The M+ contemporary art museum is set to open later this year in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP The M+ contemporary art museum is set to open later this year in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP
The M+ contemporary art museum is set to open later this year in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP

Head of Hong Kong arts hub insists embattled museum never planned to show controversial photo by Ai Weiwei

  • The photo, depicting the dissident artist’s middle finger raised against the backdrop of Beijing’s Gate of Heavenly Peace, has been at the centre of a torrent of criticism aimed at the museum by the pro-establishment camp
  • But West Kowloon Cultural District chairman Henry Tang says the M+ museum never intended to show the photo

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The M+ contemporary art museum is set to open later this year in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP The M+ contemporary art museum is set to open later this year in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP
The M+ contemporary art museum is set to open later this year in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Photo: AFP
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