The Cultural Affairs Bureau presents the exhibition “Debris Works by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils”, featuring more than 20 works including four new public murals, inspired by Macau. The show will take place at the Navy Yard No.1 Contemporary Art Center. The exhibition is organized by Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and co-organized by Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), supported by Fundação Oriente, Consulado Geral de Portugal em Macau e Hong Kong.
“Debris” is the first solo exhibition of critically acclaimed Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils in Macau, the show will further explore the artist’s ongoing reflections on the nuanced relationships between contemporary urbanscapes and their inhabitants. Vhils has become globally recognized for developing a unique visual poetry that exemplifies the interdependent relationship between contemporary life and its urban context. His groundbreaking carving technique, based on removing the surface layers of walls and other media with non-conventional tools, has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the urban art scene. From stencil painting to wall carvings, billboards to screen prints, pyrotechnic explosions to neons, Vhils has been exploring his concept of the aesthetics of vandalism in a plurality of media, continuously pushing the boundary of artistic expression.
Vhils’ show in Hong Kong was listed by CNN as one of “2016’s most visually inspiring moments”. Building on last year’s momentum, “Debris” in Macau will further unveil the often forgotten collective memory and history of the city through the lens of the artist, exposing a specific moment in global development and the artist’s own history and identity alongside his subjects. The show continues to represent HOCA’s vision and mission to promote awareness and access to contemporary art.
The exhibition is open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm except on Mondays.
When: June 1 – November 5, 2017
Where: Navy Yard No.1 Contemporary Art Center, Rua de S. Tiago da Barra, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more details, visit www.icm.gov.mo