July 26, 2016 - Public Art for Lujiazui Harbour City - Message from Fram Kitagawa, Director of Public Art for Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY
July 26, 2016

Public Art for Lujiazui Harbour City

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Message from Fram Kitagawa, Director of Public Art for Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY
Open call for proposals

Application deadline: September 30, 2016

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Message from Fram Kitagawa, Director of Public Art for Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY
Open call for proposals

Application deadline: September 30, 2016

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At the on-site briefing of Public Art for Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY, renowned art director Fram Kitagawa explained the criteria and his aspirations for the open call for proposals.

The open call, conducted in an unprecedented scale, welcomes suggestions from artists of any discipline from around the world to fill 28 sites at the 25 ha site. Together with 15 invited artwork productions, these works form part of the permanent installations of the redeveloped area. The sites are spread around five main areas of the development project, namely financial institutions, commercial landmarks, the art center, the luxury residential area and the five-star hotel. The three categories of the Open Call include "installation," “digital art," and “spatial and product design."

The deadline for the open call is September 30, 2016.

“In today’s globalized world, we wish that local culture and characteristics can also thrive. Lujiazui is a new redevelopment in Shanghai, a global city with its own history, tradition and culture. Proposals reflecting local flavours of different places and the diversity of the contemporary world shall prove stimulating to us. That said, the open call welcomes any proposals, as long as they are interesting and feasible,” he said.

Every selected proposal will receive 200–500,000 RMB for execution, subjected to their actual needs. As a rule of thumb, Kitagawa urges artists to consider the diversity of users of the public space, and submit proposals that avoid political, sexual and violent themes. Other than that, there is no need to limit themselves with practical concerns.

Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY is redeveloped from Shanghai’s iconic ship yard, carrying the city’s treasured history with it. After the famed Faret Tachikawa, Kitagawa hopes to invigorate yet another urban area with public art, by welcoming proposals from around the world.

Led by Kitagawa, the Open Call adjudication panel comprises Jean de Loisy (President of the Palais de Tokyo), Andrea Schlieker (Director of Commissions and Public Projects at White Cube) and Fang Zhenning (independent curator).

For details, please visit: www.ljzart.com. For any inquiries, please email ljzart [​at​] artfront.co.jp or submit questions through the inquiry page on the official website. A set of FAQs will be uploaded by mid-August for public reference.

 

Inquiries: ljzart [​at​] artfront.co.jp / WeChat: monac101

Deadline for proposals:September 30, 2016
*Applicants are required to register through www.ljzart.com
*All proposals must be submitted by postal mail to the Secretariat in Shanghai:
Art Front Gallery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., T1-1B, 41 Hengshan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, P.C. 200031, China

Public Art for Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY
Date of completion (redevelopment): last day of December 2018 (expected)
Date of completion (public art): Phase 1: August 2017 (expected); Phase 2: December 2017 (expected)
Deadline of Open Call: September 30, 2016
Date of announcement of the result of open call: January 2017 (on website) 
Developers: Lujiazui Central Financial District(Phase II) Development Corporation; Shanghai Ruiming Real Estate Co., LTD, Shanghai; Ruibo Real Estate Co., LTD; CSSC Complex Property Co., LTD
Number of participating artists (expected): 43 (15 invited artists plus 28 artists selected through open call)
Shanghai Urban Space Art Season: July–September 2017
Art Director: Fram Kitagawa, Chairman, Art Front Gallery
Open Call Jury: Jean de Loisy, President of Palais de Tokyo; Andrea Schlieker, Director of Commissions and Public Projects at White Cube; Fang Zhenning, independent curator
Coordination and production: Art Front Gallery

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