The exhibition “The World as Will and Idea – Collective Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Mainland China”, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), was inaugurated on 21 October, at 6:30pm, at the Macao Contemporary Art Centre - Navy Yard No.1. The opening ceremony was held in a lively atmosphere and was officiated by the Deputy Chief of the Division of Culture and Sports of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Xin Jianbo; the Vice President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Chan Kai Chon; the Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Macao Daily News, Choi Choi Lin; the President of the Macau Artist Society, Lok Hei; and the curator Sun Feng.
The exhibition, curated by veteran professional Sun Feng, invited five young contemporary artists from Mainland China, namely Ouyang Sulong, Yuan Song, Liang Manqi, Hu Weiyi and Ying Xinxun, to showcase a total of 26 different types of large-scale artworks, including spatial drawing installations, interactive video installations, 3D printings, photographs, videos and sculptures. By combining different media materials, the artists create works in an innovative and distinctive styles, seeking to convey their unique views on daily life and social issues as well as probing into inner senses and philosophy, and reflecting the aesthetic features of contemporary arts in China. Through their artworks, the artists attempt to interpret spiritual images, taking the audience on a journey of perception and understanding by inspiring them to explore and reflect on themselves and the external world.
The exhibition “The World as Will and Idea – Collective Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Mainland China” is held from 22 October 2019 to 23 February 2020 at the Macao Contemporary Art Centre - Navy Yard No.1, located at Rua de S. Tiago Da Barra, and is open from 10am to 7pm, from Tuesdays to Sundays, including on public holidays. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition, please visit IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo. For enquiries, please contact IC through tel. no. 8988 4000 during office hours.