Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects

Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects

An exhibition by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with Zumtobel

China is an outstanding example of a new ‘museum boom’. The sheer number of new projects is overwhelming, and citizens, the international public as well as visitors wonder about the long-term effects on society and public urban space. The exhibition reflects on the physical and curatorial positioning of museums as drivers of progress within the socio-political and cultural landscape in China today.

Tasks and aims associated with museums and cultural spaces are examined against the backdrop of today’s global, digital, urban and demographic challenges, while local factors of heritage and identity and corresponding public and private strategies are also taken into consideration. The selected projects were chosen not alone for their formal novelty; they are also representative of certain aspects in the current museum development. To illustrate the subject, ANCB commissioned the professional painter Yiming Liao from Dafen in Shenzhen to interpret the museum buildings in their urban or rural environment as oil paintings. Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù is part of the longterm ANCB programme ‘The Museum of the 21st Century. Content - Form - Impact’.

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Cite: "Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects" 18 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791625/zai-xing-tu-mu-sixteen-chinese-museums-fifteen-chinese-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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