[Thursday, March 29] 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.
The “Explore Spectacular” journey began with an art tour of the imperial carpets, The Chairman’s Collection and digital art collection of the newly opened MGM COTAI. It was then followed by a Meet-the-Artists session in which the participants had an up-close encounter with the contributing artists of the MGM COTAI Art Collection, including Hsiao Chin, Ung Si Meng, Xue Song, Gao XiaoWu, Lin Guocheng, Su Xing, Hung Yi, Chloe Ho, Hong Wei, Zheng Lu, Guan Yinfu, Yu Yang, Liang Jenhung, Eric Fok, Kum Chi Keung and Wang Kaifang. 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. The dedicated tour and symposium attracted over 200 participants including renowned regional artists, representatives from local arts and cultural scene, educators and students from the art discipline.
Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, 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 endeavors. 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.”
The curators involved in the artistic making of MGM COTAI including Mr. Calvin Hui, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of 3812 Gallery as well as the Curator of The Chairman’s Collection; and Ms. Michelle Grenier, Associate Creative Director of Obscura Digital as well as the Creative Director of Digital Art at the Spectacle, shared their inspirations behind their creation and curation. Mr. Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, moderated their exchange of ideas on the power of art in public places and how MGM redefines public art.
As a World Center of Tourism and Leisure situated in the vibrant Greater Bay Area, Macau leverages its rich East-meets-West heritage to evolve as a cultural hub with diversified tourism offerings. MGM has infused parts of Macau’s legacy into both of its properties, MGM MACAU as well as MGM COTAI. The Company has brought magnificently expansive art and cultural programs to Macau, streamlining an organic combination of the past, present and future of Chinese art and culture.
The newly opened MGM COTAI features 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 that are each spectacular in their own right, and coalescing that into the diversified entertainment and offerings made available to people from all walks of life.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI also offers Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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