After half a dozen years and 12 million patacas in conservation work, the Chong Sai Pharmacy, the old Sun Yat-sen's pharmacy, located at no.80 of Rua das Estalagens, opened to the public in the end of last year. Taking mART on a guided tour, Cola Wong Sek Ieng, an anthropologist from the Cultural Affairs Bureau, shares the challenges met during the conservation work, as well as the "happy findings".
Macau-based Portuguese-American Hugo Teixeira has been exploring alternative photographic techniques that date back to the 19th century. Bamboo scaffolding is the topic of his first exhibition in Macau, which offers unique views of the city and of some of the masters that have helped build it.
The ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival opened last night, Friday, December 16, and will go on until Sunday, with the screening of a total of 70 films from 35 countries and regions. mART talked to the three curators behind the initiative aimed at promoting this art genre in Macau.
The festival THIS IS MY CITY organised an Instameet in Macau on Saturday, December 10. mART joined the challenge and met some of the participants who were exploring the city's old neighbourhoods on a bright sunny day, while sharing their views with the world on Instagram, via #plus853 and #timcity_2016. We could tell you all about it in words. But we won't.
Picnic in the Cemetery is coming back to Macau in December. The show's music director, Njo Kong Kie, told mART the story behind the made-in-Macau concert-theatre that has surprised audiences in Scotland, Mainland China, Taiwan and Portugal over the last three years.
Professor Patrick Lau will be in Macau today to give a lecture on sustainable architecture at Albergue SCM. The Hong Kong-based architect talked to mART about the importance of saving resources for the new generation and about old solutions that can go a long way.
A record number of submissions to the international open call, a more diverse range of participating nationalities and a record number of female artists applying are some of the reasons that make this edition of video art festival VAFA — Video Art for All special. The festival's curator José Drummond tells mART about the event's highlights, the current trends in video art and how artistic media tend to blend in more and more, enriching the journey. "We have space for everything," he says. And "an artist should be, by definition, open to that space".
New Zealander novelist Hannah Tunnicliffe has returned recently to Macau for the launching of her children's book Marjory and the Mouse — The true story of the Cradle of Hope, a trilingual edition. She tells mART how the book, first written some eight years ago, marked the beginning of what would be her career as a writer.
Macau-based translator and poet Yao Feng was in charge of reviewing the bilingual Portuguese-Chinese edition of Lisbon Poets, a project aimed at promoting Portuguese poetry beyond borders. In a talk with mART, Yao Feng speaks about the challenges of translating poetry and the poetry in life.