After a decade of planning and construction, the 700,000 square foot M+ Museum opened in November 2021 as Asia's first for visual culture. Amidst the changing political climate under the new National Security Law, there was some controversy that some photos from Ai Weiwei were not being exhibited amidst fears of censorship.
The museum is offering free admission for the first year, with pre-booking required online.
Hong Kong : Here and Beyond
This exhibition marks the visual culture of Hong Kong from the 1960s onwards.
The "King of Kowloon" used to roam around the city scribbling his calligraphy everywhere. His graffiti became quite unique and famous even after his passing in 2007.
This model shows the public passageways in Central district, and you can spot the pedestrian bridges and Midlevels escalator quite easily.
Jardine House, or formerly Connaught Centre, is Hong Kong's first skyscraper, and is famous for its round windows.
A line snaked out from the entrance to the Domestic Transformer, a stainless steel home with movable walls and multifunctional furniture for small-sized flats.
Outside, the vast space furnished with concrete walls and pillars offer a simple yet modern design.
Downstairs, the Found Space includes a few works laid out spaciously against light wells that open up to the floors above.
Antony Gormley : Asian Field
In 2003, this British artist invited some 300 villagers from Guangdong province to make hand-sized clay figurines. Other than a few simple instructions, the villagers were free to design what they like. They were assembled en masse in this exhibition to depict China's vast territory and population. Be prepared to line up for this exhibit as they control the numbers going in.
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries presents this video sculpture of quickly-moving texts flashing across multiple screens, repeating the phrase "oh yeah" multiple times.
M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation
This contemporary Chinese art exhibition spans 4 decades from the early 1970s onwards, marking China's modernization from its opening to the outside world in 1978.
Individuals, Networks, Expressions
Our complex web of connections uses many types of ways to express the Asian identity, history, and perspective.
Conserving Neon Culture
The museum has been purchasing neon signs since 2013 to preserve this cultural heritage that is disappearing from our streets. Located opposite the museum's main entrance, 2 signs from Sammy's Kitchen and Kai Kee Fun Den Co. Ltd. are now on display.
Things, Spaces, Interactions
This exhibition includes furniture and appliances we've used over the last 70 years, highlighting global social and economic change.
This Thai propaganda poster outlines the evils of Communism, where family members rat each other out.
This exhibition has a few windows offering harbour views and a lot of construction in the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Shiro Kuramarta's Kiyotomo sushi bar was imported from Tokyo and re-assembled at this museum with its chairs, barstools, lacquered tables, walls, floors, and even lights. It had sat in Tokyo's Shinbashi district since 1988 until the restaurant closed in 2004.