M+ Museum: Hong Kong’s Ambitious Undertaking on a Global Scale

On 26/08/2013 by Site Default

Asia is no longer the ‘other’ and the outsider of the design world — that’s the ambitious curatorial vision for Hong Kong’s M+ museum for visual culture. The high profile team behind the M+ Museum includes Executive Director Lars Nittve who was the founding Director of the Tate Modern, chief curator Doryun Chong and design curator Aric Chen, along with the architectural design team from Herzog & de Meuron, have a formidable task before them.

 Not only are the M+ curatorial team setting out to construct a visual culture museum that rivals global giants like MoMA in Manhattan, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate Modern in London, but they are also seeking to define visual culture within a specific Asian context that has long been ambivalent towards design. Indeed, design itself has long been treated as a subset of architecture, standing on the periphery of rigorous theoretical and historical study.


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