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Exhibition in August: “INNOCENCEPEDIA – Works by Kay Zhang”

Kay Zhang, the young artist will have her first solo exhibition in AFA on August 1 (Monday), at 6:30 p.m. Zhang is now studying in China Central Academy of Fine Arts for her Master’s degree, and Mr. Xu Bing is her teacher. In recent years, she joined several exhibitions in China, Macau and Sweden. Zhang was also one of the students who got AFA Art Scholarship to study in Mainland China. This time, she will show her latest series “INNOCENCEPEDIA”, which are 35 hand drawings and collage artworks in the exhibition.

Born in 1991, Zhang had studied oil painting in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute since 2009. Besides, she went to Braunschweig University of Art as an exchange student. Afterwards, Zhang started to study in the School of Experimental Art of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2014 for a Master’s degree and focused the study of Research and Creation of Contemporary Art. She learned how to use different medias to create her works and find out the topic that she interests through the learning life in Central Academy of Fine Arts. As a result, she created the “INNOCENCEPEDIA” series.

When people talk about sex, they always associated with pornography or obscenity and avoided to talk about it as they considered it as a taboo. However, humans are very curious about sex since they are small. Up to now, there are lots of artworks that focus on nude bodies as the main theme. Zhang thinks that those artworks have a sexual desire. Although many artists deny this theory, Zhang tries to recombine those nude images in her artworks to express the concept of this sexual desire.

To Zhang, she considers her artworks as the articles of encyclopedia in this exhibition, as well as her imagination about sex. But are those artworks pure or not? The artist would like to leave this question to the audience for judging.

The opening of “INNOCENCEPEDIA – Works by Kay Zhang” will take place in AFA Macau at 6:30p.m. on August 1 (Monday). The exhibition is partly sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macao SAR Government. Media partners include Hoje Macau and Ponto Final. The exhibition will be opened to public from August 1 to August 21.

AFA Macau is located in Macau Art Garden (Av. do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues n. 265, Macau). The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and closed on Mondays and public holidays. For enquiries, please call (853) 2836 6064 during office hours or email to [email protected] For more information, please visit www.afamacau.com.

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