M+, as an integral part of the West Kowloon Cultural District project, is positioned as a brand-new museum of visual culture. The mission of M+ is to tell the stories from a Hong Kong perspective and with a global vision. Although M+’s premise will not come into use until 2019, the team behind the museum has been busy building its collections before M+’s opening, in which more than 1500 pieces are Chinese contemporary artworks donated by Uli Sigg, a Swiss collector. This year, the team has selected some of the collections and placed them on exhibition in a chronological manner. What is the Hong Kong perspective of this exhibition? The collection is the backbone of the museum, what are the team’s strategies and selection criteria?
Besides the building of M+’s collections, what are the team’s tactics in broadening the visitor base of the museum? Cultural atmosphere in society cannot be built in a day. In order to narrow the gap between art and the public, not only osmotic impacts from daily life are needed, but also long-term and clear cultural policies.