星期四, 6月 15, 2017

「六四紀念館」專題展圓滿結束 A successful conclusion to the “June 4th Museum” themed exhibition: What does June 4th have to do with me?


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「六四紀念館」專題展圓滿結束

english version below

2017年6月15日

承蒙社區文化發展中心襄助,「六四紀念館」專題展──「六四關我?事」於6月15日圓滿結束。專題展於今年4月30日在賽馬會創意藝術中心2樓L208室舉行,共接待了逾4,000名參觀者(包括8間中學、1間大學、1個議員辦事處和2個地區團體),捐款及銷貨收入約10萬元。

專題展分資料館和體驗館兩部分,面積合計約650平方呎。資料館包括:八九民運時間廊、圖書閣、展出「銘記八酒六四」紀念酒、紀錄片放映和禮品閣。體驗館主要讓參觀者設身處地作出命運抉擇(擋不擋坦克?絕食不絕食?撤離不撤離?),體驗當年學生處境。

專題展以互動形式向公眾介紹八九民運和「六四」屠殺歷史,讓參觀者思考「六四」與個人、香港和中國的關係,期盼以史為鑑,共同探討如何建立一個公平公義的社會。

除了常設展館,承蒙多個藝術團體和藝術家支持,專題展期間在創意藝術中心舉行相關活動,包括:
◆ 馮浩然、張中柱、方蘇作品展;給下一代;「六四」攝影書展(常設)
◆「六四」關我?事之「我這一代創作人」(5月6日)
◆真人圖書館
◇ 認識「八九民運」的兒童──蘇兆禧(5月7日)
◇ 藝術家陳錦成「六四」記憶(5月27日)
◆ 「為香港發聲」社區音樂工作坊(5月 13、 20、27日)
◆《709 人們》放映及映後座談會(5月14日)
◆一人一故事劇場「六四」專場(5月24日)

支聯會於1989年7月成立「中國民主運動資料中心」,是為最終在北京設立「六四紀念館」做前期準備工作,延續八九民運精神。直至2012年4月29日至6月10日在深水埗設立首個臨時「六四紀念館」和2013年4月15日至7月15日與香港城市大學學生會合作,在城大內設立第二屆臨時「六四紀念館」。

兩屆臨時紀念館反應熱烈,籌得首期於2013年10月購買尖沙咀一單位作為永久「六四紀念館」會址,於2014年4月26日正式開幕。

「六四紀念館」過去兩年,不斷遭受富好中心業主立案法團的訴訟纏擾,以及管理處經常滋擾參觀者,終在2016年7月12日閉館。紀念館雖暫時關閉,但支聯會傳承歷史真相的工作並沒中斷。支聯會今年初在維園年宵攤位舉辦迷你「六四紀念館」,連同這次專題展,自從2012年至今累計有逾8萬人次參觀。

「六四紀念館」尖沙咀館址於2016年底成功售出,現正物色建築面積約2,000平方呎,實用面積約1,500平方呎樓盤,重建紀念館。新館希望可以有足夠地方舉辦講座等活動,開拓紀念館的發展和教育功能。

支聯會正著手研究新紀念館地點,初步估計購買新單位的價格將接近1,500萬港元;包括出售現有單位後所得餘款、過去兩年「六四」燭光集會捐款及這一年「眾籌擴館」捐款,累積籌款金額約700萬元,還欠大約200萬港元作首期。支聯會將繼續「眾籌擴館計劃」,希望市民大力捐款支持,令支聯會能獲得所需款項,盡早重建「六四紀念館」。支聯會歡迎市民捐款(恒生銀行帳號:368-286498-001;支票抬頭:香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會)支持擴館經費,以物色更大面積的地方重新開館,延續傳遞「六四」真相的使命。


A successful conclusion to the “June 4th Museum” themed exhibition: What does June 4th have to do with me?

