Hosts: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government
Partners: Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government Gansu Provincial Department of Culture Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture
Presenters: China Arts and Entertainment Group China International Exhibition Agency
Coordinators: Art Promotion Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Division of Visual Art, Department of Museums, Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government One Bite Foundation Association
Beijing Minsheng Art Museum
Zhejiang Art Museum
Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo Committee
Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing
Office of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region in Beijing The Zhejiang Liaison Unit of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Layering Courtyard / Twisting Courtyard
Hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to foster cultural exchange among the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, the "Hong Kong – Macao Visual Art Biennale" now enters into its sixth edition. This year the Biennale sets its theme on "Urban Touch". After its first stop at the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum in late August, the exhibition will be staged at Dunhuang in Gansu as part of the Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Culture Expo in September before moving on to Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou in October 2018.
Our city is an intricate labyrinth of predictable and unpredictable encounters. Architecture is the component of this labyrinth, creating intangible thresholds through its tangible and solid appearance. With "A Dialogue with the City Encounters" as the theme this year, the Hong Kong exhibition for the Biennale presents installations and interactive media designs from eight Hong Kong artists in four parts, namely "Separation", "Impression", "Home" and "Memory", to define the role of space design in shaping urban life.
Veteran architects and artists Choi Kit-wang, Stefan Chui, Hikoko Ito, Dylan Kwok, Ng Hoi-chi, Patrick Ng, Tsoi Wai-kuen and Robert Wong will use different materials and media to depict the element of space and spirit of city from different angles and perspectives. Visitors are invited to join them in delving into the relation between man and city as well as the connection between men. The brilliant venue design will facilitate interaction between visitors and the artworks, and immerse viewers in the aesthetics of space and unique culture as reflected in Hong Kong architecture.
In addition to displaying artworks from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, this year the Biennale has also organised an artist-in-residence programme from October 28 to November 11, allowing young artists from the three places to learn about the local customs and practices of Hangzhou, and propose inspiring and original public art projects through various forms of cultural exchange. The programme aims at fostering further co-operation in art between the three places in order to bring a variety of cultural events to their people.
Date: 31.8 — 6.9.2018 Venue: Beijing Minsheng Art Museum
Date: 27.9 — 15.10.2018 Venue: The Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo (Dunhuang International Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Date: 30.10 — 11.11.2018 Venue: Zhejiang Art Museum