All posts tagged: M+ Pavilion

Ink Art at M+ Pavilion

By André Chan As early as the Spring and Autumn Period (about 771 to 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (about 47 5 to 221 BC), people in China began to use ink as a writing tool. For the next 2,000 years, ink became the preferred creative medium in the Chinese cultural sphere, including much of Asia. In those 2,000 years, ink – more precisely, shui mo, water and ink mixed together to produce the full spectrum of colours – has become a genre of art based on a particular medium, with its own rich history and philosophy. However, as contemporary artists try to bridge the gaps between different media, we enter a post-media era. M+’s collection policy is that art should transcend media and geographical origin. At the beginning the museum decided to make shui mo one of the categories of its collection, becoming the first contemporary museum dedicated to the study of modern and contemporary shui mo paintings. The first shui mo exhibition from the collection at the M+ Pavilion, The Weight of Lightness, was in three …

Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture

From March 17 to May 21 M+, Hong Kong’s museum of visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, presents Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Cultureat the M+ Pavilion, a permanent space on the West Kowloon site that will host the museum’s exhibitions until the M+ building opens in late 2019. Including more than 90 works, Ambiguously Yours offers a fresh perspective on Hong Kong popular culture from the 80s and 90s by examining it as a platform for avant-garde experimentation in the representation of gender identities. Focusing on androgyny, camp and gender ambiguity, this multi-layered exhibition presents the work of pioneers in costume design, music, film and print media, proposing a dynamic interplay between popular culture and the fields of art, design and the moving image through the M+ collection. A series of programmes includes talks, guided tours, pop-up performances and a teachers’ event. Some of them have limited capacity and require advance enrolment online, with places available on a first-come, first-served basis. Date: 17/3–21/5/2017 Opening Hours:  11am–6pm, Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays M+ Pavilion, …

“Shifting Objectives : Design from the M+ Collection” – exhibition & members-only preview

November 23, 2016 At the end of this month, M+’s debut design exhibition Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection opens at the M+ Pavilion. Featuring more than 120 key objects and works dating from the 1930s until now – including mid-twentieth century Japanese furniture, familiar products from Hong Kong’s manufacturing heyday, drones, ‘copied’ goods, and digitally-enabled and open-source practices – this groundbreaking show illustrates how design philosophy and practice has changed from the post-Second World War period until now. The exhibition explores the concepts and frameworks that have shaped and broadened our understanding of design and gives a glimpse of the growing M+ design collection, the first of its kind in Asia and a core pillar of the M+ collection. For more information please visit www.westkowloon.hk/en/shiftingobjectives Date: 30 November 2016 to 5 February, 2017* Time: 11am–6pm, Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays Venue: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District * Please note that on 25 December, 2016, 1 January, 28 January and 29 January, 2017, the exhibition will be closed. On 28 November, M+ will hold …

Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing at M+ Pavilion

October 6, 2016 The M+ Pavilion, the first venue to be completed in the West Kowloon Cultural District, opened to the public with its inaugural exhibition Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothingearlier last month. The solo show by renowned local artist Tsang Kin-Wah is a continuation and expansion of the artist’s widely acclaimed 2015 presentation The Infinite Nothing at the 56th Venice Biennale. Nothing draws on philosophy, literature, religion, and popular culture references and presents a site-specific, immersive installation of text, sound, and video projections. Make the most of your visit to the exhibition with a series of free programmes, including ‘Misguided’ Tours led by curators that have worked with Tsang at significant points in his career, and gallery tours led by M+ curators. Watch the exhibition trailer here for a sneak peek. Date: 9/9–6/11/2016 Opening Hours: 11am–6pm, Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District For further information, please visit http://www.westkowloon.hk/nothing ‘Misguided’ Tours In these tours, curators who have worked with Tsang Kin-Wah share anecdotes and insights about the artist and his practice, offering a rare opportunity to hear alternative readings …