Building a highly concentrated area of Art facilities on the West Coast of Shanghai
Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, 7 Nov (Reporter Li Rong)-the west bank of Shanghai, once a large industrial factory area gathering "iron, coal, sand, and oil," is now magnificently turned from the "rust zone" to vigorously build an area where art facilities are highly concentrated. Speed up the march towards the waterfront of the preeminent city. The reporter learned from the recent 2019 Global Museum of Art summit that the west bank of Shanghai is building a cultural pattern of "Art Museum Avenue + West Bank Art season + Art Trading platform."
Fang Shizhong, chairman of the Culture and Arts Committee on the West Coast of Shanghai and director of the Xuhui District of Shanghai, said: Xuhui is the cultural region of Shanghai and one of the birthplaces of Shanghai's Chinese and Western cultures and Shanghai-style cultures. The West Bank of Shanghai, located in Xuhui, is launching the "West Bank Project" to build a cultural platform and a new cultural landmark for dialogue between Shanghai's international cultural metropolis and the world. The purpose of this paper is to construct a compound structure supported by cultural creativity, artificial intelligence and innovative finance.
At present, the west coast of Shanghai is promoting the construction of "Art Museum Avenue", and a number of new clusters of art venues have been built at the same time as the transformation of industrial relics, including the Dragon Art Museum, which is based on the coal wharf. Yu Deyao Art Museum, which is based on the hangar, and the West Bank Art Center, which is based on the factory building of the former Shanghai aircraft Factory, and has established cooperative relations with the Pompidou Art Center in France and the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.
At the same time, in accordance with art laws, international practices, and market rules, Shanghai established and held three major self-owned brand activities, namely, the West Bank Music Festival, the West Bank Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale, and the West Bank Art and Design Fair. Spring, summer, autumn and winter two major cultural and artistic seasons are launched every year, and more than 100 cultural and artistic activities have been held so far.
The west coast of Shanghai is still building an art trading platform. Relying on the West Bank Art Museum Avenue, the West Bank Art bonded Warehouse and the West Bank Art Fair, bringing together internationally renowned galleries, works of art masters, original art talents and curatorial operation teams, Initially formed a series of works of art creation, display, trading, background services and other links of the industrial chain.