Miró Lab invites participants to explore the wonderful art of the Spanish surrealist master Joan Miró. Since 2017, Miró Lab has launched creative workshops in different cities of the world, inspiring people of different races, ages, genders and abilities to explore their own hidden artistic selves. The family art workshops embody Miró’s belief that art should be made accessible to all and encourage parents and children to turn Miró’s art into a part of themselves with their own hands and body, creatively re-interpreting the lines and symbols in Miró’s whimsical works on top hats and ordinary painting surfaces.
Eight art workshops for parents and children as well as four catwalk workshops for teenagers were originally scheduled to take place at Tai Kwun last February during the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival. A long-distance collaboration was initiated among artists from Portugal, Macau and Hong Kong in the past few months to make it happen online in October.
Miró never stopped looking and creating . . . He believed there is more than one way to do things. Let’s go do-it-yourself online!
A Hong Kong Arts Festival Production
Artistic Director, Creation and Curator Laura Nyögéri
Local Producer and Assistant Director Lora Lo Iok-iong
Director of Photography António Faria
Assistant Camera Michael Leong Kai-chong
Set Designer Diana Rita Coelho Rodrigues
Set Assistant Stefan de Carvalho Nunes
Production Assistants Lily Iao Lei Lei Mars Loi Hou Ian Jin Laotin Miko Ng Chi-kei
Make Up Artist and Body Painter Sara Figueira
Motion Graphics Artist José Nyögéri
Translators Kathie Lao Hoi Teng Lora Lo Iok-iong
Photo Gallery Photographers Chico Silva Nico Fernandes
Performer in Mad Hatter Madalena Lopes
Performer in The Dancer Carol Lei Mei-ian
Painters in My Miro Sara Figueira Diana Coelho
Laura Nyögéri (Portugal) is an artistic director, curator and educator. She works with professional and amateur artists to promote an inclusive concept of the arts. Humanity, creativity, inclusion and imagination are at the core of her work. Since 2011, she has been developing projects in Macao, Hong Kong, mainland China, the USA and Portugal, exploring and promoting arts education for teenagers and children.
Nyögéri created ArtFusion in Macao in 2014 to promote the arts in a relaxed, fun and playful way. The young artists of ArtFusion have been invited to perform in the Macao Arts Festival, the Macau City Fringe Festival, Shenzhen Bay Fringe Festival and the Children Arts Festival in Xi’an and Mianyang, among others.
In 2017, she initiated the “Miró Lab project” in Macao and turned it into a two-year Inclusion Art project in Portugal. She established Portugal ArtFusion in 2018.