This article was written by Rui Hu for iChongqing
On November 18, 2018, Yuelai Public Art Exhibition on Signs, Symbols and Reality opened in Yuelai, Chongqing . It is a permanent exhibition open to the public free of charge, aimed at bringing the art of mountains and rivers to life in public places.
After the exhibition, the works will be permanently installed at the Chongqing International Exhibition Center . These works of art living in public spaces will bring a renewal of freshness in the city. They will encourage local citizens to participate and create a new emotional experience and visual recognition of culture and art. Ten public art works harmonize with Yuelai’s people, nature and environment.
Deployment of artistic genres in Yuelai
Yuelai is generously endowed by nature. The Jialing River is at the forefront with gentle hills in the background creating a splendid landscape. This part of the Jialing River stands out from the majestic and tumultuous waters of the Yangtze River. She is slow, quiet and charming. The New Area makes Yuelai an open window to the world by attracting international business, conferences, exhibitions, cultural creativity and ecological quality of life. In the immediate future, Yuelai represents the first batch of a national green and environmental zone, and also the first of the national unit sets of pilot sponge cities with the necessary conditions to build a new city of the future.
An interactive distribution base
Civic art was first proposed in the 17 th century as a new artistic concept by a German sociologist. It is an art form that has its roots in the development of contemporary society and underlines the expression of the free will of citizens in public places. The art of public places is a method of joint construction that has been particularly active in recent years. However, Chongqing has not yet developed a large-scale plan for public art.
Yuelai has become the center of an interactive distribution base for people and information.
As a result, the cultural attributes and artistic imprint of certain spaces are now an important part of Yuelai’s future plan, which is an outdoor exhibition window located at the heart of the construction of the New Liangjiang District. . With regard to its artistic form and artistic language, it is necessary that a consensus on artistic aesthetics be reached to accompany the production of recognizable international works of art.