The dome(from Latin: domus), a building structure originated from the Mesopotamia civilization period, has the same long history as glass. From the Pantheon of Augustus of ancient Rome in the First Century AD to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral of Florence created by Brunelleschi in the Sixteenth Century and from the Constantinople Cathedral set by Justinianus the Great for the Goddess Sophia in the Sixth Century to the Millennium Dome aside River Thames built for new millennium in twenty-first Century, this complex, mysterious and admirable structure attracts numerous ancient architects to spend their lifetime to explore and overtake it, so the meaning behind this structure has gone beyond the images and the structure itself.
Bi Rongrong tries to borrow the meaning of this word to build up self-cognition, constantly explore or excavate the construction process in different exhibitions. In this exhibition of Shanghai Museum of Glass, her inspiration is coming from the wave (water) pattern. Bi Rongrong often consciously or unconsciously adopts some wave patterns and the curiosity drive her to reuse and restructure these patterns, so these patterns gradually created more various forms, like new geometric shapes, color gradient, curve, spiral and so on, and the connections between them and the space. And then the wave pattern itself seems to be no longer important because the construction relationship has generated during the process. If the last solo exhibition of Bi Rongrong, Dome (Absolute), was the beginning of this construction, then Dome 2 (Wave) now is a continuation of the previous work.
From the shape to color and from shadow to perspective, the glass seems to be a tailored material for Bi Rongrong and a media that has totally different dimensions with that of painting in the performance, which can enable her to open a new perspective to interpret the relationship between the objects and structures and explore the effect between the works and the fields. As an female artist that participated in the important contemporary art cross-border “Annealing” project in Shanghai Museum of Glass, Bi Rongrong constantly trigger unlimited possibilities between glass and contemporary art, extending glass boundary and using glass material to bring full of surprises and unexpected wonderful works for the audience and the industry, which is exactly the “Annealing” that we continue to insist on.
展览时间： 2017年11月04日 – 2018年02月28日
Organizer: Shanghai Museum of Glass
Dates: Nov 04, 2017 – Feb 28, 2017
From Tue to Sun 14:00-16:00
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Exhibition Venue:N1 Art Tower 1st floor to Second floor, Shanghai Museum of Glass