Designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, HEM is a private founded art museum. The completed museum has a total area of 16,000 square meters, of which 8,000 square meters is dedicated for exhibition space. The museum separates the permanent exhibition space under two themes: modern and contemporary Chinese collections and curatorial projects, focusing on the museum collections and contemporary art from all over the world respectively.Read More
Tadao describes his design as such: “By integrating traditional history and culture with modern and contemporary art, the exchange of cultures will bring people the long-cherished wish of a harmonious and peaceful life. The design of the building takes ‘harmony’ as the theme. From the architectural design to the very details, a variety of circles is presented. This is an attempt to create a new culture center integrating Cantonese culture by absorbing the special meaning of geometry in the regional context.”
HEM also established partnership with many art institutions, and will be launched exhibition and research projects in the form of annual project. HEM provides the audience and art lovers with high quality art exhibitions, research and educational programs, and the museum will be function as a platform to promote international exchanges and cooperation in different areas of cultural diversity.
The inaugural project is consisted with two exhibitions that dedicated to HEM’s collection and a special curated international program From the Mundane World. HEM director He Jianfeng will be overseeing the exhibitions curated by chief curator Feng Boyi and his curatorial team (Hu Bin, Wang Xiaosong, Liu Gang, and Shao Shu). From the Mundane World exhibition will include contemporary artworks focusing on the ecological system between human and nature, with a local perspective on the cultural sustainability. The selected modern-to-contemporary era works from HEM collection will be presented in two exhibitions titled Milieu in Change, and On the Rise.
With more events being postponed and institutions closing their doors, Art Basel in Hong Kong is also under pressure to cancel.
Backed by the family behind Fortune 500 company Midea, the new museum will be one of the largest in southern China. When it opens in March 2020, HE Art Museum (HEM) will not be hurting for space. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, it will have over 8,000 square metres (over 86,000 square feet) of exhibition space—almost double what...
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