ACTIVISM – Giant Dog Shit is Re-dedicated to Politician Chan Kam-Lam 11


Dreadful pro-Beijing DAB politician Chan Kam-lam reckons that art in HK should be censored, believing that works such as Tiananmen by Ai Wei Wei have no place at the upcoming contemporary art museum, Mobile+.  

The SCMP reported that Chan said that “Works that are indecent, vulgar, political and insulting are not works of art”. As a response to this viewpoint – a re-dedication ceremony took place yesterday at the Cultural District, where a giant inflatable pile of dog shit was renamed in his honour. Permanent signage was erected to inform visitors of the new commemoration…

‘Complex Shit’ by Paul McCarthy re-dedicated to Mr Chan.

The pile of shit has a lot in common with Chan Kam-lam – not only does he talk a lot of crap, but both of them are full of hot air and lacking in intellect.

It is not the only dubious accolade Chan received this year… He also happens also to be the laziest lawmaker in LEGCO. In February, it was reported that he had not initiated one single question or tabled a motion since the Legislative Council resumed last October.

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Left: Tiananmen (1998) by Ai Wei Wei. Right: Chan Kam-lam looking proper miserable.

By closing time last night, security and volunteers at the site were happy to leave the tribute to Mr Chan in place.

Art and politics are utterly inseparable. See this House News blogpost for an explanation of what-should-go-without-saying.

See also on the blog: More shots from Inflation Festival, details of the event and an earlier guerilla art installation.