Artist Mandy El-Sayegh at her exhibition in Hong Kong’s Central district, her first in Asia. The tension between parts and the whole in her art finds striking resonance in the tension between Hong Kong and China. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Artists wrestle with split identity in Hong Kong shows, and find resonance with city’s own struggle

  • ‘The same urge to split from a body is resonating in the different places I have links with,’ says Mandy El-Sayegh, whose father is Arab and her mother Chinese
  • Christopher K. Ho’s installation considers Hong Kong’s fate as a place caught between empires
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Artist Mandy El-Sayegh at her exhibition in Hong Kong’s Central district, her first in Asia. The tension between parts and the whole in her art finds striking resonance in the tension between Hong Kong and China. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.