Design Curator/Design Critc

exhibition / design event / design week

Winner: Aric Chen, design and architecture curator, M+ museum HK

The 'Design Curator/Design Critc' prize went to Aric Chen, design and architecture curator of Hong Kong's much anticipated M+ Museum

The 'Design Curator/Design Critc' prize went to Aric Chen, design and architecture curator of Hong Kong's much anticipated M+ Museum

‘We’re not promoting Chinese identity or Hong Kong identity or Asian identity per se — we’re a museum about ideas (…) which often transcend borders,’ says Aric Chen of Kong Kong’s anticipated M+ museum, scheduled to open in 2019. Once the creative director of Beijing Design Week, Chen has written for The New York Times, Monocle, Wallpaper*, Surface and PIN-UP. Chen’s inaugural design exhibition for M+ — ‘Shifting Objectives’ — took an involved look at the history of Asian design within a global context, while simultaneously examining the state of the industry in 2016 and beyond. A ‘constellations’ room towards the end featured more than 40 collected works from a variety of fields presented side by side, allowing visitors to assemble their own interpretation of the exhibition, its objects, and the role of the museum in modern day China. 

Jury member Ma Yansong of MAD architects presents the prize to Aric Chen

Jury member Ma Yansong of MAD architects presents the prize to Aric Chen