(19 Oct 2022) For book lovers and art enthusiasts, the newly opened Shanghai Library East in Pudong, Shanghai is bound to be a place of interest when China loosens its zero-Covid policy.
Opened late last month, Shanghai Library East is one of the largest new libraries in the world, and it has integrated public art into its building design and curation.
Ten site-specific permanent commissions by leading Chinese and international artists – Shen Fan, Xu Bing, Yang Zhenzhong, Mia Liu, Emily Floyd, Plummer and Smith, Gu Wenda, Zheng Chongbin, Ni Youyu and Simon Ma – have been installed in different locations within the 115,000sq m library space.
This public art program, which uses the evolution of text throughout Chinese civilization as a curatorial thread, has been put together by Urban Art Projects (UAP).
TheStar has the full illustrated article here.