“Red December – Exhibition of Carlos Marreiros”, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, was inaugurated on Friday, 8 November, at 6:45pm, at the Tap Seac Gallery. The opening ceremony was held in a lively atmosphere and was officiated by the Vice Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Edmund Ho Hau Wah; the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government, Alexis Tam Chon Weng; the Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Wan Sucheng; the Consul-General of Portugal in Macao, Paulo Cunha Alves; the Member of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, Ho King Lun; the Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Macao SAR, Angela Leong On Kei; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, Mok Ian Ian; the President of the Council of the Macanese Communities, Leonel Alberto Alves; and the artist Carlos Marreiros. The exhibition is held until 13 February 2020 and is open to the general public.
This exhibition features artist Carlos Marreiros’ latest large-scale artwork “Red December” and a series of paintings from his sketchbooks. “Red December”, a large composition embedded with detail, depicts a scene where Chinese and Western historical figures from different periods of time gather together and indulge in pleasant conversations with each other. The work visualises the utopia in the artist’s mind, where different cultures exist harmoniously in an inclusive society. In addition, the paintings from his sketchbooks give an account of the artist’s creative and reflective process over the years, allowing the audience to take a close look at his sources of inspiration and traverse his creative world which features both Chinese and Western cultures.
“Red December – Exhibition of Carlos Marreiros” is held from 9 November 2019 to 13 February 2020 at the Tap Seac Gallery, located at No. 95, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 9pm, including public holidays. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s website at www.icm.gov.mo or contact IC through tel. no. 8988 4000 during office hours.