A cornerstone of the ambitious West Kowloon Cultural District Project, M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, encompassing 20th and 21st - century art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond.
We will be visiting the exhibition Canton Express at the M+ Pavilion, the primary site for M+ exhibitions in the run-up to the opening of the M+ museum building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, slated for 2019.
Canton Express was a project for the landmark exhibition Z.O.U - Zone of Urgency, curated by Hou Haru for the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. Hailed as a major international showcase of works from the Pearl River Delta (PRD), the project reflected on how rapid globalisation and urbanisation in China during the 1990s had impacted on the region and its local cultural landscape.
Through research and conservation efforts undertaken by M+, these safeguarded works are on display for the first time after a decade, re-presenting a pivotal moment in the history of contemporary Chinese art and its link with the PRD and Hong Kong.
Sunday, Sep 10
10:45am departure from Kowloon Station for a 10-minute walk to the M+ Pavilion
Tour starts at 11am and runs for little under an hour.
M+ Museum for Visual Culture, West Kowloon
Free of charge
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Sep 5 here.
Questions? Email Karen Tsui at [email protected]