(Featured image: Valkyrie, by Hélio Cunha)
Organized by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) under the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the exhibition “Lyric Poetry – Works of Artists in Macao and Portugal from the MAM Collection”, is open since July 13, at the Special Exhibitions Gallery, 3rd floor of the Macao Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases over 90 outstanding works from the MAM collection, from oils, acrylics, and watercolor paintings, to mixed-media paintings, sculptures and installations that fully reflect the creative outcomes of contemporary artists, as well as rich Chinese and Portuguese cultural connotations. The exhibition is open to the general public.
The exhibition features works by 60 artists, including local Chinese and Macanese artists, as well as Portuguese artists who have settled or exhibited in Macau, presenting works by Júlio Pomar, Vieira da Silva, Bartolomeu dos Santos, Luís Demée, Carlos Marreiros, Mio Pang Fei, Kwok Woon, Manuel Cargaleiro, José de Guimarães and other masters. The six themes of the exhibition, “View Perspective”, “Colour of Macao”, “Dialogues of Materials”, “Abstract Soul”, “Masters’ Ripples” and “On the Journey”, showcase the results of exchange between Macau and Portuguese artists over the past 30 years, involving the audience in a poetic journey of exchange.
Since the 1980s, with the rapid development of Macau’s economy, many Portuguese artists, local Chinese and Macanese artists explored their creative inspiration under the environment rich in Chinese and Portuguese cultures, constantly bringing new thoughts and driving force, and forming one of the important cultural symbols of Macau. Over the years, the Macao Museum of Art has collected modern and contemporary works from award-winning works, donations and acquisitions since the 1980s.
The exhibition “Lyric Poetry – Works of Artists in Macao and Portugal from the MAM Collection” is one of the events of Art Macao and the “2nd Encounter in Macao – Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”.
When: 10:00am–7:00pm, July 13–November 4, 2019
Where: Special Exhibitions Gallery, 3/F, Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s official website
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.