Objet a: SOLITUDE at West Bund Art and Design Fair
West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai
25 Sept - 25 Oct 2014
Co-organized by Shanghai West Bund Development Group Co., Ltd and the renowned artist Zhou Tiehai, the West Bund Art & Design Fair is the first of its type in China staging first-tier contemporary art and design. The first edition of West Bund Art & Design 2014 will break the routine by adopting an innovative “5+25” exhibition mode and brings the public a world-class visual feast in 30-day duration.
Sunnie is being invited to co-curate one of the 5 design exhibitions, titled "Solitude". Organised by a new Beijing-based design brand Objet a, the exhibiton explores solitude as a sentiment that transcends from the melacholy of citylife of the new generation of "middle class" in China.
3 works by designers/ artists from Hong Kong were brought to the exhibition, proposing a cross-disciplinary approach of designing home products - how would a designer deal with the "readymades" and indigenous local crafts? And how would a conceptual artist see the "functionality" of design?
[visit the Fair's official website for further details]
(english artist statement coming soon...)