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2021 Art Macao
With 30 art exhibits across 25 locations, this year’s mega art and cultural festival is set to infuse the city with a wide array of exhibitions and installations.
With the successful launch of Art Macao in 2019 that celebrated art, culture, dance, drama and music, its second iteration is already underway, running from June to October. The ‘Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021’ will encompass the city, both indoors and outdoors, under the theme of ‘Create for Wellbeing’. Featuring 30 art exhibitions across 25 locations – including Macao’s resorts – the art extravaganza will also feature artists from the mainland, Argentina, Egypt, Italy and Thailand.
The four-month arts and culture festival granted a total of MOP 8 million by the government provides Macao artists a platform for international exchange, broadening horizons and nurturing talents, all while offering up visual art experiences for locals and tourists to enjoy throughout the city. Curated by one of China’s most influential contemporary artists, Professor Qiu Zhijie – also dean of the School of Experimental Art of the Central Academy of Fine Arts – the international event will immerse Macao as it makes the whole city its live gallery.