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By Yannie Chan | November 10th, 2021

There is finally an opening date for M+ museum: the long-awaited contemporary art museum opens on November 12!

The opening displays include six exhibitions showcasing around 1,500 works drawn from the M+ Collections.

The M+ building is located on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, offering 17,000 square-meter of exhibition space that includes 33 galleries and other display spaces.

Entry is set at HK$120 per adult, but M+ announces that for all Hong Kong permanent residents during the first 12 months, admission will be free!

The six opening exhibitions span a wide range of artwork and themes, and include, according to M+’s announcement:

  • Hong Kong: Here and Beyond (G/F Main Hall Gallery) – divided into four chapters, Here, Identities, Places and Beyond, the exhibition captures the city’s transformation and unique visual culture from the 1960s to the present;
  • M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation (2/F Sigg Galleries) – a chronological survey of the development of contemporary Chinese art from the 1970s through the 2000s drawn from the M+ Sigg Collection;
  • Things, Spaces, Interactions (2/F East Galleries) – a thematic and chronological exploration of international design and architecture over the last seventy years and their relevance to our lives today;
  • Individuals, Networks, Expressions (2/F South Galleries) – a narrative of post-war international visual art told from the perspective of Asia;
  • Antony Gormley: Asian Field (2/F West Gallery) – an expansive installation of tens of thousands of clay figurines created by the world-renowned British sculptor together with over 300 villagers from a Guangdong village in five days in 2003, reflecting the country’s vast territory and population; and
  • The Dream of the Museum (2/F Courtyard Galleries) – a global constellation of conceptual art practices at the heart of M+’s unique Asian context.

Following the museum opening, there will be a special programme featuring live performances, talks, tours, workshops, screenings, and online events running non-stop for three weekends straight.

The M+ features amenities including two museum shops, restaurants, and the Roof Garden — a must-visit for spectacular views of Hong Kong’s skyline. The Other Shop, a museum shop, and CURATOR Creative Café, one of the restaurants at M+, located at B1 level of the building are already open to the public.

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