I’m screening my video “Dualism” at the 2nd VAFA.
The 2nd VAFA (Video Art For All) – organized by Art For All Society(AFA) and Fundação Oriente – will be held at the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery and auditorium of Casa Garden – Fundação Oriente from 2nd to 31st of December, 2011. Opening will be held at 6:30p.m.on 2nd December at the Fundação Oriente.
The Second International Open Call Festival for Video Art in Macau received 165 submissions from 99 artists with origins in 38 countries from all over the world. The four regions of China – Mainland (7),Macau (6), Hong Kong (6) Taiwan (6) – totalizing 25 artists presents the largest number of artists in competition. USA comes second with 15 and Portugal third with 9.Other countries include Germany, Sweden, England, Italy, Turkey,India, Singapore and Chile.
The works submitted provided an exceptional debate between the members of the jury validating the very diverse and unique creative force behind today’s video art.
After a close examination on the submitted works the jury composed of artists and curators: João Vasco Paiva from Hong Kong, Alice Kok and José Drummond from Macau. The jury all agree to award the piece “All That Glitters” from Portuguese born and Berlin resident artist Rui Calçada Bastos. Rui Calçada Bastos – that has a close relationship with Macau and had exhibited in 2010 with AFA – entered the competition with one of his most appealing, mysterious and contemplative video works instantly winning the appreciation of the jury. Besides, within the top 10 of VAFA 2011 are Alessandro Rolandi(Italy/China), Chris Dupuis (Canada), Christoph Oertli(Switzerland), Jean-Michel Roland(France), João Felino (Portugal), Jonas Nilsson (Sweden), Jorge Catoni(Chile),Liao Chi Hu(Taiwan), Piyarat Piyapongwiwat (Thailand).
Opening cocktail: 2011.12.02(Fri) 18:30
Exhibition Date: 2011.12.02-12.31
Opening Hours: Please find the updated exhibition list on AFA website
Location: Orient Foundation, Casa Garden, Praça Luís de Camões, 13, Macau
Tel: (853) 2836 6064