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14 November 2015 —
21 February 2016

To Voice 發聲
Introducing Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement

The Add Oil Team, Stand By You: Add Oil Machine for the Umbrella Movement, 2014.
Justin Wong, Something’s gone, 2014.
To Voice, 2015 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
To Voice, 2015 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
To Voice, 2015 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
To Voice, 2015 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Tse Pak Chai (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Tse Pak Chai, Mongkok, 30 September 2014.
Max Ip, Mr & Ms Hong Kong People, 2014.
Umbrella Movement Visual Archives and Research Collective. Graphic design.
To Voice, 2015 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.

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To Voice 發聲 shares a selection of informal protest art created during Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement, which involved hundreds of thousands of people who occupied different parts of the city for over 70 days. Hong Kong-based curator, artist and urbanist Sampson Wong has grouped the work of artists, collectives and grassroots activists to provide a window into how creative practitioners became an important driving force within the Umbrella Movement. The exhibition features various innovative strategies ranging from the Voices on Skin Project, which supplied protest slogans as temporary tattoos, to the multilingual online message board by The Add Oil team, and the photography of Tse Pak Chai documenting the ingenuity of the protest barricades. These works, together with ephemeral artefacts gathered from the occupations, provide a concise informative glimpse of the considerable creativity that flourished during this massive protest.

To Voice 發聲 is a travelling exhibition from The Physics Room in Christchurch. Click here for more information.

Press

→ Interview with Sampson Wong – Radio New Zealand

→ The Physics Room public talk with Melanie Oliver & Sampson Wong

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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