LUMIÈRES SHANGHAI is curated by XINTIANDI in collaboration with Fête des Lumières Lyon. Since its grand debut in 2015, it has become the most influential light festival in China. This festival has invited numerous artists worldwide to present the legendary charm of light to the adoring public.
百鸟朝粉是艺术家在以往“鸟笼阵”作品的一种思维的延续与推进，笼之外的鸟儿暗喻思维上的解放。百鸟朝“粉”同百鸟朝“凤”谐音，喻示吉祥幸福，“粉”也喻指女性艺术家的少女心。作品以 100 种不同鸟的姿态，体现出“鸟”与树下的人链接，产生视觉的场域联系。
在星球上的每一个生命在每一个时刻，总是正轻轻地影响着或被影响着。大大小小如生物般的平衡装置散落在空间之中，靠着参观者在其中的穿梭、轻触、吹气等互动行为，物件随之摇曳舞动，而光线在经过不同物件时被吸收、穿透 ; 成就了每一个独特的影子，这些影子随机交叠变化，并在动静之间、时间之中缓慢地取得关系的平衡。
千纸鹤许愿树是“动物园奇妙夜”的中心，它聆听心愿的神奇魔力。许愿树由白色粉末覆盖的铝制成，近8 米高，装饰着1000 只用回收的PET 瓶制成的纸鹤，象征着希望与好运。当你走进许愿树，纸鹤便会唱起悦耳的歌声，发出璀璨耀眼的光芒。人数越多，歌唱的纸鹤就更多，色彩也更加缤纷。许愿树不仅是一个兼顾视听双重感官体验的艺术装置，更是收集快乐与希望的树洞，无论从何而来的人们，都能在这里净化自己的心灵，遇见艺术的美丽。
Captain Panda made its stunning debut on the closing ceremony of 2018 Pingchang Winter Olympic Games. With height of 2.45m, weight of 20kg, Captain Panda boasts the biggest puppet in the world, Now it’s become a cultural ambassador who promotes Chinese tradition to the world. This year, these two panda twin will bring warmth, love and peace with brand new music and dance to the audience.
Picto Facto is a street theatre company, featuring artists describing themselves as “image blowers”, who create inflatable structures. Their pictographic language features bright colors and simple geometric shapes that depict the world of childhood and conjure up a joyful and poetic realm of fantasy to which all audiences can relate. BISCORNU is the latest work from Picto Facto including 2 puppet customized specially for Shanghai.
Using Chinese traditional handcraft to interpret amazon tropical Bungapatma, The artist designed this art piece in a humorous and cartonnish way to trigger curiosity… Come and get inside the car to set off an exotic journey!
Looking upon the city, a giant feline stands alone in the chilly winter. Like a curious and comprehensive listener, shining with faint light to attract more attention at every lonely night.
Wind has always existed around us, but we didn’t feel it with our heart. The goal of this work is to make windmills placed in the natural environment. Each windmill has its own sensor. The data is visualized by controlling the light intensity of the light through the Arduino with the wind speed detected by the sensor. The brightness of the windmill is determined by the strength of the wind. The stronger the wind is, the brighter the windmill will be and thus realization of intangible wind. This work emphasizes more on artists’ thinking about nature, the environment, and people, the pursuit of freedom, and the exploration of self.
An elegant flower that gracefully stretches up in a bouquet of 3 flowers offering their finely shaped white petals to the sun. At night, the towering installation is brought to life through dynamic and colorful effects. The magic flowers gleam nuances of various colors as an opening of a bright show revealing more magnetic shades of light. A dynamic lighting program also shows off the plant stems, so that to play with light effects and changes of colors.
Visible Dynamics 是一件空间主题作品。利用纤细、精致的金属支架构筑出“光”与“花园”的通感。结合场地环境植被繁多的特点，同时提取主装置中的色彩及元素，通过视觉记忆和情感铺垫，实现整个空间的氛围营造。在激发公众的好奇心和探索欲，让公众了解创智天地对消费者的情感关注，由此我们打造了一座冬日里的梦幻花园。
Featuring the first crystal globe-sharped Christmas Tree that can be entered and interacted in a real sense, the 15-meter installation is shaped as a massive glass dome, in the center of which is the Christmas Tree covered over custom-designed interactive lighting system, together with a 360° viewing platform, a 3-meter revolving slide and a sea of thousands of transparent white balls, becoming an “immersive interactive playground” in the city center. By leveraging high tech to light up the art idea, it is designed to create a unique offline festive shopping experience for consumers.
