Shanghai Museum of Glass x Tecent Music Entertainment
A cross-border art exhibition
March 24, 2019
On March 24, the cross-border art exhibition Flowing made its debut at the Rainbow Chapel, Shanghai Museum of Glass Park. Exhibiting for three weeks, it was the first time that Shanghai Museum of Glass collaborated with Tecent Music Entertainment.
At the opening of exhibition, the famous figures from business, music and art, including ZHANG Lin, Director of Shanghai Museum of Glass, LI Kai, Copyright Commercial Director of Tecent Music Entertainment Group, Christopher Lang, General Manager of Greater China of DTS, PAN Yan, Secretary General of China Association of Performing Arts, and YUAN Ding, Chairman of RECO, gathered in the Rainbow Chapel and witnessed the collaborative fruit of glass art, traditional music and new technology.
“Fusion” is the theme of the exhibition. Through the interview with the musicians, artist WANG Qin derived inspiration from the six selected compositions of six different musicians, and transformed the abstract music spirit into solid glass sculptures. The sculptures are named after the compositions: Dawn Light by Yi ethnic singer Guba Ahsan, The Spoiled Child by Mongolian Band Rid, The Mountain People by Hui ethnic singer MAN Xinwei, At the Foot of Mount Fanjing by Miao ethnic singer LONG Pu and TIAN Yingchang, War Horse by Mongolian Band ZUL and Ezen Sang by Mongolian Band Suutan.
It is the people that are the core of music art. No matter as musicians, audiences or artists, the encounter and mingling of those from multiple areas and multiple communities would rejuvenate the minor ethnicity culture. This exhibition is not only a groundbreaking interpretation of traditional folk music, an innovation in inheriting heritage, but also an application on the idea of “sharing the infinite possibilities of glass”, which brings further culture dimension to glass art. In the future, Shanghai Museum of Glass will keep on diversified cooperation to empower glass art with impressive inspiration.