This past May, guests joined renowned sculpture artist Richard MacDonald and veteran Cirque du Soleil performers Stephan Choiniere and Angelina Puzanova for a special edition of Crystals at CityCenter's Meet the Artist series. Richard discussed his creative process and how he interacts with his models, focusing on their movement, attitude and persona to rapidly capture the most compelling moment in a sequence of movements. The evening also featured Stephan and Angelina, two of Richard's muses, performing their new act "Fugazi."
CityCenter presents the first major permanent collection of art in Las Vegas to be integrated into a public space, and one of the world’s largest and most ambitious corporate art collections in existence today. The CityCenter Fine Art Collection featuresworks by acclaimed artists, sculptors and visionaries including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Frank Stella, Henry Moore and Richard Long, among others.
Validating CityCenter’s status as a cultural destination of worldwidesignificance, the Fine Art Collection is designed to become a benchmark forenlightened corporate involvement with the arts on a global level. As if in a strolling gallery, guests happen upon works by world-renowned artists as they stroll through CityCenter’s walkways, hotels and residences. From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, these works are strategically placed to reveal a world of fascinating experiences that unfold around every corner. The artwork has been paired with CityCenter’s unique architecture to create a sensory journey that presents the works in a never-before-seen fashion.
The Fine Art Collection encompasses a multitude of styles and media –ranging from sculptures and paintings to other works of art including large-scale installations – engaging visitors on both a visual and intellectual level. Some are existing pieces, carefully chosen for their artistic value and cultural significance; others are site-specific installations for which theartist was invited to command their vision over the space.
For more information about CityCenter’s Fine Art Collection, visit http://www2.citycenter.com/press_room/press_room_items.aspx?ID=843
One of the five cutting-edge water features found in CityCenter is Glacia. A first-of-its-kind installation, large pillars of carved ice rise as tall as 15 feet in Crystals’ unique public space. These columns emerge silently from a pristine pool, ascending rapidly upward as immense monoliths of frozen water. As each ice monument rises, it is carved at water level into intricate, three-dimensional patterns. Colored lighting combines with the varied ice clarities to produce a visual experience that never repeats itself.