Exhibition

HONG KONG × PROTEST ART EXHIBITION 「私たちは、マジで__が大好きなんだぜ! 」

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This exhibition and event series at FabCafe Tokyo is an opportunity to view the Hong Kong protests as a form of creative practice, or even a creative explosion, while at the same time considering how art can both inform and be informed by a political movement.

Thu, October 1, 2020 – Sun, October 25, 2020  UTC+09:00

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Hong Kong has been going through a tremendous political movement since the summer of 2019. More than a year after pro-democracy protests burst into life, the city remains in a state of political unrest. Viewed globally, what can the movement teach us about the need to safeguard democracy and human rights, and more specifically about the role of art in protest? 

The Hong Kong protests are notable for the role of creative practitioners, both amateur and professional, in helping to spread the movement’s aims. Countless examples of anti-authority and pro-democracy art have appeared online or on the streets of the city itself. These works, many of them created by ordinary citizens, have helped to raise morale, build solidarity, and spread ideas. The collective evolution of this art, when viewed chronologically, also shows the narrowing of freedom of speech, as ever more creative and subversive methods of protest are sought. 

This exhibition and event series at FabCafe Tokyo is an opportunity to view the Hong Kong protests as a form of creative practice, or even a creative explosion, while at the same time considering how art can both inform and be informed by a political movement. The series title comes from a rallying cry familiar to all Hong Kong protesters. It translates roughly as “We f—ing love ____” and expresses passionate solidarity. We invite you to ‘fill in the blank’ and tell us what Hong Kong means to you.

ActwithHK

TIME AND PLACE 

2020.10.1 Thu – 2020.10.25 Sun
Weekdays: 8:30~20:00
Saturday, Sunday and Holoday : 10:00~20:00

FabCafe Tokyo
1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

 

PROGRAM

10.1 (Thu) 19:30~ Opening
10.4 (Sun) Hong Kong Mooncake Workshop
10.10 (Sat) Talk series 1 (Hong Kong protest oriented)
10.11 (Sun) Lady Liberty Hong Kong Ideathon
10.17 (Sat) Talk series 2 (creativity oriented)
10.18 (Sun) Lady Liberty Hong Kong Ideathon Meetup
10.25 (Sun) 19:30~ Closing party
*Program may changed by circumstances.

    EXHIBITION CONTRIBUTERS

    Anonymous protest art and content contributors since 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement.

    ActwithHK
    DDDDDHK
    Defiance and Voices
    Lady Liberty of Hong Kong
    Stand with HK @JAPAN
    Yellow Objects
     

    CONTENT

    The series is divided into three parts:

    1. SEE
      Exhibition
    2. CHAT
      Symposium
    3. ACT
      Workshop and Ideathon


    SEE

    The exhibition consists of a series of protest works and interactive content, including:

    1. Yellow Object: 18 posters designed by 18 anonymous Hong Kong designers.
    2. Lady Liberty of Hong Kong: the statue that became one of the symbols of the movement and evolved into 3D printed figures.
    3. A protest art timeline that tells the story of the Hong Kong political movement.
    4. A Lennon Wall for visitors to express their support for Hong Kongers.
    5. A video wall that shows the Hong Kong movement including efforts by protesters in Japan.
    • Free Hong Kong – Revolution now

    • Free Hong Kong – Revolution now

    • Posters of Yellow Objects

    • #FreeAgnes by Childe Abaddon

    • Defiance • Voices

    • Lady Liberty Hong Kong

    • Lady Liberty Hong Kong

    • 《兄弟爬山》Our Vantage by Harcourt Romanticist

    • We really f—ing love Hong Kong

    CHAT


    10/10 (SAT) Part I – Hong Kong Protest and Us
    Language:
    Japanese/Cantonese

    https://fabcafe.com/jp/events/tokyo/10062020_HKPanelDiscussion_Part1/


    10.17 (Sat) : Creative Oriented

    1. Art is ____
    2. Protest Art is ____
    3. Freedom of Speech and ____

    *The details will be available later.

    ACT

    10.11 (Sun) :Lady Liberty Hong Kong Ideathon
    10.18 (Sun) :Post Ideathon meetup

     *The details will be available later.


    10.4 (Sun) : DIY Mooncake workshop

    A simple and robust workshop to create items that show support to Hong Kongers or express concern or value that the participants care about.

     *The details will be available later.


    Credits:
    Produced by: ActwithHK
    Artistic Director: DDDDDHK
    Art Director and Designer: Anonymous Hong Kong designer

    Information

    Date & Time

    Thu, October 1, 2020 – Sun, October 25, 2020 UTC+09:00

    Venue

    FabCafe Tokyo
    150-0043 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-22-7 Dogenzaka Pier 1F
    tel. 03-6416-9190
    https://fabcafe.com/jp/tokyo/
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