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20 Sep 2012 - 20 Nov 2012

Shanghai | Jing'an International Sculpture Project | exhibition


Sculptures by Wim Delvoye, Subodh Gupta and Jaume Plensa among many others have gone on display in a public park in Shanghai in September as part of the Jing’An International Sculpture Project (20 September-20 November). The biennial exhibition is part of an effort to build a permanent outdoor sculpture collection for the Jing’An district in central Shanghai, which began two years ago when the first edition of the biennial was held to coincide with the World Expo in the Chinese city. 2012 Jing’an International Sculpture Project (JISP) Shanghai, China has chosen “Pride of City” as its theme, and for good reason: there are plenty of compelling stories about today’s cities, whose history, modernity, creativity and visual representations are a source of pride and inspiration for their inhabitants. People are attracted to cities by their dynamism, inhabiting urban space like bolts and nuts fitted to a machine. It is not the soulless architecture, but people – their expressions of frustration, happiness, anxiety or excitement towards modernity, and their physical presence – that have brought cities to life. As a unique public space, cities encourage, inspire and nurture creativity in people, and create fashion and consumerism. This is exactly where people’s urban dreams stem from, and where the charm of the city lies. Read the official Jing'an International Sculpture Exhibition Press Release Read article in The Art Newspaper [Sculptures by contemporary art stars fill Shanghai park] Check the blogspot of Vanessa Stanley, a participating artist from Australia Image: Your Altered Gaze Returned (2011), Stainless steel, Aluminium and Perspex mirrors. 2.8 x 2.8 metres. Vanessa Stanley