Matter Matters

City Arts Festival

The global instability has given us a chance to both strip old mindsets and embrace new developments in New Materials that would otherwise gone unnoticed. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down”. Kurt Vonnegut’s remark at the end of the last century appears more fitting than ever today. The sudden “social distancing“ temporarily prevents human interaction, yet it also gives us an ample amount of time to reflect on material, spirituality, and creativity. We gradually realize that the objects we have taken for granted appear differently now. So we start asking. What makes a material meaningful? What materials truly add value to society? Where do everyday objects come from? And where will they go? What do we need to prepare, both physically and mentally, for the upcoming post-pandemic lifestyle?

We are proud to be showing showing our latest installation of 12 porcelain vases called ‘The Jingtao Cichang Project’ alongside 33 global frontier designers, artists, scientists, and material creators.

Where
Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre

When
August 8, 2020
September 6, 2020

Matter Matters

City Arts Festival

The global instability has given us a chance to both strip old mindsets and embrace new developments in New Materials that would otherwise gone unnoticed. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down”. Kurt Vonnegut’s remark at the end of the last century appears more fitting than ever today. The sudden “social distancing“ temporarily prevents human interaction, yet it also gives us an ample amount of time to reflect on material, spirituality, and creativity. We gradually realize that the objects we have taken for granted appear differently now. So we start asking. What makes a material meaningful? What materials truly add value to society? Where do everyday objects come from? And where will they go? What do we need to prepare, both physically and mentally, for the upcoming post-pandemic lifestyle?

We are proud to be showing showing our latest installation of 12 porcelain vases called ‘The Jingtao Cichang Project’ alongside 33 global frontier designers, artists, scientists, and material creators.

Where
Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre

When
August 8, 2020
September 6, 2020