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Explore art in Macao

Macao may be known for its sumptuous food, glitzy resorts and unique mix of Cantonese and Portuguese heritage, but its growing, vibrant art scene is like no other. Explore what the territory has on offer at its inaugural Art Macao event, and see how it transforms the city into an art lovers paradise.

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2nd Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking countries Presenting a colourful experience of Chinese and Portuguese visual arts to the citizens and tourists of Macao, this annual arts exhibition is linked to Macao's distinctive exhibition venues, including the Macao Museum of Art and the newly opened No. 55-57 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita. Artists from mainland China, Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries were invited to host exhibitions in Macao. Several curators, artists, experts and scholars were also invited to perform art creations, lectures and workshops, to showcase the diverse manifestations and development of contemporary art in China and Portuguese-speaking countries. Until October 2019. ART. Appreciation. Legacy. Until the 31st October 2019 Socieded de Jogos de Macau (SJM) is holding a cultural heritage exhibition called ‘ART. Appreciation. Legacy’. Taking the form of seven multidimensional art experiences to celebrate Macao’s East-meets-West legacy, exhibitions will take place at Macau Grand Lisboa, Jai Alai Oceanus, Ponte 16 & Regency Art Hotel. ART. Appreciation. Legacy. Until the 31st October 2019 Socieded de Jogos de Macau (SJM) is holding a cultural heritage exhibition called ‘ART. Appreciation. Legacy’. Taking the form of seven multidimensional art experiences to celebrate Macao’s East-meets-West legacy, exhibitions will take place at Macau Grand Lisboa, Jai Alai Oceanus, Ponte 16 & Regency Art Hotel. Macao Museum Featuring cultural relics of the Western Xia Dynasty, an empire that thrived between 1038 to 1227, this thematic exhibition showcases a rare selection of 150 ancient artefacts. Held in collaboration with the Ninxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum, on show at the Macao Museum until 6th of October 2019. Mount Fortress Garden ‘Sanctuary’ is a bamboo structure designed by local architects, designers and artists, João Ó and Rita Machado, at the historic Mount Fortress Garden. This seven-metre-high installation provides visitors with a space for meditation. Open until the 25th August 2019. Handover Gifts Museum of Macao To celebrate the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region two decades ago, China’s 56 ethnic groups gave auspicious gifts to Macao, now on display in this museum. Built on the site of the Macao handover ceremony, the Museum allows residents and tourists alike the opportunity to learn about the unique history of the territory. Macao Art Garden Located in a 50-year-old dilapidated building in the Nape district is the Macao Art Garden, an artistic creation centre and studio. Nearly 50 local artists come and work in this leafy haven, subsidised by the government. There are regular exhibitions featuring, in particular, young and emerging artists, and a gift shop selling their art. Happy Heads From now until October, various outdoor spots and venues around Macao play host to diverse outdoor art installations by six local and international artists. One such is ‘Happy Heads’ by Benoit + BO, a French-Chinese artist duo who live in Belgium. Their large-scale installation art brings large, bright, colourful masks inspired by Chinese folk culture. Open until 15th August 2019. Ponte e Horta Square The 3rd Outloud Street Art Festival invites several remarkable street artists to gather in Macao and unleash their creativity. The Festival’s line-up includes large graffiti wall painting sessions, music, dance, DJ performances, artwork displays, a car exhibition, workshops, game booths, food stalls, charity auctions and introductory sessions about graffiti. Until end of October 2019. Anim’Arte NAM VAN Beijing-based artist, Yu Fan, is known for his thoughtful sculptures of slender people and horses. His Silver-Manned Horse No. 5 is available until October at Anim’Arte Nam Van, an al fresco lakeside leisure space alongside the Nam Van Lake. Grand Lisboa Macau Until the 31st October 2019 Socieded de Jogos de Macau (SJM) is holding a cultural heritage exhibition called ‘ART. Appreciation. Legacy’. Taking the form of seven multidimensional art experiences to celebrate Macao’s East-meets-West legacy, exhibitions will take place at Macau Grand Lisboa, Jai Alai Oceanus, Ponte 16 & Regency Art Hotel. Contemplation of Lovingkindness Contemplation of Lovingkindness is a stainless-steel sculpture of a bear’s head and shoulders by Hong Kong artist, Mok Yat San. It combines Chinese ink painting with modern landscape elements in surreal proportions and in three dimensions, located at the open area outside the Macao Museum of Art until 6th October 2019. Macao Cultural Centre Now in its 20th year, the Macao Cultural Centre is a hub for creativity, quality performances, conferences and exhibitions . Between now and October catch stunning shows, including Under Siege by renowned Chinese choreographer and dancer Yang Liping. Liping joined forces with Academy award-winning set and costume designer Tim Yip, with a cast from diverse backgrounds such as Peking Opera, hip-hop and ballet to create an unforgettable, breathtaking experience. Showing on 7th September 2019. Macao Museum of Art The SAR’s first and only museum dedicated to the arts, this 20-year-old institution holds a diverse variety of shows including a painting exhibition by Chinese artist Chen Zhifo (1896-1962), who is known for his delicate flower-and-bird paintings, as well as being a pioneer of twentieth century Chinese arts and crafts. On show until the 17th November 2019. Wynn Macao Wynn - the Garden of Earthly Delights features an extraordinary selection of