Sex Exhibition In Hong Kong Reveals Conservative Attitudes
Shortly after the opening of the ambitious multi-venue exhibition “Ten Million Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong,” put on by Para Site contemporary art space in Hong Kong, on May 10, a corresponding video work “A Sex Story to a Sex Story” (2013) by Hong Kong artist Wong Wai Yim that was installed in the window of Sally Coco, a sex shop in Central, was asked to be turned off. Police received a complaint from a concerned member of the public and the two-channel video work, which features a group of people sitting face-to-face in a circle relaying their sexual experiences, was later shut off. The TV monitors showing the work faced out toward the Central-Mid-levels escalator, a walkway system that accommodates a daily traffic of over 55,000 people.