The very 1st piece of Hong Kong Wall
Art commissioned by Goethe-Insitut Hong Kong
When the Hong Kong government suggested the new national education
policy on 2012, over a hundred and twenty thousand Hongkonger
showed objection to this profound educational change. Protester
surrounded Hong Kong central government complex and gathered right in
front of the main entrance of the building for days until the government
changed their mind. One of my friend who participated in this protest given
me a black, cold brick, which was taken down from the complex as a gift.
Two years later, twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Umbrella
movement took place at the same place. Boulevards around the central
government complex were completely occupied by democracy protesters
for more than two weeks (up to the time of the exhibition, the occupation lasted for 79 days eventually). The fall of the Berlin Wall resembles freedom and took down the iron curtain. But in Hong Kong, a high wall was raised to stand against democracy. Hong Konger might struggle with that for a long time under the invisible wall.
The work will be completed by powdering the brick with audiences and this
“Very 1st piece of Hong Kong Wall” will be gifted to Goethe-Institut.