M+, Hong Kong’s Pioneering Museum of Contemporary Visual Culture, Reveals Its 2024 Programme

The lineup in the museum in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District spans visual art, design, architecture, moving images, photography, and fashion. Here are four we love.
by Zat Astha
m+ Hong Kong

Photos: M+ Museum

Noir & Blanc: A Story of Photography

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Photo: M+ Museum

Dive into the monochromatic world of “Noir & Blanc: A Story of Photography,” a prestigious exhibition co-presented with the French May Arts Festival, opening this March at M+. The exhibition combines an unparalleled collection of photographic works, showcasing the talents of world-renowned photographers from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France alongside M+’s illustrious collections. This event offers a profound narrative on photography’s evolution, techniques, and expressive power.

M+, Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, encompasses 20th and 21st-century art, design and architecture, and moving images. Located in the vibrant Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ stands as an iconic beacon of global creativity and a dynamic platform for cultural expression, making “Noir & Blanc” a must-see exhibition that mirrors the museum’s commitment to celebrating diverse visual stories.

Shanshui: Echoes and Signals

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“Shanshui: Echoes and Signals” is an interdisciplinary exhibition that explores the intricate relationship between landscape and humanity, offering insights into our interaction with and interpretation of natural landscapes. Opening in February 2024 at M+, the show features a curated selection of works from the M+ Collections.

This exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the concept of “shanshui” (mountain water), which is deeply rooted in East Asian culture through contemporary and historical lenses.

The interdisciplinary presentation includes exceptional works by artists such as Liu ChuangGuo Hongwei, Amar Kanwar, Lee Ufan, Tatsuo Miyajima, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Isamu Noguchi, Wesley Tongson, Vivian Wang, Xu Bing, Yang Jiechang, and Zao Wou-Ki.

Movana Chen: Knitting Conversations

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Experience “Movana Chen: Knitting Conversations” at M+ in February 2024, where the artist weaves together narratives of female labour and personal memories into a monumental installation. Chen’s work transcends traditional art boundaries for the first time in Hong Kong, combining textile art with storytelling.

This exhibition highlights Chen’s innovative approach to craft and communication and sheds light on the intimate connections between art, identity, and community.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive

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March 2024 marks the first Hong Kong presentation of “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive” at M+. Part of the M+ Collections, this site-specific installation blurs the lines between visual art, moving images, and cinema. Weerasethakul, renowned for his meditative works that explore memory and personal politics, invites viewers into a multi-dimensional experience.

“Primitive” is an immersive journey into the heart of Isan, Thailand, offering a unique perspective on storytelling and cinematic form.

This story was originally published on The Peak Singapore.

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