Featured image above: Pan Jinlian in Chisha, by Han Lei (2005)
This exhibition is one of the series of activities of “Art Macao” and the “2nd Encounter in Macao – Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, showcasing the diverse manifestations and development of contemporary art in China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and offering a new experience of Chinese and Portuguese visual arts to residents and tourists of Macau.
The exhibition “Lingua Franca” features numerous photography and video works by 22 representative artists from 10 countries and regions, including Mainland China, Macau, and the Portuguese-speaking countries, showcasing the distinctive regional cultures and diverse customs. This has led to exchanges and dialogues through the artworks, allowing multiculturalism to resonate, and composing wonderful art chapters from China and Portuguese-speaking countries. This exhibition is held at No. 55 – 57 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita (Green Townhouses), which is open for the first time after its restoration, as well as at the Former Municipal Cattle Stable (Ox Warehouse), bringing Chinese and Portuguese artistic atmosphere to the streets.
The Portuguese-style Green Townhouses are composed of single houses with exterior walls painted in green and white, with small and elegant interior spaces, creating an ideal space with a cozy and comfortable atmosphere for visitors to enjoy the artworks. During the restoration period, the Cultural Affairs Bureau completely preserved the façade and appearance of the buildings and maintained the spatial characteristics of its front and back yards. The houses are used to hold visual arts exhibitions and related activities, enriching the cultural resources of that area and promoting the artistic development of the community.
During the exhibition period, visitors who collect stamps from the two exhibition venues may receive an exquisite limited-edition souvenir.
When: September 26–December 8, 2019
Tuesdays–Sundays, 10:00am–7:00pm (including public holidays)
Where: No. 55 – 57 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita (Green Townhouses), Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here or call the new art space at +853 8988 4000
The 2nd Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries is part of the mega international art and cultural event Art Macao.
Happening from May to October this year, Art Macao brings together cultural institutions, hotel and resort operators, consular missions in Hong Kong and Macau to create an unforgettable atmosphere and cultural vitality to thrill residents and tourists alike.