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.
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.