Sands China Ltd.: All That’s Gold Does Glitter ─ An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics

06 2019 | Issue 33

Text/Salie Lei

Art Macao is a five-month mega international art and cultural event that will be held from June to October this year, featuring a number of art exhibitions at various exhibition venues in Macao. The core event “Art Macao: International Art Exhibition” has invited international resorts and hotels in Macao to participate in the art fiesta. They will help bring incredible art pieces from both home and overseas to the city. Exhibiting art items are diverse, covering paintings, ceramics, sculptures, interactive installations and multimedia art. Art Macao will be showcasing the charm of contemporary visual arts with a diverse formula.

So how will the international resorts and hotels in Macao combine the coming art events with their unique venues to maximise the charm of artists’ creative pieces? What kind of role will the management of these resorts and hotels play in promoting art? In this issue, we have invited representatives from Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd., MGM, Sands China Ltd. and Wynn Macau Ltd. to share with us their take on these interesting questions.

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Sands China Ltd.: All That’s Gold Does Glitter — An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics

Sands China’s exhibition “All That’s Gold Does Glitter” showcases over 90 art pieces from internationally renowned contemporary ceramic artists. The “Golden” theme resonates with Sands and fits perfectly into Sands China’s luxurious venues: Venetian Macao, Parisian Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Macao. The “Golden” theme works as a string that connects the Western and Asian art pieces and creates consistency for ceramic art pieces from artists from over 13 countries and regions such as Japan, America, Italy, etc. Sands China also utilises its advantages in owning spacious public areas and will exhibit the art pieces at the most notable spots, making sure that visitors are able to come across these art pieces and appreciate them.

“The exhibition curator Caroline Cheng is a world-renowned ceramic artist. Her exhibits can often be found at famous art institutions such as The British Museum and National Museum of China,” Sands China’s President Wilfred Wong said. “This time she brings ceramic art spectacles to Sands China. For example, the art piece Prosperity she exhibited for All That’s Gold Does Glitter is a Han-Dynasty traditional Chinese dress. If you have a closer look of the dress, you will discover that the dress has intricately handmade porcelain butterflies sewn on. This symbolises the complexity of China, as it is a country that you need to appreciate up-close and listen to carefully. Cheng also hopes that the golden butterflies on the dress could bring good luck to its audience.”

All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics is the most high-profile international ceramic exhibition in the Greater Bay area in 2019. “The artists that will be exhibiting at All That’s Gold Does Glitter will also have the opportunity to drive the development of other art forms by promoting Art Macao in international ceramic art organisations,” Wong added. “Besides providing the exhibition venues, resorts and hotels can also make use of its international network when promoting art. For example, we can help build a connection between artists and universities and bring international events to Macao. We can also help local artists gain international exposure.”

Allowing visitors to participate in the event is an important way of promoting art. “Besides organising this exhibition, Sands China will also invite ceramic artists from Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China to demonstrate and promote ceramics to the general public at a two-week workshop in August,” Wong is very positive about the exhibition. “In addition, Sands China has arranged masterclasses that will be taught by renowned artists for college students. We are hoping to drive the art development in Macao comprehensively through these initiatives.”

Exhibition date: 08/06/2019 - 09/10/2019   

Venue: Venetian Macao, Parisian Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Macao and Macao Museum of Art