Dialogues Between Fosun Foundation and City: Delving into the Relationship Between Business and Art
By XIE SHICHEN, DORIS DUANMU
From 2016 to 2022, Fosun Foundation was established successively in Shanghai and Chengdu. Over the years, the two art centers have carried out extensive exchanges with the cities they are located in.
Stories of Shanghai shined through 300 LEDs
On 1 September 2022, the Fuyou Road project in Huangpu District was announced to be the main body of implementation, and Yuyuan became one of the main bodies of implementation. According to the plan, the existing Yuyuan Tourist Mart and the Bund Finance Center (BFC) will be combined with the upcoming second phase of Yuyuan Garden to form a super cultural and commercial complex, the Grand Yuyuan with a total construction area of more than 1 million square meters, fully interpreting oriental lifestyle aesthetics. Located in the BFC, nicknamed as "a dancing house", Fosun Foundation (Shanghai) serves as a vivid expression of oriental lifestyle aesthetics, introducing the concept to the world. A public artwork titled "Counter Sky Garden" is displayed on the rooftop as part of the permanent collection of Fosun Foundation. Designed by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima, “Counter Sky Garden” illustrates 300 stories through 300 different LED lights.
Take a deeper look at Fosun Foundation (Chengdu)
Fosun Foundation (Chengdu) located in the Gaoxin District of Chengdu was opened to the public on 30 June, 2022, as the first branch of Fosun Foundation (Shanghai). The first exhibition held here is "Invisible Life" by Shuhei AOvama. Fosun probes into the relationship between business and art through dialogues with and observation of cities. Wang Jinyuan, Honorary Chairman of Fosun Foundation and Chairman of Fosun Foundation (Shanghai) said that "It now serves as an all-embracing cultural hub that integrates tradition and modernity, and demonstrates inclusiveness and openness to Chengdu and the rest of the world.It will also be a fashion landmark and a source of creativity."
Counter Sky Garlen at the Fosun Foundation (Shanghai)
Fosun Foundation (Shanghai)
Fosun Foundation (Chengdu)