Art in the city festival 2015
When I was a kid I used to hate autumn. Think of it: grey sky, 70% chance of rain, diminishing colors of green, mud and oh yes, being back at school. However, as I grew older I started appreciating the golden palette of the season. Those cozy knit cardigans, elegant turtleneck sweaters and the stylish rain boots that I absolutely fell in love with, autumn was slowly becoming on of my favorite seasons.
My love for autumn does not end here. Most of it begins as the city evolves into a colorful scene with various design and art festivities. One of them is Shanghai Art Week.
This year on September 11th, the city saw the opening of Art in the City festival. K11, which is known as an art mall, hosted their art space to showcase 17 Chinese emerging artists supported by independent galleries and art spaces.
The overall theme of the exhibition was "Stop Making Sense", to explore the surreal relationship between artists, our living environment, and change. It was an exhibition about biographies and autobiographies, about cities and landscapes, small communities and our cosmopolitan world, about heritage and the way we absorb it. Its key word is “storytelling”: to try and make sense of the world – we sometimes need to turn it upside down. Indeed, to see things at best we sometimes have to see it from a different perspective.