The Cultural Institute will hold the 2005 Macao
Annual Exhibition of Visual Art during the Macao Arts Festival (March 2005). The
theme of the exhibition is “Macao’s Cultural Heritage—Beyond History.”
Regulations were announced several months ago. Artists interested in joining the
exhibition should submit their entries between October 29 and 31.
Since Macao’s return to Chinese administration in
1999, the Cultural Institute of the Macao SAR Government has held the Macao
Annual Exhibition of Visual Art each year during the annual Macao Arts Festival.
The four exhibitions that have been held to date have helped stimulate artistic
expression and brought new talent to light, and have promoted arts education and
raised artistic standards in Macao.
The theme of the exhibition is “Macao’s Cultural
Heritage—Beyond History,” which reflects the organizer’s desire that artists
employ the concept of cultural heritage broadly defined to conduct an artistic
inquiry into contemporary issues concerning Macao’s culture as it moves into the
future, thereby stimulating reflection on the direction of the development of
the arts and culture in Macao.
The Institute will invite individuals representing
different fields of expertise from various regions outside Macao to form the
selection panel. The selection of entries will be held on November 11 and 12 in
the Tap Seac Gallery and the process will be opened to the public. The selection
panel will designate the ten most outstanding entries as the “Ten Best Entries”
of the 2005 Annual Macao Exhibition of Visual Art. Artworks included in this
“top ten” list will be recommended for inclusion in special exhibitions and to
represent Macao in future overseas exhibitions and cultural events.
Each participant may submit a maximum of three
entries (individual works or ensembles) in different visual media. Participants
with entries related to installations and sculptures should submit a photo
together with the application form between October 29 and 31 and have their
works submitted directly to the Tap Seac Gallery on November 9 and 10.
Artists interested in joining the exhibition can
submit their entries between October 29 and 31 to the Cultural Events Department
(Visual Arts), Cultural Institute of the Macao SAR Government, Rua do Campo No.
78, Ed. Comercial Chong Kin, 8A.
Selected entries will be announced on the Macao Art
Net: www.macauart.net on
November 15. Entries will be returned to participants on November 16 and 17 in
the Tap Seac Gallery. Regulations and application forms can be obtained from the
Cultural Institute’s head office, Tap Seac Gallery and major bookstores in
Macao, or download from the Cultural Institute’s website:
enquiries, please contact Ms. Lam or Ms. Ho of the Cultural Events Department
(Visual Arts) at 335140, fax to 335143, or e-mail to