Macau’s lost identity in focus at its Venice Biennale pavilion, an exile’s take on casino culture

Unlike neighbouring Hong Kong’s big-budget productions, Macau’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which in Venice is also adjacent to its big-city neighbour’s, tends to be a quiet affair that is easily overlooked. (Macau and Hong Kong have official representation at the art fair despite not being countries.)Macau’s choice of artist this year makes for an especially meaningful dialogue with Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse’s exhibition next door. Heidi Lau, like Tse, is based in the United States…

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