December 22, 2021, at 5 PM Press release

Pillar of Shame in Hongkong by Jens Galschiøt

Breaking news:

The pillar of Shame is being destroyed in these minutes.

The pillar of shame in Hong Kong is being destroyed in these minutes. An hour ago, construction work began to cover the sculpture. And we have received information from the press that it is being dismantled in these minutes


The whole area of Hong Kong University where the sculpture has stood for 24 years has been covered and there is a lot of noise inside behind the curtain.


So it suggests that machines and humans are in the process of breaking down the sculpture.


We encourage everyone to go out to Hong Kong University and document everything that happens with the sculpture,


We have done everything we can to tell the University of Hong Kong that we would very much like to pick up the sculpture and bring it to Denmark.


Check this video from the university in Hong Kong right now:


Further information will follow when we know more

But best regards

Jens Galschiøt

I am available on my mobile number

+45 40447058


Yours sincerely

Jens Galschiøt

Mobile +45 40447058


Background materials can be downloaded from:

The Pillar of Shame in Hong Kong, 1997


These momentous words are engraved in the plinth of the sculpture that has been erected on Chinese soil to denounce the gory Tiananmen Massacre. The Pillar´s symbolic significance has by no means diminish throughout the years.

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