“Debris – Works by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils” exhibition opening soon

The Cultural Affairs Bureau presents the exhibition “Debris – Works by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils” exhibition, featuring more than 20 works including four new public murals, inspired by Macau, will open at the Navy Yard No.1 – Contemporary art center. The opening ceremony of the exhibition will be held on 31st May (Wednesday) at 6:30pm, at the Navy Yard No.1 – Contemporary art center. The exhibition is organized by IC and co-organized by HOCA, supported by Fundação Oriente, Consulado-Geral de Portugal em Macau e Hong Kong, Casa de Portugal em Macau.
“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 recognised 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.


澳門特別行政區政府文化局榮幸呈獻葡萄牙著名藝術家亞歷山大.法圖(Alexandre Farto,又名Vhils)的首個澳門個展《瓦礫》,於澳門海事工房1號「當代藝術中心」(澳門媽閣上街)展出超過20件作品,包括以澳門為靈感創作的四幅全新公共壁畫。展覽由澳門特別行政區政府文化局主辦,香港當代藝術基金會(HOCA)合辦,東方基金會和葡萄牙駐澳門及香港總領事館支持,將於5月31日(星期三)晚上6時30分開幕。

Vhils獨特的視覺語言充分體現當代生活與其所身處的城市之間相互依存的關係,別樹一幟的風格備受國際注目及認可。Vhils以獨創的刻鑿技術為人熟知,常以非傳統工具去除牆壁和其他媒介的表層,被譽為都市藝術圈中最引人注目的藝術創作方式之一。巧妙地運用模版繪畫、牆壁刻鑿、廣告牌、絲網印刷、煙火和霓虹燈等林林總總的媒介,Vhils探索著個人「破壞美學」(aesthetics of vandalism)概念,不斷推動藝術表現形式的界限。

Debris – Works by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government
Co-organizer: Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation
Support: Fundação Oriente, Consulado-Geral de Portugal em Macau e Hong Kong, Casa de Portugal em Macau, Unicer
Venue: Navy Yard No.1 – Contemporary Art Center
Inauguration: 31/5/2017, at 6:30pm
Exhibition Period: 1/6/2017-5/11/2017
Opening Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm, Closed on Mondays

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