Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2023 is set to be inaugurated on Friday at the Macau Museum of Art (MAM), by the Cultural Affairs Bureau. The “Main Exhibition” and the “Invitational Exhibition by Local Artists” will also be launched on the same day.
Held at MAM, the “Main Exhibition” will showcase 118 artworks by 42 artists from Asia, Europe and the US while the “Invitational Exhibition by Local Artists” will feature new works by six Macao artists.
In its third edition, the city-wide biennale will run through October. The event, curated by Central Academy of Fine Arts Vice President Qiu Zhijie, features 30 art exhibitions and over 200 artists. Qiu also will host three lectures this week introducing participants to the “thoughts behind the curation process and the updates on the international art scene”.
The 2023 Biennale’s theme is “The Statistics of Fortune” – an exploration of how art can inspire people to re-examine the relationship between scientific research and religious activities, which were considered inseparable in ancient times.
All six integrated resorts will be participating in Art Macao by bringing in artists and commissioning local artwork for the festival.