“GENESIS: Contemporary Installation Art Journey” Unveiled at GalaxyArt at Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort

Celebrating the season of new beginnings, Galaxy Macau collaborates with the Macau Artist Society on an inspiring exhibition showcasing the contemporary installation art of three emerging artists from Macau

MACAU, Feb. 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”), in collaboration with the Macau Artist Society and supported by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government, today launched “GENESIS: Contemporary Installation Art Journey” at GalaxyArt, an art space located at the Galaxy Macau™ integrated resort dedicated to organising various arts and cultural events. The exhibition, which runs until May 6, 2024, features works by three emerging artists from Macau, and provides a window into Macau’s vibrant contemporary art scene, offering visitors a truly memorable and thought-provoking experience while transforming GalaxyArt into an immersive world in which to appreciate art. The exhibition also aims to provide visitors with a platform for artistic expression by encouraging them to document their experience by taking photos and videos, and to awaken their inner artist by having them generate their own unique works of art.

The exhibition officially launched with an event at GalaxyArt attended by Macau SAR Government officials Ms. Leong Wai Man, President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government; Mr. Cheng Wai Tong, Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office; GEG executives including Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG; Ms. Hazel Wong, Executive Vice President, Retail of GEG; the Macau Artist Society President Mr. Lok Hei, and their members, the Exhibition Curator Ms. Lam Tsz Kwan, and a variety of other esteemed guests. As well as joining together to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the event also underlined Galaxy Macau’s support of the Macau SAR Government’s “Tourism + Culture and Creativity” initiative and its efforts to diversify the city’s tourism industry

Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG, said: “Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh ideas, and in GENESIS we are delighted to present an exhibition that perfectly reflects the season. The works by these three young local artists not only showcase the wonderful creative talent we have in Macau, but also offer a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with the artworks and discover their own artistic inspiration.”

The exhibition takes its name from the Greek work ‘genesis’, meaning ‘creation’ – an apt moniker for a show that celebrates new beginnings by inspiring visitors with positive energy and fresh possibilities for the season. To enhance the visitor experience, the artists – Ms. Ng Man Wai, Ms. Sou Leng Fong, and Ms. Cheong Hoi I – use a combination of sight, sound and smell to create a unique and self-contained world that evokes the feelings and sensations associated with new beginnings and the marvels of life.

The exhibition presents a diverse array of works that showcase the talents of the three artists in the form of three art installations, which visitors can interact with either by viewing, by attending in-person workshops, and also digitally via social media.

Ms. Ng Man Wai, with her realistic reproductions of ordinary objects, investigates the dichotomy between “real and unreal”, as well as “replication and variation”. Her work “Doppelgänger: The Apple” literally slices up this fruit of wisdom and symbol of good health, putting it under a new light for you to explore and “dissect” from different angles.

Plants and marine life have been a dominant source of inspiration for Ms. Sou Leng Fong, who often uses clay as her medium of expression. Her dynamic, irregular lines and shapes mimic the natural contours of organisms, as is evident in her work “Blooming”, which hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier. “Pleased as Fruit Punch” by Ms. Cheong Hoi I welcomes you into a colourful world in the form of an arched bridge. Huge iridescent strips unfurl like flower petals, and these reflective surfaces create a kaleidoscopic effect with shifting colours and patterns.

Taking the audience experience to the next level, the Genesis exhibition is offering three themed 90-minute workshops. The themes are: ‘Doppelgänger: The Apple’, ‘Making, Diffusing Stone – Nutrient’, and ‘Pleasant Light Making’. Attendees can immerse themselves further, and explore their own creative capabilities, by participating in workshops led by the artists themselves.

In order to spark further engagement, and allow for an even more participatory and expressive experience, visitors to the Genesis exhibition can redeem a limited-edition gift if they post from the exhibition on their social media platforms, and can win a prize by participating in Galaxy Macau’s social games with friends during the exhibition period. Please stay tuned for more details.

GENESIS: Contemporary Installation Art Journey
Exhibition period: February 2May 6, 2024
Location: GalaxyArt, 1/F Galaxy Promenade, Galaxy Macau

Ms. Leong Wai Man, President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government (center); Mr. Cheng Wai Tong, Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (fourth from left);  Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG (fourth from right); Mr. Lok Hei, Macau Artist Society President (third from left); Ms. Lam Tsz Kwan, Exhibition Curator (third from right); Ms. Hazel Wong, Executive Vice President, Retail of GEG (second from left); Ms. Ng Man Wai, Artist from Macao Artist Association (second from right); Ms. Sou Leng Fong, Artist from Macao Artist Association (first from left) and Ms. Cheong Hoi I, Artist from Macao Artist Association (first from right) attended the opening ceremony of "GENESIS: Contemporary Installation Art Journey" Unveiled at GalaxyArt at Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort.
Ms. Leong Wai Man, President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government (center); Mr. Cheng Wai Tong, Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (fourth from left);  Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG (fourth from right); Mr. Lok Hei, Macau Artist Society President (third from left); Ms. Lam Tsz Kwan, Exhibition Curator (third from right); Ms. Hazel Wong, Executive Vice President, Retail of GEG (second from left); Ms. Ng Man Wai, Artist from Macao Artist Association (second from right); Ms. Sou Leng Fong, Artist from Macao Artist Association (first from left) and Ms. Cheong Hoi I, Artist from Macao Artist Association (first from right) attended the opening ceremony of “GENESIS: Contemporary Installation Art Journey” Unveiled at GalaxyArt at Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort.

