Charlotte Posenenske, Series D Vierkantrohre, 1967. Courtesy of Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, and Take Ninagawa, Tokyo. ©Estate of Charlotte Posenenske
Five Artists: Sites Encountered brings together an international group of artists whose varied approaches offer ways to rethink ideas of site and place. The exhibition features a wide array of work—including sculptures, installations, and films—by May Fung (Hong Kong, born 1952), Lee Bul (Korean, born 1964), Ana Mendieta (American, born Cuba. 1948–1985), and Charlotte Posenenske (German, 1930–1985), as well as a specially commissioned project by Lara Almarcegui (Spanish, born 1972).
This all-female line-up, spanning multiple generations and geographies and hailing from different historical moments, offers distinct individual perspectives on the idea of site—from intangible to tangible and imagined to real. Together, the artists’ work provides a thought-provoking dialogue with the site around the soon-to-be-completed M+ building, and more generally prompts us to explore our sense of belonging in the world.
Programmes accompanying the exhibition include reconfigurations of Charlotte Posenenske’s sculptures, conversations with exhibiting artists, a teachers’ private viewing, and a series of thematic and curator-led tours. Access services can be arranged in advance.
7 June–20 October 2019
Wednesdays to Sundays and public holidays
Free shuttle bus service is available between Kowloon MTR Station Exit A and the M+ Pavilion on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays during the exhibition period.
M+ Pavilion, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
A selection of products inspired by the works of the five artists are offered at the M+ Shop as an extension of the dialogue presented in the exhibition.
Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Typhoon signal No. 8 or above: The M+ Pavilion will be closed when Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted. The M+ Pavilion will be re-opened three hours after Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered; however, the Pavilion will remain closed for the day if Typhoon Signal No.8 is lowered after 12pm.
Black rainstorm warning: The M+ Pavilion will remain open if the warning is issued during opening hours. If the warning is issued before the M+ Pavilion opens, the Pavilion will be closed until the warning is cancelled. The M+ Pavilion will be re-opened three hours after the warning is cancelled; however, the Pavilion will remain closed for the day if the warning is cancelled after 12pm.