Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

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Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

Personal Structures Themed Exhibition in Venice, Italy – design by Chu Chih-Kang

4 Oct 2017

Personal Structures Exhibition

Design: Chu Chih-Kang

Location: Venice, Italy

European Cultural Centre’s Art Exhibition in Venice

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

After being invited to the Parallel Show TIME SPACE EXISTENCE of La Biennale di Venezia in 2016, Taiwanese designer Chu Chih-Kang cooperates with The GAA Foundation again in 2017 to show the sequel of his works Mountain‧Water in Palazzo Mora.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

Themed on PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders, the exhibition is hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the centre of Venice -Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora-and the Giardini Marinaressa.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

The GAA Foundation chooses the two themes TIME SPACE EXISTENCE and PERSONAL STRUCTURE alternately every other year. The selected artists come from many different parts of the world, different cultures resulting in very different artworks. Visually, the artworks may appear very different, but all artists present their own subjective, personal expression of their reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

The theme of the exhibition “PERSONAL STRUCTURES–open borders” shows the commonness and differences between Europeans in dialogue with works of non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Time and Space, which echoes with the hope of Christine Macel, the curator of Venice Biennale, that is to re-build the declining humanistic spirit in current society through art.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

Chu Chih-Kang takes Mountains‧Waters as the theme to illustrate his personal concept: ”I want to talk about life. All things belong to nature, among which human being is just a tiny element. All things are with life, the source of nature and life is Earth. Speaking of nature, we Chinese will take mountain and water as representatives.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

The world within human being’s reach, after all, is only the surface of Earth, where the lives go through an endless cycle of growth, aging, destruction and rebirth, in a constant circulation like wind and water. For Earth, the reincarnation and circulation is like breath, and all things exist in such process of breathing.”

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

The bronze statues of mountains are set on a round marble plate, they change and grow up gradually by the wind and water in Venice, or like a land where green grass and blossoms grow, wither or die away. These changes are the same as the growth and reincarnation of all things on Earth, we only see the epitome of changes in past hundreds of millions of years.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

The work Mountains‧Waters II, in fact, is the epitome of Chu’s on-going design project, a lobby space of Tao Zhu Yin Yuan residential building in Xinyi District, Taipei. It will be the largest work that implements Chu’s concept — an artwork with life, grows and changes continually in this eternal residential space.

Mountains‧Waters II Exhibition in Venice

Exhibitions Theme: PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders
Exhibitions Venue: Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa
Exhibitions Date: 13 May – 26 November 2017

Chu Chih-Kang
Founder of CHU CHIH-KANG SPACE DESIGN Co., Ltd.
AD100 – The Most Influential Architectural Design and Design Elite in China, China
2016 40 Under 40, PRESTIGE – Person of the Year, Taiwan
2016 40 Under 40, PERSPECTIVE, Hong Kong

Awards
2017 iF DESIGN AWARD, Germany
2017 reddot award 2017 interior design, Germany
2016 A’Design Award – PLATINUM, Italy
2016 World Retail Awards – Store Design of the Year
2016 WIN Awards-shortlist, UK
2016 German Design Award – Special Mention, Germany
2016 iF Design Award, Germany
2016 37th annual interiors awards, U.S.A.
2016 40 Under 40, PERSPECTIVE, Hong Kong
2016 40 Under 40, PRESTIGE – Person of the Year, Taiwan
2016 Golden Pin Design Award – Best Design of the Year, Taiwan
2016 TID Award, Taiwan
2015 Best of Year Awards, U.S.A.
2015 ICONIC AWARDS – interior, Best of Best, Germany
2015 AD100 – The Most Influential Architectural Design and Design Elite in China, China
2015 China Idea-Tops
2015 China Jintang Prize
2015 China Nest Award
2015 Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards – Gold Award, Hong Kong
2015 Design For Asia – Bronze Award, Hong Kong
2015 GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2015, Japan
2008 iF product design award, Germany
2008 reddot award: product design, Germany

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