Wynn Holds Grand Opening for Special Exhibition "The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci"
Partnering with internationally renowned art studios and local companies
Creating an immersive and multisensory digital art experience to
elevate Macau's cultural tourism offerings
Macau, July 29, 2023 — In collaboration with "Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2023", a mega international cultural and artistic event in Macau, Wynn officially unveiled an exciting new immersive art exhibition – "The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci" at the grand opening ceremony today. From July 30 to October 15 at Wynn Palace, the multisensory exhibition will use cutting-edge technology including Holograms, light and shadow projections and Virtual Reality (VR) to create an unparalleled, 360-degree holistic experience that is not only educational and fun, but also spectacular and stimulating for local residents and visitors. The exhibition also aims to bring an immersive cultural atmosphere to the entire city as a gallery and an art garden. In tandem with the grand opening, Wynn also hosted an engaging art seminar to discuss in an effort to encourage more people to explore the city's rich cultural and artistic events, while also integrating art and culture into the community.
The grand opening ceremony for "The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci" was held at Wynn Art Center, set within Wynn Palace this afternoon. Officiating guests presiding over the ceremony included: Yin Rutao, Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Leong Wai Man, Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government; Cheng Wai Tong, Acting Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office; Marilena Bertozzi, representative from Art Media Studio, Artistic Production and Curator; Joseph Hun-wei Lee, President of the Macau University of Science and Technology; Linda Chen, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Wynn Macau, Limited, and Frederic Luvisutto, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited.
In her welcome speech, Linda Chen said that elegance and intellect are intertwined with Wynn's artistic vision. Through "The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition, Wynn invites residents and visitors into an artistic space created using cutting-edge exhibition technologies. Visitors will embark on a multisensory journey, where light and shadow travel through history, time and space, projecting a deeper understanding of life and fate. Wynn will continue to play a proactive role in advancing Macau's cultural industries, promoting the integration of "culture and art + tourism", creating local cultural tourism offerings, and contributing much more toward achieving moderately diversified economic development.
"The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci", integrated in the Special Exhibition of "Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2023", is designed to lead visitors on a journey that follows and retraces Leonardo da Vinci's life and works through the modernity of images, lights and sounds. The exhibition projects visitors into the artist's extraordinary mind, offering an in-depth examination of not only his paintings, but also his daring discoveries and inventions. Complementing the digital art, the exhibits use Virtual Reality (VR) and Hologram technology as well as computer-built 3D spaces with visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory simulated experiences to break through the barriers of traditional, physical exhibitions. Holographic recordings also present real-world stereoscopic illusions that can be viewed and appreciated from multiple angles.
By collaborating with local SMEs, the exhibition also highlights Macau as a destination rich in both culture and innovation. Macau's latest innovative design techniques and cutting-edge technology are on display, welcoming visitors into a fascinating world of art and technology, where surprises and new discoveries are made at every turn. For an even greater multisensory experience, a number of Wynn restaurants will present special dishes and afternoon tea sets themed around "The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition. Wynn is also cooperating with the Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association to provide guided tours by reservation, to offer even more enriching experiences.
Wynn also held an art seminar titled "A Dialog of Sharing of Art: The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci" on the same day of the grand opening to promote art education and encourage greater cultural exchange in Macau. Marilena Bertozzi and Vincenzo Capalbo from Art Media Studio in Italy, and three local art advisors from the Faculty of Humanities and Arts at the Macau University of Science and Technology – Associate Professor Huang Guanghui, PhD (China Academy of Art), Assistant Professor Kong Lingqi and Assistant Professor Wang Xiaofeng – gathered together to share their insights. Each artist explained the scope of the exhibition, the connection between Leonardo da Vinci and Macau, as well as the development of digital art and the technical application of cutting-edge technology. The seminar attracted 180 teachers and students from higher education institutions in Macau, as well as youths, art lovers, and professionals from across a variety of fields. The goal of the seminar was to establish local and overseas cultural ties, while also creating a better understanding of the arts among the local community.
"The Contour of Light: A Re-encounter with Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition will be held from July 30 to October 15, 2023 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Tickets for the exhibition are available online at: https://www.ticketing.wynnresortsmacau.com or may be purchased in person at Wynn's ticketing box offices: Wynn Macau Concierge at Wynn Tower (hotline: +853 8986 3068) or Wynn Palace Concierge at the South Atrium Lobby (hotline +853 8889 3070).
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