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Explore Spectacular
MGM Cotai Just Unveiled their Major Art Mission
Art Stuff 30 Mar 2018

Macao’s Cotai district has a new spectacle: MGM COTAI, a brand new opened hotel complex with not only the Peruvian – Japanese restaurant, Aji – run by Peru’s star Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, numerous carefully selected retail and dining outlets, a state of the art spa (have you ever tried a Himalayan healing ritual?) and a magical pool – but also art; lots of art.

Featuring over 300 captivating and thought-provoking works seamlessly integrated with its public spaces. The MGM COTAI Art Collection spans from antique imperial carpets dating from the Qing Dynasty, modern and contemporary Asian paintings and sculptures by renowned artists, freshly-commissioned works by local and regional rising talents, large-scale interactive installations to an exclusive array of digital art collected from around the globe. Connecting East with West and blending tradition with innovation, the MGM COTAI Art Collection is part of MGM’s goal to bring world cultures together through innovative artworks.

Dancing Light 2016 – Hsiao Chin


Last weekend, MGM, a leader in artistry and entertainment as well as a proud sponsor of Art Basel, hosted an art tour and symposium on redefining public art to further its mission of making art more accessible to the public and enhance community awareness on art and culture through MGM COTAI’s spectacular art program.
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Dragon of Heaven, one of the MGM Collection of Imperial Carpets
The “Explore Spectacular” journey began with an art tour of the imperial carpets (Italian collector and expert Mr. Roberto Danon gave us an insight into the delicate pieces), The Chairman’s Collection and digital art collection of the newly opened MGM COTAI. It was then followed by a Meet-the-Artists session, moderated by Royal Academy’s Tim Marlow, in which the participants had an up-close encounter with the contributing artists of the MGM COTAI Art Collection, including Hsiao Chin, Xue Song, Gao XiaoWu, Lin Guocheng, Chloe Ho, Hong Wei or Wang Kaifang.
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Journey to the Great West- Hung Yi


Lion of Future -Gao Xiaowu


The collection, named the Chairman’s Collection – is curated by Pansy Ho and assigned curator Calvin Hui and provides an incredible visual complement, reflecting MGM’s commitment to entertainment, creativity and style.
 According to Calvin Hui, the handpicked works all can be grouped under the concept of a new oriental aesthetic, “A World Linked Through Art”, bringing the world to China and China to the world.
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Contraction and Extension of the Twilight – Liu Dan


The journey concluded with an art symposium on redefining public art with welcome remarks delivered by Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited.
Ms. Pansy Ho, noted in her welcome remarks, “MGM remains consistent to spearhead the unprecedented art movement in Macau, bringing the world to China and China to the world through a wide array of art and cultural endeavours. At MGM COTAI, we utilize state-of-the-art space and innovative technology, paired with boundless creativity to design best-in-class art and cultural programs. It is our vision and ambition to showcase classic and contemporary Chinese masterpieces, offer multi-sensory immersive experience, and most importantly, to stage art that is free and accessible to people from all walks of life.”

As a continuation of MGM COTAI’s opening celebration, Ms. Pansy Ho hosted a marvellous dinner and party celebration at the MGM Theater at COTAI.  Over 600 guests including A-listers, celebrities, top regional socialites and fashion icons joined the spectacular evening that showcased the engineering and architectural dexterity of the MGM Theater, with transformations into a banquet venue, a concert hall and a DJ nightclub.
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Water in Dripping – Floating, Zheng Lu

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Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, delivers welcome remarks at the art symposium.


Summing up, we are very excited to witness this new endeavour and, as Pansy Ho pointed out, on MGM`s redefinition of Public Art, enhancing community awareness on art and culture through MGM COTAI’s spectacular art program.

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Spectacle, the mesmerizing atrium of MGM COTAI

 
Discover New Masterpieces in MGM COTAI here.

Photos via MGM COTAI
 

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