In just over half a year, with the Shanghai Pavilion of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and Huacui Contemporary Art Museum successively "launched", another "art corridor" is being formed along the Suzhou River that is becoming more and more clear in Shanghai. After the art gathering area, the artistic energy along the Huangpu River was activated again.

  At the same time, art is also infiltrating the banks of Suzhou River in a more life-like way: Tianan Qianshu, a new online celebrity check-in place opened at the end of last year, the entire shopping mall is like a contemporary art museum; To promote, present to the public the aesthetic experience of "new sense of local culture" brought by the civilization of Shanghai's textile industry.

  Nowadays, urban renewal is considered to have entered the "Aesthetic Era".

After the 42-kilometer coastline in the central urban area of ​​Suzhou River is basically connected, the quality upgrade is being driven by aesthetic enhancement.

"The Suzhou River with nine bends and eighteen bends, each bend and section has its own style and characteristics, carrying the unique culture of the coastal regions and communities, and providing a steady stream of inspiration." Researcher of the International Public Art Association, Shanghai Creative Liu Yi, director of the Design Workers Association, told reporters.

He believes that in the future, every section, bridge, and wharf of Suzhou River will become an excellent place for public art creation, and even the visitors themselves will become a landscape together, so that the public can feel life and humanities and art. seamless link.

This will not only consolidate the concentration of happiness in the area, but also add wings to the take-off of cultural tourism along the river - a delicate waterfront with historical heritage and humanistic emotions is about to emerge.

  Art galleries and museums connect the dots into a line, reflecting the humanistic background of the coast

  The artistic gene of Suzhou River has a long history.

The earliest location of Shencheng comparable to Beijing 798 Art Park is the M50 Art Park by the Suzhou River. Up to now, hundreds of galleries, design companies and art institutions have gathered, creating a strong artistic atmosphere.

Today, including the Wang Xiaohui Art Museum, which is about to be unveiled near Weining Road Metro Station, there are as many as seven art galleries along the Suzhou River, each with its own beauty.

Both the Shanghai Pavilion of the OCT Center for Contemporary Art and the Shanghai Pavilion of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art are adjacent to the north bank of Tibet Road and Bridge.

Less than a kilometer to the west, there is the No. 8 Bridge Art Space, 1908 Granary, which was transformed from a private granary. The retro and chic space, the first exhibition of "Natsume Friends" in China, and other youthful exhibitions have made it a well-deserved trend. Net red punch card place.

Huacui Contemporary Art Museum and Soviet-Russian Art Museum are both located in the Changning section of the Suzhou River. The former opened for half a year. In the future, it will join hands with the Shanghai Sino-Foreign Cultural and Art Exchange Association to explore the collision of Chinese and foreign cultural and artistic inspirations. The latter has a history of 15 years. Soviet-Russian realistic plastic arts are featured in the collection.

The Suning Art Museum on the banks of the Suzhou River in Putuo Changfeng has a pure "Chinese heart" under the French architectural shell, and its collection of ancient Chinese art is spectacular.

  In addition, the museum resources on the Suzhou River are quite rich.

Zhuang Yu, director and associate professor of the Education Research Center for Chinese and Foreign Museums at East China Normal University, found that there are as many as a dozen museums in this area.

Most of them are adapted to local conditions and subdivided into niches. In addition to the Shanghai Postal Museum in the Shanghai General Post Office Building and the China Securities Museum in the Pujiang Hotel, which are more familiar to the public, there are also many unknown characteristic museums, leaving fresh humanities on the riverside. Footnotes.

For example, the Changfeng Trademark Poster Collection Museum is the only museum dedicated to trademark sparks in China, following the context of the Shanghai Match Factory, which quietly disappeared along the Suzhou River; The building was formerly the Shanghai Mint; the Suzhou River Industrial Civilization Exhibition Hall, which is being renovated and upgraded, is located in the former site of the Shanghai Optical Factory, revealing how the Suzhou River and the history of industrial civilization merged into the eternal memory of Shanghai’s international metropolis; Shanghai Textile Museum, formerly known as Shanghai Shenxin Textile No. 9 Factory; Mengqingyuan Exhibition Hall tells the story of water environment management along the Suzhou River.

  "There are diverse cultural backgrounds along the Suzhou River, red culture, Shanghai-style culture, industrial civilization, modern art... They complement each other, driving the artistic atmosphere along the coast and forming a gratifying cultural infiltration atmosphere." Zhuang Yu told reporters.

Art infiltrates living scenes to improve residents' happiness index

  The artistic atmosphere along the Suzhou River is also infiltrating into more life-like shopping malls, neighborhoods and other scenes, making it within easy reach of people.

  The new Internet celebrity check-in place on the river bank, Tianan Thousand Trees, is equally worthy of attention as the fantastic appearance of the suspended forest is the main artistic style of the shopping mall.

On the occasion of the opening, works of artists with a total price of more than 100 million yuan were dropped here.

The world's popular trend artist Daniel Arxuan brings 14 museum-level sculpture masterpieces to form an open solo exhibition "Contemporary Revival", opening an archaeological journey through time and space.

The art installations of Kaws, Li Chengjiu, Huang Yulong, Chen Wenling and other artists are scattered all over the mall, waiting to meet the audience at any time.

Even the elevator patio is unique - the mall specially invited three contemporary artists to create three huge paintings, "Kunpeng", "Patio" and "Growth" for the three elevators.

  The "M50 Alley Project", which is located in the public aisle of M50 Building No. 4 (the original workshop of the Textile Department), closely connects the local genes related to the textile industry in the form of public art. Interaction of community residents, tourists and art creators.

For example, "M50 Tour Co-creation Installation" is a work of art created by the audience and the author. The author draws a map of the M50 park on the wooden board, and marks the viewing spots and the location of the art studio in the park with screws. The audience can participate The map is constantly "updated".

"Times M50" has become a punch-in camera for handsome men and beautiful women.

I saw that the mirror is designed to be the effect of a magazine cover. As long as tourists get close to the mirror and take a selfie with their mobile phones, they can get a magazine cover full of the sense of the times.

The mirrors are affixed with slogans full of textile factory elements, such as "model worker" and "best car stopper", allowing visitors to experience the feeling of being the cover character of the textile factory weekly.

  Compared with the banks of the Huangpu River, the most distinctive feature of the banks of the Suzhou River is the concentration of residential areas, which is particularly friendly to the common people.

Lighting up the banks of Suzhou River with art can give full play to this feature, whether it is the renewal of public landscapes, the construction of surrounding communities, or the utilization of various spaces.

Liu Yi found that most of the rejuvenation along the Suzhou River is still in version 1.0, just to be beautiful. "I look forward to version 2.0 appearing as soon as possible, and more works may be related to people's needs, more practical, or related to people's needs. Regional humanities are connected, and there is a greater sense of participation.”

  Reporter Fan Xin

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