Dr Sun Yat-sen studied in the Diocesan Home and Orphanage which is Diocesan Boys’ School now.
After studying in Hawaii for four years, Dr Sun Yat-sen enrolled at the Oahu College, founded by the American Congregational Church, in early 1883, and returned to his hometown of Cuiheng half a year later. He then came to Hong Kong towards the end of 1883, where he initially attended the Diocesan Home and Orphanage (now Diocesan Boys’ School), which had been founded by the Anglican Church, before transferring to the Government Central School in April 1884.
The era, political situations, cityscapes and landmarks have all changed. The school became another one. Do Hong Kong students know about the history of Dr Sun Yat-sen studying at the Diocesan Home and Orphanage?
Distorted black iron implies thick layers of historical materials. Are such materials an eternal truth? In a grid city space, what is the correct representation? Bright as jade or covered with mud?
Tang Kwok Hin
Tang Kwok-hin, mixed media artists, Master of Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008, first prize winner at Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award 2009, 2013 Asian Cultural Council grantee. Tang starts the artistic path from continuous queries towards his native background; soon he has developed exploration towards origins of existence and intimate aesthetics, inseparably connecting to the course and experiences of his life. These concerns are reflected in his works. He blurs boundaries between art and living by integrating creation with conflicts of human kinds which reveals intrinsic values. He often appropriates and reconstructs daily and personal contexts to narrate hidden stories in life, dealing with growth, inheritance, freedom, capitalism, consumerism, nature, politics, norms, etc., to express concerns towards humans and surroundings.