Monthly Highlights
Crowds flock to West Kowloon for a fun day of Inflation!  
The Complex Pile invites thought - provoking discussions

Over 120,000 people had great fun at the “Mobile M+ Inflation!” in the past 3 weeks which proves that people of Hong Kong really enjoy and there is a hunger for contemporary art in the city.

Families with kids, teenagers, couples and even the elderly flock to the future site of the arts hub to experience the fun and joy of the six giant inflatable sculptures, which not only mark the space for visual art but also function as probes to the nature and role of art.

Visitors line up to visit the suckling pig's belly

Inviting members of the public to interact firsthand with large-scale inflatable sculptures, "Mobile M+: Inflation!" aims to pose questions about the nature of art and the ways in which audiences might engage with it. The unconventional exhibition has become the talk of the town since its opening by provoking endless thoughts among visitors with “What?” and “Why?” being the most common words heard on site.

Happy kids having fun on the inflatable Stonehenge

While Paul McCarthy’s Complex Pile might capture the limelight with heated controversies, the most popular piece among families are certainly Cao Fei’s House of Treasures and Jeremy Deller’sSacrilege,constantly with long winding queues of visitors waiting to take a glimpse of the roasted pig’s stomach or go crazy on the full size inflatable Stonehenge. Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa’s Emptiness is Form. Form is Emptiness challenges the symbol of purity by turning a 25m lotus flower into black while local artist Tam Wai Ping’s newly commissioned work Falling into the Mundane World featuring a pair of oversized female legs and cockroach points to ubiquitous aspects of life in Hong Kong. Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno is probably the least seen one of all because it is a time and weather bound performance piece. Getting to the site at dawn did not put off a hundred curious art lovers who were lucky enough to witness this mysterious and magical myriad of colors on Mother’s Day.

Visitors are amazed by the mysterious and magical myriad of colors inside the Poetic Cosmos of the Breath

It doesn’t matter what you think these sculptures are and why they appear in the form they do because as M+ Executive Director Lars Nittve said, the meaning of art always rests in the eye of the beholder – what is unsettling to one is simply funny to another. So in case you are still hesitant to visit the exhibition, please throw the categories away and seize the last chance to dive into the glossy, fun, disturbing, delightful and imaginative worlds that some of today’s leading artists have created in Hong Kong!

Mobile M+: Inflation!

Now to 9 June
Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm to 7pm
Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 11am to 8pm
Closed on Mondays
During Art Basel Hong Kong: 10am to 8pm
Free admission
Venue: West Kowloon Cultural District Promenade.

Free Guided Tours

Meeting point: M+ Mound

14:00-15:00    Cantonese
16:00-17:00    English
17:00-18:00    Cantonese

14:00-15:00    Cantonese
16:00-17:00    English