18 February 2009

EVENT - Near and Far - and Mainly Macao (Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen)

You are warmly invited this coming Friday to the exhibition opening of:

Near and Far – and Mainly Macao

Joint exhibition of pictures by Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen to coincide with the launch of two volumes published by the University of Macau:

Carol Archer's exhibition catalogue, Work of Macao Hands
Christopher Kelen's trilingual poem and sketches, The River Considered as Sea

Opening 4 p.m. Friday 20th February, 2009 and continuing until the 6th of March Anthony S.W. Lau Exhibition Hall, University of Macau Library.

The books will be launched by Professor Robert Antony of the university's History Department. The launch will be followed by readings from The River Considered as Sea in English, Chinese and Portuguese by Professor Kelen and by Professors Espandinha and Yao Jing Ming, and also by Ms Hilda Tam - all of whom worked as translators on this project.

Near and Far – and Mainly Macao is a joint retrospective exhibition presenting solo and collaborative works by Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen. The works were created over the last ten years and most of them were previously shown at various exhibitions at the Fringe Club in Hong Kong, at Macao's CCI Gallery, at the Albergue Gallery in Macao and here at the University of Macau.

Carol Archer's book Work of Macao Hands presents a collection of watercolours offering close-up views of Macao, while Kit Kelen's The River Considered as Sea, a ten-part poem with ink and watercolour pictures, renders Macao at a distance.