Free Individual Travel… How Much Free?
A Contemporary Art Exhibition
作品徵集Call for Entries
The notion of ‘freedom’ can trigger in us lots of imaginations and echoes, or maybe just illusions that seemingly haunt our daily lives. The concept of free individual travel isn’t something unique to contemporary people as the ancient troubadours were indeed pioneers who knew already very well its true meaning. In recent years, the trend of free individual travel has become widely popular, while at the same time gradually generating extremes of behavior, straying from its originally positive and subjective nature. (As a tourist destination favored by China’s Individual Visit Scheme policy) Macao SAR experiences vividly this phenomenon, as its policies have been changing local social forms and people’s lifestyle imperceptibly. In mainland China, free individual travel, or Individual Visit Scheme, is understood as a government policy. Though it is interpreted differently by each region, universally it should be more a lifestyle than a political issue.
It seems that everyone has been, one time or another, a free individual traveler. As soon as we cross the SAR boundary to Hong Kong, or pass to Gongbei, we become free individual travelers. However, when the Individual Visit Scheme and the resulting free individual travelers flocking to the city become key components of Macao’s development, we may invariably feel some uneasiness, where crowdedness and leisure, tranquility and bustling, tolerance and arrogance…are all intertwined, although it seems these contradictions have become somewhat harmonious.
Artists are invited to draw inspiration from this theme – the free individual travel phenomenon – to create artworks. Exhibition entries are medium free and artists can produce artworks in different formats to express their feelings towards this multifaceted phenomenon.
Creative media: Free
Work dimensions: Up to 2 cubic meters
Procedures: Interested parties should fill and submit the application form to Ox Warehouse prior to the submission deadline stated below.
Exhibition of artworks：Only artworks related to the theme and selected by the organizer will be exhibited.
Application submission deadline: April 15, 2012
Artwork submission and installation dates: May 11-18, 2012
Exhibition period: May 19 – July 8, 2012
Exhibition venue: Ox Warehouse
Organizer: Ox Warehouse
1. The organizer is responsible for the event’s publicity and promotion. Exhibition venue and assistance during installation will also be provided.
2. The organizer has the right to photograph any exhibit for publicity purposes without prior notification to the author.
3. For matters not covered in these guidelines, the organizer reserves the right to change the rules without prior notice.
Interested parties please submit the filled application form together with your CV, artwork photos/sketches to Ox Warehouse, by post, fax or via email.
Address: No Cruzamento entro a Avenida Do coronel Mesquita e a Avenida Almirante Lacerda Macau, Ox Warehouse
Tel: 28530026 (Opening Hours: 12:00~19:00, Tuesday Off)