Feast for the eyes in focus

Local | Bernard Chan 3 Apr 2019

The museum for modern visual culture at West Kowloon, M+, had its topping out ceremony in November and is expected to open next year. Meantime, the smaller M+ Pavilion nearby is hosting various exhibitions.

The current one, running until April 22, is titled "Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint," presenting works by late sculptor Isamu Noguchi alongside those of conceptual artist Danh Vo.

For details see the www.westkowloon.hk website.

You can also gain a preview of the impressive collection of items M+ has acquired already. The museum is photographing and cataloging the items and putting them online.

The catalog entries are grouped into categories that include visual art, design and architecture, and moving image, but it's fun to just browse through the highlights. You will soon see just how wide-ranging this collection is already and what an impressive place M+ will be.There are many works from the Sigg Collection of contemporary Chinese art - some 1,500 pieces dating from the 1960s up to the 2010s collected by the Swiss collector Uli Sigg.

But there is much more.

There are interesting examples of chairs and other furniture, movie and event posters, ink drawings, a fascinating selection of modern Hong Kong paintings, classic household designs (like early rice cookers and television sets), animation, architectural models and photography. And, of course, the much-loved Sammy's Kitchen neon cow.

Obviously, this is not quite the same as seeing all these works in real life, but it is a real eye-opener.

See https://collections.mplus.org.hk

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