The Easel

A New Hong Kong Museum Exposes China’s Censored Memories (Part 2)

The Tiananmen “incident” crushed the optimism of contemporary artists, even while western collectors were becoming supportive. Multiple art movements have since emerged but Tiananmen casts a long shadow. “A culture such as China’s can’t interpret the meaning of a representation it doesn’t know anything about.” The Zugg collection has been donated to Hong Hong’s M+ museum and will be displayed in full from 2019.