Urban Hikes – An Exchange Exhibition by Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao Artists was conceived during a sharing and exchange activity among artists from the three regions.
In a discussion about the links between artistic creation and social reality of growing up, participants found that despite the cultural nuances, they shared quite many common things. After discussing, in depth, topics like politics, economy, culture, and identity, we felt it was not enough and could be continued.
Chinese are the ethnic majority in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, three regions with similar physical environments, as they all face the sea and have low elevations, and are small areas with high population density, leading to a proximity of their urban areas and surrounding satellite towns. Furthermore, at the regions’ urban edges, rolling hills and hiking trails – though some of them man-made – fulfills urbanites’ eagerness for natural settings, providing relaxation and leisure spaces after a daily busy urban life.
In this Urban Hike, Taiwanese artist Li-Chen Loh, Hong Kong artist Lee Chun Fung and Macau artist Gigi Lee walk through hiking trails, observing cultural phenomena on city edges of their own regions. The hikes have enabled a deeper discussion and exchange of concepts, which were aesthetically transformed into these final pieces on show in this exhibition at the Ox Warehouse.
When: October 29 – December 4 (closed on Tuesdays)
Opening ceremony: 4pm, Saturday, October 29
Where: 2nd Floor of Ox Warehouse, 87-97 Av. do Cel. Mesquita, Santo Antonio, Macau
How much: Free admission