To celebrate Art for All Society (AFA Macau) 2nd Anniversary, a video exhibition Human Emotion Project (HEP) International Artists using Film & Video, will open at 6:30pm on Friday, 13 of November. This exhibition will have a special arrangement showing four different themes respectively in four weeks which means audiences have to visit the gallery every week during this period to appreciate all the 43 video works.
AFA set up the first local commercial contemporary art gallery in December 2007. Since the opening, 11 local art exhibitions were organized and more than 200 latest local contemporary artworks were showcased. AFA had also opened the first Macau contemporary art centre in Beijing one year ago which exhibiting works by Macau artists and creating cultural exchange opportunities with renowned contemporary artists in China.
This exhibition -- Human Emotion Project (HEP) International Artists using Film & Video, brings together more than 40 video artists from all over the world, including USA, Sweden, UK, Israel, Jordan, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Canada, etc. Our local artists, José Drummond, Alice Kok, Ng Fong Chao, Cindy Ng and Bianca Lei will also participate in the project. HEP, founded by Alison Williams, has toured internationally in Australia, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Macau is the fifth city and we will be bringing this show to AFA Beijing afterwards. The project will continue its showcases across the continents.
Video is one of the most prolific visual media in use today. Drawn together by the art that they share via the Internet, artists with disparate cultural and aesthetic identities approach the internal workings that exist in all humans. The exhibition, curated by José Drummond, will be presented in four weeks, each with a different theme exploring different topics, which includes “Paradox” (14-20 Nov), “Loss & Desire”(21-27 Nov), “Transformation” (28 Nov – 4 Dec) and “Fantasy”(5-12 Dec). “Paradox” investigates the contradictions between documentary and performance, fact and fiction, order and chaos. “Loss & Desire” explores the ambiguity of misplaced feelings from the philosophical aspect to the emotional. “Transformation” concentrates the mystery of life changing, the spirituality of isolated gestures and sounds and the manipulation of these elements compose a space of reflection and intimacy. “Fantasy” draws inspiration from the apparent fascination of lively graphic imagery.
Human Emotion Project (HEP) International Artists using Film & Video will exhibit from 14 of November until 12 of December. The opening will take place at 6:30pm on Friday, 13 of November at Portuguese Bookshop Gallery (S Domingos 18-22 Macau). Opening hours are from 11am to 7pm everyday except Sunday. The exhibition is sponsored by the Secretariat of Social Affairs and Culture of Macau SAR and Macau Foundation. For enquiry, please call: (853) 2836 6064 or email: email@example.com.