Shanghai metro stations become galleries for new digital art

Ti Gong

A work of art on display at Shaanxi Road S subway station.

Two exhibitions at Shanghai’s two metro stations kicked off on Tuesday afternoon, part of the city’s first Metro Metaverse Design Art series. The metaverse part, ART-IN 24, was also launched on the Yao Land metaverse platform.

The art series aims to use the best of art and design, metro spaces and the metaverse for cross-border innovation in virtual and real spaces. In August, the series’ organizers called on designers and artists from around the world to participate, aiming to create a sophisticated platform showcasing global creativity in Shanghai.

Shanghai metro stations become galleries for new digital art

Ti Gong

Paintings on display at Xintiandi metro station

Shanghai metro stations become galleries for new digital art

Ti Gong

The contemporary jewelry exhibition features works by 13 artists from around the world, including four Israeli designers.

Metro stations, criss-crossing the underground space of the whole city, are the main venue for paintings, sculptures and installation art, while digital multimedia works are presented at ART-IN 24.

The contemporary jewelry exhibition at Shaanxi Road S. subway station features the work of 13 designers from around the world, including four Israeli artists.

Artists had to request an item from someone they knew or a stranger and create a piece of jewelry based on the story that follows.

Shanghai metro stations become galleries for new digital art

Ti Gong

The Sino-Italy exhibition aims to create a dialogue between East and West fashion through the work of Chinese and Italian artists.

Eytan Halon, Israel’s Deputy Consul General in Shanghai, hailed the initiative to “make art and design accessible to the millions of Shanghainese who pass through these subway stations every day.”

He added during the opening ceremony that “Shanghai is undoubtedly the leading city for cultural and artistic life in China, and also for creative thinking. In these difficult times of COVID-19, we have learned that the Creativity is particularly necessary and exhibitions like this allow us to transcend the barriers to international circulation.”

The other exhibit features works by Chinese and Italian artists, each having the experience of studying in a completely different environment. Based on “urban colors”, the exhibition intends to create a dialogue between fashion between East and West.

Shanghai metro stations become galleries for new digital art

Ti Gong

Shanghai’s first Metro Metaverse Design Art series features ART-IN 24 on the Yao Land metaverse platform.

Exhibition information:

• Contemporary jewelry

Date: Until December 31

Location: Shaanxi Road S subway station.

• Sino-Italian Exhibition

Date: Until December 31

Location: Xintiandi Subway Station

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