A brief stopover in Hong Kong not only broke the Australia-Europe journey, but gave me a few moments in one of my (many) favourite cities.
The artwork in the Cordis Hotel appears to be revolutionary and following the China Party line. I have a feeling that it is just a little less than that and has a tinge of unorthodox about it.
These artworks by Jiang Shou, variously titled Red Guards – Going Forward! Making Money! were scattered around the hotel. Featuring featureless faces with wide open mouths shouting slogans, these child-like guards illustrate the blind worshippers of capitalism. The use of the Little Red Book of Mao and a mobile phone locate the artwork into a contemporary period.
Shou uses sarcasm to report the changes in culture over the years.
Hong Kong Airport is a great people watching space and waiting for my hotel shuttle bus was a perfect time to indulge.