designer Chris Shao staged an inaugural showcase of contemporary design via his new platform Objective Collection, set within a heritage house in Shanghai’s Xintiandi neighborhood. At Coexist art Exhibition, two seemingly incongruent elements – an old house and new contemporary art, now exist together under one roof. Viewers are invited to appreciate both the beauty and functionality of the objects, their differences becoming a metaphor for the essence of life.
“The beauty of life lies in collision and harmony. It is my objective to present an object objectively.” These are Chris Shao’s equally opening and concluding thoughts.
On show until September 12th (and guest curated by Simon Wang alongside Shao), the Coexist art exhibition sees the union of different layers, colors, and stories that together create an intriguing viewing experience.
“From architecture, interior, to furniture, fabric; from 3D to 2D, Co-exist is a story about the ingenious integration of art, furniture design, and space, inspiring thinking from more dimensions,” explains Chris Shao about the Objective Collection art exhibition.