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Hong Kong artist Wong Tin Yan presents his very own quiz show, ‘Yes but Why?’.

Wong Tin Yan: ‘Yes but Why?’ Quiz Show

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Playing the role of the storyteller, artist Wong Tin Yan shares a story about learning. What is right, and what is wrong? Can we always find the answers in textbooks? Wong Tin Yan invites us to join him on a search for fresh and original perspectives.

The Yes but Why? quiz show is part of the M+ Rover programme.

Photo collage of a cityscape. Rows of buildings and streets appear to fold into each other, creating a kaleidoscopic pattern that resembles a computer motherboard.

Personal Museums and Creative Community

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Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, we held the M+ Online Hackathon—City of Objects over two weeks in August 2020. M+ Hackathons are design thinking workshops during which participants develop creative projects within a time limit. This edition focused on ‘personal museums’, encouraging participants to explore the concept of objects through the lenses of everyday life, personal and cultural identities, and virtuality.

In this second of a two-part series documenting the Hackathon’s roundtable discussion, organiser Kate Gu, facilitators Christian Marc Schmidt and Chun-wo Pat, and judge Ikko Yokoyama unpack how participants developed their ‘personal museums’, and how the event created community within a pandemic.

Contributors:

  • Kate Gu, Producer, Digital Special Projects, M+
  • Christian Marc Schmidt, Principal and Founder, Schema
  • Chun-wo Pat, Founder and Owner, Whitespace Integrated Design
  • Ikko Yokoyama, Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+

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Photograph of a cityscape showing many tall buildings. The buildings are slightly out of focus and overlaid with coloured effects in blue, yellow, and green.

Physical Objects and Pandemic Anxiety

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Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, we held the M+ Online Hackathon—City of Objects over two weeks in August 2020. M+ Hackathons are design thinking workshops during which participants develop creative projects within a time limit. This edition focused on ‘personal museums’, encouraging participants to explore the concept of objects through the lenses of everyday life, personal and cultural identities, and virtuality.

In this first of a two-part series documenting the Hackathon’s roundtable discussion, organiser Kate Gu, facilitators Christian Marc Schmidt and Chun-wo Pat, and judge Ikko Yokoyama unpack ideas around objects, the physical versus the virtual, and pandemic anxiety.

Contributors:

  • Kate Gu, Producer, Digital Special Projects, M+
  • Christian Marc Schmidt, Principal and Founder, Schema
  • Chun-wo Pat, Founder and Owner, Whitespace Integrated Design
  • Ikko Yokoyama, Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+

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A video in which two curators, each speaking via video chat, hold a presentation accompanied by a slideshow.

How Did You Two Meet? Moving Image Beyond the Camera

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How did you two meet? is a ‘recipe’ for a public programme from the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. The CCA invited us to put our spin on this recipe at M+. Our How did you two meet? recipe goes like this: Pick two seemingly disconnected objects in the M+ Collections, usually by juxtaposing one of the oldest with one of the newest objects, and narrate a story that connects them.

This time, curators delved into M+’s Moving Image collection. Ulanda Blair, Curator, Moving Image, introduced one of the oldest moving image works in the collection, and Chanel Kong, Associate Curator, Moving Image, introduced one of the newest. Both works will be on view to the public next year.