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Located within the West Kowloon Cultural District, the 65,000sq m venue is designed by renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron – the brilliant minds behind famous structures such as the Beijing National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) and Prada's flagship store in Tokyo – in partnership with architecture firms TFP Farrells and Arup.

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Clad with a large LED system on its harbour-facing facade to display collections, special commissions, and other museum-related content, the waterfront museum is a striking addition to the city’s skyline. Inside, the building features 17,000sq m of exhibition space across 33 galleries, and houses various facilities and public spaces, including a rooftop garden, research centre, multimedia library, restaurants, cinemas, and the Found Space, which caters to major installations.

Photograph: Courtesy M+

Photograph: Courtesy M+

Exhibitions at the museum will cover themes of architecture and design, post-war art, conceptual art, installation art and much more. Click here for more information about upcoming exhibitions held at M+.

Photograph: Courtesy M+

Photograph: Courtesy M+

Aside from exhibitions, visitors can also enjoy a programme of live performances, talks, tours, workshops, screenings, and online events for three weekends following the museum opening. Alternatively, head to the Curator Creative Cafe for drinks and nibbles and The Other Shop for a vast selection of art prints, stationery, hand-crafted items by local artists, books, and more.

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What’s on

Henry Steiner: The Art of Graphic Communication

Celebrate the father of graphic design at this special exhibition which highlights some of Steiner’s most significant projects from the 60s to the present through more than 200 objects from M+ and Steiner’s own collection. For the uninitiated, Henry Steiner designed the red-and-white hexagonal HSBC logo, the Standard Chartered banknotes, as well as logos for many Hong Kong companies, and has lived in Hong Kong since 1961. Split into two sections, the exhibition covers Steiner’s formative years, his leaving Austria and arrival in Hong Kong, setting up his own company here, as well as how his designs reflect the development of our city. Tickets are available for $120, and will grant entry to four other M+ exhibitions as well on the same day.

  • Design

Shanshui: Echoes and Signals

M+ Museum’s new thematic exhibition aims to explore the connection between landscape and humanity in our post-industrial and increasingly virtual world. Literally translating to ‘mountain and water’, shanshui is a Chinese cultural concept that has inspired Asian ink paintings across millennia. Almost 130 works split into nine thematic sections will reimagine landscape through art, moving images, sound, design, architecture, and other large-scale mediums from a range of international artists, architects, and creators.

  • Mixed media

I. M. Pei: Life is Architecture

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

  • Architecture
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