M+, Hong Kong‘s new museum for visual culture, unveils a new ongoing series M+ Screenings that showcases diverse moving image works in the context of a single cinema screen. Taking place three times a year, each programme is conceived to explore a specific theme over a single weekend.
The first programme, M+ Screenings: Visible Places, presents works by 13 international and Hong Kong artists and filmmakers. It takes Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities as a point of departure to imagine how we see the places we have inhabited and experienced, and to consider a potential visual narrative that reflects on the pasts, presents and possible futures of place by making fictions, fantasies, alternatives and the surreal visible.
M+ Screenings: Visible Places will take place at Hong Kong’s Broadway Cinematheque from January 15–17, 2016. These animations, artist moving images, documentaries, feature films, and shorts examine how experiences, memories and desires of our lived environments are (re)invented and (re)imagined on-screen. The programme includes:
Friday, January 15, 8pm
Wicked City (1992) by Mak Tai Kit
Saturday, January 16, 3pm
She Said Why Me (1998) by May Fung
Sylvia Kristel—Paris (2003) by Manon de Boer
24 City (2008) by Jia Zhangke
Saturday, January 16, 5:55pm
Blue and Red (2014) by Zhou Tao
Bitter, Sweet. Seoul (2014) by PARKing CHANce (Park Chan-woo and Park Chan-kyong)
Sunday, January 17, 2pm
The Shortcut to the Systematic Life: City Spirits (2005) by Tsui Kuang-Yu
Miami (2002) by Sarah Morris
La Town (2014) by Cao Fei
Sunday, January 17, 3:35pm
Untitled (Dancing Partner) (2010) by Liu Chuang
Yella (2007) by Christian Petzold
Sunday, January 17, 5:30pm
MM (2004) by William Raban
Ghost in the Shell (1995) by Mamoru Oshii
After four years of successful exhibitions under the series title Mobile M+, the launch of M+ Screenings marks another significant chapter in the evolution of M+, building upon 2015’s acclaimed Mobile M+: Moving Images exhibition and screening programme, which was recently awarded the Best Exhibition of the Year (Contemporary Chinese Art) at the 2015 TANC Prize by The Art Newspaper China.
This programme is curated by Yung Ma, Associate Curator, Moving Image, M+.
- Wicked City, Courtesy of Broadway Cinematheque
- 24 City, © Courtesy of Xstream Pictures (Beijing) Limited
- Bitter, Sweet, Seoul, © Courtesy of Moho Film