Towards A New Model for the Future: M+
Luncheon Presentation by Dr. Lars Nittve, Executive Director, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
M+ is often referred to as Asia’s first international-caliber museum for visual culture — contemporary art, design, architecture, moving image, and popular culture — all looking at the world from a Hong Kong perspective. What is the present thinking in the planning of this museum? Does Hong Kong have an audience for art, and what tactics are in place to educate and build such an audience? What is the museum’s collection policy and how is it going to juggle the interplay between the many disciplines of visual art that it aspires to present?
Since January 2011, Dr. Lars Nittve has been the Executive Director of M+, spearheading the establishment of the future innovative museum complex in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong. Nittve served as lecturer in art history at the University of Stockholm between 1978-85. During this period, he was also Senior Art Critic at the daily Svenska Dagbladet, and a regular contributor to Artforum. In 1986, Nittve was appointed Chief Curator at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and from 1990-1995 he served as founding Director of Rooseum — Center for Contemporary Art — in Malmö, Sweden. From 1995 to 1997, he was Director of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark. In spring of 1998, Nittve was named the first Director of Tate Modern, London, which opened in May 2000 to great acclaim, and from 2001 to 2010, he returned to Stockholm, where he was Director of Moderna Museet.
Co-presented with The Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central (Please note: no sneakers, denim or sportswear)