The M+ Pavilion is currently closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and resulting social distancing. In response to the unprecedented situation facing numerous museums and cultural organisations in Hong Kong and around the world, M+ joins our many museum colleagues’ efforts in providing online content and resources for you to enjoy and use at home. On this page, we offer a regularly updated curated list of content by M+ available on our various online spaces.
M+ Rover is a free programme that provides a platform for students and cultural practitioners to engage in creative dialogue as they inspire and learn from one another. To prepare teachers, students, and the public for the programme, M+ is working with Wong Tin Yan, the commissioned artist for this year’s M+ Rover, to develop a series of free online learning activities and educational resources based on his work Yes but Why?.
Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition
A series of videos were created to examine the works of the six shortlisted artists for the Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition, which you can find on M+ Stories as well as M+’s YouTube channel. You can also revisit the exhibition online though our online curatorial tours with M+ Sigg Senior Curator Pi Li.
M+ Stories is the bilingual online storytelling platform of M+. You’ll find blog posts about anything and everything related to the museum, videos featuring artists and objects from the M+ Collections, interactive online exhibitions and digital commissions, and a journal devoted to contemporary visual culture.
M+ Collections Beta
Explore over five thousand objects and archival items from the M+ Collections. This evolving beta platform builds on M+’s open access approach, which began with the release of the first M+ open data set in August 2018.
The M+ building, which has been under construction since 2015, is nearing its completion, with the plan of opening the museum to the public in 2021. We have been closely following and documenting the progress of the construction in the last few years. Please go here for an updated video documentary looking back on the exciting progress.
Since 2011, M+ has been producing and presenting wide-ranging exhibitions, public programmes, and events. There have been twelve exhibitions under the series title of ‘Mobile M+’ followed by ten exhibitions to date presented at the M+ Pavilion; hundreds of talks, panels, and symposia; and numerous learning programs and events. This will be a regularly updated playlist drawing from our existing online content in addition to the above sources.
M+’s first performance art-focused project Mobile M+: Live Art included not only an exhibition and installations, but also a series of site-specific performances. New York-based Japanese-American dancer and choreographer Eiko Ohtake performed a new piece commissioned by M+, ‘A Body in Hong Kong’, near the Legislative Council in Admiralty and on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Go here for video documentation of the performance as well as others from the project.
Our 2017 exhibition Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture presented an unconventional, experimental approach to Hong Kong popular culture, through the lens of gender ambiguity and fluidity. Find a series of videos of exhibition curator Tina Pang’s and Hong Kong creative practitioners’ reflections.
Another exhibition organised by M+ in 2017, Shifting Objectives: Design in M+ Collection, highlighted the museum’s growing holding of design and architecture-related objects and works. For the exhibition, we produced a fun, illustrated booklet for young audiences—and for adults!
Our 2018 exhibition Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint was the first exhibition project M+ organised in collaboration with another museum: the Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York, dedicated to the life and work of world-renowned Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Watch video interviews with Doryun Chong of M+ and Dakin Hart of the Noguchi Museum—the co-curators of the exhibition—and Vietamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo, who responded to Noguchi’s work in the exhibition.