Poster of Conforming to Vicinity

The art works will be itinerantly exhibited in the Cross-strait four areas, while participating artists will start creating and exhibiting their works in the first stop of Macao.

The main curator is Feng Boyi, and the curators of the four areas include: Noah Ng Fong Chao (Macao), Hsu Woan Jen (Taiwan), Gou Xianxu (Shenzhen) and Sarah Ng Sau Wah (Hong Kong). Thirteen artists are invited to participate in the exhibition, namely Carol Kwok, Bonnie Leong Mou Cheng, Kitty Leung Mou Kit, Eric Fok; Lee Ken Tsai, Kuo Hui Chan, Zhao Liu; Ma Yongfeng, Zhang Wenchao, Chen Wei; Otto Li, Keith Lam and Hung Keung from the Cross-strait four areas. The art works will not only showcase the Cross-strait four-region artists’ understanding and recognition of the four areas but display the adjustments and conflicts of different modern social structures and values arising from historical differences. Participating contemporary art works include: installation arts, video arts, paintings and photographs.

The He Xiangning Art Museum of Shenzhen started planning the ‘Cross-strait Four-region Artistic Exchange Project’ in 2008, with this year marking the sixth anniversary of the event. Throughout the years, about a hundred Mainland China, Macao, Taiwan and Hong Kong artists have participated in the project. The He Xiangning Art Museum has successively co-operated with eight art institutes in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, gradually establishing a stable platform for the artistic exchange of the Cross-strait four areas.

This year, the project themed ‘Conforming to Vicinity’ employs a new type of exhibition to understand and display the exchange relationship between the Cross-strait four areas. The art works will be itinerantly exhibited in Macao, Pingtung, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, while the participating artists will start creating and exhibiting their works in the first stop of Macao. When the artists travel to every stop, they will extend and add elements to their works. They will have completed their creation as such once the exhibition has toured all four areas. For each creation and extension, artists are required to create according to each cultural habitat in the region and their comprehension of the local circumstances. Thus, the works will carry the traces of their understanding of the four places throughout the process.

About the exhibition

Duration: 27 Mar – 27 Apr 2014

Venue: Macao Museum of Art

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-19:00, closed on Mondays

Tel: 853-87919814

Add: Macao Culture Centre, Avenida Xian Xing Hai s/n, Nape – Macao

Courtesy of the artists and Maoco Museum of Art, for further information please visit www.mam.gov.mo.

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