Three-dimensional fireworks made of an accumulation of light points can be set off by visitors with their smartphones. After selecting a firework on their smartphone, people can see thee firework as a three-dimensional light display composed of hundreds and thousands of light points. This year, a special Christmas Tree pattern will appear on the art piece, making it the one and only crystal Christmas Tree ever on the planet!
The french street theater company Picto Facto is very well-known in the field of street arts, as they have acted more than a thousand times over 25 years and 3 continents. Lampadophores is their latest show. It mixes giant puppets, music and singing in interaction with the audience. Their goal is to invite everyone to dance, hug and kiss each other.
Joujou-Ours means “toy bears” in French and the inspiration came from childhood memories of owning and playing toy bears. Each toy bear has its own personality and displays unique lighting effects, reacting to motion and touch through motion sensors. Walking closer to the toy bears or touching their heads triggers alternate lighting effects.
Arclight is an interactive lighting installation. This spatial and atmospheric project brings the quality of architectural inhabitation and visceral experience to an urban festival through a biomimetic proposition emulating dense bundled systems found in the natural environment, such as Australian mangroves or Strangler Fig trees, using parametric tools and digital fabrication processes.
Red Elephant is an art installation in public urban space designed by Bibi. Visitors to the Festival of Lights will immediately recognize the components of this giant totem: indeed, the light object is composed of 592 recycled polyethylene containers.
1.26 is a public art sculpture commission designed by artist Janet Echelman for Denver’s inaugural Biennial of the Americas celebration in July 2010. The sculpture’s name is a reference the 2010 Chile earthquake which may have resulted in a 1.26 microsecond shortening of the days on Earth. The sculpture’s shape was inspired by NOAA’s graphic simulation of the tsunami caused by the earthquake.
“X-Tree”, a 3D lighting installation debut in Asia. The 25 meter-tall “X-Tree” is made up of several large magic cubes, with clever use of LED lighting, image-projection technique and electronic music, giving the installation a modern future expression. The designers appeal to the public with respect to their awareness for environmental protection by replacing traditional Christmas trees with the futuristic “X-Tree”.
As a multi-media lighting art piece, The Moon has once participated in 2016 lighting festival of Singapore “I Light Marina Bay”. The vagaries of the moon was once a nature phenomenon, however now is the city smog due to haze starless. The survival of the atmosphere is not only turned into a gas mask, but also covered the blue sky, the moon light. So the author uses this concept, and through the light program to control the brightness of the moon, so that the public is more deeply and more intuitive feel the impact of the smog on the moon.
A winter rendezvous with color, light and music! I am addicted to these various sizes of rectangular walls and architectural construction when I face the front elevation. Meanwhile, I hear the wonderful music, see splendid colors and feel the distinctive rhyme and rhythm. The ‘sound wave’ of the nature is absorbed by the walls, and then refracted between them, and then the show begins…
Giant Dandelions is an eco-friendly art piece, once participated in 2015 Lighting Festival of Singapore. Walk through the Giant Dandelion forest where you will be surrounded by 90 larger than life light flowers. While promoting recycling and energy saving lighting, this installation will illuminate your childhood fantasy. The 90 dandelion heads are made from about 9,000 recycled Wilkin’s water bottles cut and interlaced together. Each flower is lit by a warm white LED bulb. The used bottles were collected from The Peninsula Manila and the Dusit Thani Manila, Philippines.
With 18 meters in height, “Swing in Love”, this Romantic monumental installation, combines light, sound and movement in a romantic way. Participants can swing under the lights of a gigantic illuminated tree, triggering by their movements synchronized lighting effects and sounds. The interactive set up invites the Heart lovers to become the conductors of a giant multimedia audio-visual show. A true emotional immersive experience.
