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The opening ceremony for the “20.20.20” art exhibition was held at 6pm on October 18 at the Gallery in the Official Residence of the Portuguese Consul-General in Macao and Hong Kong. The exhibition features artwork by 20 Macao artists and has been organised by the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao. The showcase is part of the activity programme of the 11th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Guests attending the exhibition’s opening ceremony included: the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Ms Xu Yingzhen; the Consul-General of Portugal in Macao and Hong Kong, Mr Paulo Cunha Alves; the Consul of Brazil in Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Rafael Paulino; and Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Rodrigo Brum.

Secretary-General Ms Xu said in a speech at the event that the “20.20.20” exhibition was of particular significance, as it was the final activity included in the 11th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.

The exhibition features artwork by 20 young Macao artists, exploring Macao’s uniqueness as a meeting place for Eastern and Western cultures. The exhibited pieces make use of various artistic styles and concepts, and contribute to the festive atmosphere in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR.

The annual Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries aims to promote cultural exchanges between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries and to boost mutual understanding between all parties.

The 20 young Macao artists featured in the exhibition are (in alphabetical order): Alexandre Marreiros, Alice Ieong, Ann Hoi, Aquino da Silva, Chen Xue Lin, Eric Fok, Heidi Ng, Hera Ieong, Lai Sio Kit, Lai Sut Weng, Lao Hio Man, Leong Sin Teng, Luna Cheong, Sit Ka Kit, Sou Chon Kit, Sou Um Fong, Tang Kuok Ho, Winky Lam, Wong Hio Chit and Zhang Ke.

All are welcome to visit the exhibition. It is open daily until November 9, from 11am to 5pm.