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From 7 to 9 April, M+ Screenings: Genderfluid in conjunction with Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture was held at Broadway Cinematheque in Yau Ma Tei.

On 11 April, the Authority announced the launch of its first Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition.

On 9 May, the Authority announced the release of the Report on the Public Consultation Exercise on the HKPM Project.

From 12 to 15 May, the Authority organised the third edition of the Producers’ Network Meeting and Forum, bringing together producers from mainly Chinese-speaking regions.

On 13 May, the Authority presented a unique Tea House Theatre Taster performance, which was also live-streamed online for audiences in Hong Kong and overseas. On-demand viewing of the performance was available from 16 to 29 May.

From 13 May to 26 November, M+ and the HKADC presented Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief in the 57th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

From 27 May to 31 August, the Authority co-presented the Constructing Culture – Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District exhibition with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office at the Aedas Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany to showcase the latest developments of WKCD. A related talk was held on 26 May.

From 2 June to 7 September, the Authority teamed up with Edward Lam Dance Theatre to present What Is Stage: Dynamics of Seeing, as part of the Creation for Freespace: On Sceneography series. The project included public seminars, screenings and discussions, and an artist workshop.

On 3 June, the Authority organised a talk titled ‘Hong Kong Production Ecology: “Simon Says” – A Case Study'.

From 20 June to 30 November, the Authority held Cultural Hong Kong – an exhibition about West Kowloon Cultural District at the City Gallery, Central.

From 23 June to 10 September, M+ staged Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta.

On 29 June, the Authority announced the signing of a Collaborative Agreement with the Palace Museum on the development of HKPM.

On 5 July, the Authority held Public Forum: Sensory Art.

On 6 July, the Authority announced that visitors to WKCD might encounter an entirely new form of transportation in the form of a completely autonomous vehicle.

On 10 July, the Authority held the topping-out ceremony for Freespace.

On 15 July, the Authority launched Creation For Freespace: The Foundations of Performance, in association with Theatre du Pif, which included a series of workshops and an artist talk.

On 21 and 22 July, the Authority and Goethe-Institute Hong Kong co-organised a two-day Seminar on Theatertreffen2017.

On 26 July, the Authority and HKU SPACE International College presented Cantonese Opera 101 – Xiaoqu (folk music).

From 28 July to 1 August, the fourth edition of Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera took place.

From 4 to 6 August, M+ Screenings: City Limits explored urbanisation on screen, in conjunction with the Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River Delta.

On 5 and 12 August, the Authority organised two sessions of a talk titled ‘Religious Operas 101 – Cantonese Opera in the Hong Kong Religious Context’.

From 13 to 16 August, M+ Summer Camp 2017: Nerve attracted 100 secondary school students to explore, experiment, play and work together.

On 15 and 19 August, the Authority held two sessions of a talk titled ‘Screendance 101’.

On 31 August, the Authority announced that it had launched International Co-Lab, an innovative tri-city residency programme for performing artists in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

From 6 to 13 September, the Xiqu Centre in WKCD held The Experimental Chinese Opera Series, which presented four new, innovative productions.

On 7 September, M+ Matters: Between Past and Future: Art of the Pearl River Delta was held. The symposium was live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

On 8 September, the Authority and the City Contemporary Dance Company teamed up to invite Singapore’s screendance organisation Cinemovement to co-produce Creative Meeting Point on Screendance – Hong Kong x Singapore.

From September 2017 to March 2018, the new season of Freespace Happening returned to Nursery Park every second weekend.

On 22 September, the Authority announced the appointment of 16 members to the newly established Xiqu Centre Advisory Panel under the Performing Arts Committee.

On 26 and 27 September, the Authority, in partnership with the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, held the 2017 Cultural Leadership Summit: Building Our Future Audience.

On 26 September, 21 October 2017, 27 January and 27 February 2018, the Authority organised a series of talks, titled ‘Arts and Cultural Management 101’, with different focuses.

On 11 October, the Authority announced that Alison Friedman was appointed Artistic Director of Performing Arts.

