The Chinese Pillar of Shame
The seven-metre high sculpture will be placed on a base, one metre high and with a side length of 2.3 metres. It will be provided with engraved texts and photos, to emphasize the connection to the human rights issue in China and to the spirit of Tiananmen.
The old cannot kill the young forever
On two of the four sides will be engraved "The June 4th Massacre" and "The old cannot kill the young forever" - on one side in Chinese, on the other in English. On the two remaining sides will be engraved, in Chinese and in English: a description of the Pillar of Shame happening - a Declaration of the democracy movement about the background for mounting the sculpture in Hong Kong, the events of Tiananmen and the human rights situation in China etc. - a chronology of the Tiananmen events.
Around the texts, as a background similar to graffiti, will be engraved the slogans from Tiananmen. important quotations and poems, facts about the human rights situation in China, photos etc. These background texts will be somewhat blurred, like "footprints of history".
Art in Defence of Humanism
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|1997: The Pillar of Shame in Hong Kong|