Established in 2017, AFA has become 10 years old now. This time we will have our last exhibition in 2017, “Ten for Perfection – Macau AFA 10th Anniversary Members Exhibition” held in Macau Art Garden on December 12 (Tuesday), at 6:30 p.m. A total of 37 artworks by 29 members, including oil paintings, watercolors, line drawing, acrylics, video, photography and installation.
It has been ten years now since the AFA was founded. At the beginning there was only six artists members and now the AFA has developed into an artists association of 49 members. Nowadays, it has become a representative and symbolic art platform of the contemporary art in Macao. During this ten years, we have encountered difficulties and we have gone beyond them with our will and efforts together. We have been persevered because we have based ourselves in the shared dream of art. This year the AFA has reached its ten-year anniversary. We have decided to come together, using the language of art to share the fruits that we have planted together. The current exhibition includes 29 local artists, including Alice Kok,Allen Wong，CaiGuoJie,CaiGuoJie, Eric Fok, Fortes PakeongSequeira, James Chu, Joaquim Franco, José Dores, José Drummond, Kay, Zhang Ke, Lai Sio Kit, Lan Chiang, Lei Chek On, Leong Fei In,LeongChi Mou,Luna Cheong, Ng Lai Seong, Ng Man Wai, Nick Tai, Noah Ng Fong Chao, Peng Yun, Sisi Wong, Sou Chon Kit, Sylviye Lei, Tang Kuok Hou, Tong Chong, Wong Ka Long, Yves Etienne Sonolet,with 39 pieces of artworks. The title of the exhibition is “Ten For Perfection”.
Missing and Forgetting, Ng Lai Seong, 49.5 x 40 cm, Etching on Copper Plate,2016
On the path of the ten years of the AFA, every artist has his or her own experiences in their respective tendencies and search. It is a process when the spirit of art is combined with experiments, and is revealed as the final artworks in its specific forms and expressions. It is closely linked with the aesthetics developed by the humankind. The expressions of beauty come in different forms, it could be an inner quality or of an outer shape, physical beauty or spiritual beauty, a perfectionist beauty or even as a tragic form. Artists use these forms of drawing, painting, photography, video and many others to search and explore the many different aspects of the human existence and its conditions.
Where Are We Going?, Wong Ka Long, 30 x 11 x 9 cm, Resin, 2016
Na Tcha Temple, CaiGuoJie, 25.5 x 19 cm, 2017
The fish with buck teeth, Tong Chong, 40 x 70 cm, Ink, Acrylic, Charcoal, 2017
Passing Through, Leong Fei In, 14.1 x 20.8 x 2.6 cm(closed), Artist Book: Paper, Metal, 2015
“AFA 10th Anniversary Members 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 December 13, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
AFA Macau is located in 4th Floor, Art Garden, Avenida Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues N. 265, Macau. The gallery is on the 1st Floor, open from Tuesdays to Sundays (12:00 p.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.