Check out three of Asia-Pacific’s best exhibitions before they wind down this month
Eyes on Hong Kong
In its 9th edition, the New Vision Arts Festival (until Nov 18) continues to challenge the definition and boundaries of art. Held at various venues in the city, the event features a program of local and international performances, including Guan Yu’s Ride of 1,000 Miles (Nov 9–11), a contemporary lion dance — classical movements executed to experimental music — directed by Hongkonger Daniel Yeung, an accomplished, self-taught dancer. There’s also LightSpace (pictured), directed by British stage lighting designer Michael Hulls, where light and sound intertwine like a dance on stage (sans performers), in an interactive showcase. newvisionfestival.gov.hk
Are you a lover of modern pop art, especially works that combine cubism, graffiti and splashes of vibrant colors? Then you might be a Romero Britto fan. You’ll want to lap it all up at Color of Wonderland (until Nov 15), an exhibition of the United States-based Brazilian artist’s work at art space Pop Cond. Split into three sections — Love, Happy and Hope — the bright and uplifting showcase displays over 100 of Britto’s bold and lively masterpieces. popcond.com
A pocket of time in Nagoya
Calling anime fans — you’re just in time to celebrate Doraemon the robot cat’s 50th birthday. Just ahead of its anniversary next year, Nagoya’s Matsuzakaya Art Museum is hosting The Doraemon Exhibition Nagoya 2018 (until Nov 18), devoted to the gadget feline. Doraemon has been reinterpreted by 28 artists in this showcase of playful, magical and never-before-seen takes on the beloved character. thedoraemontentokyo2017.jp
This article first appeared in the November 2018 issue of Smile magazine.