A Tale of Three Cities - Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
With descriptions in Chinese, Portuguese and English, this catalogue contains a rich variety of pictures and text to introduce the flourishing maritime trade in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area during the Ming and Qing dynasties and in contemporary times. As an important stronghold of the Maritime Silk Road, the Greater Bay Area has always been a hub of maritime trade between China and foreign countries and a meeting point between Eastern and Western civilisations. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, when the East and West sea routes were opened up, silk became an important commodity to be exported to all parts of the world through the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The export of silk products was a testament to the glory of the handicraft industry in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and the progress of globalisation of trade. Today, the art of silk embroidery is still being passed down and developed, playing a positive role in shaping and enriching the cultural connotations of the Greater Bay Area and enhancing its cultural soft power.
The catalogue A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area & Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties is divided into four sections, namely “The Greater Bay Area”, “Export Silk”, “The Changing World” and “The Greater Bay Area Today”. It introduces the golden era of silk trade between China and foreign countries in the Ming and Qing dynasties through maps, paintings, documents, porcelain, silk fabrics, clothing, furniture, coins, etc.
City Imprints - Maps from the Archives of Macao
“City Imprints - Maps from the Archives of Macao” complies design drawings, planning illustrations, water supply system plans, hydrographic maps and land maps which vividly outline the course of development of the city of Macao in the hundred years from 1880’s to 1980’s.
Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views - International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views - International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art is co-organised by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) under the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the School of Intermedia Art (SIMA), China Academy of Art. A total of 32 artists/arts groups from the mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as well as from Japan, South Korea, Germany, France and Italy, are invited to participate in the exhibition. This exhibition catalogue, with related work introductions and artists’ resumés, features all images of paintings, photos, installations and AR/VR works and other cross-disciplinary creations.
Quintessence of Imperial Kiln Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum Collection
From ancient times to the present, porcelain is the most commonly used ware by ordinary people in their everyday life, and also the main utensil in the royal court of the past dynasties. In the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), the court used a large scale of ceramics for decorative items, sacrificial offerings, religious rituals, and internal and external tributes. Thus, the imperial kiln porcelain was one of the symbols that highlight the emperor’s absolute authority. The hardcover catalogue of the Quintessence of Imperial Kiln Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum Collection contains images of all the items showcased in the exhibition, as well as the research materials for each exhibit. At the same time, it also includes a thesis written by expert of the Palace Museum on imperial kiln porcelain in the Ming Dynasty. The catalogue presents a selection of 120 pieces (sets) of representative artworks from the imperial porcelain kiln produced in the Hongwu to Wanli periods (1368–1620) of the Ming Dynasty, according to the order of their production times.
Glossiness of Uncarved Jade - Grand Exhibition of Cui Ruzhuo in Macao
Cui Ruizhuo, a famous contemporary Chinese artist, is skilled in finger ink painting. His works have been exhibited in Russia, Japan and Palace Museum in Beijing. This hardcover catalogue comprises images of all exhibits, detail information of the artist and related writings. The contents are divided into two parts: Chinese paintings and calligraphies, with a total of 75 works.
Land of Hope - Historical Archives Exhibition on Leprosariums in Macao
As an overview, this exhibition features records and materials selected from the collection of the Archives of Macao to trace the development of medical facilities for leprosy treatment, outline the historical context of leprosy treatment in Macao, explore the social aspects of Macao in different times and present a local reflection of the global fight against the disease.
Bold Spirit - Works of Shi Lu from the Collection of the National Museum of China
Shi Lu was a representative of the revolutionary artist fostered by the Communist Party of China during the Yan’an period, as well as the major designer of the Chang’an Painting School. This hardcover catalogue contains images of all items showcased in the exhibition, as well as the related research materials and thesis. The catalogue presents over 150 pieces (sets) of artworks into four sections: “Revolutionary Epic”, “Praise of the New Era”, “Chang’an New Painting” and “Strength of Character”.
Works by the Artists of the Collective Eshibition of Macao Visual Arts 2020
Among a variety of artistic and cultural events organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, "Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts" plays a distinctive role. As an exhibition platform for local artists and art enthusiasts, a bridge of "meeting friends for art appreciation and exchanges" and an important access to approach contemporary arts in Macao, this exhibition is indispensable for promoting the development of local visual arts.
We called for entries for "Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts", over 300 pieces (sets) of artworks were collected, which covered oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, video, installation, animation interactive installation and other cross-media creations. The age of participants ranged from 10 to 73, and artworks from the youth group accounted for approximately one third of the total collection. The jury comprised artistic experts and scholars from Macao, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan. After rigorous evaluation from the quality, connotation, creativeness and skill of the entries, our jury members finally selected 79 pieces (sets) of award-winning and short-listed artworks.