Auspicious Beginning - Spring Festival Traditions in the Forbidden City
Spring Festival is the most important and grandest traditional festival in China, embodying the Chinese people’s yearning for a better life. The exhibition Auspicious Beginning: Spring Festival Traditions in the Forbidden City features cultural relics related to Spring Festival culture in the Qing court from the Palace Museum’s collection. This is the exhibition catalogue that includes images of nearly all the 120 pieces/sets of exhibits, supplemented by research materials and papers. The catalogue has four sections: ‘Auspicious Invocation’, ‘Filial Sacrifice and Imperial Kinship’, ‘Family, Country and the World’, and ‘Winter Recreation’.
The Blessed Land - Belief and Customs of Tou Tei in Macao
Macao is a distinctive city where the East meets the West and where multiple cultures coexist, thus giving vigour to the dissemination of the profound Chinese culture. Among the many items of long-standing and profound folk cultural heritage, the belief and customs of Tou Tei (土地 Tudi/ Earth God) undoubtedly demonstrate the beauty of the Chinese people’s respect for nature and the harmony of the community. A wide variety of Tou Tei altars scattered in the city and the small altars served in households both show the vibrancy of the traditional Chinese culture that has taken root and flourished in Macao and the universality of the Tou Tei belief and customs in the city.
Artworks of the Members of Macao Artist Society 2022
“Artworks of the members of Macao Artist Society 2022” presents the artworks of 182 members of the Macao Artist Society, featuring a wide variety of Chinese and Western works with a wealth of different themes. Traditional Chinese art spirit is represented by works in ink and wash, calligraphy, and seal carving, whereas traditional Western art forms like watercolour, oil painting, and sketching, as well as mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics, demonstrate that how different contemporary art forms have merged and developed in Macao. Readers will be able to experience the fresh look of local creative production via this catalogue.
Prelude to Macao's Modern Style
This book offers a perspective of the two main threads in the development of Western painting in Macao by local painters and artists who had a close relationship with the city from the early 20th century to the mid-1980s, namely the influence of Realism and Modernism on Macao fine arts. The book comprises four parts, featuring more than 150 works by a total of 60 artists. It also presents the artistic experience of major masters and their disciples across the times with a focus on the persons and events historically relevant to Macao art, in a retrospective of an artistic period full of romantic feelings.
Centuries-Old Legacy - Macao's Landscape and Architecture Paintings from the Macao Museum of Art
This bilingual book in Chinese and English includes paintings created by Macao and non-local painters from the 18th to the 21st century, featuring themes of Macao’s landscape and architecture, presenting the architectural legacy and cultural connotations of the city’s World Heritage sites while revealing the artists and the events that marked the development of Western art in Macao. Composed of three sections, namely, ‘Visitors from Afar’, ‘A Kaleidoscope’, and ‘City of Glamour’, the book features 83 selected pieces from the collection of the Macao Museum of Art, which encompass early fine art masterpieces, prints and illustrations by Western artists, as well as sketches, watercolours, oil paintings, ink artworks and prints from the 20th century onwards. The works thread together renowned artists’ footprints in Macao in different periods.
Zhao Zhao is a representative figure among the new generation of Chinese artists. He was named by Modern Painters as one of the world’s ‘25 Artists to Watch in 2014’. Zhao Zhao: A Long Day is the catalogue of the homonymous exhibition featuring his artistic creations with cultural attributes, which intends to present the new panorama of Chinese contemporary art in Macao, an East-meets-West city. In his creative activities, the artist tracks the subtle inner changes in people impacted by multiculturalism. The idea of combining contemporary artistic expression and traditional culture in his works is a metaphor for people’s living conditions in today’s global context and their true status in a modern society. This catalogue includes images of all the exhibits, along with relevant introductory texts and information about the works.
Artworks by the Artists of Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists 2022
The "Collective Exhibition of Macau Artists" was held in 1984, aimed at discovering local outstanding artists, artworks and establishing a showcase for the local painting and calligraphy art. Over the past years, the exhibition has attracted many senior and new artists to participate actively, and played an important role in the inheritance and development of calligraphy and painting art. This catalog brings together a total of 82 pieces/sets of winning and selected artworks from the artworks collected, in 2021.