Galaxy opens resident gallery for 2021 Art Macao

Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation (GEGF) opened a permanent art gallery yesterday, which will house its input exhibition titled “Juxtapose” for this year’s Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021.
The foundation is affiliated with gambling concessionaire, the Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG).
The new art gallery at the resort is located one-level up across from the resort’s steakhouse.
The exhibition features a series of giant metal sculptures designed by Malaysian artist Tang Mun Kian and reflects on Macau’s long-standing customs, history and culture. The exhibition is open to the public for free from now until the end of October.
The Macau-themed “Juxtapose” exhibition features 11 giant metal sculptures created by Tang. Guided tours are available for viewers with the first session starting every day at 11 a.m. and every hour onwards until 8 p.m.. Each tour will take 30 minutes, and no advance booking is required.
Through Tang’s artistic and witty humor, the sculptures depict Macau’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage, including historical monuments, architecture, religious sites, food, and people. The exhibition pays tribute to the lengthy and unique historical and cultural customs of the city.
Tang is also a designer and creative director who works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, and sculpture. He has won several awards, including the Sime Darby Asian Art Award and was the creative director behind the award-wining Marking George Town Project (2013).
For its first exhibition, GalaxyArt will collaborate with the Oral History Association of Macao to provide workshops for children aged 5 to 12. In addition, GEG will organize family visits and workshops for local social services associations.
“GEG actively explores and introduces different products to help enrich the city’s arts and cultural scene,” Philip Cheng, director of GEG, said. “GalaxyArt, a long-term and non-profit art gallery, is another testament to GEG’s unwavering commitment to promote the arts and cultural development in Macau.”
He also said that the company hopes to help the Macau SAR government to promote the cross-sectoral integration of tourism and art, through its participation in the art biennial.

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