Art+Village+City, an exhibition resulting from an open-ended inquiry into the human condition in the built environment through the interdisciplinary tools of urban studies and the collaborative ethos of design practice, opened on October 1 at the Shanghai West Bund Biennale and on October 9 in the Wurster Hall Gallery.
The October 9th opening reception drew crowds of students, faculty and guests to a transformed Wurster Gallery, whose space was divided to represent four different villages in Shenzhen or Guangzhou. Curated by UC Berkeley professors Margaret Crawford and Winnie Wong, the exhibition features the work of the Art+Village+City Research Studio, SHIMURAbros (as researchers at Studio Olafur Eliasson), Sascha Pohle, Jing Wen, and José Figueroa.
The exhibition will be up in Wurster Gallery through November 14, open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6PM.
The exhibition in Shanghai will be up through December 31.
Visit the project website at artvillage.city.
First four images: Art+Village+City at the Shanghai West Bund Biennale (courtesy of Annie Malcolm)
Last four images: The Art+Village+City opening reception in Wurster Gallery