Chernobyl 25th Anniversary Exhibition - Think Twice: A Nuclear Hong Kong?

Feature Story - 2011-04-11
Our special art exhibition invites Hong Kong to look back on Chernobyl after 25 years and reflect on its impact.

Chernobyl 25th Anniversary Exhibition

April 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster; together with the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan, this marks a pivotal moment for us to reflect on the day that changed the world's view of nuclear power.

The Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986, when Hong Kong was about to build a nuclear power plant in Daya Bay. The disaster led many Hong Kong citizens to reconsider the decision, inspiring large-scale public discussions and a petition signed by 1 million people to go against nuclear.

Now, 25 years later, in 2011, the HKSAR has again put forth a dangerous proposal to boost nuclear power from the current 23% to 50% of the energy mix. History is about to repeat itself, but do we really want to put our next generation under the risk of another nuclear disaster?

Greenpeace would like to inspire the public to reflect on a truly energy-efficient future at this moment in time. Through real-life stories and images, our exhibition will share with you the heartbreaking impacts of nuclear power on the people in Chernobyl. Juxtaposed with the story of Chernobyl will be the safe, clean alternatives - renewable energy and energy efficiency - that can solve our energy challenge. The exhibition is also featuring three local artists, Chi-hoi, Morgan Wong and Wong Wing-fung, who use their creativity and imagination to tell a story of a nuclear past, present and future.

Exhibition Details

Date: April 16-27, 2011

Time: 11am-6pm

Location: Pier 8, Central, Hong Kong (next to the pier to Tsim Sha Tsui)

Participating Artists: Chi-hoi, Morgan Wong, Wong Wing-fung


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