March 10, 2015 - M+, West Kowloon Cultural District - Mobile M+: Moving Images
March 10, 2015

Mobile M+: Moving Images

Mobile M+: Moving Images
13 March–26 April 2015

Midtown POP
17&18/F Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 
1 Tang Lung Street
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

15 March–26 April 2015

Cattle Depot Artist Village
63 Ma Tau Kwok Road
To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Presented by M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, Mobile M+: Moving Images is the first glimpse of the museum’s moving image collection, its inaugural film programme and is part of its ongoing pre-opening public series Mobile M+. Curated by Yung Ma, Associate Curator of Moving Image at M+, the multi-site project features a two-part exhibition, which includes a diverse range of works by 24 Hong Kong and international artists, filmmakers and collectives. 

Inspired by the themes of migration, and more specifically the multiple connotations of the word “moving”  and the rise of diasporic cinema internationally, Mobile M+: Moving Images uses Hong Kong’s “migratory cinema” from the ’80s and ’90s, and in particular Clara Law’s 1996 film Floating Life, as a starting point to reflect upon how conditions of contemporary migration and displacement are expressed, imagined and represented. 

Taking on an expansive view to explore the broader experience in relation to the ideas of border, movement, mobility, transformation and transition, the exhibition includes works by CAMP (India), Paul Chan (USA), Chen Chieh-jen (Taiwan), David Diao (USA), Estudio Teddy Cruz (USA), Simryn Gill (Singapore), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (France), Isaac Julien (UK), Kan Xuan (China), William Kentridge (South Africa), Hassan Khan (Egypt), Firenze Lai (Hong Kong), Li Ran (China), Charles Lim (Singapore), Anson Mak (Hong Kong), Ellen Pau (Hong Kong), Koki Tanaka (Japan), Wang Gongxin (China), Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris (Thailand), Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Korea), Yuan Goang-ming (Taiwan), Zhang Peili (China) and Zhu Jia (China). The exhibition also features a specially commissioned work, The Other Side by the Hong Kong animator Wong Ping, and is being staged in two sites in Hong Kong — Midtown POP in the district of Causeway Bay and in Kowloon’s Cattle Depot Artist Village. 

Accompanying the exhibition is a screening programme of over 30 narrative features, documentaries and artist films ongoing until 19 April at Hong Kong’s Broadway Cinematheque. The screenings include films by Nick Broomfield, Cao Fei, Allen Fong, Ann Hui, Jia Zhangke, Stanley Kwan, Stan Lai, Clara Law, Hans-Christian Schmid, Sherman Ong, Tsai Ming Liang, Wim Wenders, Haegue Yang and Midi Z, amongst others.

M+ is the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, as a part of the West Kowloon Cultural District, encompassing 20th- and 21st-century art, design and architecture and the moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond Mobile M+ is the museum’s nomadic exhibition programme, which aims to engage the public ahead of the opening of the museum, scheduled for completion in 2018.

The West Kowloon Cultural District, located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong. With a complex of theatres, performance spaces and M+, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, as well as provide 23 hectares of public open space, including a two kilometre water-front promenade. 

Press enquiries:
West Kowloon Cultural District 
press [​at​]

Damian Chandler, Brunswick Arts 
westkowloonculturaldistrict [​at​]

Mobile M+: Moving Images
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