A Bonsai of My Dream – Works by Wong Cheng Pou

'The 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale Di Venezia 2017', a major international contemporary art event, will open on Saturday, 13 May, in Venice, Italy. The Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, continues to promote the participation of Macao artists in this event, in order to showcase local works on this prestigious international stage. In this edition, the Macao exhibition, themed 'A Bonsai of My Dreams - Works by Wong Cheng Pou', features new works by local artist Wong Cheng Pou.

Just like in previous editions, MAM invited an iconic artist active in the local art circles, with outstanding achievements in both creation and in facilitating the development of art, to show his representative work at the Macao Pavilion in the Biennale. After going through a series of selections, the Macao Museum of Art recommended Wong Cheng Pou, a local artist of Macao, to attend the biennale of this year.

Wong Cheng Pou has a wide vision and open understanding towards life; his solid artistic skills, which are as profound as his thoughts towards life, makes him one of the most outstanding contemporary artists in Macao.

This edition of the Macao Pavilion features a total of 17 works, consist mainly of three-dimensional works and paintings. The exhibition title 'A Bonsai of My Dreams' indicates the intention of the author to cultivate his personal dreams in bonsai, just as ancient Chinese literati placed planting miniatures in small pots, thus reflecting a desire for a spiritual life full of simplicity and elegance.

The exhibits mainly include figures inspired by the deities described in the ancient Chinese classic Shan Hai Jing (The Classic of Mountains and Seas), which is a rich source of information about the religion, history, geography andspecies of Ancient China, reflecting the world view that prevailed in China two millennia ago. 'A Bonsai of My Dreams' presents the author’s observations, feelings, and the imagination of the city where he currently lives.

Started in 1895, the Venice Art Biennale is one of the most important contemporary art events, each edition attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe in a pilgrimage-like event. This is the sixth time that MAM participates in the Venice Biennale since 2007, in which the works of 15 Macao artists have already been exhibited. The Macao Pavilion attracted over 60,000 visitors in last edition .

A Bonsai of My Dream – Works by Wong Cheng Pou
Organisers: Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Macao Museum of Art
Inauguration: 17:30 p.m., 11/05/2017 (Italy local time)
Exhibition period: 13/05- 12/11/2017
Exhibition venue: Arsenale, Campo della Tana. Castello 2126/A, Venice, Italy Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm (Closed on Mondays)
Admission Fee: Free admission
Information: www.MAM.gov.mo

A Bonsai of My Dream – Works by Wong Cheng Pou

2017/05/11 - 2017/11/12
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Free admission