“The shocking pink and blue velour drapes that bifurcate Arrow Factory’s front window are the daytime manifestations of Zhuang Hui’s new work ‘No Title’. Each day at dusk strobe lighting behind the curtains comes to life, transforming these static colours into a mysterious yet silent disco lightshow, causing fleeting shadows to dance sporadically upon the windows. An experiment in pure visual abstraction, ‘No Title’ distills the colours and materials of vernacular culture to tap into a reaction that is purely physical and visceral”. Continue reading.
ARCHITECT@WORK China 2013
“ARCHITECT@WORK is an event exclusively designed for architects, designers and other industry-related professionals with a focus on innovation. The entire concept has been uniquely created by architects for architects”. ARCHITECT@WORK China will take place in Shanghai (27-28 June 2013 @ Shanghai Expo Center) and Beijing (5-6 December 2013 @ China International Exhibition Center). Find out more via China Design News.
More on Ray Lei
Beijing-based illustrator Ray Lei has just sent us details of an upcoming exhibition he will be taking part in (alongside collaborators Thomas Sauvin and Zafka); from 18-27 May 2013, Today Art Museum will showcase their new Recycled animation (sneak peek above). Ray Lei tells us more.
Beijing Design Week is back in Milan this year, this time with two main features. Details.
Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style
Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style, an exhibition that originally opened on 6 July 2012 at London’s Barbican Centre, has now arrived in Shanghai, China courtesy of Barbican Centre curators Lindy Hemming and Bronwyn Cosgrave, Praline (exhibition graphics) and Ab Rogers Design (exhibition design). Showing at Minsheng Museum from 28 March until 30 June 2013.
David Tanguy (Praline) and Ab Rogers (Ab Rogers Design) will also hold a talk this weekend to discuss “how to design blockbuster shows and astonishing places”. Details under the cut.
“Beijing fashion-savvy crowds shouldn’t miss the opening of No More Mono, a showcase of fashion, photo, video, and street-style culture launching at Liang Dian Design Center”. Organised by NEEMIC and taking place tonight. Details.
Head on over to Galerie Ora-Ora in Hong Kong to catch the last few days of Chinese ink artist Peng Jian’s first solo show in which “cityscapes behind window screens are delicately portrayed, rendering confined and opened spaces at the same time. [The artist] incorporates a traditional ruler painting approach with modern city landscapes, transforming his works into a meticulous yet abstract manifestation of our contemporary urban livelihood”. Visit CAFA Art Info for details.
Xiaodong @ ilivetomorrow
Artist-designer, Xiaodong, hails from Wuhan but currently lives and works in Jingdezhen. Working primarily with porcelain, he creates “a paradox…between the movement and growth in nature and the static qualities of the material”. See his works at ilivetomorrow; until 13 December. Details.
Challenge Skateboards SDA 2012
A few days left: “Skullcandy presents the Challenge Skateboards SDA 2012 skate deck art exhibition at the Source street fashion boutique in Shanghai. A must-see for skaters, fans, and enthusiasts”. Details.