On 12 and 13 October, M+ co-organised Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium, with the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

From 13 October 2017 to 14 January 2018, The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+, M+’s first presentation of ink art, took place.

On 16 October, the Authority announced ON VIEW: HONG KONG, the latest dance collaboration with Sue Healey, an Australian choreographer and screendance director.

From 16 to 23 October, M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Centre co-presented 'We Are One?’ Screenings & Conversations.

From 20 October to 4 November, the Authority held pop-up exhibitions on scheme design of HKPM on weekends for three consecutive weeks.

From 26 October to 5 November, the Authority and Swire Properties co-presented Freespace at Taikoo Place,presenting innovative crossover performing-art productions.

From 1 to 5 November, the Authority invited local indie bands A New World if You Can Take It (as known as ANWIYCTI) and GDJYB to take part in the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2017 as Hong Kong’s first representatives.

On 15 November, the Authority announced the project Freespace Tech Lab, co-curated with and produced by Zuni Icosahedron.

From 16 November 2017 to 28 April 2018, M+ organised six talks under the Open Up: Museum Learning in the 21st Century talk series.

From 24 to 26 November, M+ Screenings: Stillness in Motion in conjunction with The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ was held.

On 27 November, M+ and Design Trust announced that Hugh Davies and the team of Fan Lok Yi and Sampson Wongwere recipients of the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2018.

From 30 November to 2 December, M+ Matters: REORIENT: Conversations on South and Southeast Asia was held.

On 8 December, M+ held its first M+ Matters Keynote event, titled ‘Miracle of The Benesse Art Site Naoshima’.

On 13 December, the Authority announced that it had joined the Silk Road International League of Theatres, initiated by China Arts and Entertainment Group, as its first Hong Kong Member.

On 14 and 15 December, M+ co-organised Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium, with the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong.


On 16 January, the Authority held a talk, titled ‘Cantonese Opera Face Painting and Costumes 101’.

From 22 January to 3 February, the Authority and French independent artist Xavier Le Roy co-presented Dance in Alternative Space, the first dance and movement programme in the Creation for Freespace series.

On 26 January, the Authority and HKADC announced a collaboration to bring Hong Kong dance artists and contemporary dance works to the internationale tanzmesse nrw 2018, in Germany.

From 1 to 4 February, the Authority participated in the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2018, and on 1 February, it held the Realise Your Passion·Develop Your Career talk.

From 9 February to 6 May, M+ and the HKADC co-presented Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief World Tour.

On 24 February and 30 March, M+, in collaboration with the Asia Art Archive, presented Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art.

From February to June, M+ Rover: Travelling Creative Studio, was on the road with local artist Ng Ka-chun, touring local secondary schools and making weekend stops in community spaces around the city.

On 3 March, the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship Public Talk was held, in which Thomas Daniell presented the results of his fellowship.

On 3 March, the Authority held a talk, titled ‘Cantonese Opera and Hong Kong Culture 101’.

On 13 March, the Authority announced the winning design in the inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition: ‘Growing Up’ by New Office Works.

From 16 to 25 March, the Authority participated in the Hong Kong Flower Show 2018, which was held in Victoria Park.

From 18 to 23 March, the Authority partnered with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups to present WKCD at Your Hand’s Reach during the 2018 Hong Kong International a cappella Festival, with a mobile stage tour in the community.

On 25 March, the Authority organised Picturing Central and Western District @ West Kowloon, in collaboration with the Central and Western District Council and Little Green Feet.

From 28 to 29 March, M+, the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre presented a screening programme, titled ‘Films by Trinh T Minh-ha’.

From 29 to 31 March, M+ had a booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018.

On 29 March, the Authority announced that it had started planning the development of the hotel / office / residential portion of WKCD, with priority to take forward ACE, while at the same time exploring market interest in developing an artist hostel / residence within the District. The Authority commenced a roving exhibition to introduce both the ACE Development and the artist hostel / residence development concept on the same day.