The Macao Museum of Art (MAM) inaugurated on Friday the contemporary art exhibition “Ad Lib – Recent Works of Konstantin Bessmertny” which is on display at the Gallery of Special Exhibitions of MAM.
The exhibition features a total of 34 recent works by the Macau based artist Konstantin Bessmertny in such forms as paintings, sculptures, installations and mixed media.
In addition, guided tours in Cantonese will be held on the weekends and public holidays from November 26, between 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours reserved for groups and schools, along with the “Amusing – Children’s Guided Tour Programme”, will be available from November 29.
“Ad lib” is an abbreviation of the Latin “ad libitum”, and is an expression pertaining to liberty. The application of the term in the exhibition title shows that the artist does not wish to give the exhibition a definite theme. Instead, he chooses to give viewers an unexpected and entertaining collection aimed as a response to different phenomena happening in society.
Konstantin Bessmertny was born in Blagoveshchensk, USSR in 1964 and graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Vladivostok, specializing in classical painting and has resided in Macau for over two decades. His profound studies of dimensions and cultures in the fields of literature, music, history, politics, are reflected in multiple mediums and with great precision and intelligence.