Ma Desheng at his new solo exhibition in Hong Kong’s Central district. The artist has been in self-imposed exile from China since 1983. Photo: May Tse

Chinese rebel artist Ma Desheng on Tiananmen, artistic freedom and painting stones

  • Ma Desheng is a co-founder of the Stars Group, self-taught rebels exploring alternatives to Socialist art
  • He gave a performance at his solo exhibition in Hong Kong as a tribute to the Tiananmen Mothers
Topic |   Art

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Ma Desheng at his new solo exhibition in Hong Kong’s Central district. The artist has been in self-imposed exile from China since 1983. Photo: May Tse
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May 35 playwright Candace Chong Mui-Ng (left) and director Lee Chun-chow. Photo: Edmond So

Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989 revisited in Candace Chong’s play, ‘May 35’

  • May 35 is the story of a woman who wants to hold a vigil for her son, killed by PLA troops in Tiananmen Square during the student-led protest in 1989
  • Instead of focusing on the incident, Chong’s play concentrates on the families of the victims, whose suffering continues
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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May 35 playwright Candace Chong Mui-Ng (left) and director Lee Chun-chow. Photo: Edmond So
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