The West Kowloon Cultural District has taken centre stage again this week, courtesy of a display of giant inflatables. But a document that will have implications long after the bubble has burst on the sculptures that form the "M+: Inflation! Exhibition" has quietly taken shape behind the scenes.Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 5:49am
The head of the museum of modern art planned for West Kowloon says he is supportive of making the facility free of charge to the public.22 Feb 2013 - 3:44am
The design for the city's flagship visual arts museum will lie in the hands of a select group of professional brought together by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
The eight-strong jury of local and foreign architects, designers and an art collector will determine the design of the waterfront museum M+.18 Sep 2012 - 9:24am
Ever since Hong Kong joined the Venice Biennale in 2001 as a collateral event participant, the exercise has been plagued with controversies. Edition after edition, the organiser, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC), had been questioned on its choice of who should represent this city in the world's oldest and largest contemporary art exhibition.8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's arts funding body has been criticised for lacking transparency in its decision to partner with the West Kowloon museum to represent Hong Kong at next year's Venice Biennale without having an open competition.5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
With a single HK$1.3 billion donation of Chinese contemporary art mainly by mainland artists set to fill a third of the M+ museum of visual culture, its chief has denied it is switching its focus from Hong Kong art.
Executive director Lars Nittve said he had his eye on the Hong Kong Museum of Art's collection to help fill the rest of the space.25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's freedom of speech and of the press are among the reasons mainland China's top curator has decided to make it his new home this summer.
Renowned scholar Pi Li, who will start work in July as a senior curator at the West Kowloon Cultural District's M+ museum, says such freedoms are vital for arts development.12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
It is 10.30am and Lars Nittve has just parked his white Mini outside an Ap Lei Chau factory building.
'You pick up a lot when visiting artists,' says the bespectacled museum boss as he approaches the studio of Kacey Wong. 'I like to listen and learn. I like to talk and communicate.'25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
The museum director for the West Kowloon arts project says he will quit if the government interferes in his curatorship over political issues.
Lars Nittve, who is in charge of setting up the flagship visual arts museum M+, told a Legislative Council panel yesterday he treasured the city's freedom of expression.12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The two concepts of beauty and art have never lived far from one another and are, indeed, rarely spotted alone. It could be said that beauty can exist without art: natural landscapes or a human body, for instance, are not works of art, but we pore over them nevertheless. Perhaps a more interesting question then, is whether art can live without beauty.21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am