Ms Christy Chow, artist of “LABORLAND”, won the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017 with her artwork namely “De-stitching”. The work captures her deconstruction process of a shirt sewn together by a sweatshop worker in Bangladesh by removing 3,745 stitches in 4.5 hours. It pays tribute to the anonymous worker and questions the value of labour in the world of capitalism.
The awarded artwork is now being exhibited at Blindspot Gallery until 16 Dec 2017.
About Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP)
Established in 2013 and organised by Justice Centre Hong Kong, HKHRAP aims to discover and encourage Hong Kong based artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad through their artworks, raising the social awareness on the human rights issues. Themes of the past artworks covered the occupy movement, plight of refugees, homelessness, forced labour and ethnic minorities/LGBT rights.