“Women in a Foreign Land” is an ongoing project. Saiyin conceived the idea in Shanghai where he pursued his studies, and upon his return to Zhuhai after graduation, he was one step closer to realizing it. A self-conscious person who also always keeps a keen eye on the people and things around, Saiyin naturally chooses to follow immigrants in Macao in the new era – in this case, women who immigrated to Macau from mainland China and Portugal – with a focus on immigration and identity issues.
How are the lives of immigrants in Macau today? Centring around this, the artist develops works based on the stories of two women who respectively emigrated from mainland China and Portugal to Macau. How did those events happen in this land, Asia’s Las Vegas, and how did their daily lives and emotional lives connect with Macau?
This time at the Ox Warehouse Experimental Site, the “Women in a Foreign Land” project is presented for the first time as an exhibition, through video, photography and audio works, which include self-narratives as well as shots of the women’s daily life spaces. The exhibited works explore the everyday and love lives of these “strangers” in a fast-growing city in the mighty torrent of history. The exhibition is curated by Noah Ng and Gong Siyue.
When: March 20–May 17, 2020
Where: Ox Warehouse, 15 Rua do Volong, GF, 1F & 2F Gallery, Macau
How much: Free admission
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