By Sofia Jesus
The cold and the rain may tempt you to stay at home this weekend, but there are good reasons to challenge the bad weather. Here are some.
First, let’s speak about the things that are ending. Today, Friday, February 24, is your last chance to see José Drummond’s solo exhibition I’m Too Sad to Tell You. A beautiful showcase that features photography, multimedia, installations, as well as painting and poetry, and in which women and water assume a central role, as the artist told mART here. If you haven’t seen it yet, do not miss it. And go in the end of the day, when the multimedia installations are best seen.
At Oxwarehouse, there are two other exhibitions coming to an end this weekend. Enter Please－Works by Cathleen Lau and Exhibition | What Happened Last Night? － Works by Tiffany Tang will end on Sunday, February 26. The double showcase is part of Oxwarehouse’s Seeds in Spring Open Call.
Now, let’s talk about what’s new. Today, at 6.30 pm, at Macau Art Garden, Chinese artist Zihui Song will be giving an art talk. She won a Honourable Mention in the latest edition of Macau’s international video art festival VAFA — Video Art for All with her work What We Talk about When We Talk about Abortion?, inspired in 25 interviews she made to women in China who had gone through an abortion. In a talk with mART this week, Ms Song explained she used abortion “as an introduction to emphasising the importance of women’s autonomy”.
Near the Nam Van lake, an exhibition that seems interesting is set to open on Sunday. According to a note by Macau’s Cultural Affairs Bureau, Solo Exhibition by Ho Si Man gathers 20 watercolour and acrylic works by the artist, especially made for this showcase. Ho Si Man’s work has been exhibited in a number of places, including Mainland China, Korea, France (Paris) and Hong Kong, the note says.
So, forget the weather and step into a gallery. Art can be cozy, you know?