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Poster_FBThe Rui Cunha Foundation presents today, Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30pm, the Exhibition “Calligraphy of Aphorisms in Portuguese and Chinese” by artists Fernando António and Choi Chun Heng, that will display 60 pieces representing 30 pairs of calligraphy aphorisms in the two languages of Macau, Portuguese and Chinese.

The project started with Fernando António who, back in his school days, had already «a huge interest in calligraphy». Afterwards, “I kept practicing it for decades, and have substantially improved my skills (…). Over the years, I had the opportunity to learn classes of traditional Chinese Calligraphy and Painting and became acquainted with the Chinese Hui brush and Hui ink, as well as the Xuan paper (rice paper) with its distinct flavor».

That is how the idea occurred to him: «I attempted to write Portuguese Calligraphy», an experience «which satisfied me and pleased others». «After numerous attempts, I had the opportunity to invite Calligraphy Master Choi Chun Heng» to hold a joint exhibition of calligraphed thoughts in both languages.

Fernando António is a local calligrapher and collector, President of the Supervisory Board of Macau Orient Painting and Calligraphy Association. He has participated in the 3rd MOPCA Members’ Works Exhibition, co-organized by FRC in September 2019.

Choi Chun Heng is an amateur of calligraphy, painting, music, folk art and collecting, who is also the Chairman of Macau Da Feng Tang Art House. Now retired from the Portuguese Administration, he is a Chinese Calligraphy training course instructor at University of Macau, in addition to many primary and secondary schools, and local associations. In the past 20 years, he has held many Calligraphy and Painting Collection Exhibitions in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and other cities. His work won the 1989 Macau Calligraphy Championship, and he has also hosted Macau TV station’s moral education programs such as “Disciple Rules” and “Normal Mind – Ordinary Things”.

The artworks will be on display until May 18, 2024.

Admission is free.
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