As part of the exhibition Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing, M+ presents a series of programmes including talks, guided tours, and events for teachers with the hope to provide deeper understanding of the exhibition and the artist to the public.

All programmes are held at the M+ Pavilion.

Talks and Dialogue


Re-examining Existence: Putting Nothing into Space

In his book Seven Seals, writer Pun Kwok-Ling elaborates ideas that inform his artistic work, coining them the seven pillars of his practice. Some of such ideas similarly inform and influence Tsang Kin-Wah's work. In the talk, he will draw on the references to philosophy and film in his book that are also present in Nothing, and elaborate on these ideas as a way to provide an alternative interpretation of Nothing. A panel discussion with Pun, Tsang, and Stella Fong, Lead Curator of Learning and Interpretation, M+ will follow, through which the audience could further understand how the writer and artist approach the topics of life and existence in their own practice.

Date:

1 October (Saturday)

Time:

5:00-7:00pm

Language:

Cantonese, with English simultaneous interpretation

Speaker:

Pun Kwok-Ling, Novelist and Cultural Critic 

(Stella Fong, Co-curator and Tsang Kin-Wah, Artist will join the novelist for a dialogue after the talk.)

Free admission; Limited space. Any request for accessibility services please indicate in the online application.

Shuttle bus service is available after the event, with details as follows:

Time

Route

7:15pm

M+ Pavilion > Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (next to Peninsula Hotel, MTR Exit E)

About the Speaker

Pun Kwok-Ling

Hong Kong novelist and cultural critic. He received the Hong Kong Youth Literary Award, Award for Creative Writing in Chinese, Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature (Novel Commendation), and Award for Best Artist (Literary Arts) presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2011. In 2006, he won the Lee Hysan Foundation Scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council, to spend a year in New York and Iowa in 2007. His works have been published in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China, among them included his latest novel Writopia and the Spell of Disappearance.

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‘Misguided’ Tours

Curators that have worked with Tsang Kin-Wah at significant points in his career will share anecdotes and insights about the artist and his practice. The tour offers a rare opportunity to hear their alternative readings of Nothing and Tsang Kin-Wah’s work.

Date:

24 September (Saturday)

Time:

5:15-6:45pm

Language:

English

Speaker:

John Batten, Art Critic and Curator

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Date:

15 October (Saturday)

Time:

5:15-6:45pm

Language:

Cantonese

Speaker:

Kwok Ying, Artist and Curator

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Date:

22 October (Saturday)

Time:

5:15-6:45pm

Language:

English

Speaker:

David Chan, Curator

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Free admission; Limited space. Any request for accessibility services please indicate in the online application. 

Shuttle bus service is available after each of the events, with details as follows:

Time

Route

7:00pm

M+ Pavilion > Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (next to Peninsula Hotel, MTR Exit E)

About the Speakers

John Batten

Hong Kong-based commentator, art critic, curator and heritage/urban planning activist. He is currently President of the International Association of Art Critics-Hong Kong (AICAHK), Convenor of the Central & Western Concern Group and Organiser of Hong Kong ArtWalk. He is a former gallery owner (1997-2010) and in 2005 exhibited White Cube, Tsang Kin-Wah’s first solo Hong Kong exhibition – the result of joint discussions over a one-year period.

David Chan

Curator who is based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He was the director of the Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund from 2007 to 2009 and subsequently the director of Osage Gallery until 2011. He holds a master degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York, USA. In 2012, he curated Tsang Kin-Wah’s solo exhibition, Ecce Homo Trilogy I, at Pearl Lam Galleries.

Kwok Ying

Artist and curator who has worked in Hong Kong, mainland China and the UK. She received her master degree from Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Art London in 2004 with the Chevening Scholarship from British Council. She met Tsang Kin-Wah while studying Fine Art at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2008, she curated Wah’s solo show at the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, where she worked as a curator from 2006-2012. The two artists have since developed a friendship and a professional relationship on the basis of their respective practices.

Tours


Weekend Public Guided Tours

Cantonese

Every Saturday and Sunday 2:15pm

(Except 10 Sept and 29 Oct)

English

Every Saturday 4:15pm during September and November

Every Sunday 4:15pm during October

Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. No prior registration required. Please arrive at the reception at least 5 minutes before the event begins.

