Alter Ego is the 1st Annual Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, and as the only integrated resort operator in Macau to participate in the festival, MGM is a key partner of the event. To show their commitment MGM Cotai is running an illusionary floor art piece by Portuguese artist Add Fuel, and a site-specific digital installation by Pedro Ferreira and Rita João.
Alter Ego is one of the highlights of the inaugural Arts Exhibition between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. The Arts Exhibition displays representative artworks from Mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, Portugal, Angola, Brazil and many other Portuguese-speaking countries, presenting the current tendencies of contemporary art in China and the Portuguese-speaking countries. The exhibition Alter Ego is an exploration of the seminal idea exercised through the expression of contemporary art, and delves deeply into the intricacies of the construction of the self in order to expose the true nature of its relationship with the other, as well as with the outside world in general.
During the exhibition, Stratum 03 by Portuguese artist Add Fuel and Digital Best Guess by Pedrita Studio (Pedro Ferreira and Rita João) will be shown at MGM Cotai’s Spectacle, immersing visitors in an imaginative world of art. Portuguese visual artist and illustrator Add Fuel re-interprets the language of traditional tile design and creates the Stratum 03 floor art piece, leading visitors to question the reality of what is present in their immediate physical surroundings through the use of color gradient. Meanwhile, the Digital Best Guess by the Pedrita Studio is shown on the world’s largest area of permanent indoor LED screens at the Spectacle. In this digital installation, the portraits are produced with trims of reclaimed industrial Portuguese tiles from the 60’s to the 90’s, and will be alternated with a patchwork of tiles that today are extremely rare, but that are easily recognizable as part of many places familiar to Portuguese people.
When: August 1–September 24
Where: Avenida Da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
How much: Free
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