Brooklyn-based artist Mia Pearlman was commissioned to create The Flying Tidings Whirled, a large-scale, site-specific installation made of powder-coated, water jet-cut aluminum for MGM Springfield. The resort’s art collection will showcase local and regional artists from the city, the greater Berkshires area, and New England, while also reflecting the national and international breadth of the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection. Other highlights that will be on display at MGM Springfield include Jeppe Hein’s Bench of Expectations, Alexis Smith’s Playing Cards, Viola Frey’s mosaic Fighting Men and the World, Henry Moore’s Portrait of Prométhée, and historical pieces on loan from the Springfield Museums.
MGM Resorts’ newest destination, Park MGM, is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and features a diverse collection of artworks by renowned artists from around the world. France’s be-pôles studio, in collaboration with MGM Resorts and partner, Sydell Group, brought together names such as David Hockney, Shoja Azari and Sharam Karimi, and Guy Yanai to deliver destination-specific pieces that are integrated throughout the Park MGM experience. One prominent site-specific work to note is Henrique Oliveira’s dramatic arboreal sculpture in the lobby entrance.
MGM Resorts and ARIA Resort & Casino are proud sponsors of Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, one of the largest land-based art installations completed in more than 40 years. Located in the Nevada desert 10 miles south of Las Vegas, Seven Magic Mountains is produced by the Art Production Fund, New York and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno and will be on display through December 2018.
MGM Resorts Supports Parcours Sector
MGM Resorts Art & Culture also proudly supports the Parcours sector of Art Basel in Basel 2018, which will present 23 site-specific artworks around Basel’s greater Münsterplatz area. Now in its ninth edition, Parcours is again sited in the heart of Basel’s historical city center where 22 artists engage with an abundance of historically rich scenic sites. Curated for the third year by Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland, this year’s Parcours reflects on the political potential of storytelling, while it seeks to investigate what stories tell us about our lives.