MELCO | Unexpected Encounters

Exploded Hut, Daniel Buren [left]; Good Intentions, KAWS [right]

Celebrating the works of contemporary masters, Melco hosts the ‘Unexpected Encounters’ art exhibition at City of Dreams. The exhibition presents City of Dreams’ impressive art collection demonstrating how contemporary art has liberated itself from classical forms. ‘Unexpected Encounters’ features works of art by renowned masters from each continent, exploring art in its many guises. Carefully curated, each work provides a unique and unexpected experience for the audience. Highlights include Good Intentions by KAWS, Fat Convertible by Erwin Wurm, 200 LITOFAIRHOUR by Charles Pétillon, Wild Pansy by Jean-Michel Othoniel, Continuel Lumière au Plafond by Julio Le Parc, and 9 Seas by Mathieu Lehanneur.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to bring such amazing contemporary works of art to City of Dreams to demonstrate world-class creativity to our guests. In particular, it is extraordinary to be showcasing many of these works at Morpheus, which is in itself an architectural masterpiece as the world’s first ever free-form exoskeleton high-rise architectural structure designed by legendary architect Dame Zaha Hadid. Through the exhibition and our participation at “Art Macao”, we look forward to continue contributing to the city’s art and cultural development.”

Furthermore, Melco’s cinematically-themed integrated resort, Studio City, presents ‘Journey’, a selection of work inspired by anime culture; from the Edo period Ukiyo-e in Japan, to the present day works of artists from around the world which is both inspired by and stimulates gaming and multimedia. 

In addition to the exhibitions at Morpheus and Studio City, Melco supports and sponsors the works of two Belgian artists, Benoit+Bo, in two other projects under Art Macao, including the outdoor art installation Happy Heads located at the leisure area in Jorge Álvares Square, and the Prosperous Years art exhibition at the Old Court Building. The Prosperous Years art exhibition is also supported by the Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong and Macau.

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