Goodbye, mARTians

By mART mART is ceasing activity as of today. Here are the founding editors' notes: Almost there It was almost a dream come true. An online cultural maga...

Cinema, music and books

I would recommend three things this weekend: the activities scheduled under the Macao Library Week, Tajima Hal's live concert at Live Music Association (LMA) and the Macao Films Panorama programme taking place at Cinemathèque Passion.


Do this, do that. Find stability, keep stability. Follow. Join or else. Be like. Likewise. Like less. Keep it all in. Keep it all out. Don't think. Do thank. Have we all lost our minds?

Xavier Dolan in focus at Cinemathéque

The screening of films by Canada's young prodigy director Xavier Dolan in May, and a Filmmaker-in-Residence with Hong Kong's Cheung King-Wai in June are some of the highlights ahead at Cinematheque — Passion, CUT Ltd.'s COO Rita Wong tells mART.

Smaller is more

I understand the elderly situation and I do agree that some of the buildings, located in these historic neighbourhoods, must undergo some kind of renovation works. But is it really necessary to ask for the government to eliminate or change such height limits?

“Jazz is always about future and youth”

Tajima Hal will be the first guest artist performing in Macau under Han-Ian New Jazz Series. Penny Lam, one of the organisers of the event, tells mART how local association Comuna de Han-Ian hopes to let Macau people discover fresh jazzy sounds from around the world.

Flying a kite

It is a simple story. Of friendship. Of dreams that fly high. And of a Macau that teaches us all, day by day, the preciousness of having each other — no matter in what language or under what creed.

Certified and qualified lounge man

Thought all romantic kings of the singing lounges were long gone. Sigh. Dim the lights. Think again. Slicked back hair and heart on a sleeve, you’ll find Tame Impala’s bass man, Cameron Avery, on a solo yearning of late crooning love, part plaintive, part jump-on-my-ride innuendo, going through the tenets of blues and soul, R&B and rock.

A new place for live music

There is a place in the city now welcoming regular music nights with local performers. Owner of Wonderwall Coffee tells mART there are already a couple of events scheduled, including a night dedicated to jazz, on April 30, another one for bossa nova, on May 20, and a blues live session on June 17.

A PEN for your thoughts

Local association PEN of Macau is celebrating this year its 30th anniversary. Writer Rai Mutsu, one of the editors of its homonymous Chinese-language literary magazine, tells mART the story of the group that has been nurturing the city's literary talent, and shares their plans for the future.

When love threatens an Empire

The true tale told in A United Kingdom is truly inspiring. It exposes a rotten world of political intrigue, but it makes you believe in the power of love, and, most importantly, in the power of ideas — like those of justice and equality. It makes you dream, yes: not as much because it tells you this could happen, but mostly because it tells you it did.