THE HOTTEST THEATER
ACT 1 Dream like flowers
A splendid display of fireworks with hot glass.
ACT 2 Dream like rain
Slowly dripping hot glass to become eternity.
ACT 3 Dream like bubbles
Fascinating glass balloons, rising and swelling.
ACT 4 Dream coming true
Striving to keep the dream and maintain the beauty.
In this exhibition, the artist Meng Du offers a dramatic interpretation of pervasive “limitations” and “boundaries” in her usual, although subtle and intuitive way. Walking through the exhibit, the viewers will experience the transient and translucent nature of glass while looking at the fantastical and strange scenes. Each scene reflects a different type of limitation. Rooms of various sizes and styles function as large installations and a stage. Viewers will have intimate contact with stories and emotions through sight, sound and touch.
“It is the fate of glass to break.” So goes a French proverb, regularly echoed in literature, on film, and in music. The maxim itself, as well as its recurrences across a diversity of media, encapsulate how glass’ inherent fragility continues to serve artists working beyond the visual. A potent and recurring metaphor in countless languages, broken glass resonates on myriad levels. With this as its starting point, BRKN explores how things shattered, fractured and cracked can speak to heartbreak and hope, and everything in between.
Over the past 60 years, Shanghai has been through a massive transformation from its industrial age to today. The Shanghai Museum of Glass maintains the basic structure of the site’s existing factory, expressing its original details and creating a highly artistic and interactive space. To highlight the building’s previous function as a glass factory, there are several feature areas, including the Kaleidoscope Entrance, Corridor of History, House of Glass and the Jewelry Box.
The Kids Museum of Glass is the first of its kind in China, it is designed especially for children to explore and learn. The exhibitions form the ‘Glass City’, which consists of differently themed units, such as ‘The Beach’, ‘The Circus’ and ‘The Factory’. The experience is intuition-based and invites children to discover the magical possibilities of glass.
The Rainbow Chapel is multi-functional events space enclosed within a kaleidoscope of color. The venue is truly one of a kind, its multi-hued facade creates an all-embracing atmosphere where many different types of events can occur. Our desire from the very beginning was to provide an intimate setting for people to come together to express feelings of joy and love – the unique circular form and magical glass reflections make it a welcoming environment that is perfect for uplifting ceremonies and congregations
The MAZE is a series of mirrors made into an illusory space, covering an area of 450 square meters. More than your average maze game, The MAZE combines glass, mirror, and light to create a mind-bending puzzle.
A scavenger hunt for different shapes of light adds another layer of intrigue to the mix, challenging your senses at every turn. Will you find your way?