Exhibition at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai
From November 7th, 2019 to March 1st, 2020, the Power Station of Art presents the first solo exhibition in China of French architect Jean Nouvel. Rather than an usual architectural display, Nouvel will transform the exhibition room into a theater filled with light and shadow for his exhibition titled Jean Nouvel, In my head, in my eye… belonging…
It will debut a three-and-a-half-hour film produced by Nouvel, as well as six works of art based on his architecture, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in what inspired Nouvel’s design practice, thus entering his thoughts and emotions. This exhibition is in collaboration with Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.
With more than 200 construction projects worldwide, Jean Nouvel is perhaps one of the most prolific architects in the world. However, Nouvel has always pursued change and innovation. Since the beginning of his career, he has continuously opposed internationally stereotyped architecture. Nouvel instead pays attention to the local context and emotion of buildings.
With the help of new technologies and materials, he creates a harmonious relationship between his buildings, the surrounding environment, and their historical context that resonates with people. For Nouvel, light is an important architectural element. He excels in using light to reveal the complexity and diversity of different spaces in the building and to create a unique narrative of fluidity. Source and images Courtesy of Claudine Colin Communication.