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LOST IN LABYRINTH PART.2
闖入迷宮PART.2

眾人翹首以待的Keith Haring迷宮展終於正式登陸澳門威尼斯人!前一回的《闖入迷宮》槪略地介紹了他的藝術歷程,唯遠觀不如近睹,只有親身到訪展覽現場,才能確切聽到他內心的無聲吶喊。落入迷宮的深淵,周旋於Keith Haring的畫作之間,佇足、徘徊……比起尋找出口,更重要的是感受愛與平等的精神。就讓我們一起展開迷宮之旅吧!

地下鐵碰着他
眾所周知,很多畫展都以素色牆身為主,牆上是一幅幅井然有序地排列好的畫作。是次展覽卻一改故轍,甫走進展館,就看到一個模擬地鐵車廂。看起來匪夷所思,但其實以車廂作為整個展覽的起點可謂最適合不過。Keith Haring一直深信藝術屬於每一個人,而地鐵站正是他創作的根源地。在這裏,觀眾更有機會與Keith Haring「碰面」──車廂內播放着他生前因塗鴉而被捕的新聞片段,讓人儼如親歷其境般。除了車廂外,迷宮外圍有接近一百幅畫作,亦設置了數個立體雕塑,大可恣意地拍個痛快。

迷一般的任務
既是迷宮之旅,又怎能不上演一場迷宮探險記?拿着相機,緩步繞過外圍一周後便走到迷宮的入口處。若想成功挑戰迷宮,不需過五關、斬六將,但務必先在入口處取一張蓋印券。迷宮內有二十個印章收集點,集齊所有印章會獲得精緻的紀念品。雖然迷宮難度不算太高,但偶有玻璃窗或鏡子置於牆身,使人頓然迷失方向。為增添趣味,場內有數個互動遊戲區,只要輕輕一觸屏幕,便會帶來意想不到的驚喜,甚至可搖身一變為Keith Haring筆下的人形公仔!

一顆心 猶勝千言萬語
離開迷宮,還可以踏上高達三米的天橋,俯瞰整個迷宮。你會發現,原來自己剛才征服了一個如此壯觀而美麗的心形迷宮,並深深體會到Keith Haring的作品所散發的正能量。他的作品涵蓋世界的不同面向,帶出反種族歧視、反毒品氾濫、關懷愛滋等社會議題,精闢地描畫了生命的意義。這顆巨型的心,不就是在反映Keith Haring對世界的愛嗎?看着這些作品,一股溫暖的感覺悄悄地流淌於心房。回家前,不妨逛一下紀念品店,所有紀念品包括T恤、雨傘、毛巾、筆記本等,均由澳門設計師構思,絕對不容錯過。

撰文:王以珞
美術:王曉澄

The long-awaited exhibition, Keith Haring Maze Macao, has already opened at The Venetian® Macao! Keith Haring’s art journey was briefly introduced in the last piece of “Lost in Labyrinth”. However, instead of appreciating his artworks at home, it would be better to admire them in an exhibition so as to feel and listen to his silent shout towards the world. Fall into the maze and get surrounded by the drawings. Then, you will be soaked in the spirit of love and peace, as advocated by Keith Haring. Are you ready for the adventure?

Meet Him in the Subway Station
As you may know, many painting exhibitions are held in rooms with some walls in single, dull color. And the paintings are orderly displayed on the walls. Yet, the curators of this exhibition have made an endeavor to change the old practice. Entering the exhibition hall, the one thing that sticks out a mile is a subway compartment. It sounds quirky, but if you know the story of Keith Haring, you would also agree that it is the best point to set off this adventure. Keith Haring always believed “art is for everyone”, and subway station was the place where he started his drawing life. Here, visitors are able to cross paths with Keith Haring. Inside the compartment, the news video clip of him getting arrested in the subway station is repeatedly played, and it is like we are witnessing the whole incident. Apart from the compartment, there are nearly 100 art pieces showcased outside the maze, alongside some sculptures for visitors to take plenty of Instagram-worthy photos.

The Secret Mission
The highlight of this exhibition, as suggested in its name, is obviously the maze located at the center of the hall. After wandering through the outside area, you can sneak into the maze now. There are not too many hurdles to overcome, but remember to get a ticket for collecting stamps before you go into the maze. Twenty stamp stations are located in the maze, and you can collect all the stamps in order to receive a special gift. Although the maze is not so difficult to finish, you would sometimes be confused by the glass windows and mirrors. To make the maze more interesting, there are a few interactive game areas where you can play games on the touch screens. Believe it or not, you may have a chance to become the small human figures drawn by Keith Haring!

A Heart is Worth a Thousand Words
Leaving the maze, you can still fully indulge yourself in the artistic world of Keith Haring by overlooking the maze on the 3-meter-high bridge, which gives you a unique bird's eye view. While marveling at the view, you will discover that you have just conquered this magnificent heart-shaped maze, and also get impressed by the positive energy exuded from his drawings. His drawings pinpoints different social issues, such as racialism, drug abuse and AIDS, and they are the portrayals of the meaning of life. Don’t you think this huge heart is actually a manifestation of his love to the world? Appreciating his works has always made us feel a sense of warmth. Before returning home, do not forget to look around the souvenir shop and buy some products, including T-shirts, umbrella, towels and notebooks, which are sophisticatedly designed by local Macau designers.

Text: Elok Wong
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #212

LOST IN LABYRINTH PART.2

 

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