In his instantiation theory, Plato first talked about the definition of art and understood art as an imitation of nature. The exhibition Reality and The ‘Real’ is further developed by this theme as well. “If the artwork replicates objects like a mirror, can it be art?” Man Wai raised such a question for herself. Therefore, artist Man Wai hopes to faithfully copy and reproduce objects in a regular, strict, and objective way of expression.
At the same time, in the choice of the imitated objects, the artist is committed to choosing the most ordinary and most accessible things in life, such as eggs, peanuts, walnuts, stones and so on. Selecting these objects for “copying”, her purpose is not to have the symbolic meaning of the object itself, causing the association of the audience. But rather, the definition of art depends on the audience, and artistic creation and appreciation become a symbiotic process. The exhibition was curated by Lai Sio Kit.
When: June 3–July 1, 2019
Where: Macau Art Garden, 265 Avenida do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Macau
How much: Free admission
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