Macau evinces great exhibitions including ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’
Macau, Asia’s Las Vegas, a prestigious UNESCO heritage site, is holding the ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’ and four other exhilarating exhibitions in the early part of this year. This former Portuguese colony which has had to reposition itself in China proves to be a hub of exorbitant entertainment and luscious cuisine. This time, the exhibition in Macau will be displaying the supreme of the Italian brand’s luxury racing cars and classic models of U.S. $ 180 million along with Chinese art, 70 Russian fine-art oil paintings and sculptures, which clearly is an array of appealing variety for spectators served on a plate. The exhibitions have been lined up along different venues as a part of the city’s art, culture and design events.
The first among these exhibitions was in the 3rd Macao Printmaking Triennial which primarily aims at promoting the culture of printmaking art creation and research. Held until the 17th of March, the Triennial exhibitions were featured in several art venues featuring 175 printmaking artworks, which were the selectively narrowed down finest pieces attracting entries around a thousand from 39 countries from around the world.
Claimed as winners was Polish artist Lukasz Koniuszy’s Habitable Structure for the Gold Prize, Thai artist Warranutchai Kajaree’s Remains of the Painful Thing 6 for Silver Prize and Thai artist Rattana Sudjarit’s The Way of Harvester No. 2 for Bronze Prize.
Studio City, a zenith of glamorous entertainment resort in Macau with extravagant hotels brought the post-apocalyptic world to life through the ‘Elekron’, which has come to acquire the perception of the most electrifying stunt show.
The assemblage on the artwork which found their way into the triennial’s exhibition are kept on display in some of Macao’s finest art galleries, namely, Navy Yard No. 1, Tap Seac Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Gallery of the Municipal Bureau, the Taipa House’s Exhibition Gallery and the Nostalgic House.
The second would be the Ju Ming Living World Sculpture Selling Exhibition held until the 7th of April. A pioneer of woodcarving, Ju Ming has combined the art of woodcarving with the concept of modernism in his artwork. Portraying some of the exquisite artworks of the internationally renowned Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming’s iconic series called the “Living World”, created since the 1990s, this exhibition held at MGM Cotai displays more than 40 wood and stainless-steel pieces.
Some of Ju’s work on display is the radiant sculptures, wood pieces in monochrome, along with the typical wood relief sculptures and stainless-steel fabrications in the three gallery spaces of MGM Cotai, Rippling Gallery, Roaming Gallery, and Floating Gallery.
Lined up third is the collection of Russia’s best depository of fine art from the State Tretyakov Gallery which will be continuing until the 22nd of April. This alluring exhibition for art lovers has now arrived at the Macao Museum of Art. As a part of the museum’s 20th-anniversary celebrations, a batch of 70 Russian oil paintings and sculptures from the museum at Moscow, have comprised the collection straight up from the late eighteenth until the mid-twentieth century.
Some of the finest pieces on display are the Red Square in Moscow by Fyodor Alekseyev, Portrait of IlyaYefimovich by Ivan Kramskoi, and the Sunlit Pines by Ivan Shishkin.
As a salutation to the first death anniversary of Jao Tsung- I, a Hong Kong-based Chinese sinologist, calligrapher, historian and painter, the Jao Tsung- I Academy Macau is hosting a new exhibition called “Oneness: Calligraphy by Professor Jao Tsung- I” until the 30th of September for the section of audience it caters to. The exhibition has arranged 15 sets of calligraphic work by the trailblazer who was introduced to calligraphy at a very young age.
The last, but the most highlighted of the events was the ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’ which will extend until the 16th of June this year. Sprinting through 70 years of its passion, glamour and design innovation, the most iconic Italian luxury sports car brand came up with its debut exhibition Ferrari: Under the Skin in 2017.
The exhibition is divided into 6 zones- Enzo Ferrari, The Cars, The Clients, Racing, Design and Engineering, and The Future, all of which showcase rare “prancing horse” sports cars like the 288 GTO, F365 GTB/4 Daytona along with racing cars like F138 and F2005. The exhibition has been innovatively adorned by a display of artifacts like the original Ferrari design sketches, early wooden master models, engine parts, original running chassis, racing suits and helmets worn by some of the legendary drivers of the brand, including former Formula One racing drivers, Michael Schumacher, and Gilles Villeneuve.