M+ offers diverse digital experiences as its physical museum nears completion
M+ invites viewers to travel virtually through the ever-evolving contemporary art scene of Hong Kong and beyond. Its bilingual digital storytelling platform, ‘M+ Stories’, features a range of blog posts, videos and digital commissions related to the museum, which is scheduled to open in early 2021. This includes an online presentation of the Sigg Collection, featuring 271 contemporary artworks created between 1972 and 2012. A separate digital exhibition, ‘Neonsigns.hk’, is devoted to a disappearing element of the urban landscape: since 2013, M+ has been salvaging neon signs removed by the government over safety concerns. Presented anew, the signs are now accompanied by essays, films and artist commissions. Elsewhere, data-driven creative Shirley Wu fuses her love of art, maths and code to develop a mesmerising interactive web visualisation that celebrates Hong Kong’s female artists, while demonstrating their underrepresentation online.