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Leung Mee-ping: Material Meaning
Leung Mee-ping: Material Meaning

If you don’t give or take, what’s the point of life? If you give up something, the thing that you give up also shapes who you are.

Leung Mee-ping

In the warehouse of Hong Kong artist Leung Mee-ping, you’ll find no shortage of discarded objects: boxes of sun-dried teabags and human hair, piles of stuffed animals, suitcases stuffed with sickness bags. Over the course of her career, Leung has collected thousands of these byproducts of human existence and repurposed them into artworks, finding meaning in the sheer scale of things that the world produces.

Leung takes M+ on a tour of her practice, from her warehouse space to community collection centres and landfills, reflecting along the way on the lifecycle of materials and the beauty that comes from sorting and understanding the things that we abandon.

This video was originally published on M+ Stories.


Produced by



Lo Chun Yip


Willis Ho


Yip Man Hay, Lo Chun Yip

Sound Recordist

Chan Yu Hin


Law Sin Yan


Eddie Cheung Wai Sum

M+ Video Production

Chris Sullivan, Jaye Yau, Angel Ng Wan Yi, Kenji Wong Wai Kin

M+ Curatorial

Tina Pang, Chloe Chow

M+ Transcript and Closed Captions

LW Lam, Amy Leung, Gloria Furness

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