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In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections

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.

Now until 30 September 2018

Opening Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays

M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District

Free Admission




Conjunction public talk: Powers at Play 

In conversations with M+ curators Pauline J. Yao (Lead Curator, Visual Art) and Shirley Surya (Associate Curator, Design and Architecture), the invited speakers will present how their practice and research have addressed and engaged with state and institutional forces in the context of postcolonial nation-building and present-day statecraft in Southeast Asia.

Date and time: 
12 September 2018 (Wed), 6:30–8:30pm

Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

Conducted in English (with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese)

Kiri Dalena (visual artist, the Philippines)
Lai Chee Kien (architectural historian, Singapore)
Charles Lim (visual artist, Singapore)
Lim Chong Keat (co-founder of Malayan Architects Co-partnership and Architects Team 3, Singapore/Malaysia)

Free admission. Please register in advance.




M+ Screenings: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape

Organised in conjunction with the exhibition, M+ Screenings: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape presents a selection of moving image works produced in and about Southeast Asia that identify key voices, influences and motivations in experimental filmmaking in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Featured works include three shorts by emerging Thai filmmaker Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, and three films selected by Tesprateep that illustrate his influences. Learn more and buy tickets:

The programme also includes a free screening at 7:30pm at the Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun on 18 September. No registration required. Learn more: 

Date: 18 September (Tuesday)
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Free admission. No registration required

Date: 21–23 September (Friday–Sunday)
Venue: Broadway Cinematheque
Standard tickets: HK$85
Concessions are available

Tickets are available now at the Broadway Cinematheque box office and self-service ticketing machines, as well as online at 



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