Urban Play

eyewitnessThe Landgent Center is pleased to announce the opening of Urban Play- Site-specific Public Art Exhibition on Nov. 17, 2011.

Featuring installations, videos, performances, dance, as well as sound art by fourteen artists from China and abroad, “Urban Play” attempts to challenge the stereotypes of public art and to reflect on the diversity and dynamics of contemporary art beyond the institutional framework.

“I would like to think of the exhibition as a small-scale, alternative approach designed to investigate and discuss the urban reality in which we live.” says the curator Tang Zehui. Over the past three months, artists have been working on-site in the Landgent Center—a complex including office buildings, a shopping mall, subway station and plaza—investigating its cultural and social, as well as physical, conditions from each of their own perspectives.

“In this exhibition art does not come down to the street, but rather is growing from there. The works are initiated by the artists but they interact, interweave and grow together with existing lifestyles and social textures in the area, rather than imposing upon them.”

“Urban Play” is of free admission, on view through Dec. 25.

Participating artists 参展艺术家名单:
Tiffany Hambley (澳大利亚)
连国栋+雷琰+刘正+Amy Grubb-Han (英国)
Giancarlo Norese(意大利)
Andrew Toland (澳大利亚)
Gerlind Zeilner (奥地利)


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