Yu Public Art Installation by Lin Xueming in Lanzhou

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Yu Public Art Installation by Lin Xueming

CIID Open Exhibit: New Novofibre Building in China – design by Lin Xueming

2 May 2016

Yu Public Art Installation by Lin Xueming in Lanzhou

Design: Lin Xueming

Location: Lanzhou, Gansu province, northern China

Novofibre’s “Yu” Installation Fuses Designer Aesthetic with Call for Environmental Awareness

Yu Public Art Installation

In October 2015, Novofibre joined over 1,000 designers and artists for one of the most exciting design events in China. Every year the China Institute of Interior Design (CIID) hosts an “Open Exhibit” showcasing the world’s best creative talent and cutting edge design products.

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Novofibre worked with renowned artist and designer Lin Xueming to create an incredibly innovative, thought provoking and visually stunning exhibition for this year’s event.

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Held in Lanzhou, China, the 2015 Open Exhibit theme was entitled “Crossing Boundaries”. Participants were asked to interpret the theme using the cultural and environmental landscapes of the historic Lanzhou region as inspiration.

Yu Public Art Installation

Novofibre’s installation, entitled “Yu”, was completed using Novofibre’s Oriented Structural Straw Boards to create an immersive environment that evokes both traditional Chinese Tangram puzzles and the surrounding mountainous landscape of Lanzhou.

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By integrating both the Chinese understanding of puzzles as a tool to build interpretation skills and intelligence, alongside the visual and structural environmental elements of the installation inherent in the mountainous topography and OSSB panels, Lin Xueming’s design implores viewers to reflect on humanity’s simultaneous responsibility to and reliance on the earth.

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Through “Yu”, visitors are nudged toward crossing the “boundaries” that prevent them from understanding, engaging with, and making active choices that foster a healthy, sustainable world for the next generation.

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Yu Public Art Installation

Novofibre Yu Public Art Installation by Lin Xueming in Lanzhou – Information

Project Name: “Yu” public art installation
Year: 2015-16
Artist: Lin Xueming
Status: Built
Location: Lanzhou, China
Program: 160m x 120m x 4m
Main Materials: wheat-straw board, acrylic

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Yu Public Art Installation Yu Public Art Installation

“YU” is an ancient Chinese character, when broken down, it is composed of:
an angle, a square, an alley, a boulevard, a plaza, a mountain and a river

Artist Lin Xueming:
Artist Lin Xueming

Yu Public Art Installation by Lin Xueming in Lanzhou images / information from designwire

Lanzhou is the capital city of northwest China’s Gansu province


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