Shenzhen, china, January 14, 2021 / RPNewswire / – Enter Shenzhen, a city with thriving technology and economy, people explore the light of art on their own. The evening of December 25, 2020, GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 officially opened in the Civic Center, the “heart” of Shenzhen.
This is the first time for Shenzhen to organize a great festival of lights, which will last until February 26, 2021. It aims to offer an internationally recognized carnival of works of art created from sound, light, shadows, electricity and other technological media. During the festival, 179 works of light art and new media from different countries will be exhibited in 34 thematic activities organized in 20 different venues, covering five districts of the city.
Hosted by the City Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and the People’s Governments of Five Districts (Futian, Luouh, Nanshan, Yantian and Bao’an), and organized by IDG World Expo China Co., Ltd., the festival is an event of cooperation between government and business. In addition, the 1st Shenzhen International Light Arts Forum will be held during GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 with strategic support provided by Shenzhen International Investment & Promotion Association (SZIIPA).
Wen Bin, Director of IDG ASIA Accelerator, said he looks forward to the positive role of technology-based art in promoting the cityscape and night-time economy Shenzhen. With its resources in technology, investment, congress and exhibition, industry and research, media, culture and tourism, IDG ASIA aspires to facilitate the exploration of how art can be expressed in this “city of technology” and how cities China may look like in the future.
Based on technology art injected into the city’s nightlife
GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 is not only a festival of light showcasing ‘art based on technology’, but also a grand ceremony showcasing ‘citizen friendliness’ and ‘large scale link in the city’.
Design. GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 was designed to build public empathy with the works of art and to achieve the integration of art into the city. Take the example of the Luohu district: in order to thrill the public, the organizers have chosen four landmarks representing Shenzhen spirit over the past four decades as sites of activity and artistic creation, it has been based on local characteristics. In this way, a kind of privacy can be built on the basis of geographic proximity.
Disposition. Activities in GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 cover the main public and commercial areas of five city districts, and the boundaries between the zones have been intentionally removed. In the ‘Re-connect’ themed Futian district, for example, visitors can walk to Festival Street through shopping malls, parks and Citizens Square. These flexible and interconnected tour routes are ways to reconstruct human-to-human and inter-city connections in the post-epidemic period.
City-district collaboration and government-business cooperation are distinguished by GLOW SHENZHEN 2020, which gives full play to the active role of society and businesses. In the most popular business or tourist centers, light shows or other activities will be organized according to the characteristics of each site to boost the city’s night economy in a sustainable way.
Hopefully the innovative light works of GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 can make the city’s public space more artistic, Wen said. The festival is also expected to promote the city’s nightlife economy, enrich citizens’ nightlife, and deepen the links between the two.
Exploring how Chinese cities will be shaped in the future
Shenzhen occupies a very special position in China: as one of the “special economic zones”, it is not only a witness of China’s “reform and opening up”, but also a manufacturing center for what is “Made in”. China“.
Therefore, Wen believes Shenzhen has good reason to host a tech-based art carnival. First, the city has its technological strength and a complete industrial production chain. Second, governments Shenzhen have been appreciated for serving people’s hearts and souls. Third, many young people from all over the country who are curious about the world have been drawn to Shenzhen – the most vigorous “sleepless city” in southern China.
“Shenzhen is the youngest leading town in China. The average age of locals here is 32 years old. They are interested in technology, love their life and want to be exposed to art. According to Wen, recently Shenzhen has hosted numerous nationally and internationally renowned exhibitions on new media art and technology and has hosted several art festivals / biennials. Whenever these events take place, they will become a hit in the city and attract long lines of visitors.
“It reflects the need and desire of people Shenzhen for artistic activities. They are able and willing to pay for it, “Wen said. This is the new, younger generation of Chinese like those in Shenzhen that shape Chinese cities in the future.
Wen believes that GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 is not only an art festival but also an exploration of integration. “I hope that when technology-based art is integrated into the city, industry and business, it can strengthen the lives of citizens, the city’s cultural development and international cultural exchanges.
In addition, the 1st Shenzhen International Light Arts Forum will be held during GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 with strategic support provided by Shenzhen International Investment & Promotion Association (SZIIPA). Leverage its powerful connections with businesses and organizations everywhere Shenzhen and the region, SZIIPA will actively contribute to the creation of a diverse think tank comprising representatives from different fields, attracting global investment resources and providing a platform that not only opens dialogues on topics such as development technological and industrial, Urban art and economic development, but also promotes the application of technology and art to industrial development. The best artists and curators from home and abroad will be invited and effectively engage in a global dialogue on how the art of light can enhance the development of future cities, promote technological progress and the night economy. , and the integration of art and tourism.
Wen hopes the forum can create an industry-university research platform for the development of technology-based art. The platform should help Shenzhen lead the world in scientific and technological innovation and play an exemplary role in the integration of “technology + art”. Finally, GLOW SHENZHEN sends its gracious invitation to all artists and the art industry around the world.
SOURCE Shenzhen International Investment and Promotion Association