25 November 2019

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LAS VEGAS (November 26, 2019) – MGM Resorts Art & Culture proudly continues its partnership with Art Basel in Miami Beach for the 2019 edition (Dec. 5 – 8). Presented in dialogue with the Artist Studio at Bellagio Resort & Casino and the Nova sector for the first time, the MGM Resorts Art & Culture Lounge will feature Japanese-American artist and former 2019 Artist Studio Resident Parker Ito’s new paintings and an installation by Ito that explores the intricacies of Western landscapes as they become distorted and transformed through the realm of the digital.

“Our continued partnership with Art Basel has allowed us to showcase our dedication to art and culture from around the world,” said Executive Director of MGM Resorts Art & Culture Tarissa Tiberti. “Every year we can’t wait to bring to light the incredible experiences we offer within our MGM Resorts portfolio and this year is no different.”

MGM Resorts International also will host a party to kick off its programming on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Bar Bevy. The party will feature a partnership with FriendsWithYou, the fine art collaboration of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. Known for their immersive installations that often reference Takashi Murakami’s Superflat movement, FriendsWithYou will present a series of two-dimensional artworks and a limited-edition pin giveaway in collaboration with MGM Resorts Art & Culture. South African DJ and record producer Black Coffee will also be headlining entertainment throughout the party.

About MGM Resorts Art & Culture
MGM Resorts Art & Culture focuses on commissioning, collecting, supporting and presenting contemporary art in and around MGM Resorts’ destinations globally. Currently the MGM Resorts Art Collection includes more than 800 pieces by over 200 artists.

MGM Resorts Art & Culture was established in 2016 to encompass all of MGM Resorts’ collections and varied art-related initiatives and partnerships to develop a comprehensive, multifaceted arts program. Reflecting the company’s core values of inclusivity and diversity, MGM Resorts Art & Culture aims to create special, accessible experiences for all audiences. Each project thoughtfully considers the artist, the environment, and the overall experience, recognizing the power of art to evoke emotion, engage the senses, and spark conversation. Art is prevalent throughout MGM Resorts distinctive world-class brands including Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, and Delano Las Vegas; as well as MGM National Harbor outside of D.C., MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, and internationally at MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI.

Examples include works by Alice Aycock (National Harbor, Maryland), Jenny Holzer (ARIA, Las Vegas), Antony Gormley (ARIA, Las Vegas), Maya Lin (ARIA, Las Vegas), Robert Rauschenberg (Bellagio, Las Vegas), Nancy Rubins (Vdara, Las Vegas), James Turrell (ARIA, Las Vegas), among many others.

About Art Basel Partnership
MGM Resorts’ partnership with Art Basel began in December 2016 when MGM Resorts became the Public sector’s Partner in Art Basel in Miami Beach. The relationship grew with MGM Resorts’ support of Kingsley Ng’s Twenty-Five Minutes Older Tram project during the Hong Kong show in March 2017, and expanded into an Associate Partnership at Art Basel in Basel in June 2017, where MGM Resorts Art & Culture supported Than Hussein Clark’s Parcours performance Yes, Yes, All the News that’s Fit to Print. At Art Basel in Miami Beach in 2017, MGM Resorts Art & Culture continued this role and was the lead partner of the show’s Public sector for the second year. In 2018, MGM Resorts initiated its inaugural support of the Encounters sector at Art Basel in Hong Kong and supported the entire Parcours sector at that year’s edition of Art Basel in Basel. At Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018, MGM Resorts Art & Culture supported Abraham Cruzvillegas’ Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to insist, to insist… that took place throughout the fair in the Ballroom of the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. MGM Resorts continued its partnership with Art Basel in 2019 with support of the Encounters sector at Art Basel in Hong Kong and of the Parcours sector at Art Basel in Basel for its second year.

About Nova sector
Nova Providing a platform for galleries to present new work by up to three artists, Nova this year features 25 exhibitors and is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. Highlights include: a series of new painting by Miami-based Haitian artist Tomm El-Saieh at Central Fine, work by Mira Dancy and Jesse Darling at Chapter NY, an immersive installation by Raúl de Nieves and Cajsa von Zeipel at Company Gallery, a new series of paintings by Didier William at James Fuentes, a solo presentation by Paris-based multidisciplinary artist Neïl Beloufa at Ghebaly Gallery, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery’s showcase of new and recent works by Amoako Boafo, and the debut of a new body of work by conceptual photographer Todd Gray at David Lewis. For the full gallery list for Nova, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/nova.

About Art Basel
Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows foe Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through a number of new initiatives such as Art Basel Cities, working with partner cities on bespoke cultural programs. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York in 2019, and in 2018, opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The over 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

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