Hong Kong’s eagerly-awaited M+ Museum will open its doors later this year
As the first global museum of contemporary visual culture in Asia, the M+ Museum is poised to enrich the city’s cultural scene when it opens at the M+ Building in West Kowloon district later this year.
Dedicated to interpreting visual art, the moving image and design & architecture, M+ has staged exhibitions locally and globally since 2012. The museum has also made a big splash online with its digital presence, M+ Stories, a bilingual storytelling platform showcasing works from the M+ Collections and presenting interactive online exhibitions such as neonsigns.hk, which saw the public submit more than 4,000 photos to collectively create a neon map of Hong Kong. Still available online, it remains one of the museum’s most visited exhibitions.
There are more than 5,000 objects in the M+ Collection, such as the Sigg Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art, which was a founding gift to the museum from Swiss collector Uli Sigg. Universally recognised as the most comprehensive collection of Chinese contemporary art globally, it features works from more than 300 artists including Ai Weiwei, Fang Lijun and Geng Jianyi. The museum also owns sculptures by several renowned international artists, including Antony Gormley, Yayoi Kusama and Mona Hatoum. We can’t wait to check it out. mplus.org.hk