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M+ Pavilion opens, boosting West Kowloon arts scene

Chief Secretary and Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Carrie Lam (center) and guests officiate at the dedication of M+ Pavilion.

The West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) Authority celebrated the completion of the M+ Pavilion, the first permanent facility for art exhibitions and events in the developing arts and culture hub, at a dedication ceremony on July 22.

Officiating at the ceremony, Hong Kong Chief Secretary and Chairman of the Board of the WKCD Authority Carrie Lam said the opening of the M+ Pavilion marked a significant milestone in the development of the WKCD.

The Chief Secretary noted that the Hong Kong government’s investment in the cultural district demonstrated its dedication to developing the city’s creative industries and its support of local art, adding that the government will continue to develop Hong Kong into a world-class art and culture hub.

Aerial view of the M+ Pavilion

The facility will serve as an exhibition space for the M+ Museum before the completion of the main museum building, expected to open in 2019.

Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-Wah will be the first to exhibit at the M+ Pavilion, presenting a new commission titled “Tsang Kin-Wah: Nothing” in September. He has also been commissioned to produce site-specific artwork for the Guggenheim Museum that will be displayed in an exhibition titled “Tales of Our Time,” slated to open in November.

Mr. Tsang’s exhibition at the M+ Pavilion will be followed by the first M+ exhibition highlighting its design collection and a project that presents Hong Kong popular culture.

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