CHOI Yan ChiA Competition of Making Flowers 2007

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A video with screen spliting into 4 frames, each shows a pair of hands folding a paper flower. A photo of public demonstration is printed on the papers. A year is assigned to three of the frames at the end of the video: 1989, 1997 and 2003, each indicates a monumental political incident - the Tiananmen protest in 1989, the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, and the July 1st rally which began in 2003. With the last frame not showing any year, it displays an uncertainty of political future from the artist's point of view.

About the artist
Choi Yan Chi is a visual artist who has been active since the 1980s and a co-founder of 1A Space, one of Hong Kong’s oldest independent, non-profit art organisation. She was a grantee of Asian Cultural Council in 1990. In 1993, she was invited to take part in the First Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; in the same year she had a solo exhibition at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany. Her accolades include an award by Hong Kong Secretary of Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme 2010-11. 
In 2015, she presented a short interactive performance, a commission by M+, Hong Kong in association with MoMA’s PopRally to cerebrate Yoko Ono’s “MORNING PEACE”. Choi’s work is collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Heritage Museum. She now lives and works in Hong Kong.