We found ourselves in Shanghai for a few days earlier this week and made a trip to LONG MUSEUM’s West Bund location. Designed by a Chinese architect from Atelier Deshaus, the museum’s structure is as impressive as the works it displays. The futuristic, sleek lines combined with its harsh overpowering use of concrete create a nice contrast against the remaining ruins of a forgotten factory. Once inside, the vaulted ceilings and over use of space are a welcome and familiar feeling that is symbolic of Chinese architecture.
The exhibit on display was by WANG Yuyang. Although we were not too familiar with his work, his pieces had a commanding presence that immediately drew you in. Our favorite works highlighted the execution of simplistic angular sculptures hidden to technological vision but visible to the human eye. This structural idea allows us to explore the the thought of reality being false and real at the same time.