MGM Extends Exclusive Art Basel HK Tours to Macau Local Students, Art Enthusiasts and Veterans of Creative Industries
Builds Linkage between Local Art Community and International Art Exhibitions to Develop Macau as Culturally Sustainable City
Mar 27, 2017
Ms. Pansy Ho joined in on a luncheon with Kingsley Ng, artist of the Tram Project Twenty-Five Minutes Older, to meet with members of CIC and exchanged ideas on future art and cultural development for Macau.
[March 27, 2017, Macau] MGM provided a unique opportunity to support the Macau creative community at Art Basel this month thanks to the sponsorship through its parent Company, MGM Resorts International (MGMRI). Both MGMRI and MGM have a longstanding commitment to cultivate vibrant art and cultural destinations and this month were able to develop that further with Art Basel Hong Kong.
From March 23 to 25, MGM invited Macau community members to join three separate tours to Art Basel Hong Kong, including: 27 members of The Cultural Industries Fund and The Committee of Cultural Industries (CIC) of Macau SAR government, as well as a group of 18 students and professors from the Visual Arts and Design bachelor’s degree programs of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI).
The tours began in the morning with a ride on the MGMRI Sponsored Tram Project – Twenty-Five Minutes Older by Hong Kong artist Kingsley Ng, followed by an exploration in Wan Chai on its revamp for Lei Tung street through creative initiatives, and concluded with a dedicated tour at Art Basel. In addition, the groups had the opportunity to interact with Kingsley Ng, who is known for creating conceptual art projects that are community-engaging. He shared the background and stories about his cross-disciplinary artwork, as well as his art experiences which inspired the groups to further explore their creative capabilities. In addition, Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited joined in on a luncheon with Kingsley Ng to meet with members of CIC and exchanged ideas on future art and cultural development for Macau.
Mr. Jim Murren, Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “MGM has long been a leader in the development of arts and culture initiatives. In Las Vegas and beyond, art is prevalent the company’s world-class resorts. Our global collaboration with Art Basel has created a great opportunity for MGM MACAU to connect with the local Macau art and creative community to collectively promote education and appreciation of art.”
Ms. Hsu Hsiu Chu, Vice President of the Committee of Cultural Industry of Government of Macao SAR, Member of Project Evaluation Committee of Cultural Industries Fund of Government of Macao SAR and Director of School of Arts of MPI, said, “This tour extended by MGM is a valuable experience for both the Committee members and students. While it gives us inspiration, it also gives us the opportunity to reflect on things we can do to develop future art initiatives through appreciating works from other artists. Macau possesses adequate resources commensurate to Hong Kong, and I hope to see art shows of Art Basel’s caliber in Macau in the near future. With the advantages of having world-class resorts, unique East-meets-West culture, and the drive for economic diversification from the government, it shall be achievable through collective efforts.”
MGM consistently promotes art appreciation and education with the vision to Create a Better Tomorrow Today. MGM has been organizing a wide array of art programs and tours for the local community since opening MGM MACAU in 2007, with the objective to engage and share the works of art to people from every walk of life. At MGM MACAU, we have the only dedicated Art Space in the industry and at MGM COTAI we recently unveiled the permanent art collection which will be showcased for all visitors to see when the resort opens in the second half of 2017.
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 is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double 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 prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
Expected to open during the second half of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it plans to offer 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 will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being 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.
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