Children's Art Playground 2013 -- "We were born this way" : Exhibition of Works Jointly Created by Adults and Children
We were born to paint or do handstands, but when we’ve grown up we become clueless about it. We are shaped by society into some ideal person we’re supposed to be in order to make a living. Then, in the end we lose our identity and blindly follow the herd – we’re not happy simply because we just follow daily routines we’re not passionate about!
Though we may look physically similar, we’re not identical inwards, each with a different personality: tough, coward, domineering, insecure, decisive, indecisive, hot-tempered, apathetic, fickle, sentimental, and dreamy. We just want to do what interest us and be true to ourselves.
This year, Ox Warehouse organizes a children’s exhibition themed on ‘We Were Born This Way’, inviting Taiwanese circus artist and dancer Ming Cheng Huang, aka ‘Mr. Candle’, to present his work and perform. Three years ago, he ‘traveled across Taiwan taking photographs of himself doing handstands’, exposing himself to the land and people as a street performer to explore basic human issues through pictures of himself doing handstands in various spots across the island.
Five local young artists, including Sandy Leong, Chi Wai Un, Summer Ieong Kun Ieng, Molly Cheang, and Van Pou Lon, have also been invited to present their paintings, diaries, symbols, and devices recording their moods and personalities. What’s more, the exhibition will feature works created by children under the guidance of teachers Veronique Wong, Dora Louand Lam utngo. These kids are not sophisticated or pretentious, thus showing relatively more possibilities in creation. Everyone is unique and malleable, since no two people, not even twins , were born identical!
Opening date: September, 29, 2013, 4 p.m.
Exhibition close date: November, 24, 2013
Opening show: September, 29, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Featured performer and lecturer: Mr. Candle (Ming Cheng Huang)
Curator: Cora SiWun Cheng
Assistant Curator: Sandy Leong
Organizer: Ox Warehouse
Sponsor: The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau and Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao SAR
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