Debris – Works by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
Vhils’ first solo exhibition in Macau intends to be a multi-site initiative with the purpose of establishing a connection between the body of works presented in the indoor exhibition venue and a series of art interventions in the territory’s public space including one rustic wall in Taipa Village Macau. (Location: Wall at Rua dos Clerigos, Taipa Village Macau)
The creations encourage visitors to explore and reflect on the nature of the urban environment. Using the city and its components both as subject matter and prime material to delve into the essence of present-day urban societies across the globe, Vhils dissects, deconstructs and rearranges the images and tropes intrinsic to urban life to form a reflection on how individuals are both shaped by and help shape their surrounding environment.
Expanding upon part of the body of works presented in the artist’s 2016 solo show for Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation, the exhibition in Macau aims to be an in-depth reflection on urbanity that creates a dialogue between cities while also exploring the similarities and contrasts between global and local realities. The show will be structured around a progressive path through several interconnected environments purposefully built in the exhibition space, enabling the viewer to experience the passage from the city chaos outside to a neutral setting inside where the artworks will be displayed. Together with some of the works presented in Hong Kong, it will feature an entirely new body of works inspired by Macau’s unique history and culture, exploring the territory’s people and their identity.
Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government
Co – Organizer: HOCA Foundation
Support: Fundação Oriente, Consulado-Geral de Portugal em Macau e Hong Kong, Casa de Portugal in Macao, Unicer
01 Jun, 2017 - 05 Nov, 2017
Navy Yard No.1 - Contemporary art center
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
(Off on Monday)
+853 8988 4000