Exhibition Unbeknown: Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021

07.06. - 30.06.2021
Opening Hours:
9am - 8:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 6pm (Sat)

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre
No.2 Harbour Road

Presented by Justice Centre Hong Kong and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

VR-Human Rights Arts Prize 2021

The winners of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 were announced at the Award Ceremony on 8 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 6:00pm at the Goethe-Gallery:

The winners are:

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 Winning Artwork
This year’s winning work Green Walls by Terence Li depicts the struggle that a Sri Lankan family faces in Hong Kong after their asylum claims were refused by the authorities. His video work borrowed the green screen techinique from video post-production to invite speculations, with the scene portraying the contrast between the poem recited in the video, Seasons of Trees, and the involuntary immobility of the family. The artist hopes the audience could experience the perpetual struggle of the displaced – a life torn between hope and disappointment, freedom and confinement.

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 First Runner-up
Alexander Treves, Towards Leviathan, Together
Second Runner-up
Shawn Pak Hin Tang, Departure to Nowhere, Somewhere
Justice Centre Choice Award
Rebecca Hon, Urban Variations No.1
InkluVision Award
Jamela Law, A Broken Vessel cannot Hold
Youth Award
Trinity Ro, Tears of a Refugee

The ceremony taking place at the Goethe-Gallery was live-streamed on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook page.

Curator-led guided tours are available in the following time slots. Free admission. Pre-registration is required:

19.6.2021 (Sat) https://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/en/sta/hon/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=22251377
24.6.2021 (Thu) https://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/en/sta/hon/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=22251386

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is pleased to support the annual Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP) again this year by showcasing awarded and shortlisted artworks in the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio. The theme for this year's HKHRAP is "Shared Future". Following last year's "45 seconds for Human Rights" Goethe-Award, the Goethe-Institut is presenting a special "InkluVision Award" this year for an artwork that advocates an inclusive society without limitations and defines inspiring visions.

Now in its seventh edition, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 is co-hosted by Justice Centre Hong Kong and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, and supported by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong. The exhibition is curated by KY Wong.

To support the Justice Centre Hong Kong's crowdfunding campaign and to participate in the online auction: