Art for Justice: Thought-Provoking and Powerful Works on Human Rights
Why We Recommend it
This exhibition features 23 artworks by Hong Kong-based artists that explore the state of human rights in Hong Kong and beyond.
The Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize (HKHRAP) was established in 2013 by Justice Centre Hong Kong to encourage local artists to explore human rights through their visual arts medium of choice. Recurring themes in artworks exhibited and auctioned in previous years include the Occupy movement, the environment, homelessness, the plight of refugees, forced labour, ethnic minorities and LGBT rights.
On 8 December 2018, the HKHRAP will host the awards ceremony, selecting a winner and two runner-ups from 23 shortlisted artworks chosen from a pool of no less than 126 entries. Submissions include works by both established and emerging Hong Kong artists of diverse ethnic backgrounds and experiences with human rights issues. Blind judging was conducted, meaning there was no mention of the artist’s name, gender, nationality, age or experience.
For the first time, the HKHRAP exhibition of the shortlisted artworks will be seen across two locations: The Hive Spring (9 December 2018 – 11 January 2019) and Eaton HK (14 January – 3 February 2019).
The exhibited works will be auctioned. All profit will go to supporting the charity work of Justice Centre Hong Kong.