A gallant and calm epic of the stars,
a journey of self-discovery
Act 1: The Slow Dawn
Act 2: Fire in the Deep Sea
Act 3: Light of Life
Act 4: Sacred Darkness
Act 5: Infinity and Beyond
The exhibition is an attempt by the Shanghai Museum of Glass to curate an exhibition from its collection. It is composed of three parts, starting from how artists translate other art genres with glass, following by taking glass as a cognitive medium, and finally settling down to display glass itself out of the art genre of studio glass.
When humans are light, shadows are shadows. When shadows are light, humans are shadows. The shadow of you, you of the shadow At this moment, are “you” still “you”?
BRKN explores how things shattered, fractured and cracked can speak to heartbreak and hope, and everything in between.
The significant value of contemporary art is to consistently break the rigid system and pattern. Through intervening the visible sphere, it forces the rigidity vanishing gradually, and inspiring people to reflect the existing world, so as to attain the reset of meaning.
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, and the House of Glass.
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?