Artists wrestle with split identity in Hong Kong shows, and find resonance with city’s own struggle

//Artists wrestle with split identity in Hong Kong shows, and find resonance with city’s own struggle

Artists wrestle with split identity in Hong Kong shows, and find resonance with city’s own struggle

Hong Kong, struggling to find its identity amid a crescendo of protests, is a stimulating backdrop for two exhibitions of art that explores what it means to straddle cultures and nationalities.Mandy El-Sayegh, a 34-year-old artist based in London, is having her first Asia show in the city, which has been wracked by violent clashes over a proposed law change that would allow Hongkongers to be extradited to jurisdictions including mainland China. The tension between parts and the whole in her art…

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