Jointly organized by the Macao Museum of Art, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and the School of Intermedia Art of the China Academy of Art, the “Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views: International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art” was inaugurated on 19 November, at 7pm, at the Macao Museum of Art. The opening ceremony was officiated by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mok Ian Ian; the Head of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Bai Bing; the Dean of the School of Sculpture and Public Art of the China Academy of Art, Ban Lingsheng; the Vice Dean of the School of Intermedia Art of the China Academy of Art, Min Han; the Acting Director of School of Arts of the Macao Polytechnic Institute, Lai Ming Hoi, Victor; the President of the Macau Artist Society, Lok Hei; the representatives of the artists of the exhibition, Liu Xuguang and Wong Ho Sang; and the curator of the exhibition, Guan Huaibin.
Over the years, the Macao Museum of Art has been dedicated to transforming itself into an international exchange hub for contemporary arts, providing a stage for the exchange of diverse artistic ideas, and building a bridge for dialogues between artists. This exhibition invited 32 contemporary artists from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as Japan, South Korea, Germany, France and Italy, among others, including the artists at the forefront of international contemporary art, Xu Jiang, Cao Xiaoyang, Ban Lingsheng, Bjorn Melhus, Ng Sio Ieng, Hirotoshi Sakaguchi, Davide Quayola, Jiang Zhi, Lu Yang, Liu Xuguang and Wong Ho Sang, as well as the emerging artists in contemporary art, to present intercultural and interdisciplinary experimental works in various forms of media such as painting, video, installation, AR/VR, reflecting the artists’ diverse value orientations and artistic identities as if through multiple faces of the prism. The exhibition takes the concept on multicultural coexistence through the multiple faces, angles and mutual observation formed in the prism, which is precisely the best representation of Macao as a world heritage city where Chinese and Western cultures intertwine.
The “Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views: International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art” is held from today until 6 February 2022. The Macao Museum of Art is open daily from 10am to 7pm (last admission at 6:30pm), including public holidays, and is closed on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit the Macao Museum of Art website at www.MAM.gov.mo.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau will strictly follow the relevant anti-epidemic guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures for cultural activities. All visitors must wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks, present a valid “Macao Health Code” of the day upon entry to the audience area, and comply with the epidemic control measures and crowd control measures on site.