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Accidentally Wes Anderson x Macao Art Exhibition
Accidentally Wes Anderson is an ode to its namesake: the stylistically distinctive American movie director famed for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). It started as an Instagram page in 2017, featuring photos curated by New York-based couple Wally and Amanda Koval. Each image had to look like it came out of a Wes Anderson film – which are known for their pastel hues, symmetrical compositions, and whimsy – but didn’t. Hence being accidentally Wes Anderson (AWA).
The project, still headed by the Kovals, has morphed into a travel website, a New York Times bestselling coffee table book, and a community of over one million adventurers who seek and share Anderson-esque scenes from outside the big screen. These photographs hail from all corners of the world, including Macao.
“Accidentally Wes Anderson x Macao Art Exhibition – Exploration of Colour Aesthetics in Architecture” is a showcase of more than 30 AWA photographs captured in Macao and the surrounding region. It includes familiar sites like Cinematheque Passion and the Mandarin’s House, and is co-organised by the Youth Cultural Promotion Association of Macao.
The exhibition is being held at the Macau Small and Medium Enterprises Support Centre, on Rua das Estalagens, until 31 December. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday, between 12 pm and 8 pm.