以藝術表達自由:香港人權藝術獎 | FREEDOM THROUGH ART: HK HUMAN RIGHTS ART PRIZE

香港人權藝術獎致力透過推動社會各界的參與, 並與藝術家、教育界、傳媒、畫廊、各界企業等攜手合作, 喚起大眾對 Justice Centre Hong Kong 前線工作的關注, 籌募日常運作所需經費。香港人權藝術獎 2020 公佈本屆入圍名單, 透過藝術讓香港弱勢社群 (包括難民、尋求庇護人士, 以及因酷刑、人口販運及強迫勞動下的倖存者) 的聲音被更多人聽見。

The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize engages all sectors of the community and works with artists, institutions, media, galleries and corporates to raise funds for the front-line work of Justice Centre Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize announces a shortlist of artworks, continuing to bring the voices of the most vulnerable alive through art.

香港人權藝術獎 2020 共 35 件藝術品獲選入圍, 得獎作品將於 2020 年 5 月 12 日(星期二)公佈。一系列多元且發人深省的入圍作品連同得獎作品, 將由 2020 年 5 月 12 日(星期二)至 6 月 6 日(星期六)在歌德藝廊開放予公眾參觀。因應新型冠狀病毒的情況,正安排透過網上平台供公眾欣賞,及後更會舉辦網上拍賣,詳情將稍後公佈。

The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020 presented by Justice Centre Hong Kong announces its shortlist of 35 artworks. The winner of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020 will be announced on Tuesday 12 May 2020 followed by an online auction details to be shared shortly. Artworks will be showcased in an exhibition open to the public at the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong from 12 May 2020 until 6 June 2020 however given the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, plans are in place to also take the exhibition online.

每件入圍作品皆從 97 份參賽作品中突圍而出,且揭示對本土及海外人權議題的獨特見解。其中知名及新晉香港藝術家的入圍作品,以多元化的媒介及主題呈現,近期的社會事件、少數民族的待遇、國家加強對公民的監控及第二次世界大戰後因英國政策而被送到海外的孤兒, 且常遭受虐待的事件等。入圍作品出自不同種族背景人士的手筆,透過就人權議題的自身獨特經歷,向世界述說屬於他們的故事。為保持 Justice Centre 對多元化和包容性的承諾,是次評審以不記名形式進行,任何關於藝術家的資料,包括姓名、性別、國藉、年齡和經驗,皆不會顯示。

Each shortlisted work has been selected for their unique and insightful exploration of human rights, both at home and abroad, from the 97 works submitted. Established and emerging Hong Kong artists are represented in the shortlist with a diverse range of mediums and subject matter including but not limited to the recent civil unrest in Hong Kong, treatment of ethnic minorities, increasing surveillance by states of their citizens and the legacy of the post-World War II British policy of sending orphans abroad for a new life where they were often mistreated. The selected works are by artists that come from diverse ethnic backgrounds with their own unique experiences with human rights issues, ready to share their stories with the world. In line with Justice Centre Hong Kong’s commitment to diversity and inclusion the judging was conducted blind, with the jury not given access to the artists’ age, experience, gender, name or nationality.

香港人權藝術獎是城內為數不多、旨在表彰以藝術推動社會變革、提出異議和捍衛人類尊嚴的活動之一。香港人權藝術獎 2020 冠軍將獲得亞洲最優秀藝術大獎之一,以及港幣 35,000 元獎金; 亞軍及季軍將分別獲得由私人捐助者資助的港幣 7,500 元和 5,000 元獎金。本年度亦設三個新增組別:「The Justice Centre Award」、「學生組別」以及「人權 45 秒」。「The Justice Centre Award」予以表揚最能夠充份展現組織使命的作品,得獎藝術家可獲得港幣 2,500 元獎金;「學生組別大獎」歡迎於本港中學生參與,鼓勵他們了解相關議題;而另一新增短片組別「人權 45 秒大獎」由歌德學院贊助,並特別頒予 45 秒短片的獲獎作品,得獎者參與為期一星期的德國柏林之旅(包括機票及住宿),親身體驗世界藝術之都的文化氣息。

The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize is one of the few events in the city that honours the power of art as a catalyst for social change, dissent and the defense of human dignity. The winner of the Prize will receive one of Asia’s most prestigious art awards alongside a cash prize of HKD35,000. Two runners-up will each receive prizes of HKD7,500 and HKD5,000 sponsored by private donors. Three new categories have been added to this year’s Prize. The Justice Centre Award of HKD2,500 will be presented to the artist whose work best reflects the organisation’s mission and Student Award which is open to Hong Kong-based secondary or high school students. The ‘45 Seconds for Human Rights’ Award, sponsored by Goethe-Institut Hong Kong will be presented to a short film of exactly 45 seconds and the winner will be flown on a one-week trip to Berlin (flight and accommodation included) to explore one of the world’s art and culture capitals.

香港人權藝術獎 2020 評審 Katie Vajda 表示:「恭喜所有入圍香港人權藝術獎 2020 的藝術家, 他們將所觀察、希望和恐懼巧妙地轉化為引人入勝的作品。整個入圍名單都能看到許多逼切的人權問題,不出所料地當中不少作品以香港當前令人痛心的政治局勢為主。很高興能夠看到 Justice Centre Hong Kong 繼續支持這個以藝術表達自由的平台,一個讓香港藝術家講故事和供我們聆聽的實體和概念性場所。」

“Congratulations to the artists who have made the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020 shortlist, each skillfully translating their observations, hopes and fears into engaging and thought provoking visual narratives. Many pressing Human Rights themes are addressed throughout the shortlist, however, unsurprisingly the entries have been dominated by pieces dealing with the harrowing and ongoing political situation in Hong Kong. Wonderful to see Justice Centre Hong Kong continue to support this platform for freedom of artistic expression, a physical and conceptual place for Hong Kong artists to tell their stories and for us to listen,” says Katie Vajda, Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize Judge.

所有展出作品將以拍賣形式出售。拍賣投得收益,將全數投放於 Justice Centre 的非牟利工作。是次將以網上拍賣形式進行,供世界各地人士參與。拍賣詳情將稍後公佈。此獎項全賴公眾慷慨捐助才能舉行,有興趣的人士可瀏覽 https://www.justicecentre.org.hk/artsprize/crowdfunding/, 了解更多捐款及眾籌活動的相關資訊。

Each of the exhibited works will be available for purchase via auction, with all proceeds supporting the non-profit work of Justice Centre Hong Kong. The auction will be available online and accessible from around the world, details will be announced soon. The Prize relies on generous donations from the public and interested parties can learn more and donate to the crowdfunding campaign at https://www.justicecentre.org.hk/artsprize/crowdfunding/.

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香港人權藝術獎 2020

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020

Date:
2020.5.12 – 6.6
Time:
Monday to Friday 9:00 – 20:30; Saturday 13:00 – 18:00 
Venue:
Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
歌德藝廊香港藝術中心灣仔港灣道2號

(The exhibition may also take place online/展覽亦可在網上平台上欣賞)

All images courtesy to the artists and Justice Centre Hong Kong.

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