Visual Synthesis of Fragments – Contemporary Art Exhibition by 10 Artists

Date of publication: 14/03/2012
Type: Exhibition

The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government is proud to announce the opening of an exhibition titled Visual Synthesis of Fragments – Contemporary Art Exhibition by 10 Artists. The ceremony will be held on 14th March at 6.30pm in the Old Court Building on Avenida da Praia Grande.

Seven of the participating artists – Wang Yuanzheng, Fu Hong, Li Chao, Song Yongxing, Tang Ya, Wei Lu and Jiang Huajun – hail from various cities in the Chinese Mainland including Beijing, Henan, Sichuan, Shanxi, Jiangsu and Hunan. Brought to Macao by celebrated Chinese curator Feng Boyi, the work of each of these artists represents the unique culture and customs of its creator, and yet each piece is quietly portraying the same phenomenon: an era in the process of dramatic transformation.

The Macao public will detect in the work of these artists, with their varied regional backgrounds, a similar desire to echo the changing times, albeit through a diversity of styles, creative processes and thoughtful conceits. These works demonstrate their acute observations of social change through their selection, understanding and re-interpretation of fragments left behind in an epoch bombarded by information.

The impact of globalisation on social development is a relevant issue for many Macao artists. In an example of artistic exchange between Macao and the Chinese Mainland, local independent curator Joey Ho has put together a collection of works by local artists, in response to this exhibition and with the goal of generating meaningful dialogue between the groups. The three Macao artists – Pakeong Sequeira, Tong Chong and José Drummond – present a rich and diverse body of work in various media such as painting, installation, sculpture and video.

The diversity of the participating artists’ backgrounds speaks to many characteristics of the current era: cultural plurality, the co-existence of various races, freedom of thought, multilingualism…. Each of these characteristics is a feature and an advantage in Macao, as well. The outstanding works in this exhibition offer viewers an opportunity to confront and ponder the contemporary era.

Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government and co-organised by Beijing Hoku Investment Management Co. Ltd. and Trust Rainbow Cultural Communication, the exhibition runs through 26th April, with opening hours from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

Admission is free. All art enthusiasts and residents are invited to the Old Court Building on Avenida da Praia Grande to enjoy this thought-provoking Mainland-Macao joint visual art exhibition.