Taiwan‟s architect Chu Chih Kang is to unveil his new creation in Venice as invited artist of “Time Space Existence”, the official Collateral Event of 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture, on the evening of May 26th for VIP preview.
Alejandro Aravena, Curator of 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture and winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize, approves “Time Space Existence” as the official Collateral Event featuring presentations from 6 continents at 3 venues in Venice: Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, and Palazzo Rossini.
Palazzo Bembo will present creations by master architects including Peter Eisenman, Curt Fentress, Woha, and Studio Razavi. Staging his new creation “Mountains Waters” at Palazzo Mora, Chu Chih Kang is sharing the venue with Denise Scott Brown, winner of 2016 AIA Gold Medal, among other international peers.
Chu‟s design work “Dong-Dong-Chiang” won iF DESIGN AWARD and Red Dot Award in 2008. In 2015, his design “Fangsuo Bookstore in Chengdu” was heralded “One of The World‟s Most Beautiful Bookstores” by Architectural Digest, winning global attention and a dozen or so iconic international design awards.
Invited by Global Art Affair, organizer of “Time Space Existence”, Chu Chih Kang is to present his new concept work “Mountains ̇Waters”: exhibition of Nature‟s transformation in a world of living beings and manmade creations. The design wins overwhelming support and praise from Global Art Affair and collaborating curators. Chu‟s new creation will make its debut in Venice on May 26th, 2016, along with the works of his international peers at 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Chu Chih Kang speaks of his work “Mountains ̇Waters”, “My creations have been nurtured by my study of fine arts and traditional Chinese painting during university years. From the confined space inside the Venetian heritage building, I attempted to offer a different perspective of an urban mirage. The organic landscape of mountains and waters represents the „Nature‟ created by humans, as the manmade extension also exhibits Nature‟s growth. Since human beings are part of organic Earth, so are our buildings. The perspective encourages conservation of primitive „Nature‟ that we have been part of.”
During the exhibition, the bronze work will gradually reflect the natural impact of Venice‟s air, humidity, and sunlight. The exhibition opens to the public from May 28th, 2016 through to November 27th, 2016.