1. I. M. Pei exhibition
    Photograph: Catharina Cheung
  2. I. M. Pei outside John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    Photograph: Courtesy Ted Dully / The Boston Globe via Getty Images
  3. I. M. Pei in the National Gallery of Art East Building
    Photograph: Courtesy Marc Riboud / Fonds Marc Riboud au MNAAG / Magnum Photos
  4. I. M. Pei exhibition
    Photograph: Catharina Cheung
  • Art, Architecture
  • M+, West Kowloon
  • Recommended

I. M. Pei: Life is Architecture

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Time Out says

M+ will host the first full-scale retrospective of renowned Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, his life, his philosophy, and his works, presented through various mediums. Better known as I. M. Pei, he is the mastermind designer behind some of the world’s most recognisable works of modernist architecture, including the glass-and-steel Louvre Pyramid, the Miho Museum in Shigaraki, and Hong Kong’s own Bank of China Tower. Sorted into six themes that place Pei’s architecture within sociocultural contexts, the exhibition will consist of over 300 items on display, most of which have never been exhibited before. Several international photographers have also been commissioned to photograph Pei’s buildings, and architectural models of some of his most significant projects have also been made. 

It’s fascinating to see how Pei incorporates his love of Chinese aesthetics, his determination to improve public spaces, and his respect of the natural surroundings of each site into his projects. Visitors might also find it interesting to learn that Pei was also behind aother iconic Hong Kong location: Sunning Plaza in Causeway Bay.

The exhibition will open on June 29 with a free public talk featuring Pei’s son, Sandi Li Chung Pei, as well as Pei’s close collaborators Calvin Tsao and Aslıhan Demirtaş – they will discuss the relevance and impact of Pei’s life and work across various cities. Tickets for this special exhibition are priced at $160, with concessions available. Ticket holders can also access all general admission exhibitions at M+ on the same day.

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Dates and times

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