Matteo Ricci's Labyrinth of Memory

16.07 – 15.08
Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 - 19:00 (No admittance after 18:30)
Macao Museum of Art, 4th floor

The Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci arrived first in Macao and then went to preach in Mainland China. Meanwhile, he brought the Western culture and technical knowledge to China and demonstrated to the Chinese people the “Memory Palace”, a popular mnemonic technique among orators of the ancient Roman era. This section describes how the Western world’s view of China has been recognized, subverted, and rewritten over 500 years, but ultimately remains a memory maze.

Guided Tour for the Public
Saturdays & Sundays 
15:00 – 16:00, 16:15 – 17:15

Botany #7
Vasco Araújo
Wood table, 15 digital photographs; wood and metal frames

2012 - 2014
100 x 100 x 120 cm