- In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections
Cambodian, born 1971
bamboo, rattan, plywood, and metal wireM+, Hong Kong © Sopheap Pich
WORK / Theseus Chan
established Singapore, 1997 / Singaporean, born 1961
WERK No. 21: Martine Bedin2014
printing ink on paperM+, Hong Kong © WORK
The Propeller Group
established Vietnam, 2006
The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music2014
single-channel videoM+, Hong Kong © The Propeller Group
Malayan Architects Co-partnership (later Architects Team 3)
established Singapore, 1961
Postcard, Negeri Sembilan State Mosque (1965–1967), Seremban, Malaysia
printing ink on paperM+, Hong Kong. Gift of Architects Team 3, 2015
Malaysian, born Singapore 1959
gelatin silver printM+, Hong Kong © Simryn Gill
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
established Ho Chi Minh City, 2006
Presentation model, Wind and Water Bar (2006–2008), Thu Dau Mot Town, Vietnam
bambooM+, Hong Kong © Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Sumet Jumsai Associates established Bangkok, 1975 Photograph, United Overseas Bank Bangkok Headquarters (formerly Bank of Asia Headquarters) (1983–1986), Bangkok, Thailand
printing ink on paperM+, Hong Kong. Gift of Sumet Jumsai, 2017 © Sumet Jumsai Associates
Hong Kong, born 1960
Lanwei 43 / The Ghost House / Siem Reap2008
archival inkjet printM+, Hong Kong. Donation of anothermountainman, 2012 © anothermountainman
In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections is the first exhibition to present how M+ is addressing the complex region of Southeast Asia in the building of its multidisciplinary collections.
Encompassing visual art, design and architecture, and moving image works from, and about, Southeast Asia—including the nations of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam—the exhibition highlights how M+ is developing a unique perspective on the region as a place that is defined by multiple narratives, histories, and identities.
Featuring archival materials, architectural models, contemporary art installations, and moving image artworks, the exhibition illuminates the region’s historical and contemporary contexts as well as the flow of ideas across borders.
Featured artists, designers and architects:
anothermountainman (Stanley Wong), Architects Team 3 (formerly Malayan Architects Co-partnership) / Lim Chong Keat, Geoffrey Bawa, BEP Akitek (formerly Booty, Edwards and Partners) / Kington Loo, Chun Kaifeng, Kiri Dalena, Simryn Gill, Zai Kuning, Charles Lim, Midi Z, Eko Nugroho, the Office indochinois du tourisme, Pratchaya Phinthong, Sopheap Pich, Bas Princen, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Paul Rudolph, Wilson Shieh Ka-ho, Sumet Jumsai, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang / Ken Yeang, Hans Tan, Maria Taniguchi, The Propeller Group, Rirkrit Tiravanija, the Official Tourist Information Bureau of the Dutch East Indies, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, WOHA Architects, WORK / Theseus Chan
22 June to 30 September 2018
Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays
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 3 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 12noon.
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 3 hours after the warning is cancelled; however, the Pavilion will remain closed for the day if the warning is cancelled after 12noon.