M+’s learning programmes aim to provide unconventional experiences and prompt a sense of wonder. In advance of the opening of the M+ building, we are organising a range of activities to provide educators and students with new resources and opportunities.

Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition

Exhibition period:
7 December 2019 - 13 April 2020

The Sigg Prize is a biennial award that recognises outstanding practices of artists born or working in the Greater China region. The prize is a platform to highlight and promote on an international scale the important work and discussions taking place here. For this inaugural edition, an international jury has selected six shortlisted artists to participate in the Sigg Prize 2019 exhibition before the winner is announced in March 2020.

The shortlisted artists are Hu Xiaoyuan (born 1977, lives and works in Beijing), Liang Shuo (born 1976, lives and works in Beijing), Lin Yilin (born 1964, lives and works in New York), Shen Xin (born 1990, lives and works in Minneapolis and Amsterdam), Tao Hui (born 1987, lives and works in Beijing), and Samson Young (born 1979, lives and works in Hong Kong). They encompass different generations and geographies and work across a range of mediums, including sculpture, site-specific installation, video, and performance. Their practices articulate clear perspectives on topics that defy easy categorisation, and the work featured in this exhibition addresses pressing questions that resonate across contexts.

Programmes accompanying the exhibition include an M+ Live Art performance, conversations with the artists, teachers’ private viewings, and a series of thematic and curator-led tours. Access services can be arranged in advance.

Learning Programmes

Teachers’ Private Viewing

Designed to offer teachers an alternative perspective on the exhibition, this private viewing centres on the theme of 'Why there are no paintings in this show?', with a brief presentation by members of the M+ curatorial team on the concept of the exhibition. A group of primary school students are also invited to share their interpretations of the artists' works.

 

Date:
12 December 2019 (Thursday)

Time:
3:00pm–4:30pm

Speakers:
Isabella Tam (Associate Curator, Visual Art, M+)
Dicky Yeung (Assistant Curator, Learning and Interpretation, M+)
Hung Tsz Hin (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)
Wong Tin Chak (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)
Chen Sijie (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)
Cheung Lok Yi (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)
Huang Chunhui Angel (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)
Fung Sum Ki (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)
Sze Cheuk Man (Yan Chai Hospital Choi Hin To Primary School)

Target participants:
Primary- and secondary-school teachers and other educators

Venue:
M+ Pavilion, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Shuttle bus service is available to and from the M+ Pavilion.

Time

Route

2:30pm

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

4:45pm

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

Language:
The event is conducted in Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation in English.

Access services:
Live audio description and sign-language interpretation are available upon request, with at least two weeks’ notice.

Adverse weather arrangements:
The programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force after 12pm on the day of the viewing.

Enquiries:
learn@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200 0041

 

School and Group Tours

Schools, registered charities, and non-profit organisations are welcome to book tours.

Available time slots (40 minutes per tour):
Wednesday to Friday 11:00am6:00pm
Saturday to Sunday 11:00am – 12:00nn


Number of participants:

15 to 30 participants are needed to reserve a school or group tour.
10 to 25 participants (including support persons) are needed to reserve a tour with access services.

Venue:
M+ Pavilion, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

A transportation subsidy is available for schools, registered charities, and non-profit organisations participating in tours. For details, please refer to the Transportation Subsidy Application Form.


Language:

Cantonese, English, or Mandarin


Access services:

Live audio description and sign-language interpretation are available for all tours. Please indicate the required services and any other specific requests on the application form.


Application:

Please schedule your tour online at least two weeks in advance.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

Adverse weather arrangements:
Tours will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the scheduled starting time. If a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force after 12pm, all tours on that day will be cancelled.

Enquiries:
learn@mplus.org.hk / +852 2200 0041

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