Review of Culture, International edition, no. 72 (RCI)
Issue no. 72 highlights three works that were presented during the 2nd Annual Conference of Macao Studies 2022. The first two articles, respectively through an analysis of music pieces and cinematographic productions, discuss Macao’s cultural identity before and after the handover and respective changes in the social fabric. The third article is centred on a colonial feminist theory and the discourse of women in the 19th century, through an analysis of the first American female missionary visiting Macao.
A Gathering of Treasures - The 70th Anniversary of the Yu Un Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Association of Macao
Across seven decades since its founding in 1953, the Yu Un Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Association of Macao has held many salons and exhibitions. Their work has allowed Chinese calligraphy, painting and seal carving to be passed on and promoted today. The association has significantly united many veteran and emerging artists. It has been bringing together local calligraphy, painting and seal carving enthusiasts and promoting cultural exchange at home and abroad. It has achieved fruitful results and left a lasting and profound influence. The hardcover catalogue of A Gathering of Treasures - The 70th Anniversary of the Yu Un Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Association of Macao contains images of all 200 pieces exhibited in the exhibition, including paintings, calligraphy works and seal carvings by seven Yu Un veteran artists: Chui Tak Kei, Deng Fen, Luo Shuzhong, Situ Qi, Gan Heng, Lin Jin and U Kuan Wai.
Review of Culture, International edition, no. 71 (RCI)
Issue no. 71 features a dossier of five articles on the theory, principle and philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a set of works from the Spring Conferences 2022 in partnership with the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre in Lisbon.
Fang Lijun - The Light of Dust
Fang Lijun is an emblematic figure of China’s Post-1989 New Art Movement. This exhibition catalogue features images of all the artworks in Fang Lijun: The Light of Dust shown at the Macao Museum of Art, accompanied by research information on each exhibit and several articles on Fang’s oeuvre. Based on the theme ‘Human & Figures’, which examines Fang’s signature, fresh perspectives – particularly his new experiments with different media in the last ten years, the catalogue charts the artist’s portfolio spanning four decades in four main sections: ‘Passage: The Process of Growing Up’, ‘Introspection: Self-Portraits’, ‘Mutual Reflections: Friends’, and ‘The Light of Dust: Human’. The exhibition displays 190 artworks.
Flu ; ID Artworks by Lo Hio Ieng - Grand Prize Winner Artist of Jury Award in Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists
In 2020, Lo Hio Ieng’s animation artwork “Animus” was selected as the Grand Prize of Jury Award and Outstanding Artworks Award in the “Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts” out of more than 300 pieces (sets) of submission artworks. The Cultural Affairs Bureau put up this solo exhibition of Lo Hio Ieng’s artworks to allow the audience to take in more of the magnificent artworks produced by the award-winning artists while also encouraging and inspiring them to continue their creative journeys. The exhibition features the artist’s award-winning creations as well as four new pieces from 2018 to the present, including animations, motion pictures, and graphic works, as well as an immersive experience room the artist had designed for the exhibition.
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.