The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, houses the first solo exhibition in China of Pritzker Architecture Prize and Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion Award recipient architect Jean Nouvel.
“In my head, in my eye… belonging…” features the debut of the French architect’s three-and-a-half-hour film: turning the space into a movie theatre, it presents more than 100 signature Nouvel’s constructions around the world.
Six art pieces are also on show inspired by as many representative buildings designed by him: the “Lucerne Culture and Convention Center”; the “Tête Défense”; the “Tour Sans Fins”; the “Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain” in Paris; the “Galeries Lafayette” department store in Berlin; and the “53W53” glass tower in New York.
The exhibition highlights the focal topics of Nouvel’s research, namely the harmony between buildings and their surrounding environment and the importance of light as a fundamental architectural element.
“Jean Nouvel: In my head, in my eye… belonging…” is organised in collaboration with Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.