How free is the art in Hong Kong’s new M+ museum?
23 December 2021 | 11:53 am
Hong Kong's new M+ is aiming to be Asia's first global contemporary art museum. Its inaugural exhibition showcases 1,500 works, but following China's recent crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong, will the art on display there be free from censorship?
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