TITLE: Self-portrait of a not so young artist in times of crisis.
Wuhan's coronavirus has infected thousands and killed hundreds of people, creating fear and panic in China and a strong social and scientific alarm worldwide. Public health problems, such as epidemics, with increasingly resistant viruses, are a civilizational threat. Maybe bigger than wars!...
This image is the testimony of the artist, no longer so young, facing the installed crisis in the Chinese city of Macau.
AUTHOR: João Miguel Barros MACAO
I was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal
I am a lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau. I was co-director of the SEMA culture and visual arts magazine (1972-1982). I recently began to exhibit my work.
Currently I have a photography exhibition in the Portuguese Contemporary Art Museum Berardo, Lisbon, called Photo-Scripts. (http://en.museuberardo.pt/exhibitions/photo-scripts-joao-miguel-barros)
I published two photobooks: “Between Gaze and Hallucination” in 2017 and “Photo-Scripts” in 2018.
I'm also a freelance curator in the area of contemporary photography. In recent years, I had studied the main contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists and I did the curatorship of two exhibitions in Lisbon of two important Chinese artists.