Sunday, January 27, 2013



Each gold brick is as high as a man and the tallest is a lofty 2.5 metres. Mind you, each brick is not made of solid gold so bear this in mind when you fly to Macau for a lookee.

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If you are not into RM 1.1 million gold bricks as tall as you, there are dozens of designer boutiques to compensate .
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Wang Kaifang, one of China's most famous artists

“Glorious China, Auspicious Macau – Wang Kaifang’s Gold Brick Exhibition”
A Prosperous Start to Chinese New Year!

The one-stop luxury complex, One Central Macau, and MGM MACAU jointly present an auspicious exhibition featuring the work of one of China’s most revered cross-disciplinary contemporary artists

To welcome the Year of the Snake, One Central Macau and MGM MACAU, the premier integrated facility for luxury shopping, dining, hospitality and entertainment,  will jointly present “Glorious China, Auspicious Macau – Wang Kaifang’s Gold Brick Exhibition”, created by one of China’s most famous artists, Wang Kaifang.

Located in the prime waterfront area of Macau peninsula, One Central Macau and MGM MACAU, are equally committed to bringing world-class art to Macau, encourage cultural exchange and contribute to elevating Macau’s art scene to an international level.

As one of China’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Wang’s success has ranged from architecture, gardening, and landscaping, to sculpture, interiors, and graphics. He has completed over 300 works of art, including a commissioned piece for China’s space development program, entitled “Crystal Cockroach”, that travelled with the “Shenzhou 8” spacecraft — a first for Chinese contemporary art. Wang has also received global recognition, through awards such as the “Asia Pin-up Design Awards” Gold Prize and the Interior Design Cover Figure of the Year.

The exhibition, which has never been shown outside Mainland China until now, takes place from February 7, 2013 until April 2, 2013, and will be staged at various locations throughout One Central Macau and MGM MACAU. Wang has produced 12 gold bricks for the upcoming Macau installation — each piece, the tallest of which is a lofty 2.5 meters, has a different story and rationale, serving as a bridge between the audience and the artist.

Explaining the concept, Wang says the bricks represent humanity, with each taking on a different fate and role. Gold is superior to any other earthly metal; it exudes a warm energy with an eternal glow. In Chinese culture, gold is also the prime element and represents authority and prosperity. Based on these philosophies, Wang has combined gold and bricks to create the “Gold Brick” series.

Wang adds, “The Bricks also carry a special message; that is, to create an auspicious and blooming ambience in Macau during the Chinese New Year. Embodying the diversity, as well as the prosperous and ambitious spirits of Macau, the series of works also aims to spread happiness and positive energy, while leaving the viewer with a unique and glorious memory of Macau.”

To create the Gold Brick, he used 24-carat gold foil in a series of unique techniques, such as sensory conversion, holoscan, 3D printing and fine casting – a global pioneering approach in his field.

Guests visiting the “Glorious China, Auspicious Macau – Wang Kaifang’s Gold Brick Exhibition”, during the Chinese New Year, can also take advantage of the celebratory events and promotions that will be held at both One Central Macau and MGM MACAU. A daily lucky draw will run from February 10, 2013 to February 24, 2013, and a total of thirty miniature gold bricks, worth over MOP1 million, will be given away as prizes. Guests who spend MOP10,000 or above, within a day, at One Central Macau or MGM MACAU, will be eligible to receive one lucky draw ticket. There will be two lucky winners per day, and each will be awarded one miniature gold brick worth MOP38,800.

Also, a traditional Chinese handicrafts market will be set up at Grande Praça, MGM MACAU, from February 4, 2013 to February 24, 2013 — activities will include paper-cut art, dough figurine-making, candy-blowing, and hand-pull dragon beard candy-making. Last but not least, a Chinese New Year-themed buffet will be served at Rossio Restaurant, pastries and puddings will be available at MGM Pâtisserie, and the Imperial Court and Grand Imperial Court will host seasonal recommendations from the chefs. 

“Glorious China, Auspicious Macau – Wang Kaifang’s Gold Brick Exhibition”

Period:                         February 7, 2013 to April 2, 2013
Venue:                         One Central Macau & MGM MACAU
One Central Macau
10:30am – 11:00pm
(Close at 12am on Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday)


About One Central Macau

One Central Macau is a waterfront flagship shopping mall in Nape Area, Macau. With a gross floor area of 200,000 square feet, it has attracted international brands, including Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci, Fendi, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Cartier, Bvlgari, Burberry, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emporio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Panerai and Rimowa to open their first, largest or flagship Macau stores here. Jointly developed by Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. and Hongkong Land Ltd., the stylish mixed-use development also includes seven opulent residential towers, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and serviced apartments, The Residences & Apartments at Mandarin Oriental, Macau. Standing in the heart of the dynamic city life of Macau, One Central Macau is directly linked to MGM Grand Macau and steps away from Wynn Macau, Grand Lisboa and Star World Macau. With an exciting range of leisure, entertainment, enjoyment and lifestyle options, this premium destination offers a truly exceptional shopping experience comparable to that of Central, Hong Kong or Beverly Hill, Los Angeles.

Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday:                            10:30am to 11:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays: 10:30am to 12:00 midnight

Enquiry Hotline:                                  (853) 2822 9838


MGM MACAU is a unique property located on a prime waterfront site in Macau. With 582 rooms, the 35-storey hotel tower rises 154 meters into the sky, the glass exterior reflecting the hues of the South China Sea and the swell of the ocean surf. The US$1.25 billion property boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning 1,088m² Grande Praça. Under a marvellous glass ceiling, the 25-meter high European-inspired facades and dramatic landscapes make this a unique venue for all occasions.

In addition to the Six Senses Spa and the authentic and intriguing art-pieces that fill the property, visitors have 9 signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic cravings, including: Aux Beaux Arts brasserie, Rossio with an open-kitchen concept, Imperial Court, Square Eight and the Lion’s Bar, to suit any mood for the evening.

Enquiry Hotline:          (853) 8802 8888

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