Design Firm: BIAD-ZXD ARCHITECTS
Type: Architecture Art
Materials: Metal Mirror Steel Glass
Tags: Guangdong shenzhen 广东 深圳
Category: Exhibition installation
ZXD Architects released Xiaodi ZHU’s most recent installation artwork 《Criticality》, which is exhibiting in the “Unknown City: China Contemporary Architects and Installation Art Exhibition” in Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen.
For the installation, the artist Xiaodi ZHU’s interpretation is: “The birth of new things usually means the death of old ones. The case is true for cities – the birth of a new city scape often starts from covering an old city. However, there is always a point at which a new city and its old counterpart balance each other, in the linear development pro-cess of time. Let’s put it this way, the urban ontology under the imbalance of new and old is in the state of duality – led by both the new-born kernel and the obsolete appearance. People con-cerning about the urban ontology can see through the birth and death in the urban transition process more easily in such a state. Therefore, I hope that such a critical state can be expressed in a more concrete manner, high-lighting the entangling which means that being critical will no longer be a state, but a memorial.”
During four decades since China’s reform and opening-up, “three-same-time cities” that are planned, constructed and adjusted at the same time abound everywhere. Traditions are re-placed by new memories whereas new memories are covered by constantly-changing reality in no soon. The concern about the urban ontology is devoured by the intricate physical world that emerges constantly, as if chaos was the theme of today’s urban development.
People are unknown about what’s the future like, or in other words, people cannot clearly pre-dict the future. This may be the answer given by human being for numerous uncertainty. However, speculation and pursuit for the future are still the direction of art activity, which are indelible forever. New concepts and technologies have provided us with a way out, based on which people’s reveries for future cities are collected. In an epoch of digitalization and IOT (In-ternet of Things), everything is possible, with people’s visions and horizons extremely extended. Cities will be formatted to reconstruct the life style and happiness. This is where the responsibil-ity and competitiveness of future cities exist. We expect a space with more dimensions to show endless possibilities to people!
Project name: Criticality
Architect’ Firm: ZXD ARCHITECTS
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Architects: Xiaodi ZHU
Design Team: Nan ZHAO, Tiantian MAO, Jiayu MA
Exhibition Excutive: Di QI
Project location: Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen
Completion Year: 2019.03
Gross Built Area (square meters): 13
Photo credits: Weihang Luo
Consultants: FANG Media