The Umbrella Festival, Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 15, 2015 in news

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For the last few weeks, I have been working with Oscar Ho and students and faculty from Chinese University of Hong Kong on a historic festival and exhibition revisiting, reviving and extending the spirit and sentiments of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.

The Umbrella Festival opens this Sunday at Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei. A collaborative series of events, performances, exhibitions, and installations with artists, photographers, and local communities members will revive the issues, events, emotions, and ideas that were expressed and manifested in the streets of Hong Kong seven months ago.

Listen to a conversation with Oscar Ho about the Umbrella Festival and histories of public demonstration in Hong Kong on Safina Radio Project at the Venice Biennale.

Visit the Umbrella Festival website.

Learn more about the Umbrella Movement.