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The Refining of Pedra – “Pedra Anchorage: 20 Years of Comuna De Pedra” – Opening of the “Pedra XX” Installation Exhibition

Organized by Comuna De Pedra, sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R Government, “Pedra Anchorage: 20 Years of Comuna De Pedra” – the opening of the “Pedra XX” Installation Exhibition and “Pedra Anchorage” book launch will be held on the 3rd September 2016 at 5pm at the Macau Art Garden.

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Established in 1996, this year is the 20th anniversary of Comuna De Pedra Arts And Cultural Association. To cherish this memorable occasion, we are launching a series of events, including: book launch, exhibition, performance, screenings of new dance videos and a documentary of the group so as to revisit, publish and exhibit our works, documentations and members/artists’ interviews during these 20 years.

 

On the 3rd September, there will first be the “Pedra Anchorage” Book Launch. Founding members, artists, theatre critics and cultural critics were invited to interviews to talk about the works of Comuna De Pedra through different eras and different angles. While this is a documentation of the development of Comuna De Pedra, it also documents the interrelation between Comuna de Pedra and the rapid change of Macau.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 16.28.04

 

For the “Pedra XX” Installation Exhibition, we have invited artists and designers who had worked with us to do a derivative work for the exhibition. They can recreate works that they have done or be inspired by important works of Comuna De Pedra. By looking back at the past, we look forward to having new responses and reactions for the present. The exhibition period is from 4th – 25th September, 11am to 7pm.

 

At 6:30pm on the opening day, there will be an opening performance “The Moment” at the rooftop of Macau Art Garden. It is devised by J Lei, founding member of Comuna De Pedra, and a group of Comuna De Pedra members. Members from different eras, as sincere as before, will respond to our city and environment with their bodies. There will only be one performance. Price: MOP100 (50% off for students, elderly, physically and mentally challenged) . Please note that there are no elevators at the performance venue. Audience will need to walk up five floors to the rooftop. Online Ticketing: https://goo.gl/forms/sbaMNBohBbwijwMw2

 

During the exhibition period, there will be many other outreach activities, including:

9/10-11   5pm   “Reflections” A Dance Video Series
9/17-18   11am-10pm   Screening Marathon: Old Performances’ Videos
9/24-25   5pm   “Pedra Anchorage – 20 years of Comuna de Pedra” Documentary Screening
9/25         3pm   “Pedra Anchorage – 20 years of Comuna de Pedra” Publishing Talk “What the XX are the art groups doing here?”

 

Anyone interested in the above activities are welcomed to join. Some of the activities require tickets or registration, for more information, please go to our Facebook Page: “Pedra Anchorage: 20 Years of Comuna De Pedra”. For enquiries: 6689 8323/6616 4804.

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