Hong Kong’s M+ Museum Takes Strong Stance on Freedom of Speech

March 17th, 2021

Hong Kong’s M+ museum has taken a strong stance on freedom of speech, announcing that it will mount shows by Ai Weiwei and work that references the 1989 Tiananmen Square violence. “We have always had a robust curator-led approach to everything we do and that is underpinned by research and academic rigor,” says director Suhanya Raffel. “Like any global museum, it is our role to present art in a relevant and appropriate manner and stimulate debate, knowledge and pleasure. A city can only be a welcoming arts hub if it offers an open environment for artists and for different views.”

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