Co-Presenters

 

M+

 

M+ is the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, part of the West Kowloon Cultural District, it encompasses 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and the moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond. From its vantage point in one of the world’s most dynamic regions, M+ will document the past, inform the present and contribute to the future of visual culture within an ever more interconnected global landscape. The museum will take a multidisciplinary approach that both challenges and respects existing boundaries, while creating a meeting point for a diversity of perspectives, narratives and audiences.

M+ has already embarked on a number of public programmes and exhibitions, and begun to assemble its permanent collection in the run-up to the planned 2017 opening of its 62,000 square metre building located in the West Kowloon Cultural District overlooking Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour.

To find out more about M+, please visit www.wkcda.hk/en/museum/.

 

West Kowloon Cultural District

 

The West Kowloon Cultural District is the largest arts and cultural project in Hong Kong to date. Its vision is to provide a vibrant cultural quarter for the city; a vital platform for the local arts scene to interact, develop and collaborate; and major facilities to host and produce world-class exhibitions, performances and arts and cultural events. The District will include 17 core arts and cultural venues and 30,000 square metres of space for arts education. It will be a low-density development, providing ample open green space and embracing two kilometres of a vibrant harbour-front promenade, 23 hectares of open space and a green avenue, and closely connected with the neighbourhood.

The project will be developed in phases with construction scheduled to commence in 2013. The venues to be commissioned in Phase 1 include M+ (20th-21st century visual culture museum), the Xiqu Centre (main theatre and Tea House), a Freespace with an outdoor stage, a Lyric Theatre, a Centre for Contemporary Performance, Medium Theatre I, a Music Centre with a Concert and Recital Hall, a Musical Theatre, a Mega Performance Venue and an Exhibition Centre. A host of ancillary facilities including a Resident Company Centre, other creative learning facilities and a number of Arts Pavilions for visual arts exhibitions will also be constructed in this phase. Phase 2 will involve the commissioning of the Great Theatre, a small theatre as part of the Xiqu Centre, Medium Theatre II.

WKCDA’s first cultural event was the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre which was staged at the future site of the Xiqu Centre near Canton Road during the Chinese New Year in 2012. ‘Mobile M+: Yau Ma Tei’ marked the second program presented by WKCDA and the first in the series curated by M+ scheduled to occur leading up to the opening of the M+ museum in 2017.

To find out more about WKCDA, please visit www.wkcda.hk.

 

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

 

Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the government to plan, promote and support the broad development of the arts including literary arts, performing arts, visual arts as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong. Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment and enhancing the quality of life of the public, the HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in the arts and arts education, encouraging arts criticism, raising the standard of arts administration and strengthening the works on arts policy research.

To achieve the goals of fostering the development of arts groups, raising the level of artistic standards and exploring development opportunities for artists, the following development strategies will be adopted:

  • Supporting promising artists and arts groups for artistic pursuits
  • Promoting arts administration to improve the management of arts groups
  • Focusing on the arts environment and proposing policy recommendations
  • Enhancing public participation and exploring arts space
  • Fostering strategic partnerships and bringing arts resources together

The HKADC has been taken part in the Biennale as a collateral event since 2001, with an aim to enhance exchange and communication between Hong Kong and other countries in the world. About 400,000 people have visited the past six exhibitions.

To find out more about HKADC, please visit www.hkadc.org.hk.

 

‘You (you).’ - Lee Kit

Hong Kong

55th International Art Exhibition –
La Biennale di Venezia

Curated by

Lars Nittve with Yung Ma, M+

‘You (you).’ - Lee Kit, Hong Kong

55th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

Curated by

Lars Nittve with Yung Ma, M+