MIPAF (Macau International Performance Art Festival) is one of the major annual events organized by Ox Warehouse, a Macau-based non-governmental organization. Since its launch in 2005, MIPAF has been inviting artists active on the international art scene for exchange and performance in Macau. MIPAF promotes conceptual art that highlights individualized performance using the body, created through the integration of artistic techniques and forms including, performance, sound, installation, Internet, images, multimedia. Mixing various media, materials and elements in an open way for the final presentation injects more diversity into the works, while at the same time blurring the boundaries in artistic creation.
The are avant-garde, dada, action art, body art and happenings, all focused on the expression of artistic individuality in the course of development. As worldwide festivals grow larger in scale and richer in form, Live Performance Art has also become a highlight in international art shows.
With MIPAF (Macau International Performance Art Festival) marking its 15th edition, we curate the event themed on “Body as an open medium”. Centering around such experimental theatre elements as time (process/course), space (site), occasionality (uncertainty), and interactiveness (fluidity), this edition aims to observe and examine our shared living environment, with a focus on exploring the unique ideas and the essence of body art. A total of 20 artists from Hangzhou, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Kunming, Lanzhou, Hong Kong and Macau are invited to the 2021 MIPAF comprising three parts, namely, “MIPAF-Talk”, “MIPAF-Live Performance Art” and “MIPAF-Forum”.
When: Friday, 7:00pm–9:00pm, and Saturday, 3:00pm–6:00pm, February 26 and 27, 2021
Where: Old Court Building, 459 Av. da Praia Grande, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s Facebook page