The Role of Creative Media in Hong Kong Protests

Event Information

Dates
February 4th through February 12th
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Exhibit

Creative media became a form of passive protest and connected people who shared the same emotions during social unrest in Hong Kong. In this exhibition, we will explore the incredible artworks created in this democratic movement. 

Since June, protests have been ongoing in Hong King, sparked by The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. In one of the demonstrations, over two million Hongkongers, which is more than a quarter of the population, went on the streets to express their objection to the bill, and later led to a large scale democratic movement. It is important to note, however, that physical protests and demonstrations were not the only methods Hong Kong people used to voice their opinions. Creation of promotional art pieces, music, videos, and memes were sparked by the protests and played a significant role in the democratic movement. 

After 2/12, this exhibit will be available for viewing from 2/18 through 2/27 in the Pierpont Commons Piano Lounge. 

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Library Contact
Bridget Kennedy bakenned@umich.edu
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