Raquel Ochoa

Manuel Vicente: a man who “didn’t fit any dogma”

The biographic essay titled Manuel Vicente: A Desmontagem do Desconhecido (Disassembling the Unknown, in a free translation to English), by Raquel Ochoa, is to be launched today, March 7, 7 pm, at the old court building, integrated in The Script Road — Macau Literary Festival. In an interview with mART, the author tells how she believes the architect “was a genius” before his time.

Macao Arts Festival cuts on budget

Macao Arts Festival starts on April 28 and lasts until May 31. The programme features a total of 25 shows, plus 100 activities included in the extension programme, focused on the community. This year's edition has a budget of 23 million patacas, which is less 4 million than last year's edition.

A little free library at Lai Chi Vun

While the controversial demolition of part of the Lai Chi Vun shipyards is reportedly expected to take place this month, one villager is committed to showcase the village. David Marques is building "a little free library" there to "promote literacy," and at the same time "raise awareness" about the place.

Beyond the neon

Macau-based photojournalist Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro will be sharing, at the University of Macau, on March 9, at 11.30 am, his professional experience documenting a less exposed part of Macau: the lives of those in poverty.

Art, abortion and women’s autonomy

Chinese artist Zihui Song will be giving an art talk tomorrow, 6.30 pm, at Macau Art Garden. She spoke to mART about her work “What We Talk about When We Talk about Abortion?,” which has earned her a Honourable Mention in the latest edition of Macau's international video art festival VAFA — Video Art for All.

Filipe Dores finalist to an award in London

Local artist Filipe Dores is one of the finalists to an award which will be given by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, on April 5. Two of his works will be included in an exhibition, taking place from April 6 to 22, at the Mall Galleries, in London.

Passion as regular indie cinema house in April

Macau’s Cinemathéque ­­— Passion will finally come to a full life in April, under the guidance of CUT Ltd, who has won the public tender to manage the space. Daily sessions of independent films, talks, workshops and film-in-residence programmes are part of the company’s three-year plan.

Teaching creativity through creativity

A new extra-curricular course titled Arquitectarte (Architectart, in English) is to take place at the Portuguese School of Macau, from March 1 to June 30, targeting youngsters from six to 18 years old, divided into three groups. The aim is to use architecture to teach visual communication codes as well as explain maths, science and visual arts concepts.