HONG KONG — Six large-scale inflatable sculptures will be displayed in the park next to the site of the future M+ museum, from April 25 - June 9. Titled “Mobile M+: Inflation!” the show is the first exhibition of its kind in Hong Kong where giant works are placed side-by-side in an outdoor setting.
The selection includes some of the most important public sculptures created in recent years, including newly-commissioned artworks by Hong Kong artist Tam Wai Ping and China’s Cao Fei. Other participating artists include Choi Jeong Hwa, Jeremy Deller, Jiakun Architects, and Paul McCarthy.
Several works are derived from everyday objects that have been inflated to outsize proportions as a way of rendering the familiar unfamiliar and uncannily touchable. The program encourages the Hong Kong audience to explore the possibilities of public art at the site of the future museum. The six works will be accompanied by a performance piece by Tomás Saraceno to be staged on May 4, 25, and June 8.
Mobile M+ is a continuing series of roving exhibitions affiliated with Hong Kong’s future museum for visual culture. In 2012, Mobile M+ embedded art works and installations into the Yau Ma Tei community, offering guided tours and artist talks for the works. The M+ museum is scheduled for completion in 2017, but the adjacent park where “Mobile M+: Inflation!” will take place, is set to open in 2014.
See more details at the website of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, www.wkcdauthority.hk.
“Mobile M+: Inflation!” is at West Kowloon Cultural District Promenade, April 25 - June 9.