The West Bank Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale 2013 will be held in the waterfront of Xuhui District, Shanghai in October, 2013. It is planned to be opened on October 20, 2013 and wound up on December 19. The advantage of the Biennale rests upon its structural implication of starting from scratch. "West Bank 2013", as its first exhibition, lays focus on three aspects: space construction, artistic production and future imagination. With the theme of Reflecta and Fabrica, the biennale covers artistic forms including architecture, contemporary art and theatre and incorporates tools such as sounds, videos, spaces, devices, performance, etc.. Making use of the West Bank, it aims at forging an international forefront for cross-domain art, creating a high-end platform for urban culture and building the largest outdoor art museum in the new century.
States of Curators
As an important section of West Bund Cultural Corridor, WEST BUND 2013: A BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART is more than a grand event. The biennial is rooted in the past of West Bund and it also brings together thoughts of architecture and art to explore further development with this area.
In the department store, you pick a stereo you need from the shelf in the area for home appliances and handpick several clothes you like in the area for clothes. Then you go to the area for residence, walking back and forth to select a house you want. Mind you, these houses are not presented by drawings, models or pictures. They are real products, just like electrical appliances and clothes.
Construction and Deliberation
From "Reflecta" to "Fabrica":
Theme Interpretation of "West Bund 2013"
Both architecture and modern art are the forefronts of cultural innovation and artistic probes at our times and in the meantime, they are the inner drive of social development. The purpose of them is to renew our relations with the world in the process of creation and unlock the space of our mind and our social imagination.
professor at Department of Architecture,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
professor of "Thousand Talents Program" at
Tongji University, is the chief curator;
Li Xiangning, professor and doctoral
supervisor at the College of Architecture
and Urban Planning, Tongji University and
an architecture critic, is the architecture curator;
dean of the School of InterMedia Art,
doctoral supervisor, director of the Research
Center of Visual Culture, is the art curator.
China Academy of Art
Shanghai West Bank Development (Group) Co., Ltd
■ Academic Committee:
Director：Zheng Shiling (Academician of Chinese
Academy of Sciences, professor at Tongji University)
Xujiang (President of China Academy of Art)
Members： (by number of strokes of the surname)