Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Contemporary Ink Art Exhibition Opens This Week at Macau Museum of Art

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MACAO, April 12 – Jointly organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province and coordinated by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and the Guangdong Museum of Art, the exhibition “Wild Imagination: Contemporary Ink Art in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao from 2000 to 2022” will be opened on April 14, at 6:30 p.m.rd MAM floor. The exhibition, integrated into the 32n/a The Macau Arts Festival, hosted by contemporary art critic Pi Daojian, showcases nearly 80 pieces/sets of contemporary ink works by over 50 artists from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. All are welcome to visit.

The exhibition, which debuted at the Guangdong Museum of Art in 2020, has drawn attention and praise from art circles. This is the first exhibition of its kind that takes the Greater Bay Area as a case study of regional ink art, and is now on display at MAM this year. Under the theme “Wild Imagination”, the exhibition focuses on contemporary ink art in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau as a means of expressing one’s feelings and relationship with the imagery of art. traditional in ink. The exhibition covers contemporary ink paintings, mixed media works, animations, video installations and installations, and examines the evolution of ink art in the Greater Bay Area, from traditional Chinese ink painting to an international contemporary artistic language over the past two decades, providing the public with a different approach to appreciate contemporary ink art.

To enrich the public’s visiting experience, several outreach activities will take place during the exhibition period, including several workshops led by participating artists for the Friends of the MAM (families and adults). For more information on activities and how to register, stay tuned on the MAM website; online registration will be available through the Bureau of Cultural Affairs’ event registration system (www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event).

Due to epidemic prevention measures, curator Pi Daojian will not arrive in Macau as scheduled, so the lecture titled “Contemporary Ink Art in the Digital Age” hosted by curator, which was originally scheduled for April 15, is cancelled. Those registered for the conference will be notified by SMS. The conference will be postponed and will take place online. Details will be announced soon.

The exhibition “Wild Imagination: Contemporary Ink Art in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau from 2000 to 2022” will be on until June 19, 2022, and guided tours in Cantonese will be offered at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from of April 23. The Macau Museum of Art is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry at 6:30 p.m.) including public holidays, and is closed on Mondays. Free entry. For more details, please visit the official MAM website at www.MAM.gov.mo.

The Cultural Affairs Bureau has strictly followed the Health Bureau’s anti-epidemic guidelines and will implement appropriate measures for cultural activities. All attendees and visitors must wear their own mask, undergo body temperature checks, present a “Venue QR Code” (also called “Venue Code”) and a “Macau Health Code” of the day, maintain social distancing and comply with anti-epidemic and crowd control measures on site.

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