M+ Grand Opening
M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, will open to the public on November 12, 2021.
Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, M+ showcases a pre-eminent collection of 20th- and 21st-century visual culture within an Asian context, encompassing the disciplines of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art from Hong Kong, Greater China, Asia, and beyond.
The M+ building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world. Situated at the southernmost edge of Kowloon overlooking Victoria Harbour, it is among Hong Kong’s most iconic landmarks, both monumental in its architectural form and radically open to the urban landscape.
For the museum’s grand opening, works drawn from the M+ Collections as well as new commissions will be on view in exhibitions and presentations across 33 galleries and other display spaces. Emanating from a uniquely Hong Kong perspective coupled with a global vision, the opening displays introduce the chronological developments and multifaceted narratives of visual culture from the 1950s to the present day.
The M+ Collections feature artworks in mediums ranging from painting, sculpture, and ink art to installation and digital media. Part of an expansive conception of visual culture, these pieces are in dialogue with architectural drawings and models, graphic design products, manufactured objects, album covers, posters, and video games, as well as artist videos and films.