‘complex pile’ by paul mccarthyphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

 

six large inflatable works–from a roast suckling pig to a pile of poo–have taken over the west kowloon cultural district (WKDC) park (which covers 17 hectares of landscaped space) on hong kong’s waterfront, transforming the site into a (con)temporary sculpture park, as part of an exhibition curated by M+, the new museum for visual culture at the WKDC.

 

mobile M+: infalation!’ (which runs until june 9th, 2013) features pieces by international artists cao fei (china); choi jeong hwa (south korea); jeremy deller (UK); jiakun architects / liu jiakun (china); paul mccarthy (USA); and tam wai ping (hong kong); accompanied by a performance piece by tomás saraceno (argentina), all of which raise questions about the nature of public art and how audiences can engage with it on a number of different levels.the exhibition is the second in the ‘nomadic’ series (that goes by the name mobile M+) of shows curated by M+ in which the cultural institution explores the different means of attracting the general community, through the realization of projects which would not have been possible within a single, museum building.

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘complex pile’ by paul mccarthyphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘complex pile’ by paul mccarthyphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘house of treasures’ by cao feiphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘house of treasures’ by cao feiphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘house of treasures’ by cao feiphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘sacrilege’ by jeremy dellerphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authoritysee designboom’s coverage of this project when it was first installed at the glasgow international festival of visual art here

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+

‘sacrilege’ by jeremy dellerphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘sacrilege’ by jeremy dellerphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘poetic cosmos of the breath’ by tomás saracenophoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘poetic cosmos of the breath’ by tomás saracenophoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘poetic cosmos of the breath’ by tomás saracenophoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+’emptiness is form. form is emptiness’ by choi jeong hwaphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+’emptiness is form. form is emptiness’ by choi jeong hwaphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+’emptiness is form. form is emptiness’ by choi jeong hwaphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+’emptiness is form. form is emptiness’ by choi jeong hwaphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘falling into the mundane world’ by tam wai pingphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘falling into the mundane world’ by tam wai pingphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘falling into the mundane world’ by tam wai pingphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+left: ‘falling into the mundane world’ by tam wai pingright: ‘with the wind’ by jiakun architects / liu jiakunphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+‘with the wind’ by jiakun architects / liu jiakunphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

giant inflatable pile of poo, roast pig and stonehenge sculptures at M+general view of the six giant inflatable sculptures take over the promenade at west kowloonphoto by nicholas tse; courtesy of M+, west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

 

about M+a centrepiece of hong kong’s future west kowloon cultural district, M+ is the new museum for visual culture, encompassing 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and the moving image from hong kong, china, asia and beyond. from its vantage point in one of the world’s most dynamic regions, M+ seeks, through its exhibitions, programming and permanent collection, to document the past, inform the present and contribute to the future of visual culture within an ever more interconnected global landscape. with the ultimate aim of exploring new ways of seeing, the museum will take a multidisciplinary approach that both challenges and respects existing boundaries while creating a meeting point for a diversity of perspectives, narratives and audiences. M+ has already embarked on a number of public programs and exhibitions, and has begun to assemble its permanent collection, in the run-up to the planned 2017 opening of its 62,000 square-meter (670,000 square-feet) building overlooking victoria harbour. M+ will be responsible for integrating and curating art within the park design.