"Auspicious Signs Appear in the East" by Zhang Xiao. Yang Mei
The 2019 Pingshan International Sculpture Exhibition, which is also a grand event under the district’s participation in the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, kicked off in Pingshan District yesterday.
Themed “Transcending Dimension: Sculpting Space,” and organized and arranged by two famous curators, Li Zhenhua and Liu Xiaodu, the 19-day exhibition presents the works of sculptors from 10 countries at three different venues — Pingshan Sculpture and Creation Park, the building of Pingshan District Government and Wanshi Habitat. It also displays artwork by using high-tech and installations, as well as interacting with visitors.
What distinguishes the exhibition from its counterparts is the creative process. For instance, many sculptors mulled over their ideas by interviewing Pingshan’s residents and visiting the district’s distinctive places of interest. Some artists even collaborated with local people. Liao Wenfeng, one of the artists, cooperated with a security guard working at Wanshi Habitat to design and complete one of his works.
The exhibition intends to spread the idea to the public that space in modern society is changeable and in need of perfecting. The past and modern attitudes toward “space” are reflected in the exhibits, bringing refreshing experiences to the public and redefining “sculpture.”