Event Overview
Organised by the Macao SAR government, Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021 is being held throughout Macao between July and October. In support of this important citywide event, Sands China Ltd. has partnered with internationally renowned ceramic artist Caroline Cheng to curate a unique exhibition Project Sands X: Beyond the Blue – An Exhibition of Ceramic Extraordinaire.
The objective of the exhibition is not only to deeply explore the connections between ceramics and technology, but also to go beyond the traditional blue and white colour scheme of ceramics. The exhibition theme takes its cue from the mood around the world at this moment in time, and features artwork from over 20 international artists and institutions on display at The Venetian Macao. The exhibition hopes to bring positivity to the world through works that go beyond all expectations and imagination, while inspiring us to likewise go beyond the blue mood of the pandemic in optimism for a brighter future near at hand.
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Artist Biography
David Furman, a ceramic artist, was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1945. Furman was the former director of the Studio Arts program at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, as well as professor of art at Claremont Graduate School.

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Artist Biography
David Furman, a ceramic artist, was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1945. Furman was the former director of the Studio Arts program at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, as well as professor of art at Claremont Graduate School.

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Caroline Cheng is an artist and curator, whose promotion of Chinese ceramic arts over decades has earned her renown in China and throughout the world.
As an artist, Caroline has held solo exhibitions in Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2013 and New York in 2015. Her work has been collected by the British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, San Francisco Asian Art Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Cheng has received prizes for her work in the Keramiak Museum in Westerwald, Germany and the Clay and Glass Film Festival in Montpellier France. She won a Mino International Ceramic Award 2017, the "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the American National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in 2014, and the Japan Good Design Award for Community Development in 2020.
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The Everson Museum of Art contains one of the United States’ foremost collections of ceramic art. In 1916, the museum purchased a group of porcelains by Syracuse potter Adelaide Alsop Robineau, who is today considered one of America's finest ceramists and whose work is known throughout the world. In 1932, the Ceramic National exhibitions were established in her memory by Museum Director Anna Olmstead. This important series of exhibitions not only represented the sole national platform for the exposition of ceramics at the time, but it also enabled the museum to amass one of the most comprehensive holdings of American ceramic art in the nation.

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Art Macao: Making Life Beautiful


As a large-scale international cultural and artistic event in Macao, "Art Macao" has brought an immersive cultural atmosphere to the entire city as a gallery and an art garden. A brand-new urban cultural tourism brand is taking shape, prepared to generate a huge mass fervour for contemporary art in Macao.

"Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021" is back from July to October 2021. Government departments, enterprises together with artists from all over the world will bring diverse visual arts experiences under the theme "To create for well-being".

"Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021" is divided into several sections: Main Exhibition, Special Exhibition of Resorts and Hotels, Public Art Exhibition, Creative City Pavilion, Selected Works by Local Artists and Collateral Exhibition, among others. By gathering creative ideas from around the world, it aims to promote the reputation of Macao as a world heritage city and reshape the humanistic spirit in the post-epidemic era.

Curated by Professor Qiu Zhijie, one of the most influential contemporary artists in China and Dean of the School of Experimental Art of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Main Exhibition, themed "Advance and retreat of globalization", is divided into three parts: "The Dream of Mazu", "Matteo Ricci’s Labyrinth of Memory" and "Advance and Retreat of Globalization", providing a space for reflection and discussion on globalization and individuality, life and dream, remoteness and proximity, security and happiness, among others. The Main Exhibition also echoes the geographical and cultural identities of Macao, and triggers an in-depth dialogue between local and external artistic concepts in the globalization process.