8 Art Pieces To Look Out For At "Wynn - Garden of Earthly Delights" Art Exhibition
If your idea of a day in Macau involves Macau’s extravagant hotels or a tour of the Portugese colonial architecture, there’s more to the city than its grandeur and colonial past.
Enter the "Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights" art exhibition, a new arts and cultural event to add to your itinerary. Taking place on June 6 to October 6 at both Wynn Palace and Wynn Macau, from 10am to 10pm, the daily exhibition displays some of the world’s most renowned artwork by acclaimed artists for the first time in Macau.
From paintings, installations to digital art pieces, here are eight artworks to look out for at the art exhibition:
1/8 The American LOVE by Robert Indiana
Best known for his ability to harness the power of words in his artwork, Indiana is the artist behind the iconic “LOVE” sculpture that can be found in cities around the world. Standing bold in red, white, and blue, the characters L, O, V, and E take on any symbolism that the viewer can dream.
Visit Wynn Macau to see the original sculpture to see why the piece has made history in the pop art culture.
2/8 Sacral by Edoardo Tresoldi
A tribute to classical architectures characterised by arch, column, and dome, Sacral exists beyond the dimension of time and space.
Italian sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi uses wire mesh to reinvent a visual perception of classical archetypes that constantly amplify, move and change. It invites a contemporary experiential aesthetic that encourages viewers to interact with the art piece.
3/8 “Spirit Totems” Series by Herb Alpert
The twisting bronze totems are one of the most significant works by Herb Alpert—a jazz musician, abstract artist and recipient of the 2013 National Medal of Arts Awards.
Drawing interest with their freedom of form, the lyrical sculptures inspire both visual and aural pleasures when displayed along with a soundscape featuring Herb Alpert’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” for which Alpert won a Grammy award.
4/8 Dragon's Footprint by MAD Architects
Created by global architectural design firm MAD Architects led by Yansong Ma, the first Chinese architect to win an overseas landmark-building project, the oversized footprints of a giant mystical dragon is a playful addition to the art exhibition.
Designed to open up the urban environment, the work is a creative reminder of the importance of having fun with art. For the best view, take a ride on the SkyCab to admire the Dragon's Footprint from above as the air-conditioned transport climbs into the sky.
5/8 Melting Memories by Refik Anadol
Comprising data paintings, light projections, and augmented data sculptures, media artist Refik Anadol’s work takes viewers inside the human brain. Displayed on a custom 16x20 foot LED media wall, the structure moves across the wall to create cresting ocean waves, blossoming flowers, and shifting sand to resemble how the brain recalls memories.
Captivating and inspired by neuroscience, the multi-dimensional visual structures are a sight to behold at the exhibition.
6/8 Macau Currents: Data Paintings by Refik Anadol
Known for his site-specific audio-visual performances around the world, Anadol dedicates a digital data sculpture to Macau made of high-frequency radar data recorded in 30-minute intervals.
The work attempts to manipulate viewers' perception of time and space through a poetic experience visualized on an LED media wall, inspired by data collected from Macau's sea surface activity over 30 days.
7/8 The Collected Works of Sam Francis
One of the most remarkable Abstract Expressionists of the 20th century, Francis’ work is a combination of New York abstract expressionism, colour field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French impressionism and his own Bay Area roots.
In this collection, viewers are confronted with gardens of colour in contrast to white canvas—a tribute to Japansese sensibility and the power of the negative space.
8/8 Silence Dogood by Jennifer Steinkamp
Specialises in computer-generated realities, Steinkamp uses 3-D animation software to transform architectural spaces with light, dematerialise walls and filling the constructed environment with hyperreal mimicry of organic forms.
Silence Dogood is inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s theory of electricity, depicted fancifully by the collisions between specks of ice dust inside a thundercloud in the animation.
Elevate your visit to the exhibition with the purpose-built Digital Tour Guide—a handy tool accessible on property that offers fascinating insights on each masterpiece and its creator, as well as video clips, an audio tour, and an interactive photo feature that allows you to create fun photos by inserting yourself into the art pieces and making your own personalized works of art.
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