At Tap Seac Gallery, on the 1st of November, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, in cooperation with the British Council, held the opening ceremony of Exposure! Clive Barda – A Retrospective Photographic Exhibition. Attending the ceremony were the Representative of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the MacauS.A.R., Ms. Zhang Yunfei; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Mr. Ung Vai Meng; Member of the Cultural Consultative Committee, Mr. Lai Wing Chiu; and the Director of the British Council, Mr. Robert Ness.
This exhibition will showcase 102 well-chosen quintessential photographs taken between 1968 and 2011 by renowned British stage art photographer Clive Barda. His works cover a wide range of content across different eras. Apart from opera and concert, the works also encompass dance and performance rehearsals. This exhibition will also specially display two photographs taken in Macao in the 1980s and 1990s.
Clive Barda excels at capturing the ‘decisive moment’. He is able to freeze the personality, characteristics and concentration of musicians whilst they are performing. Moreover, he is an expert in allowing viewers to perceive what happens before or after a particular moment via his photography, reproducing unforgettable moments. Clive Barda has photographed numerous distinguished classical musicians, including cellist Jacqueline du Pré, Italian conductor Riccardo Muti and Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most famous tenors in the world, in addition to famous operas and the world premiere of the musical Phantom of the Opera.
Exposure! Clive Barda – A Retrospective Photographic Exhibition is part of UK Now, the largest ever British culture and arts festival held in China. From April to November 2012, UK Now hosts over 100 wonderful activities embracing all kinds of art forms in 26 Chinese cities. UK Now showcases the richness, colour and creativity of British culture and arts.
Exposure! Clive Barda – A Retrospective Photographic Exhibition will run until the 9th of December 2012. The Tap Seac Gallery is open from 10am to 7pm and admission is free.