Past Chengdu Event: VOL 11

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VOL 11

December 21, 2018
@ 言几又 凯德天府店

PechaKucha Night Volume 11: Gifts: Wrap it Right

The best gift can't be purchased in a store, and don’t need to be wrapped. Those gifts can be feelings of surprise, special moments, talents and crafts. In the creative industry it is most definitely the work offered to our city to spice it up, to decorate it, and to trigger participation and action.


But what if we do wrap these gifts? Inspired by the world-famous artists Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude, we are going to wrap creative works, and unpack them together. Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo has spent the last 57 years repeatedly redefining the parameters of installation and land art, creating a body of work that defies categorization and recognizes no limit to possibility. Most famously, their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, and 178 trees in Basel, giving architecture and natural beauty a special meaning. It is hard not to see their projects as an attempt to change our relationship to landscape itself, thus opening us up to a whole new way of looking at the world.

那如果偏要将这份礼物打包呢?享誉世界的艺术家Christo Vladimirov Javacheff和他已故的妻子Jeanne-Claude,曾用“包裹”的方式将全球各地的巨大地标打包,在57年里他们不断地重新定义装置与大地艺术,用创造挑战既有范畴,突破界限。他们包裹了柏林的国会大厦、巴黎新桥、纽约中央公园的门、巴塞尔的178棵树……赋予建筑与自然之美新的定义。他们在作品中试图重新定义人与景观的关系,并开启认知世界的新方式。而我们也希望致敬两位艺术家,邀请创意人群一起“打包/拆开”他们的创造力。

The paper we use to wrap gifts? The world-famous PechaKucha Night presentation format of 20 images X 20 seconds. Ten local and international speakers from different creative disciplines are invited to wrap their work in 400 seconds. During this final edition of the year, and with a slight hint to the holiday seasons ahead, we invite you to experience the importance of wrapping during Volume 11: “Gifts: Wrap it Right”.


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