Any request for accessibility services please contact Ms. Tse (mou.tse@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200 0174).


Curator-led Gallery Tours

Speaker:

Doryun Chong, Co-curator

Date:

10 September (Saturday)

Time:

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Language:

English

 

 

Speaker:

Winnie Lai, Assistant Curator

Date:

18 September (Sunday)

Time:

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Language:

Cantonese

 

 

Speaker:

Stella Fong, Co-curator

Date:

29 October (Saturday)

Time:

2:15 – 3:15pm

Language:

Cantonese

 

 

Speaker:

Sharon Chan, Assistant Curator

Date:

6 November (Sunday)

Time:

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Language:

English

Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. No prior registration required. Please arrive at the reception at least 5 minutes before the event begins.

Any request for accessibility services please contact Ms. Tse (mou.tse@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200 0174).


School Tours

School tours can be arranged for specific times during the exhibition period. We invited School of Everyday Life to develop interactive activities for the tours, giving students another perspective to look at the exhibition. Live audio description and sign language interpretation are available upon request.

Time slot:

Wednesday to Friday

11:00am – 6:00pm

1.5 hours for each tour

Language:

Cantonese, English and Mandarin

Quota:

30 students per tour

Please submit the completed Guided Tour Service Application Form to M+ through post, email or fax at least 14 days in advance (postmark date will be regarded as the application date), stating ‘Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing Guided Tour Service Application Form’ on the envelope or in the email. Transportation subsidies are available for eligible applicants.

Download Application Form (PDF | Word) and Transportation Subsidy Application Form (PDF | Word)



Access Tours

Accessibility services for weekend tours are available for visitors with specific needs upon request.

  1. Live audio description

    Available for visitors with visual impairment to broaden their engagement with the art. 
  1. Sign language interpretation

    Available for visitors with hearing impairment to enjoy the tour.
  1. Accessible tour content

    Available for visitors with specific needs to enrich their experience in art.

Date:

1, 2 October, 5 or 6 November

(the first Saturday or Sunday of every month, available upon request)

Time:

11:30am (for group reservation)

2:15pm (for individual reservation)

Language:

Cantonese or English, with sign language interpretation upon request

Target:

Person with visual, hearing impairment or specific needs

Quota:

15 participants per tour (including support persons)

Please submit your request to Ms. Tse (mou.tse@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200 0174) at least 14 days in advance.

Group Tours
Group tours for older visitors are available for registered charitable and non-profit-making organisations. Any request or enquiry please contact Ms. Tse (mou.tse@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200 0174).

Teachers' Event


Teachers' Private View and Dialogue

Exclusive to teachers, this private view will include a tour and special talk. As an introduction to the solo exhibition of Tsang Kin-Wah, this event hopes to encourage teachers to understand the concept presented in the show.

Date:

13 September (Tuesday)

Time:

3:00-5:30pm

Language:

Cantonese, with English simultaneous interpretation

Speakers:

Stella Fong, Co-curator and Tsang Kin-Wah, Artist

Moderator:

Yim Wai Ying, Eno, Director of School of Everyday Life (Former Assistant Principal, HKICC School of Creativity)

Target:

Secondary and primary school teachers

Limited space; registration required. Limited space. Shuttle bus service is available to and from the M+ Pavilion, with details as follows:

Time

Route

2:30pm

Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (next to Peninsula Hotel, MTR Exit E) > M+ Pavilion

5:45pm

M+ Pavilion > Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (next to Peninsula Hotel, MTR Exit E)

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About the Speaker

Eno Yim

Eno receives her B.A. in Fine Arts form the Chinese University of Hong Kong and M.A. in Image Studies from the University of Ken in UK. In early 2014, Eno and some friends founded School of Everyday Life, with the mission to promote positive changes in daily life.


Transportation Subsidy Application Scheme

A transportation subsidy is available for schools and rehab organisations participating in tours. Please complete the form below and return by hand or by post together with the original receipts from the coach bus companies (stating the route taken) to M+ within three weeks after the visit. The reimbursement cheque will be issued and mailed to your school within three months after the application and receipts are approved. 

Details please refer to Transportation Subsidy Application Form.

Download Application Form (PDF | Word)

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