Across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, on the south coast of China lies the autonomous region of Macao. And this year, Macao lures art and culture lovers with a one of a kind five-month mega international arts and cultural event. Titled Art Macao, the event celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

Art Macao offers exhibitions of many masterpieces, displaying remnants of the past and new creations of this century on the streets and inside museums and galleries. It also invites to listen to timeless symphonies and the sounds of today, and to watch exceptional dance performances. The perfect fusion of Eastern and Western cultures.

International Youth Music Festival 2019 “One Belt, One Road – Music throughout Macao”

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Portugal, youth orchestras from Portugal and regions and countries along the Belt and Road will collaborate with local youth orchestras to present spectacular diversified performances.

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Percussion Concert “Drumming the World” (The Macao Chinese Orchestra)

The Macao Chinese Orchestra has specially invited an old friend of the Macao Chinese Orchestra, Professor Wang Jianhua, a percussionist and doctoral advisor at the Central Conservatory of Music, to conduct this concert. In cooperation with the percussion section of the Macao Chinese Orchestra, Wang Jianhua will present an original “feast” of Chinese percussion to the public.

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Hua Yuan (MGM)

MGM presents a modern artistic ink experience, Huayuan. “A Metamorphosis: No End to End”, by Wen Ma, specially created multimedia masterpiece that demonstrates the diversity of ink using natural, sculptural and virtual textures through 3 installation operas in one act. Yang Youngliang’s “Journey to the Dark II” harnesses technology and videography to showcase the transformation of Chinese ink via a digital landscape painting.

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Journey to the Dark Ⅱ by Yang Yongliang

GRACE KELLY: From Hollywood to Monaco – Artists’ Tributes (Galaxy Entertainment Group)

Co-organised by the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation and Grimaldi Forum of Monaco, the exhibition traces the story of legendary movie star Grace Kelly (1929-1982). It showcases how artists like Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock were inspired to create their works with her as their muse. The exhibits include photographs and moving images of Grace Kelly, her Oscar award, wedding gown, the eponymous Kelly bag, designer jewellery, and a rare portrait print by Andy Warhol.

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On stage 2019 by Stephené Bolongaro.

Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights (Wynn Macau, Limited)

An extraordinary selection of modern and contemporary art pieces from the world’s most renowned artists for the first time in Macao: Herb Alpert, Robert Indiana, MAD Architects, Refik Anadol, Jennifer Steinkamp, Sam Francis, Edoardo Tresoldi, and more. “Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights” takes the public on a journey of contemporary art into a world of innovation and creativity through various media forms such as paintings, installations, and digital art pieces.

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Sacral by Edoardo Tresoldi. Image: Fabiano Caputo.


An exhibition by famous French sculptor Gabrielle Wambaugh. The essence and introspection of contemporary western art in the works can be combined with eastern traditional art. With the hidden truth instantly revealed through space, the exhibition showcases the daring tendencies of exploration in the new era.

Art Macao is taking place this June-October 2019. To find out more about this unique cultural event please click here. Follow Art Macao on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

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