The Art of Lighting Illuminates Shanghai

The Art of Lighting Illuminates Shanghai
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The Lumière Shanghai Festival, now in its 5th edition, has now reached a relevant place among art and lighting events in China. Thanks to the involvement of several international artists, this Chinese event, organised in collaboration with Fête des Lumières in Lyon and the Amsterdam Light Festival, has grown remarkably. Buling Dreams by Light is the theme that inspired the authors of the 23 most avant-garde works of light and shadow, from over 10 Countries, selected from over 100 projects. These are very diverse projects which, in some cases, require interaction with visitors, such as Fly Your Light, an installation with circular lighting that lights up, thanks to the movement of a pedal located at the bottom of the work. Whereas, Absorbed by Light is a human-like sculpture of mobile phones - offering a message that encourages us to rethink modern communications. Among the more minimalist works, Oggi Ti Amo explores love and poetry in a simple and straight-forward way. A must-see involves Van Gogh’s Starry Night, made up of 1400 light sticks, The Singing Angels by Georg Oehler and the intriguing installation by Chinese artist Lu Chongyang 60 +1 where green hearts swing like clock pendulums.

Paolo Mastazza - © 2029 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai