Macao has a unique historical reason for hosting this first ever joint exhibition of Asian printmaking: in its role as a gateway between East and West, Macao was the point of entry into China for copper plate printmaking and Western movable type technologies.
Artists from the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and India have been invited to participate in the Triennial. A quota of eight works from each country or region will be selected for the exhibition and will be candidates for the “Best Creation” award and other distinctions. The exhibition has set aside a special zone for works produced within the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to showcase the newest facets of contemporary printmaking in Greater China.
The veteran local printmaking artists Wong Cheng Pou, Sou Pui Kun and Fung Pou Chu have submitted their recent work on special invitation from the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and the Macao Region’s quota of eight will be filled by an additional eight local artists, screened and selected from submissions received in the last week of August.