In order to attract more residents’ interest in visiting museums and enjoying an aesthetic life, the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of its establishment, will hold an artistic event “Art Weekend 2023” on 18 and 19 March, taking the theme of “Art Boundless” which symbolizes the exploration of all Chinese and foreign art, as well as the creativity and sharing of art without borders. Residents are welcome to participate in the two-day event at the MAM to nourish their souls while inspiring new ideas.
The artistic event “Art Weekend 2023” features an array of activities, including “Visual × Music – Interdisciplinary Live Performance”, “Visuals × Images – Documentary Screening”, “Encounter at MAM”, “Family Art Sunday”, “Take a group photo and Share!”, “The Light of Dust – Guided Tour” and “Friends of MAM – Flash Stamp Redemption Activity”.
In “Visual × Music – Interdisciplinary Live Performance”, the programme curator Pal Lok joined hands with the local visual artist Fan Sai Hong and three Macao musicians, namely Iat U Hong, Akitsugu Fukushima and Ivan Wing, to create the interdisciplinary live performance “In the Shadow In the Light”, inspired by the annual exhibition of the MAM “Fang Lijun: The Light of Dust”. This much-anticipated piece is imbued with original music and abstract visual elements, with the sudden lights and shades of the murky world cast in the hall. In addition, the “Visuals × Images – Documentary Screening” will feature three representative art documentaries, including “PAPER & GLUE”, “THE CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG” and “ASCENSION”, allowing the audience to experience the infinite possibilities of artistic imagination, collection and visual presentation of art from the perspective of the renowned French artist JR, the famous collector of contemporary Chinese artworks Uli Sigg and the emerging documentary director Jessica Kingdon.
In the series of activities “Encounter at MAM”, the public will meet members of Macao art group “YiiMa”, Ung Vai Meng and Chan Hin Io, the Director of MAM, Un Sio San, the exhibition coordinator, Tong Chong, the exhibition curator, Ng Fong Chao, and the researcher Kan Pui Ian, in the talks, exploring the exhibitions “Allegory of Dreams – On the Way to the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia”, “Fang Lijun: The Light of Dust” and “Prelude of Macao’s Modern Style”. In addition, a number of intriguing activities, including “Family Art Sunday: Human & Figures”, “Take a group photo and Share!”, the celebration activity “Flashing, Flashing for Friends of MAM” and on-site guided tours, will be held in the MAM during the event, offering wonderful artistic atmosphere.
Admission to all activities of the “Art Weekend 2023” is free. Pre-registration is required for some activities. Interested parties may register through the Macao One Account ( activity.mo.gov.mo/activity-h5/activity-list-web ) from 9 March. Seats are limited and distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the MAM’s website ( www.MAM.gov.mo ).
Established on 19 March 1999, the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) has been promoting different high-quality exhibitions and arts educational activities, with the aim of boosting the development of art in Macao and promoting cultural exchanges at home and abroad. On the occasion of the celebration of its anniversary, MAM will launch a new version of its website on 17 March and continue to promote art collections, exhibitions, activities, educational events, membership services, publications and gifts with a brand-new image. Located at Avenue Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macao, the MAM is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free. For enquiries, please contact MAM through tel. no. 8791 9814 during office hours.