Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, the exhibition “Swiss Style Now”, was inaugurated on Friday, 23 March, at 6:30pm.The opening ceremony was officiated by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Alexis Tam Chon Weng; the Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Wan Sucheng; the Deputy Consul-General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Andreas Rufer; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Mok Ian Ian; the Chairman of the Macau Designers Association, James Chu and the curators Erich Brechbühl and Noël Leu.
Swiss design played a pioneering role in the field of graphic design as early as the 1950s and the 1960s, with its singular style using innovative layouts and fonts, vivid colours and simple geometric lines, gradually becoming popular around the world. Nowadays, Swiss graphic design has developed rich and colourful manifestations in the spirit of continuous innovation by Swiss designers.
Organised by three experienced Swiss curators, the exhibition “Swiss Style Now” is divided in two sections, “Classic” and “Contemporary”, featuring 250 works from different generation. It covers graphic designs of posters and book covers, among others, which systematically illustrate the development and evolution of Swiss graphic design. In addition to the originality of the design, the material and craftsmanship of the work fully demonstrate the ingenuity of the designers. The curators hope to present the audience a new spectrum of contemporary Swiss graphic design through the exhibition.
The exhibition “Swiss Style Now” will be held from 24 March to 17 June 2018, at the Tap Seac Gallery, located at No. 95, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, and is open daily from 10am to 9pm, including public holidays. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition, please contact IC through tel. no. (853) 8988 4000 during office hours.