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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour: in Dialogue with M+ | November 2, 2021

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Date(s) - 02/11/2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

M+ Museum and 11/F Lounge
West Kowloon Cultural District

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Dear Members: 

M+ will open its doors on November 12th, 2021. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the long-awaited opening of M+ marks a significant milestone in the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District as a vital component of Hong Kong’s art-scape.

With a mission to amass and exhibit a world-class collection of 20th and 21st-century visual arts from a Hong Kong perspective, how may this collection and archive change the way we understand and re-shape our city?

Join us for a guided tour of the new museum, followed by a discussion on the intersection of art, architecture, and curation with Doryun ChongWilliam Lim and Marisa Yiu at the M+ lounge (designed by AIA Hong Kong members CL3 and OPENUU) on Tuesday, November 2nd.


Date:     November 2, 2021
Time:     4:30 PM, M+ building tour with Doryun Chong
5:15 PM, “in Dialogue with M+”
Venue:  M+ Museum and 11/F Lounge, West Kowloon Cultural District
CES:     2.0 LUs/HSW
Fee:      $100

This event is limited to 40 places. Please RSVP ( by 12:00 noon on October 22, 2021.






Doryun Chong
Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator | M+

Doryun Chong oversees all curatorial activities and events at M+, including acquisitions, exhibitions, learning and public programmes, as well as the museum’s digital initiatives encompassing design and architecture, the moving image and visual art, as well as the thematic areas of Hong Kong visual culture. Since joining M+ as the inaugural Chief Curator in 2013, Doryun has led the transformative growth of the M+ Collections and steered the curatorial direction and pedagogical practices of the museum’s exhibitions and programmes to the forefront of 20th and 21st-century visual culture.

Prior to joining M+, Doryun worked in various curatorial capacities at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (1999–2000), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2003–2009) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2009–2013) – where he curated several landmark exhibitions including major retrospectives of Tetsumi Kudo, Huang Yong Ping, and Haegue Yang, and the post-war survey Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde (2012). He also coordinated the Korean Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001.

Doryun has served on numerous award juries and public panels across Asia, North America and Europe.



William Lim, FAIA
Founder, Managing Director | CL3 Architects

As Founder and Managing Director of CL3 Architects (CL3), Dr. William Lim, FAIA, brings more than 30 years of experience to his projects. An acclaimed architect and artist, William graduated from Cornell University and has spent the past two decades at the forefront of architecture, culture and art.

In addition to his architectural work, William is also an accomplished artist focusing on large scale installations. Throughout his career he has shown internationally, most notably at Lantern Wonderland Hong Kong, 2003 and 2011; the Venice Biennale International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 and 2010; Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2007, 2009 and 2017; and Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future, Seoul, Korea, 2019. His signature piece, the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre received the Grand Award and Special Award for Culture in Design for Asia in 2013.



Marisa Yiu, AIA
Co-Founder, Executive Director | DESIGN TRUST | HK
Founding Partner | ESKYIU | HK

MARISA YIU is the Co-founder and Executive Director of DESIGN TRUST, an initiative of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, which is a registered charity founded in 2007. DESIGN TRUST encourages and supports creative research initiatives related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, within an international context. She has been instrumental in shaping the growth of this NGO since 2014, and spearheaded the Design Trust Futures Studio program in 2017. Yiu is also a practicing architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, an award winning, multi-disciplinary architectural design and research studio that actively integrates culture, community, art and technology into their projects, from their base in Hong Kong.

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