Audience as Performer is the inaugural exhibition of M+ Live Art, the museum’s first series dedicated to performance art, highlighting and unpacking the concept of the live body in visual art through compelling performances from local and international artists. Presented as a biannual series, M+ Live Art offers audiences direct access to the artists through actions as they unfold in real time, creating opportunities for transformative and unexpected experiences. M+ Live Art also intends to destabilise expectations of what a work of art looks like, moving beyond ideas of traditional performing arts, and foregrounding this form within contemporary art practices.

Spread over three days, M+ Live Art: Audience as Performer features live performances by five artists from Asia who engage directly with the viewer, shifting the role of the audience from passive witness to active participant. The performances aim to redefine the relationships between the personal and the social, the individual and the collective, and the artist and the audience. By offering collaborations in new and open-ended works of art, these performances act as a catalyst to spark curiosity and inspire the public to build social bonds through interaction and participation.

Alongside live performances, M+ Live Art: Audience as Performer includes artist talks and an artist-led workshop that further expand the viewers’ experiences to encourage exchanges of ideas and perspectives on this ephemeral art form. Access services can be arranged in advance.

1–3 June 2018

Goethe-Institut Hongkong
14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(Exit C, Wan Chai MTR Station)

Free admission. No registration is required for performance programmes.

1 June, 7:30-10:00pm (Friday)
2 June, 12:00-7:00pm (Saturday)
3 June, 12:00-5:30pm (Sunday) 




Performances & Programmes

1 June (Fri) 


Tisna Sanjaya, 99 Sajadah Merah


River Lin, Cleansing Service#

2 June (Sat)


River Lin, Cleansing Service#


Duan Yingmei, My Hong Kong Friends


wen yau, A Drop and Two Dots: Everything Must Go! (Homage to All Peaceful Revolutionaries)


Isaac Chong Wai, Rehearsal of the Futures: Police Training Exercises


Artists in Conversation: Performance and Social Change in Hong Kong*

3 June (Sun)


River Lin, Cleansing Service#


Isaac Chong Wai, Rehearsal of the Futures: Police Training Exercises


Duan Yingmei, My Hong Kong Friends


Artist workshop: Painting with Spice*


Tisna Sanjaya, 99 Sajadah Merah 

*Please register online.

#One-on-one performance. Queuing may be required.

Public Programmes:

Artists in Conversation: Performance and Social Change in Hong Kong
2 June, 5:30-7:00pm (Saturday)

The talk is now full.

Artist Workshop: Painting with Spice
3 June, 3:00-4:00pm (Sunday)

The workshop is now full.

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.

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