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  • Jun 06, 2018

M+ Live Art: Audience as Performer

TISNA SANJAYA, 99 Sajadah Merah, 2018, digital image of performance, dimensions variable, at “M+ Live Art: Audience as Performer,” Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong, 2018. Photo by CPAK Studio.

The inaugural “M+ Live Art: Audience as Performer,” featuring five Asian artists (Isaac Chong Wai, Duan Yingmei, River Lin, Tisna Sanjaya and wen yau), took place at the Goethe-Institut in the Hong Kong Arts Center on June 1–3, 2018. Organized by the M+ museum team and curated by M+ visual arts associate curator Alice Teng, the three-day event marks the launch of M+ Live Art, a semi-annual program dedicated exclusively to performance art that builds on the institution’s 2015 series of multi-site performance and installation art exhibition, Mobile M+: Live Art. To explore the idea of art as experience, the 2018 series further emphasizes the interaction between performers and the audience, encouraging the latter to participate in the completion of the artwork.