The M+ museum is currently closed thanks to Hong Kong’s ongoing Covid-19 social distancing measures. But with the launch of its free virtual film programme, you can now check out video works right at home

In light of the city’s ongoing restrictions, M+ has launched Watch and Chill: Streaming Arts to Your Homes, a new online exhibition featuring moving imagery created by contemporary artists across Asia that is available to stream for free.

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Above Unfinished Return of Yu Man Hon (still) (2019). Courtesy of the artist and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong.

The exhibition is inspired by new human habits formed throughout lockdowns and forced isolation in the past two years. Themes explored in the works include new modes of communication and the idea of leading alternative lives.

It offers viewers the chance to “visit” a drive-in cinema in Manila, an exhibition at a Seoul gallery and screenings in Chiang Mai. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the works in orchestrated sequences.

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Above Dwelling by Yuan Goang-ming. Courtesy of the artist and TKG+.

The programme is curated in collaboration with major art and cultural institutions in Asia: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, in Seoul; the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Manila; and Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai.

The exhibition is available until February 28. Stay tuned for a series of online talks to follow on March 17 and 18, featuring artists and curators from M+ and the three institutions, who will be discussing NFTs and the metaverse, as well as new film culture and visual culture.

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Above From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf by CAMP. Courtesy of the artist.
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