June 15th, 2017

Thanks to the community development center, the “June 4th Museum” themed exhibition of “What does June 4th have to do with me?” officially concluded on June 15th. The exhibition opened on April 30th, and was held in Room L208 on the 2nd floor of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, and welcomed over 4,000 visitors (including groups from 8 secondary schools, 1 university, 1 district councilor office and 2 regional organizations). The total revenue from donations and sales of goods was approximately HKD$100,000.

The exhibition was divided into two sections- the information section and the experience section, the total area of which was around 650 square feet. The information section included: A hallway detailing the timeline of the 1989 democracy movement, book corner, display of the June 4th commemorative wine, historical documentary showing and gift shop. The experience section mainly allowed visitors to immerse themselves in the democracy movement and make salient, consequential decisions like the protesting students in that moment. (Will you block the tanks? Will you launch a hunger strike in protest? Will you evacuate?)

Through interactive methods, the exhibition introduced to visitors the 1989 democracy movement as well as the brutal, bloody history of June 4th. This allowed visitors to ponder how the events of June 4th are tied to Hong Kong, China and themselves, as well as look to history as a mirror and discuss how to build a fair and equitable society.

Other than the above mentioned exhibitions, thanks to the support of many art organizations and artists, activities at the JCCAC also included:
Standing exhibition of works of Fung Ho-yin, Cheung Chung-chu and Fong So; To the next generation (standing painting session);  Standing 'June 4th' photographic book exhibition  (permanent)
What does June 4th have to do with me? “My generation of creators” (May 6th)
Library of real people
-  Meeting the children of the 1989 democracy movement (May 7th)
-  Memories of June 4th (May 27th)
- “A voice for Hong Kong” Community music creating (May 13th, 20th and 27th)
-“People of 709” showing and after-show discussion (May 14th)
- Playback Theatre 'June 4th' session (May 24th)

The Alliance established the “Chinese Democracy Movements Information Center” in July 1989, with the aim of eventually bringing the “June 4th Museum” to Beijing, thereby continuing the ceaseless spirit of the 1989 democracy movement. The first temporary June 4th Museum was established in Sham Shui Po from April 29th to June 10th 2012, and official cooperation with students from the City University of Hong Kong lasted from April 15th to July 15th 2013, which enabled the Alliance to establish the second temporary June 4th Museum in the City University.

The reaction to the two temporary memorial museums was greatly enthusiastic, and through funding, a business flat was purchased in Tsim Sha Tsui to be used for the permanent June 4th Museum, which officially opened on April 26th, 2014.

Over the two years of the June 4th Museum’s running, we had continually suffered from legal complications initiated by the Incorporated Owners of the building, and the management office constantly disturbed visitors. The museum closed in July 12th 2016. Even though the museum is temporary closed, the work of the Alliance to promote history, justice and the truth has not concluded nor wavered. The Alliance also organized a mini June 4th Museum at its lunar New Year market stall at the Victoria Park this year. Along with the recent themed exhibition, the number of visitors to the various forms of the Museum since 2012 totaled over 80,000.

The June 4th Museum’s Tsim Sha Tsui property was successfully sold at the end of 2016, and the new Museum is projected to be around 2000 square feet. The Alliance hopes that the new Museum will have enough space to organize talks, forums and other activities, furthering the Museum’s development and educational possibilities.

The Alliance is currently in the process of finding a new location for the June 4th Museum, and preliminary estimates place the price at around HKD$15 million. Thanks to the sale of the previous premises, donations from the past two years of the June 4th Candlelight vigil and the donation from a Crowdfunding Project, the accumulated fund for the new Museum premises is around $7 million, which unfortunately is still $2 million short for the first installment. The Alliance will continue the Crowdfunding Project, and we hope the citizens will support our efforts to acquire the funds needed and rebuild the June 4th Museum as early as possible. Citizen donations are warmly welcomed (Hang Seng Bank account number: 368-286498-001; cheques can be made payable to: HONG KONG ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF PATRIOTIC DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENTS OF CHINA) Through the reopening of a bigger and new memorial museum, the Alliance hopes to preserve history’s lessons and carry on the blazing, tenacious spirit of June 4th.