 

Artist Ms. Ng Man Wai at GalaxyArt, introducing her work "Doppelgänger: The Apple" literally slices up this fruit of wisdom and symbol of good health, putting it under a new light for you to explore and "dissect" from different angles.
Artist Ms. Ng Man Wai at GalaxyArt, introducing her work “Doppelgänger: The Apple” literally slices up this fruit of wisdom and symbol of good health, putting it under a new light for you to explore and “dissect” from different angles.

 

Artist Ms. Sou Leng Fong at GalaxyArt introducing her work "Blooming" which hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier.
Artist Ms. Sou Leng Fong at GalaxyArt introducing her work “Blooming” which hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier.

 

Artist Ms. Cheong Hoi I at GalaxyArt introducing her work "Pleased as Fruit Punch" welcomes audience into a colourful world in the form of an arched bridge.
Artist Ms. Cheong Hoi I at GalaxyArt introducing her work “Pleased as Fruit Punch” welcomes audience into a colourful world in the form of an arched bridge.

About Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort

Galaxy Macau™, The World-class Luxury Integrated Resort delivers the “Most Spectacular Entertainment and Leisure Destination in the World”. Developed at an investment of HK$43 billion, the property covers 1.1 million square metres of unique entertainment and leisure attractions that are unlike anything else in Macau. Six award-winning world-class luxury hotels provide close to 4,000 rooms, suites and villas. They include Banyan Tree Macau, Galaxy Hotel™, Hotel Okura Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Broadway Hotel. Unique to Galaxy Macau, the 75,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck features the world’s longest Skytop Adventure Rapids at 575 metres, the largest Skytop Wave Pool with waves up to 1.5 metres high and 150-meter pristine white sand beach. Two five-star spas from Banyan Tree Spa Macau and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Macau help guests relax and rejuvenate.

As the dining destination in Asia, Galaxy Macau offers a wide variety of gastronomic delights, exquisite experiences and ingredients of the finest quality with over 120 dining options from Michelin dining to authentic delicacies; Galaxy Promenade is the hottest shopping destination featuring the latest in fashion and curated experiences in Macau. Spanning over 100,000 square meters, luxury flagship stores, lifestyle boutiques and our selection of labels are among the more than 200 world-renowned brands for a world-class shopping journey; Galaxy Cinemas, a 10-theatre 3D Cineplex boasting 4K laser projection; CHINA ROUGE, one-of-a-kind deluxe lounge that evokes the glitz and glamor of Shanghai’s golden era with entertainment in luxury and style; and Foot Hub presents the traditional art of reflexology to make you feel more relaxed and revitalized. For Authentic Macau Flavours & Vibrant Asian Experiences, Broadway Macau – just a 90-second walk via a bridge from Galaxy Macau, has over 35 Authentic Macau & Asian Flavours at its Broadway Food Street. The 2,500-seat Broadway Theatre plays host to world-class entertainers and a diverse array of cultural events. Meeting, incentive and banquet groups are also well looked after with a portfolio of unique venues in Galaxy Macau and a professional service staff.

Galaxy Macau is set to begin a new chapter, with the opening of two world-class luxury hotels – Raffles at Galaxy Macau, to be soft opened on August 16, and Andaz Macau. Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is the latest addition to the Group’s ever-expanding integrated resort precinct and will usher in a new era for the MICE industry in Macau. GICC is a world-class event venue featuring 40,000 sqm of total flexible MICE, and a 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena – the largest indoor arena in Macau.

For more details, please visit http://www.galaxymacau.com, http://www.broadwaymacau.com.mo and http://www.galaxyicc.com.

About Macau Artist Society

Macau Artist Society (MAS) was founded in 1956 and currently has more than 400 members, making it one of the largest and oldest art societies in Macau. Since its inception, the Society has adhered to the original intention of celebrating the motherland, uniting art circles, promoting the development of local art, and popularising aesthetic education.

As early as the 1980s, MAS was carrying out various exchanges with art institutions in Mainland China. After the handover in 1999, mutual exchanges and exhibitions became more frequent. In addition to local activities, MAS has organised travels to Tibet, Gansu, Shandong, Shanxi, Fujian, Shaanxi and other provinces, as well as the Greater Bay Area. In 2013, a new project “Rainbow Road – Ethnic Region Youth Art Education Charity Campaign” was launched, which brings art education and donations to ethnic areas of Mainland China.

The society has maintained long-term co-operative relations with local societies and educational institutions, and has co-organized children’s art contests and exhibitions with the Macau Women’s Federation over the past 34 years. In addition, the society has organised for its members to travel to Portugal, Myanmar, Egypt and other places to exchange and inspire creativity, while exhibitions between South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau have also been organised on a long-term basis.

In order to promote the younger generation of artists to explore academic depth and breadth across fields, integrate industry development and open up the art market, the “Macau Youth Art Association” was established in 2019.

In 2016, the Society was awarded the Cultural Achievement Medal by the Macau SAR Government in recognition of its contribution to the promotion of culture and art.

 

 

 

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