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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Malaysian printmakers invited to Macao

Malaysian will be one of 11 countries to participate in the 1st Macao Printmaking Triennial organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and co-organised by the Printmaking Research Centre of Macao. This 1st Macao Printmaking Triennial will be held in November this year. With the aim of encouraging the creation of printmaking works and facilitating the exchange of culture and arts within Asia, the Triennial has invited a jury of renowned Asian artists to confer awards such as “Best Creation” and other distinctions on selected participants. The prizes are very attractive, with the “Special Award” offering a purse of MOP 100,000.

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.

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