Avenue of the Stars.
Another photographic exhibition, organized by Alliance Française, called “Playgrounds: French Contemporary Photography” featuring Stéphane Couturier, Alain Bublex and Gilbert Garcin will also be exhibited on Avenue of Stars.
For many however the highlight of Le French May will most likely be the largest ever Picasso exhibition which will feature 48 oil paintings by the master, as well as 7 sculptures. Favourites such as “The Barefoot Girl”, “Woman in Red Armchair” and “Portrait of Dora Maar”, will be showcased in Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
To download Le French May 2012 full programme brochure click here
For more information visit www.frenchmay.com.