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Centuries-Old Legacy - Macao's Landscape and Architecture Paintings from the Macao Museum of Art

This bilingual book in Chinese and English includes paintings created by Macao and non-local painters from the 18th to the 21st century, featuring themes of Macao’s landscape and architecture, presenting the architectural legacy and cultural connotations of the city’s World Heritage sites while revealing the artists and the events that marked the development of Western art in Macao. Composed of three sections, namely, ‘Visitors from Afar’, ‘A Kaleidoscope’, and ‘City of Glamour’, the book features 83 selected pieces from the collection of the Macao Museum of Art, which encompass early fine art masterpieces, prints and illustrations by Western artists, as well as sketches, watercolours, oil paintings, ink artworks and prints from the 20th century onwards. The works thread together renowned artists’ footprints in Macao in different periods.

Review of Culture, International edition, no. 69 (RCI)

Issue no. 69 features the planned transformation and expansion of the Macao urban landscape from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.

Zhao Zhao - A Long Day

Zhao Zhao is a representative figure among the new generation of Chinese artists. He was named by Modern Painters as one of the world’s ‘25 Artists to Watch in 2014’. Zhao Zhao: A Long Day is the catalogue of the homonymous exhibition featuring his artistic creations with cultural attributes, which intends to present the new panorama of Chinese contemporary art in Macao, an East-meets-West city. In his creative activities, the artist tracks the subtle inner changes in people impacted by multiculturalism. The idea of combining contemporary artistic expression and traditional culture in his works is a metaphor for people’s living conditions in today’s global context and their true status in a modern society. This catalogue includes images of all the exhibits, along with relevant introductory texts and information about the works.

Review of Culture, International edition, no. 68 (RCI)

Issue no. 68 features a comparative study of Portuguese educational policies in Portuguese Africa and Macao at the end of the colonial period.