The Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation unveiled the non-profit “GalaxyArt” Gallery and presented its first art exhibition “Juxtapose” on the 20 July, 2021. As a special exhibition of “Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021” hosted under the auspices of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture and the Secretariat for Economy and Finance, and organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Macao Government Tourism Office, “Juxtapose” features a series of giant metal sculptures designed by Malaysian artist Tang Mun Kian and reflects on Macau’s long-standing customs, history and culture. The exhibition will be open to the public for free starting today.
Ms. Lo Hou Chi, Representative of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture; Mr. Wan Su Cheng, Director General of Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau SAR; Ms. Mok Ian Ian, Director of Cultural Affairs Bureau; Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office; Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of Board of Trustee of GEG Foundation; Mr. Chui Sai Cheong, Sole Supervisor of GEG Foundation; Mr. Wong Yu Kai and Dr. Jorge Neto Valente, Trustees of GEG Foundation; and Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG, officiated the opening of the long-term non-profit GalaxyArt gallery.
“Juxtapose” is open until October 31, 2021, after which GalaxyArt will hold thematic arts and cultural exhibitions and present different cultural and artistic experiences to the public for free in order to promote the development and exchange of arts and culture in Macau. For its first exhibition, GalaxyArt will provide workshops for children ages 5 to 12, which include handcraft sessions and storytelling sessions. The storytelling sessions are held in cooperation with the Oral History Association of Macao. It is to encouraging children to better understand and appreciate the importance of heritage conservation, and to broaden their cultural and artistic interests in an entertaining and innovative way. Daily docent-led guided tours will also be offered to the general public.
Over the years, the Foundation has been actively promoting arts & culture in the local community, having implemented various initiatives, including the GEG Arts & Cultural Initiative, the GEG Intangible Cultural Heritage Scheme and the GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme.