From over 40 submissions, 12 works have been selected for display at the Tap Seac Gallery. The exhibit "Macao Horizons" opens July 10th, with the aim of stimulating contemporary art production. The selected work reflects the influence of globalisation on Macao and explores the future development of its art scene.
Providing the public a clear perspective of Macao's art through the work of both new and accomplished artists in various media such as sculpture, installation and painting, "Macao Horizons - contemporary art" promotes local creativity and the use of multiple media.
A total of 42 entries were received by the exhibition contest in genres including ink wash paintings, photography, calligraphy, digital images, videos and mixed media among others. Some of the pieces submitted utilised a cross-media approach to convey their meaning.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau organised the exhibit, inviting local, professional artists to sit on the selection panel. Twelve proposals were selected, among them "Caos" by Ng Siu Ieng, a photography installation by Wong Hou Sang and a video by Manuel Vasconcelos Correia da Silva and João Bruno Soares. The works, divided into two consecutive exhibitions, will be on display until November 5. The first exhibit opens July 10 and will run through September 3. After six days the second show opens, also at the Tap Seac Gallery.
Artists interested in joining the next exhibition are advised to learn from this year's selections in order to perfect their future exhibition proposals. In conjunction with this show various types of art education activities will be held. The vivid and interactive art education corners "Macao Street and Her Vivid Cultures", "Macao Events and Festivals" and "Game Corner" are good examples. An exhibit guide service will be provided to schools, organizations and associations as well as to the public.