Shepard Fairey’s Hong Kong Show Explores Power and Responsibility

Shepard Fairey’s Hong Kong Show Explores Power and Responsibility

Visual Disobedience is Shepard Fairey’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The show will be held from October 27th — November 27th.


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Visual Disobedience by Shepard Fairey explores the abuse of power by people in positions of authority, and the response to this exploitation.

The body of work presented includes original stencils, canvases and prints. Highlights of the exhibition are two new large-scale public murals inspired by Hong Kong and China.

Visitors can also expect to see work that draws attention to global warming, an issue that Fairey is passionate about these days.

In keeping with Fairey’s motto, “Question Everything”, Visual Disobedience will raise the inconvenient questions such as how are humans taking responsibility for the effects of our consumption now that we have the power to consume?

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From the genesis of the OBEY GIANT campaign to the Obama “Hope” portrait, Fairey has not been one to shy away from controversy. For those who enjoy thought-provoking art, and indeed anyone who is a fan of Fairey’s clothing label, Obey, this one’s for you.

Visual Disobedience by Shepard Fairey is presented by the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation. The exhibition will be held at The Pulse (B104-Shop 305, No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong). The exhibition is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, 12 to 8pm.

More details can be found on the event page here.

Read More: Interview with Julian Marshall, Director of “Obey the Giant” Movie

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