M+ receives major donation of 37 works from Chinese art collector, Guan Yi

Wang Guangyi, VISA, 1996

Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has announced  that, M+, its future museum for visual culture, has received a donation of 37 important works of Chinese contemporary art (dating from 1979 to 2005), from Guan Yi, a major collector in the region.

The donation includes works by Gu Dexin, Zhang Peili, Wang Guangyi, Xu Zhen, Cao Fei and Duan Jianyu, alongside the complete works from Canton Express, the historic exhibition that was a part of the 2003 Venice Biennale.

M+, headed by Lars Nittve, is due to open in 2017, in a 60,000 square-metre building designed by Herzog & de Meuron, overlooking Victoria Harbour.