A four-month mega international cultural and artistic event ‘Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021’ will kick-start on July 15 at Macao Museum Art in Macao.
Art Macao will present 30 art exhibitions in 25 locations from July to October and is curated by Professor Qiu Zhijie, one of the most influential contemporary artists in China and Dean of the School of Experimental Art of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
The exhibition is divided into three parts: ‘The Dream of Mazu’, ‘Matteo Ricci’s Labyrinth of Memory’ and ‘Advance and Retreat of Globalization’, providing a space for reflection and discussion on globalisation and individuality, life and dreams, remoteness and proximity, security and happiness, among others. The three thematic exhibitions feature over 40 artists from nearly 20 countries and regions, presenting more than 100 pieces/sets of artworks.
‘The Dream of Mazu’ brings together Ming’s and Qing’s export porcelain transhipped through Macao, the combination of traditional and contemporary creations of azulejo tiles by artists from Portugal, the brand-new blue-and-while porcelain works by artists from China and the Middle East.
‘Matteo Ricci’s Labyrinth of Memory’ describes the Western world’s view of China over 500 years. The two exhibitions will be on held until August 15.
‘Advance and Retreat of Globalization’ shows artists around the world continuously working on creation, striving to open a new spiritual path and organising the ideas about tradition and memory. This exhibition will be held until October 17.
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