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Recognising the important role of art in society to raise awareness and defend human rights,local human rights non-governmental organisation HKRAC has inaugurated an annual Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize. By featuring two categories,the ground-breaking Prize both offers local artists a meaningful opportunity to showcase their work while at the same time engaging the greater community.
The Emerging Artist category was open to young professional artists in Hong Kong under the age of 35 years old. In order to enter,these artists had to be nominated by someone of good standing in the Hong Kong art community. The Community artist category was open any non-professional Hong Kong based artist of any age. HKRAC received well over 50 entries for the prize and they represented a diverse,talented and exciting collections.
With great deliberation,our judges,Melissa Lee,a visual arts lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong,Kacey Wong,a well known Hong Kong artist,and Vincent Piket,the Head of Office of the European Union in Hong Kong,whittled the competition down to seven finalists in each category and 2 winners. HKRAC has also awarded an HKRAC Choice Award,chosen by its staff,to one artist in each category. Each of these four winners will be auctioned off in a live auction by Christie’s on November 5 at our event.
The finalists in each category,as well as the winners,can be seen below. Each of these 14 pieces of art will be available for sale by auction on November 5 at our one night only exhibition at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or prices and to RSVP if you wish to attend. Attendance is free and all are welcome.
HKRAC is excited to invite you to celebrate the power of art in protecting human rights at our inaugural Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize - a one night only exhibition and charity auction on 5 November at Sundaram Tagore Gallery.
Showcasing Hong Kong's most talked about emerging artists, unique and stunning artwork will be available to purchase in a live Christie's auction or via silent auction.
Attendance is free and please feel free to invite friends!
All proceeds raised will go directly to HKRAC and the exhibited artists, thanks to our generous supporters.
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An Artwork Related Human Right:
Artist: Sim Chan
Dimension: 80 cm x 82 cm
Materials: Acrylic paint, stainless steel, aluminum, bamboo, wire
尺寸：80 cm x 82 cm
物料：塑膠彩, 不銹鋼, 竹, 鋼絲, 鋁
This is a sky silhouette of a city,
is a denunciation of life,
This is an abnormally heavy kite,
is a competition of finding freedom, pursuing a dream,
This is a metal mirror surfaced kite,
is a reality reflection carrier;
This is a notice to ban kite flying,
is an action to confronting inequality.
Pulling the city and the kite together, it would be a contradiction.
Kite symbolizes humanity, belong to the natural world and Liberal. According to the law, public can not fly a kite above sixty meters height from the ground, and no less than sixty meter away from the boats, cars or buildings. It means they do not have the freedom of flying under the law. If the world are full of building, where can the kite go?
Taking a step further, If "kite" is a metaphor to "human life",
When a kite in the city, What would it lose?
When people in the society, What would they lose?
把城市與風箏兩者拉在一起，會是一種矛盾的狀態。放風箏象徵著人性的、歸於自然的、自由自在的。而根據法例, 市民不可以把風箏飄放至離地面高度超過六十米，以及在船隻、汽車或建築物六十米範圍內放風箏。 這代表在法例下風箏沒有飛的自由。如果世界上每個角落充滿建築物,那風箏可在哪裡飛翔?
Painter/Artist from Hong Kong