Artist Luke Ching Chin-wai keeping the escalator handrail germ-free at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, part of his latest performance art project to highlight the work of low-paid cleaners on Hong Kong’s subway network. Photo: Enid Tsui
Artist Luke Ching Chin-wai keeping the escalator handrail germ-free at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, part of his latest performance art project to highlight the work of low-paid cleaners on Hong Kong’s subway network. Photo: Enid Tsui
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Protest art latest: Luke Ching goes underground on the MTR subway network in Hong Kong as a station cleaner to highlight low-paid work of a silent army

  • Luke Ching has often put himself in the shoes of low-paid workers to fight for their rights, and working as a minimum-wage MTR cleaner has been an eye-opener
  • He is used to the question, ‘But is this art?’ – Ching’s response is to reject the idea of art as a commodity and the artist’s role as a ‘producer’

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Artist Luke Ching Chin-wai keeping the escalator handrail germ-free at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, part of his latest performance art project to highlight the work of low-paid cleaners on Hong Kong’s subway network. Photo: Enid Tsui
Artist Luke Ching Chin-wai keeping the escalator handrail germ-free at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, part of his latest performance art project to highlight the work of low-paid cleaners on Hong Kong’s subway network. Photo: Enid Tsui
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