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Carolina Quintela, Invisible Thread Contemporary art Portugal – Macao | China, 2019
Invisible Thread
Contemporary art Portugal – Macao | China
葡萄牙 –  澳门/中国当代艺术

This year 2019 marks the celebration of the 40th anniversary of official diplomatic relations between Portugal and China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of RAEM, the Macao’s Special Administrative Region.
In this context, the present UCCLA exhibition has as its main purpose the promotion of dialogue through contemporary artistic manifestations, bringing together for this a group of Chinese artists in the connection and confrontation with Portuguese artists, witch have in theirs path some connection with China.
This bridge of affinity between artists and their discourses, aims to reflect on the past while simultaneously looking to the future, in a critical attitude of exchange, celebration, approach and encounter.
Having its origin in an ancient Chinese belief, the Invisible Thread or the "thread of destiny", speaks about an invisible red thread that unites people who are destined to meet, regardless of time or place.
Curated by Carolina Quintela and coordinated by Adelaide Ginga, this collective exhibition brings together, in the various aesthetic and medium discourses, works by artists Ana + Betânia, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Antonio Júlio Duarte, Bai Ming, Chan Wai Fai, Fernão Cruz, Jose Drummond, Jose Apples of Oak, Liu Jianhua, Mio Pang Fei, Nuno Cera, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Rui Rasquinho and Wong Ka Long.
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