by Tom Grundy

China-born Hong Kong artist Ko Siu Lan holds a mirror up to Hongkongers in her latest identity-themed work at Art Central.

Her installation – one of the few politically-charged pieces on display during Hong Kong annual art week – is made up of three rotating pillars. Each has the words “Hong Kong,” “is,” “isn’t,” and “China” printed on them, allowing visitors to create a number of different statements by interacting with the piece. Ko said the design of New Territories Old Territories was inspired by Tibetan prayer wheels.

The aritst, who currently lives in Toronto, moved to Hong Kong when she was six years old. She said she has always lived with a conflicted sense of identity…

Reblogged from The Hong Kong Free Press

Image courtesy of The Hong Kong Free Press/Tom Grundy