City – Macau Woodblock Print Association Exhibition

Curated by Mel Cheong, President 

December 1 to 4, 2021

Main Entrance Hall, Kasuga International Forum, Nara

This exhibition by members of Macau Woodblock Print Association was organized by Mel Cheong as a way to bring together Asian woodblock artists. The agreed-on topic is “City”. A city has no border, it is not a country; in this globalized setting, a city offers some idea of cultural background, but does not define a person.

With this idea in mind, the curator worried that everyone would make a landmark of the city that they are living in. However, they generated much more profound ideas. Artworks come from Fukuoka, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Hubei, Macau and Shenzhen. The exhibition is not about a place, but about the people surrounding us and things nearby that inspire us.  “Art is borderless,” Cheong says. “For this reason, I hope you can enjoy our first collaboration.”