Vitamin Creative Space
Founded in 2002, Vitamin Creative Space explores an alternative working mode specifically geared to the contemporary Chinese context, and constantly inspired by the confrontation between the contemporary life and ancient Chinese philosophy. In order to operate independently from institutionalized funding, it is active both as an independent art space and as a “commercial” gallery. Vitamin Creative Space actively challenges preconceptions by merging these two traditionally opposed strategies for supporting and presenting contemporary art, targeting the search for new Chinese contributions at both the artistic-practice and the institutional level within the new global context.
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Based on research of contemporary living conditions, local history and the actual experience of our daily existence, Mirrored Gardens attempts to construct a “field”. Here, contemporary art practice, quotidian life and a kind of farming-oriented life practice, meet and overlap with each other.
As a “constructed nature”, Mirrored Gardens provides a nurture ground for germination and practicing the creative diversity, which may encourage us to learn the energy that allow us to sense and connect with the system of the universe through our daily contact. It will constantly investigate how contemporary art can become a dynamic media that enhances the transformation between different ideas, materials forms and time-space dimensions—the spatial form of Mirrored Garden reflects the processes and results of the interactions of these fluid ideas, practices and energies.
Here, the time process of human creative activities becomes the essential element with which to form space. What man and nature create through time will always give life to the space, which will then be given back to us as rich nutrients for life.
The architecture of Mirrored Gardens is designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Inspired by the natural and traditional character of the surrounding villages, the project seeks to merge with its environment. In order to minimize the impact of the building on the site, the program is broken down into several small buildings that create a village-like ensemble.
Address: Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden (化龙农业大观园), Panyu District, Guangzhou
11:00 – 17:00, Wednesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and national public holidays.
Please search “Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden (化龙农业大观园)” on your map app, and follow the GPS navigation.
By public transportation:
Please get to the Xinzao Station (Line 4) through metro, then find a taxi near exit A1 from the metro station to the Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden (化龙农业大观园).
The Pavilion deals more with the issue of awareness and energy, which can give another layer or shape to daily being. There are no exhibition programs in The Pavilion, the space is evolved based on the conversation with artists and other creative individuals, it is a constant discussion/research space and a transformation space.
Address: 2503- B- Building 2, Northern District, Pingod Community, No.32 Baiziwan Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022, China
Opening Time: Monday to Friday, 1 pm – 6 pm
Tel: 0086-(0)10 5826 3440
Fax: 0086-(0)10 5826 3140