M+ Museum in Hong Kong 香港：M+博物馆
M+ Museum is one of the main buildings in Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District. It is located on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour and the southern end of West Kowloon. It aims to promote China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) as an exchange destination for Eastern and Western culture and art. The museum has a unique design, with a wide horizontal base platform and a narrow long vertical building. The T-shaped building has become one of the most iconic architectural landmarks in Hong Kong. The curtain wall is equipped with LED screens, displaying artists' moving work, allowing people from West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade and across Victoria Harbour to enjoy wonderful art.
The internal layout of the museum is elaborated precisely, with 33 exhibition halls and different public spaces including curtain walls, grand stairs, learning hubs, screening halls, rooftop gardens and a large-scale exhibition area "found space" excavated along the outline of the MTR tunnel. The shaped patio provides visitors with an open area spanning three floors where the artworks can be viewed from different perspectives.
M+ Museum Hong Kong celebrates Year One with its first Special Exhibition titled ‘Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now’. This is the most extensive retrospective of Kusama in Asia outside Japan, spotlighting her emergence as a global cultural icon for the twenty-first century by pursuing her uncompromising avant-garde vision. The show will be on view between 12 November 2022 and 14 May 2023.
M+ features more than 200 of her works — including paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and archival material from major museum and private collections in Asia, Europe, and the USA, the M+ Collection, as well as from the artist’s own.
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