Art Macao is a five-month mega international arts and cultural event – a creative festival of unprecedented scale, which aims to offer a new artistic and cultural experience to residence and tourists. Throughout the summer, this grand cultural and artistic festival features a series of artistic events, including a number of international exhibitions, performances, international youth festivals and visual arts exhibitions of Macao higher education institutions.
Sanctuary, designed by João Ó and Rita Machado is a site-specific outdoor intervention located at the top of the hill, within the defence walls of Mount Fortress, once a historical military centre of Macau is now transformed into a prime location for tourist to get a panoramic view of the city and the mainland area. It is from the weight of the history embedded at this site that this temporary bamboo structure reveals its meaningful strategy, a shaded canopy to protect the passersby from the elements and give peace of mind, rest and contemplation before their departure to the next destination.
|Organizer||Cultural Affairs Bureau|
|Venue(s)||Mount Fortress Garden|
|Opening Hour||June 6 to August 25|
|Participating artists||João Ó, Rita Machado|