2020年新主題展覽《走在抗極權最前線——從「八九六四」到「反送中」》

2020年新主題展覽
《走在抗極權最前線——從「八九六四」「反送中」
開始日期:2020年5月20日



內容:

 1. 展覽:包括兩場運動的背景、時序進程、運動模式、文宣物品、參與者故事等扣連和比較。不少人曾把「六四」和「反送中」比較,說「反送中」的硝煙漫天是「六四2.0」或「港版六四」,這是第一個比較全面、詳細地去扣連、比較兩者的展覽。

2. 拍照區:由香港著名政治漫畫家尊子先生設計,重現「八九六四」及「反送中」的不同場景、參與者、口號,扣連北京民主女神像及香港民主女神像,反映時代雖不同,但爭取民主、抵抗強權的精神一致。參觀者可置身場景內拍照,顯示我們也是爭取民主、人權運動的一分子。



3. PEPE及連登豬面具:由《城寨》依據「反送中」運動的抗爭標誌及事件所製作的玻璃纖維面具,讓參觀者可從中了解香港人的抗爭故事。

4. 圖書閣:陳列與「八九六四」及「反送中」相關的書籍、雜誌、報章和單張等,供參觀者翻閱。另外,包括英國、美國、加拿大等多個國家的解密檔案,讓參觀者可透過各國的解密文件了解「六四」真相。

5. 影視區:播放多齣「八九六四」及「反送中」影片。

6. 禮品閣:備有「八九六四」、「反送中」書籍及紀念品供參觀者選購。

(2020年5月20日)「六四紀念館」在新型冠狀病毒肆虐期間休館,籌備「走在抗極權最前線——從『八九六四』到『反送中』」新主題展覽,重新佈局,5月20日正式開館。

當年今日,中共頒佈戒嚴令,軍隊入城鎮壓八九民運。香港8號颱風高懸,4萬多市民無懼風雨,勇敢走上街頭聲援北京學生。

1989年,香港人全情投入聲援北京民主運動。回歸後,中共的極權魔爪愈伸愈長,香港經歷反對《基本法》第23條立法、反國教運動、佔領運動……更在2019年夏天,由反對修訂《逃犯條例》開始,展開一埸對抗政治暴力、守護自由之戰。兩場運動面對同一專制極權,所遭遇的政權鎮壓、濫暴、拒絕對話、抹黑、清算和拒絕獨立調查真相,都極其近似;兩場運動的參與者所展現的理想、犧牲精神和勇氣,也是一致的。

中共政權一直企圖抹去人民對「六四」屠殺真相的記憶,並把這種鎮壓民主人權、文攻武嚇的管治手段不停延伸到香港。在這時刻,「六四紀念館」更有責任守護真相,保留中共的屠殺歷史,讓社會以史為鑑,捍衛屬於我們的民主、自由、人權等普世價值。因此,我們將「八九六四」和「反送中」這兩場浩瀚的運動扣連起來,希望可以互相借鑑,汲取教訓,為仍未平反的「六四」及抗爭仍未完結的「反送中」運動出一分力。




‘At the forefront of anti-totalitarianism: From June 4, 1989 to the anti-extradition movement


Starting date: 20 May, 2020

(20 May 2020) The June 4th Museum was closed during the height of the COVID-19 epidemic to prepare for the new exhibition, ‘At the forefront of anti-totalitarianism: From June 4, 1989 to the anti-extradition movement’. The Museum officially opened on May 20 with a new design.

Thirty-one years ago on May 20, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) declared martial law, and the army entered the city to suppress the 1989 democracy movement. Typhoon No. 8 was hoisted in Hong Kong, yet more than 40,000 people bravely took to the streets to support Beijing students.

In 1989, Hong Kong people wholeheartedly supported the democracy movement in Beijing. After the 1997 handover, CCP totalitarianism extended to Hong Kong. Hong Kong people have repeatedly pushed back: in the march against Article 23 ‘national security’ legislation in 2003, the campaign against the introduction of a new ‘national education’ subject in schools in 2012, the Umbrella Movement in 2014, and... In the summer of 2019, the fight for freedom from tyranny began with opposition to plans to amend local laws to legalize extradition of people from Hong Kong to China. Against the same totalitarianism, the 1989 democracy movement and the 2019 anti-extradition movement faced very similar political repression, indiscriminate violence, a refusal to engage in dialogue, defamation, purges, and a refusal to conduct an independent investigation of the truth. The participants in the two movements also displayed similar ideals, made similar sacrifices, and showed similar courage.

The CCP has been trying to erase people’s memory of the truth about the June 4 Tiananmen Massacre and has extended such efforts to suppress democracy and human rights in Hong Kong through propaganda and repression by force. At this moment, the June 4 Museum has an even greater responsibility to protect the truth, to preserve the evidence of the CCP's massacre, to assist the society in learning from fact-based history, and to defend the universal values of democracy, freedom, and human rights. Therefore, we have put on this new exhibition on these two vast movements, June 4 and anti-extradition, and hope to learn from comparing and contrasting the two, to make contributions to the yet-to-be-vindicated June 4 in China and the on-going struggle of the anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong.

Features of the new exhibition at the June 4th Museum

1. The exhibition includes sections on the background, chronology, methods, campaign materials, and stories of participants in the two movements. Many people have compared June 4 and the anti-extradition movement. The heated battles of the anti-extradition movement have been called ‘June 4 2.0’ or the ‘Hong Kong version of June 4’. This is the first relatively comprehensive and detailed exhibition that compares the two.

2. An area for photo-taking: Designed by Zunzi, the famous Hong Kong political cartoonist, the area reproduces scenes, participants and slogans from June 4 and the anti-extradition movement, juxtaposing the statues of the Goddess of Democracy in Beijing and Lady Liberty in Hong Kong. Although the movements took place 30 years apart, the spirit of fighting for democracy and resisting authoritarianism is the same. Visitors can take photos and show solidarity with the movements for democracy and human rights.

3. Masks of Pepe and the LIHKG Pig: Fiberglass masks made by Singjai based on the resistance icons and events of the anti-extradition movement encourage visitors to learn about the resistance stories of Hong Kong people.

4. A reading corner: Visitors can read books, magazines, newspapers and leaflets related to June 4 and the anti-extradition movement, as well as declassified files from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada related to June 4.

5. A video area showing videos about June 4 and the anti-extradition movement

6. A gifts corner where books and souvenirs related to June 4 and the anti-extradition movement can be purchased

The exhibition is made possible due to assistance from different parties and volunteers of Hong Kong Alliance, for which we are deeply grateful.

Finally, we call on all sectors of society to donate and support the June 4 Museum. The museum has faced constant political pressure. Due to the difficulties posed in renting a venue, our ultimate goal is to purchase the space where the museum is housed. We rely on donations from the public to run the June 4 Museum, so that we can, in the long term, resist the lies of the CCP.