The Disappearing Neighbouring Villages –
Rediscovery of Hengqin Island Photographic Exhibition
Opening Ceremony: 16 Jul 2011 (Sat.) 4:00pm
Referring to Hengqin Island, we might immediately associate it with dining, fishing, a biking daytrip, and the University of Macau’s new campus set to be completed in years, or perhaps the large-scale Chimelong amusement park and the many eco zone projects that are very likely to materialize? Macao people usually look at the island unidirectional, focusing on leisure, entertainment and investment. Nevertheless, are we curious enough, wanting to know more about its geography, history, cultural characteristics, as well as the islanders’ life? And how those Hengqin residents look upon their own itinerant status while shuttling between the island and Macao to make a living?
Themed on Hengqin Island―a place closely related yet still unfamiliar to Macao, through discovery via searching, exploring and monographic photographing, the exhibition presents neglected village life and sceneries, the mangrove area by Xidi (West Causeway) under destruction, the bird’s-eye view of the windmill electricity generators on mountaintop, as well as quite some landscapes/sites which were once popular but would eventually disappear. This kind of development mode is really common and a norm in China, yet, when it’s happening so close to Macao, can we turn a blind eye to it?
何家政Ho Ka Cheng
黃祺昌Wong Kei Cheong
譚志勝Tam Chi Seng
策展人Curator: 李銳奮 Frank Lei
Exhibition Period: 16 Jul ~ 27 Aug 2011
主辦Presented by: 牛房倉庫 Ox Warehouse
贊助Sponsor: 民政總署IACM、澳門基金會Macau Foundation