Exhibition Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020 © Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Tue, 12.05.2020 -
Sat, 20.06.2020


Exhibition of awarded and finalist works of HKHRAP 2020: The Year of Gengzi (庚子年).

Presented by Justice Centre Hong Kong, supported by Goethe-Institut Hongkong

A closing event will be held on June 18, 2020 (Thu) at 7:00pm. Curator KY Wong will be present to conduct a guided tour to the exhibition. Please visit https://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/en/sta/hon/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21873667 for more details.

The exhibition is now extended to June 20, 2020 (World Refugee Day).

Virtual Walkthrough of the Exhibition

Virtual Walkthrough of the Exhibition

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is pleased to be partner of Justice Centre Hong Kong in presenting the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP) 2020. The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP), established by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Justice Centre envisions Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice. Entries have been judged by an esteemed panel of experts from Hong Kong’s art and visual arts community, including Christy Chow, Jeremy Deller, Peter Augustus Owen, Katie Vajda, Chantal Wong and Kacey Wong. The HKHRAP 2020 curator is KY Wong.

Six prizes were awarded, including the first-ever Goethe Award, which is for a short film or video that falls into the category of “45 Seconds for Human Rights".

The winners of the awards and their entries are as follows:
Grand Prize: "Hong Kong Symposium 2019" by Yuen Kam Wa Magus
1st Runner-Up: "Dream Criminal" by Benson Koo
2nd Runner-Up: "Mo Soeng" by Chan Kiu Hong
Student Award Recognition: "Perpetual Climb" by Cristiana Papadopolous
Justice Centre Award: "The Portrait Project" by Ben Kostrzewa
Goethe Award: "Po Po Dragon" by Man Chi Loy (armechan)

Justice Centre Hong Kong has also launched an online auction of the exhibited works of the HKHRAP 2020.

For more information about the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize, please click here.

Curatorial statement
Amidst the unprecedented turmoil of social movement and pandemic, the year of the Gengzi (庚子年) in Hong Kong is destined to be turning a new page. According to the traditional Chinese calendar, the ancients discovered that some major events which shake the world often happen in the year of the Gengzi, for instance, one million Hong Kong people went on street during the first day of 2020. Whereas countless struggling with human rights issues here have never been settled but continuously exploded. Striving for respect and equality for migrant workers and LGBTQ+ group, stigmatised sexual abuse victims and women, the lack of poverty alleviation… These problems together, instead of tearing us apart, signify solidarity and hope. Hereby the Hong Kong Art Prize 2020, is the manifesto of art and creativity towards this prophetic challenging year.

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020

Justice Centre Hong Kong