"Waves: AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

 

"Waves: AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

 AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

The Exhibition "Waves: AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition", organized by Art for All Society (AFA), opened successfully on 8 December (Saturday) at 4:00pm in the AFA Gallery. Around 100 guests came to celebrate and enjoy the inspired works, including Chao Son U, Advisor to the Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Liu Xiaghang, Department of Culture and Education, Liaison office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Manuel Carvalho, Consul General of Portugal in Macau & Hong Kong, Zhong Yi, Board of Directors of Macao Foundation, Leong Heng Teng, Vice-President of the Committee of Cultural Industries, Yao Jing Ming, Vice President of Macao Cultural Bureau, Lok Po, Chief Editor of Macau Daily News, Chan Hou Seng, Director of Macao Museum of Art, Carlos Alberto dos Santos Marreiros, President of Espaco de Arte de Albergue and many Macao local artists.

 AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

 AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

AFA is a non-profitable art organization established in 2007 in Macao, of which objectives are to enhance the development of Macau contemporary art, to facilitate local art creations as well as to assist the Macao SAR Government with the development of local cultural undertakings. To celebrate the 5th anniversary, AFA selected artworks from 10 young artists, who were born in 1980s.These artists include Lai Sio Kit, Sylviye Lei, Hong Wai, Ann Hoi, Cai Guo Jie, Wong Si Teng, Chiang Wai Lan, Crystal Chan, Peng Yun and Eric Fok. Media are diverse including painting, Chinese traditional ink, video and paper sculpture. These works truly display the brand-new side of Macao art.

 AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

During the opening ceremony, James Chu, President of AFA indicated that AFA used to face various difficulties and challenges at the early stage of establishment. However, with the hard work from artists and all the staff, the operation gradually became mature. Moreover, with the support from government departments, foundations and different parties in the society, AFA gradually achieved stability. In the past five years, AFA organized around 60 solo and group exhibitions and attended many International art fairs and overseas exhibitions with the cooperation of more than 60 Macao artists. The media of artwork includes painting, photography, sculpture, print-making and video. AFA also brought local artwork to several foreign countries and cities, including New York, Lisbon, Melbourne, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai etc, with the intention to introduce Macao art creation to the world.

 AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

The exhibitions in AFA Macau give young artists opportunities to show their artwork and gain practical experience, while the space in AFA Beijing offer more opportunities for mature artists to show their artwork in Beijing. In April 2011, AFA successfully presented a number of contemporary artworks by 20 Macao artists at the Oriental Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, which was the largest scale exhibition of Macao contemporary artworks between Macao and Portugal and caused a great sensation there. In addition to the variety of art exhibitions, AFA also actively co-operated with other institutions to host activities related to art education and charity. In addition, AFA has been awarded twice the Top 100 Galleries of China by Bazaar Art. The president believed that the future of Macao art is ensured with all the hard work from enthusiastic artists.

 AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition" Grand Opening

Right after the opening ceremony,Video Art for All-International Video Art Festival 2012” organized two screenings. These two screenings feature the selected works from partner exhibition FUSO and VIDEOBRASIL's Historical View respectively. Two representatives from the festivals, the renowned international curators António Da Câmara Manuel and Irit Batsry presented the uniqueness of festival and brought to a joyful atmosphere. The Video Art for All-International Video Art Festival 2012 made the first cooperation with FUSO and VIDEOBRASIL's in early 2012, and has become one of the three most prominent international video art festivals in the Portuguese-spoken countries.

 

Further readings
「前浪、后浪-全艺社五周年会员作品展」盛大开幕
前浪后浪-全艺社五周年会员作品展
Waves-AFA 5th Anniversary Members' Exhibition
前浪、后浪
Front Waves, Back Waves

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