the familial harmony and happiness of rooster, tiger sheep through snake’s lens
China’s 70th anniversary celebration fireworks show, famous Chinese artist Cai who created the huge footprints for the Olympics opening ceremony, produced red stars, pigeons, smiling faces and blooms of flowers – all met with deafening cheers from the crowd.
This renowned artist was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999, the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2007, and the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2009. In 2012, he was as a Laureate for the prestigious Praemium Imperiale, which lifetime achievement in the arts across categories not covered by the Nobel Prize.
Born in this family, Cai was encouraged to her since she was young. Unlike her famous father, found her talent in photography. she was five, was gifted a camera and from then on her life became intrinsically entwined with photography; the immense joy of clicking the shutter began to grow in her.
February 9, 2020, Cai brings her photo exhibition Macau at MGM Cotai. The exhibition “Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake draws inspiration from traditional Chinese Zodiac signshighlighting the particular four that represent her family members: her father her mother her younger sister and herself.
This exhibition 176 pictures, which were taken from 2006 to 2018. said she one photo can tell the whole story of a family.
Over the years, Wen-You has captured various moments of her family, in which they show their true selves unreservedly in front of her camera. The strong family connection did not only boost the confidence of the once introverted girl, but also her determination in her photography career. Through my lens, I steadily started to value the communication between different generationsThe shooting process has also helped myself to become who I am today, and harmoniously supported by my family.”
In addition to the exhibition, Cai also her brand store, Special Special, the first-ever flash retailing project at MGM Cotai. The amusement park themed pop-up store features items created by independent artists, reflecting a retro ambiance that is reminiscent of happy childhood curiosities.