As one of the most popular art piece of Fêtedes Lumières Lyon 2014 and candidate work of Lumières London 2015, The Luminéoles makes his debut in Asia this year! They take shape before our eyes with lightness and elegance in an abstract way – leaving room for one’s imagination. Then full of light, they will go up to the sky in a light and beautiful ballet to express their bright illuminated and colorfuldresses, from which the Luminéole’s, poetic dreams get their energy. Luminéoles fly day and night with and witherwind.
The concept begins with “teleportation,” by intercepting and recording moving segments. Teleportation is a visual discovery and an experience of body and soul. Using light as a medium, the art pieces move the viewers to engage in a conversation and interact with the space, reflecting on the concepts of time and space.
The most romantic heart of this winter! I want to feel your heartbeat! This is a LED art piece brings healing, peace, happiness, and vitality. Through interactive light games viewers can enjoy a moment of relaxation, fun, and a little excitement. It is a special experience to “connect” with a stranger!
Prize winner of 2014 Lyon Light Festival!
This poetic installation showcases 22 transparent boxes, sort of glass monoliths, that contain wind spirits. Movements of these spirits are embodied by feathers that are blown off, flying and falling again, with lighting effects. The installation then creates a ballet of feathers and lights where air movements echo with elegance and lightness.
Design Social is a new kind of fashion ecosystem and fashion community social platform concentrating on contemporary fashion, especially Chinese independent designers. It strategically partnered with Shanghai Fashion Week, showrooms and industrial institutions, providing full-scale support for young talent designers.
XINTIANDI FESTIVAL focuses on international creative edge to approach the event in an innovative and diverse way to encourage interactivity with the audience, and deliver excellent shows in open and diversified spaces. This helps intensify “seamless” link-up between people’s life and art. The festival has won Silver Award in ICSC Asia-pacific Awards 2017.
WORLD MUSIC ASIA
With the theme of world music, WORLD MUSIC ASIA is the largest world music festival in China. It was jointly produced by XINTIANDI and World Music Asia, bringing together master musical groups from all over the world. The festival uses music as the bridges to bring more diversified and rich world cultures to China and Chinese culture to the world.
XINTIANDI DESIGN FESTIVAL
Strategic partnership with Design Shanghai, XINTIANDI DESIGN FESTIVAL is an extension of this Asia’s premier design event in public spaces. Various international and Chinese designers create interactive art installations to feature in-depth discussion around the topic of community, public spaces and creativity.
每一颗珠子上刻有一个英文字母，设计师用这些英文字母拼出不同的鼓舞人心的单词和句子: 勤奋的； 享受当下； 有爱，一切就有希望；勇敢追梦等近200个。创作这件作品的初衷是希望可以给大众带去愉悦的观感和传递正能量的信息。
Mesh 2017 is an extension of the research carried out in 2016. Compared with the previous moderate state, this new collection explores the difference of the intersection of two water ripples, creating a dynamic relationship, presenting an intense and dramatic change in height, which requires much more detailed fabrication. Looking down the matte stainless steel installation, two triangle Mesh create an illusion of a forming square, that overall looks like the texture of geomorphy, which is another kind of view of geometry.
The whole collection expresses the auspicious meaning of riches and blessings through the representation of the layers of changing colors and the traditional patterns, such as Seven Deities of Good Luck. In addition, the effect of the surface decoration inspired by the church stained-glass, which is the artist’s tribute to her beloved Art Nouveau period. Creating methods of this collection including hand-painted watercolor motifs and digital pattern design techniques.
The data is everywhere, we are the carrier of the data, live in the ocean of data, and every day our behavior will produce the change of data. Single data individual, converge into a mass database for machine learning, become a learning library of AI, the data brain. The data brain can handle many classic applications, such as face recognition
Innovation derives from the changes of life scenes. Culture in our life determines our demand of business on both ends-manufacturing and consumption. Jazz music, polka, haiku, hip-hop，punk and etc.All this creation comes from consumers. Changes of our time come with the innovation of our consumption model. The value of crossover is not only the demand of promotion, but also spreading innovative concept. But it can’t create innovative behavior. There are two kinds of innovation content: new technology and new life experience.Different×siince2020 decides to have a bold innovation, combining fashion art into our home living environment. When colors break into our cold-style home living, it is wild and creating conflicts. This is not a solution, but an experiment to change the established habits.
