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Founded in 2011, Art Citizens is a group of Hong Kong art practitioners whose purpose is to defend the city's freedom of speech and social concerns through art. According to Art Citizens' manifesto, they 'carry out [their] defense through creations, actions, and discussions to invoke more and more people to take the current situation in mainland China and Hong Kong into concern, to fight against all kinds of ambiguous censorship towards artistic practice, and to develop different forms of expressions creatively.' Art Citizens was formed in opposition to Ai Wei Wei's detainment. 

藝術公民於2011 年成立,為一群矢志透過藝術去悍衛香港言論自由及關注社會議題的本地藝術工作者。跟據他們的宣言,藝術公民「意圖以創作、行動、言論,去捍衛公民的表達自由,引動藝術界及社會各界去關注國內和香港的狀況,對抗各種對藝術或隱或顯的審查,同時實踐各種創意的表達形式。」艾未未被拘留後,為反對這個事件,藝術公民因而成立。

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Chinese - Traditional, 



activist art

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event ephemera

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Independent Initiative File (Hong Kong): Art Citizens, 獨立藝術團體/計劃檔案 (香港): 藝術公民