modern and contemporary art through various mediums, from painting to installations and digital art. Artists include Herb Alpert, Robert Indiana, MAD Architects, Refik Anadol, Jennifer Steinkamp, Sam Francis and Edoardo Tresoldi, many of whom have never been shown in Macao. The exhibition is inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's Renaissance masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights. Held jointly at Wynn Macao and Wynn Palace until 6th October 2019. Riviera Hotel Macao This exhibition of works by French sculptor Gabrielle Wambaugh reflects the integration of space and art. Within this exhibition, Contemporary Western art meets Eastern traditional art. On show until 31st October 2019. Macao Contemporary Art Center Situated in the historic Zona da Barra, the Navy Yard No. 1 & 2 were formerly used as a dock area for rebuilding ships, and an office for the dock director, respectively. Now they are available for artists to use, to encourage creative to stage exhibitions and performances. Regency Art Hotel From 5-8th September 2019 the Fourth “Y Show” takes place at Regency Art Hotel on Taipa Island. A platform for local and overseas art graduates to showcase their talents, this year the show will introduce an entrepreneurial element to provide employment opportunities for young visionaries. As part of the show, an assessment committee will select ten Outstanding Awardees from the graduates. The Wanderer at Taipa Houses The Wanderer, by Macao artist Wong Ka Long, is inspired by the Portuguese poet and writer Fernando Pessoa. The installation comprises 22 figures made of coloured fiberglass ‘wandering’ through the Taipa Houses, raising questions about the spiritual world. The Taipa Houses are a cultural architectural relic of Macao, comprising five distinctive green houses in traditional Portuguese style. Open until 6th October 2019. City of Dreams Until October 31st 2019 discover an array of impressive contemporary masterpieces showcased all over City of Dreams, the complex which includes the futuristic new Zaha Hadid-designed hotel, Morpheus. The sculptures and artworks, owned by Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, have been hand-picked to include top contemporary masters such as KAWS, Charles Pétillon, Erwin Wurm and Jean-Michel Othoniel. Wynn Palace Wynn - the Garden of Earthly Delights features an extraordinary selection of modern and contemporary art through various mediums, from painting to installations and digital art. Artists include Herb Alpert, Robert Indiana, MAD Architects, Refik Anadol, Jennifer Steinkamp, Sam Francis and Edoardo Tresoldi, many of whom have never been shown in Macao. The exhibition is inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's Renaissance masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights. Held jointly at Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace until 6th October 2019. MGM COTAI MGM Hua Yuan exhibition presents a creative reinterpretation of a 5,000-year-old art form. For the exhibition, two acclaimed contemporary artists Jennifer Wen Ma and Yang Yongliang joined forces to pay homage to the intrinsic connectivity of ink, with a large-scale multimedia installation of three gardens, a digital landscape painting and an installation opera. Showing until 3rd September 2019 at MGM COTAI’s Spectacle and MGM Theater. Glamorous Ceramics Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned Chinese ceramic artist, to curate a ground-breaking ceramics exhibition titled All That’s Gold Does Glitter. Some 90 masterworks by 27 international artists are displayed at Sands China properties including Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities will be offered to the public. Glamorous Ceramics Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned Chinese ceramic artist, to curate a ground-breaking ceramics exhibition titled All That’s Gold Does Glitter. Some 90 masterworks by 27 international artists are displayed at Sands China properties including Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities will be offered to the public. Glamorous Ceramics Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned Chinese ceramic artist, to curate a ground-breaking ceramics exhibition titled All That’s Gold Does Glitter. Some 90 masterworks by 27 international artists are displayed at Sands China properties including Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities will be offered to the public. Glamorous Ceramics Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned Chinese ceramic artist, to curate a ground-breaking ceramics exhibition titled All That’s Gold Does Glitter. Some 90 masterworks by 27 international artists are displayed at Sands China properties including Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities will be offered to the public. Glamorous Ceramics Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned Chinese ceramic artist, to curate a ground-breaking ceramics exhibition titled All That’s Gold Does Glitter. Some 90 masterworks by 27 international artists are displayed at Sands China properties including Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities will be offered to the public. The Venetian Macao Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned Chinese ceramic artist, to curate a ground-breaking ceramics exhibition titled All That’s Gold Does Glitter. Some 90 masterworks by 27 international artists are displayed at Sands China properties including Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities will be offered to the public. Galaxy Macao Tracing the story of Academy Award-winning movie star and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, this exhibition features the works of artists for whom she played muse, from Andy Warhol’s Pop Art to Alfred Hitchcock’s famous films, plus other photographers, jewellers and fashion houses. Co-organised with the Grimaldi Forum of Monaco, this show is located in the Galaxy’s Crystal Lobby until August 28th 2019.