Everyone may dream about walking down the red carpet, surrounded by elegent red, sparkling spotlight.Not just the celebrities, but everyone deserves a red carpet for their own to show their style. When the night comes, light turns down, only the red light carpet will embrace you. Once you walk on the carpt, all the spotlights and flashing lights will be turned on only for you, you are the focus on the carpet. Come to walk your style, and talke your red carpet photo!
A new shopping experience is set off the global boom – the Apartment Store. To bring the brand-new concept of the Apartment Store to Shanghai, ELLE DECORATION CHINA created an almost 200-square-meter “home” that merges with the living room, bed room, kitchen, bathroom, study, outdoor and AV space, bringing a sense of “shopping like going home” for those furniture and lifestyle lovers. People can strolling, taking pictures, experiencing, feeling while buying at “home”. Daily non-stop forums, talks, markets, events and mysterious parties would make people want to stay at “home” the whole day and night to have fun!
Famous designer Jamy Yang, after the exhibition “ Design through a suitcase archaeology”, will present another large-scale space device in Xintiandi, “ YANG HOUSE Chapter two: Blending East & West”. The entire space decoration has been assembled by a large floating cloud and falling concretionary drizzle. The latest series of Yang House Creation products also will be present in this space. Discussing the collision and integration of design and culture in diverse regions at the moment of digital civilisation, Blending East & West!During the exhibition, there will be a series of interactive activities such as salons, dinners and performances.
“爱是免费的？我不知道。但爱无需条件，是我可以确定的事。”沉睡的记忆芯片里，人或多或少或深或浅始终存储某个人，某件事，某处地方甚至某个时刻。它存在的必然性，无需任何条件作为交换，却无形守恒。“LOVE IS FREE”城市公共计划，通过参与者与感官体验路径的戏剧性沉浸互动，反向强化和唤醒观众的认知记忆。物欲时代，是什么定义了的爱的规则，我们是否应该尝试重新思考？在充满LOVE的无尽头空间里，又是什么在触激着你2200平方厘米大脑皮层灰质沟壑的神经元末梢电信号传递。
Space inspiration comes from time, light and shadow, the dying of leaves, the change of seasons, the cycle of life…Time winds in this space from spring to winter, which is a lesson of life. The green leaves on the ground turns into yellow as time goes by…This is the cycle of life; The furniture is enclosed in the space center, the growth ofthe tree, the green plant grows on the tea table, the tree threw his mottled shadow on the wall… so this is the relationship between trees, light and shadows, people and nature, as if stands in the world when you stay here .Time stops in this space.
In the flags which you will be seeing, they start with a symmetric form, then it’s starting to break down with little touches. And it shows this healing process to the audience. Deteriorations add a new dynamism to the form. Even the last flag seems like unhealthy one compared to the symmetric one, this last form is the healthy one for me.
Flowers, Frames & Glitter, is a series of photographs which have been manipulated for easy consumption. This work explores the way we view and consume constructed imagery through digital platforms. Each photograph displays beautiful native Australian and Chinese flowers that have been interrupted by frames and boxes of glitter. The frame separates, cuts into each space, turning something natural into a digitally changed area, and ordering something messy into something clean and clinical.
These photographs are colourful, full of plants and flowers but also clean and easy to look at the same time. When flowers are taken out of the context of nature, they become an object that can be placed and moved around and placed by humans. In these pictures the flower becomes the same as the thick lines, they are the same as the blocks of glitter and colour, these flowers turn into a design element that is placed in a composition of lines and spaces. Mirroring much of how nature is started be viewed through digital platforms.
The installation provide the staging of 25 Rabbit Chair Battery Lamp around the fountain of Xin Tian Di square in Shanghai. The Rabbit Chair is a rabbit-shaped chair where you can sit resting your back on the rabbit’s ears, or sitting astride putting your forearms on the ears of the animal. The rabbits will be arranged in random order so that they will allow people to sit in different positions and they will encourage people talk together, creating a pleasant feeling with the public.
This set of public art installation is made from recycled wooden doors and windows. Being placed at primary public areas, fragments of anonymous memories from all over the city are relocated and recomposed here into those prism forms, steady and monumental. Different from previous series of 1 Day Garden pavilions of 2014 with specific functions, the Prism series is in-between useless and functional. They might attract and reject the masses at the same time.