Joana Vasconcelos’ Valkyrie Octopus makes its China Debut in MGM MACAU


MGM MACAU has collaborated with the internationally celebrated Portuguese contemporary artist Joana Vasconcelos to bring to Macau her most ambitious art installation – Valkyrie Octopus. The opening ceremony at the Grande Praça last weekend officially kicked off Vasconcelos’ first solo exhibition in China.
This latest addition to MGM MACAU’s visionary art programme speaks to Macau’s integral role in the 500-year history of trade between China, Portugal and the rest of the world. Continuing in the same spirit, MGM MACAU is dedicated to promoting culturally diverse exchanges that enhance Macau’s offering as a cultural destination of world repute. “Macau and Portugal share years of history, with Eastern and Western cultures coming together to leave a deep emotional bond between Macau and Portugal. For a city with abundant treasures of legacy, Joana’s art is simply inspirational to the cultural evolution of Macau. By fully unleashing Macau’s profound art and culture heritage and transforming them into unique tourism offerings, Macau is confident in delivering a diversified and incomparable travelling experience for visitors worldwide. This is undoubtedly a sustainable catalyst driving Macau to become the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.” Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said.