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Structure and Illusion

Josh Hon

BY LEUNG CHI-WO

UNTITLED (detail), 1981, oil on canvas, 132 x 188 cm. Photo by Leung Chi Wo. Courtesy the artist.


"It's late! Let's take a rest," Josh Hon said to me. It was around three o'clock in the morning on June 7, 1989, in the stage design workshop at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai. The previous day, our group of Hong Kong artists had started building a copy of the Goddess of Democracy, the symbol of the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square created by art

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