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Le French Musts: Our Top 10 Picks of Le French May 2014

By Stasia Fong 23 April 2014
  Since its inception in 1993, Le French May art and cultural festival has been blessing Hong Kong and Macau with a colourful concoction of Eastern and Western artistic collaboration. The 2014 edition will feature the work of more than 50 French and local artists, 30 visual programmes, and more than 170 guided tours and education and outreach events. How will you ever choose what to turn your attention to? With the help of Le Localiiz of course! Organised by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the festival’s 2014 edition will celebrate the common influences and similarities between France and China - and there are more than you might think! To narrow down the somewhat endless list of offerings, we’ve selected 10 events that we think have that ‘je ne sais quoi’. Click the pictures to see them all. Emotional Abstraction – Rouge Ephemere
Localiiz favourite French Art Gallery Rouge Ephemere will be taking part in Le French May this year with their Emotional Abstraction exhibition by Jean Soyer. Highly influenced by abstract expressionism, this contemporary master utilises a palette knife and spatula in his process, a technique inspired by Chinese Calligraphy. Fellow French artist Fabienne Verdier, whose work will also be showcased at this year’s festival, had a significant influence on Soyer's style.

Date: May 2nd to June 2nd 2014 Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 1pm to 7pm (Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays) Venue: Rouge Ephemere Art Gallery, Flat 1B, 1/F, 89 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Price: FREE

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Born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong, Stasia Fong is a freelance writer with dreams of breaking into the television industry and executive produce her own television show.