Artist Henry Tsang’s “April 14 – 19, 1899" (2021) is a silver gelatin print of rebels from the Hong Kong New Territories who fought British troops during the Six-Day War of 1899. It will be part of the Light Hours exhibition, examining Hong Kong identity, in Vancouver, from June 12, 2021. Photo: Henry Tsang
Artist Henry Tsang’s “April 14 – 19, 1899" (2021) is a silver gelatin print of rebels from the Hong Kong New Territories who fought British troops during the Six-Day War of 1899. It will be part of the Light Hours exhibition, examining Hong Kong identity, in Vancouver, from June 12, 2021. Photo: Henry Tsang
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Vancouver art show walks the tightrope of politics, protest and Hong Kong identity

  • The ‘Light Hours’ exhibition examines connections between Canada and Hong Kong amid ‘Beijing’s tightening grip’, according to organiser Ho Tam
  • Some artists declined to take part because of such themes, yet others were deterred by Tam’s goal that it not be a ‘protest show’

Artist Henry Tsang’s “April 14 – 19, 1899" (2021) is a silver gelatin print of rebels from the Hong Kong New Territories who fought British troops during the Six-Day War of 1899. It will be part of the Light Hours exhibition, examining Hong Kong identity, in Vancouver, from June 12, 2021. Photo: Henry Tsang
Artist Henry Tsang’s “April 14 – 19, 1899" (2021) is a silver gelatin print of rebels from the Hong Kong New Territories who fought British troops during the Six-Day War of 1899. It will be part of the Light Hours exhibition, examining Hong Kong identity, in Vancouver, from June 12, 2021. Photo: Henry Tsang
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