(Macao, August 22, 2012) – A unique exhibition came to a close Tuesday, as Masters in Ink at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel showcased the final day of the rare selection of traditional Chinese ink paintings on display. The exhibition welcomed over 3,000 visitors during its two-week run.
“Masters in Ink was a resounding success,” said Edward Tracy, Sands China Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer. “The opportunity for cultural enrichment with this exhibition was truly unique, and we are delighted that Macao’s locals and visitors were able to participate in this important cultural exchange between the mainland and Macao. As part of our mission to establish Macao as a world centre of tourism and leisure, Sands China will continue to bring more cultural events to Macao in the near future.”
Wan Ji Yuan, Deputy General Manager of China Arts and Entertainment Group said, “The China International Exhibition Agency is very pleased with the success of Masters in Ink. The exhibition facilities and staff at The Venetian Macao were of the highest standard, and we look forward to opportunities for future cooperation.”
“We are very happy that we were able to bring such treasured Chinese masterpieces for Macao’s cultural enrichment and enjoyment,” said Chang Hong, Director and General Manager of Beijing Hong Bao Bo Yi Culture Development Company Limited. We saw a steady stream of visitors throughout the exhibition period, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to work with The Venetian Macao on such a fruitful endeavour.”
The one-of-a-kind exhibition was on display from August 9 to 21, and was organised by the China International Exhibition Agency and Beijing Hong Bao Bo Yi Culture Development Company Limited, and co-organised by The Venetian Macao and the Macau Artist Society.
With an estimated value of over RMB 80 million, the collection of 90 paintings featured what are considered to be the most influential and highest quality traditional Chinese ink paintings of the last century, including 40 genuine masterpieces. Many of the works have travelled to dozens of countries around the world, including with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on his December 2010 official visit to Pakistan.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 330 retailers at Shoppes Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.