Iris Sham Sin Hang: Time is always on our side – Remnants and Requiem

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Iris SHAM Sin Hang
Born in Hong Kong in 1985, Sham graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a double degree in Government and Law. She has participated in the Hong Kong Photo Festival 2010, Dali International Photography Exhibition 2013, Lianzhou International Photography Festival 2013 and the ‘Big Bang Wagner’ at the Taipei Arts Festival 2013. She held her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong in 2014. Her photographs have been featured in the photobook 80±, in Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Journal and the magazine published in Mainland China Be Water Journal.
Artist Talk
“Hold Everything Dear”: Photographic Thoughts on Resistance, Freedom and Pain|Iris Sham Sin Hang, Alfred Ko Chi Keung
05.05.2020|8:00pm - 8:45pm|Facebook Live|In Cantonese
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The bloodshed of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre left an indelible mark on the hearts of many Chinese, including Hong Kong people who were reconciling the impact of the 1997 handover to China. For 30 years, we have commemorated the massacre every year in Victoria Park.


We are once again at a historical turning point in 2019. Despite the tightening political grip of Mainland China and the ongoing violent suppression by the government, millions of residents show remarkable courage and continue to fight for freedom.


Sham’s photographs and installations take viewers on an immersive cinematic journey through traces of these historical turning points. The June 4th candles collected from the past 30 years and the tear gas canisters fired by the police during the 2019 protests hold fragments of our struggle against amnesia, against oppression.


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