Speedy & Color is the latest project from veteran Portuguese photographer and longtime Macau resident António Mil-Homens.
This time, Mil-Homens brings Macau a new visual experience through a photography exhibition at the Rui Cunha Foundation along Avenida da Praia Grande.
The exhibition focuses on the Macau Grand Prix and gives new insight into the event, presenting numerous photographs taken by Mil-Homens over the years and showcasing them in a graphic and visually different atmosphere.
At the exhibition’s opening on November 8, the artist said, “With all honesty, I would say that I wouldn’t want to participate [in] this exhibition if the idea was only to display 15, 20 or 25 photographs hanging well framed on the white walls of this gallery. But when I saw that we [the artist and the Rui Cunha Foundation staff] were in perfect accordance [agreement] to arrive to this way [of displaying the works]. I just have to thank everyone and to say that it is a great pleasure to be displaying here.”
The exhibition presents images in several different ways, from large printed backdrops that fill the walls to a series of sequenced images displayed as a collage to convey a sense of movement.
Additionally, there is a digital screen displaying a huge archive of over 300 other photographs, showcasing different times and angles of the Macau Grand Prix event, as captured by the camera of Mil-Homens.
“Our [best] bet was to go to a smaller format on the photos so we can have a more extensive display with more photographs on display, for those with time and patience can also see [all files on] display on the screen,” Mil-Homens added.
Another element of the exhibition is the inclusion of several pieces that directly project the atmosphere of the race itself, such as rims and several car parts. In another area, photographs are displayed behind a net, resembling the actual vision of the photographers when trying to capture the Grand Prix.
The exhibition will be on display at the Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery on Avenida da Praia Grande until November 19, the last day of the 2017 Grand Prix.