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Design Triennial – Inaugural Edition Of Guangzhou

January 16 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Guangzhou Design Triennial is an innovative project launched by the Guangdong Museum of Art (GDMoA) with the goal of establishing a global forum for cutting-edge modern design and design-focused studies.

Scheduled from January 16 to May 31, 2024, the inaugural Guangzhou Design Triennial will revolve around the concept of “The Warm-beings”.

The curation of the event will be led by Naiyi Wang, a curator and researcher, in collaboration with co-curators Shaoqiang Wang (Director of GDMoA), Vicky Richardson, Stanley Wong, and Degeng Li.

Paola Antonelli, who is currently the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art and the founding Director of Research & Development at MoMA, is among the members of the Advisory Board. Feng Boyi, an Independent Curator, and Thomas A. Geisler, the Director of Kunstgewerbemuseum of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, are also part of the board. Along with them, there are other notable members such as Han Xu, the Vice President of China Academy of Fine Arts; Kan Tai-Keung, a Designer; Lou Yongqi, the Vice President of Tongji University; and Yuan Youmin, the Executive Director of China International Design Museum.

The Guangzhou Design Triennial consists of four main exhibitions, one of which is called Matters of Care and is curated by Naiyi Wang. This exhibition focuses on the growing need for care in various forms, including both humans and nonhumans. It also aims to redefine the concepts of care in terms of politics and ethics, inspired by Maria Puig de la Bellacasa. By inviting talented individuals from all over the world, this exhibition encourages contemplation on the idea of care and explores different perspectives and approaches in a world where carelessness is prevalent.

Design Triennial – Inaugural Edition Of Guangzhou

The first Guangzhou Design Triennial, titled Matters of Care, will feature a series of new works, one of which is MOS Architects’ Greenhouse No. 1 / Clinic No. 1. This installation explores the intersection of health, nature, and our responsibility towards our surroundings. Studio Ossidianahighlights the inseparable connection between humans and non-human beings, while Platform for Humans and Birds serves as a platform for inter-species relationships, with play as the main mode of communication. Terreform ONE’s HOME ALIVE advocates for a shift towards a more egalitarian ecological approach, demonstrated through a vertical ecosystem that envisions living in harmony with other species. Additionally, Aldo Cibic’s installation encourages contemplation of an inclusive ecological future, and ignites a sense of urgency to address our fragile present and strive for a future beyond the notion of “end times.”

The individuals involved, listed alphabetically, include Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves (A.A.Murakami), Aldo Cibic, Alissa and Nienke, Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, Chen Min, Colin Fournier, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto (ecoLogicStudio), Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin (FormaFantasma), Lin Fanglu, Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith (MOS Architects), Neri Oxman, Onearthstudio, Shahar Livne, Giovanni Bellotti and Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana), and Mitchell Joachim and Vivian Kuan (Terreform ONE).


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January 16 @ 8:00 am
March 31 @ 5:00 pm

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