The development of the WKCD, a 14-hectare park on the waterfront of West Kowloon, is part of a government project to encourage the growth of visual art and design in the city. While the main museum will open in 2019, the first exhibitions will be held in the M+ Pavilion starting this fall.
The finished venue is an elevated, 878 square meter space with an open deck and a mirrored exterior facade that reflects the lush greenery surrounding the building.
Here are the first three exhibitions scheduled for this fall and beyond at the M+ Pavilion.
Nothing by Tsang Kin-Wah
September 9 – November 6
This immersive multimedia experience created by globally acclaimed Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-Wah, draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s Macbeth to explore themes such as the concept of existence and the inescapability of fate. Nothing builds on Tsang’s previous work, a series of video installations titled The Infinite Nothing, which was showcased at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection
November 25 – February 5, 2017
A survey of design in Asia from post-World War II up until the present day. This project investigates the evolution of Asian design from multiple perspectives and locations, spanning Japan, India, Hong Kong, China and Macau.
(Title to be confirmed)
24 February – 7 May, 2017
This as yet untitled exhibition is an examination of the changing role of women in Hong Kong’s popular culture over the past three and a half decades. It will draw on gender studies and examples from film, fashion, photography and other media to construct a history of female archetypes and icons, including the late pop diva Anita Mui.