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USJ opens Chinese painting exhibition with the China National Academy of Painting and the Macau Artist Society to celebrate the 21st Macao Handover Anniversary

12/04/2020

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The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), in conjunction with the China National Academy of Painting and the Macau Artist Society, jointly organised and hosted a Chinese painting exhibition, “Sharing Beauty in Harmony: Exhibition of China National Academy of Painting and Macao Artists”.



The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), in conjunction with the China National Academy of Painting and the Macau Artist Society, jointly organised and hosted a Chinese painting exhibition, “Sharing Beauty in Harmony: Exhibition of China National Academy of Painting and Macao Artists”, on the 4th of December 2020, in the newly opened USJ Art gallery located within the USJ Residential Hall complex in Ilha Verde Campus.

With the opening remarks by the USJ Rector, Rev. Prof. Stephen Morgan , the ceremony was officiated by distinguished guests including Mr. Ran Bo, Counsellor of the Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the Macao SAR; Mr. Liu Wei, Deputy Director General of Publicity and Culture Department, The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Ms Zhong Yi Seabra , Vice President of the Macao Foundation; Ms. Lam Weng Na, Acting Director of The Department of Exhibitions and Museums of Cultural Affairs Bureau; Mr. Shang Ke, Director of the cooperation department of China National Academy of Painting; Mr. Lok Hei, President of the Macau Artist Society; Mr. Victor Wang, Assistant Vice President, Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited; Ms. Lok Choi Chan, Integrated Marketing Director of Personal Banking and Channel Management Dept. of Bank of China Macau Branch; Mr. Wu Shun Li, Assistant Manager of the Finance Dept. of ICBC (Macau).

During his speech, the Rector thanked Mr Lok Hei, President of the Macau Artists Association, for his cooperation, stating that “being able to exhibit Macao-based artists is an important part of our mission”, and that “USJ is also a University in, of and for China. It is, therefore, an immense privilege for us to be able to exhibit works in collaboration with the China National Academy of Painting”.

Featuring a total of 53 Chinese paintings, including 41 paintings from reputable artist from Mainland China and 12 paintings from Macao artists, the exhibition, which runs from the 4th of December until the 12th of December 2020, celebrates the 21st Anniversary of the Transfer of Sovereignty of Macao SAR to the People’s Republic of China.

This exhibition is a part of a key exchange programme introduced in 2019 by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, to promote the common prosperity of the arts scene in Macao SAR, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan ROC. The current art exchange programme consists in artists training activities and exhibition exchange opportunities between Macao and China.

The exhibition is opened to public from 4th to 12th of December 2020 at the USJ Art Gallery on B1 level of the Residential Hall in USJ Ilha Verde Campus. The opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and closed on Sundays. Free Admission and all are welcome.

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(USJ Rector, Rev. Prof. Stephen Morgan, greeting Ms Zhong Yi Seabra, Vice President of the Macao Foundation)

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(Mr. Ran Bo, Counsellor of the Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the Macao SAR, appreciating the exhibited artworks)

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(Guests arriving at the USJ Art Gallery)

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(From left to right: Mr. Victor Wang, Assistant Vice President, Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited; Mr. Liu Wei, Deputy Director General of Publicity and Culture Department, The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Mr. Ran Bo, Counselor of the Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the Macao SAR ; Prof. Stephen Morgan, USJ Rector; Ms Zhong Yi Seabra, Vice President of the Macao Foundation; Mr. Shang Ke, Director of the cooperation department of China National Academy of Painting; Ms. Lam Weng Na, Acting Director of The Department of Exhibitions and Museums of Cultural Affairs Bureau;  Mr. Lok Hei, President of the Macau Artist Society)

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