BB.Suit exhibited at the Shanghai Art & Design Biennale 2016
2016 “TRANS-DESIGN” Shanghai Art & Design Show will be held at Shanghai WestBund Art Center from January 10th to March 15th, 2016. It is hosted by Shanghai Federation of literary and Art Circles, Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and TV; Shanghai Municipal Education Committeeand sponsored by Shanghai Designers Association.
Tans-Design attempts to identify the possibilities for future design amid relatively obscure phenomena. It will be divided between four sections on the sub-themes of Fusion Power, New Genes, Ideas in Action, and Future(s) by Design, and its aim is to examine the connotative and denotative significance of the changes occurring in the design community, to reveal the power of design and to predict the direction in which design is headed.
The show will be curated by Ding Yi, with support from a team comprising Bu Bing, Feng Feng, Beatrice Leanza, and Ben Hughes. This curatorial team looks into the drivers behind the evolution of design through these four sections with a focus on the media and phenomena of changing designs, or specifically, the context of a macro multi-disciplinary system where cultures mix to generate the impetus for the development of design, and design experiments stemming from an illumination by the mutation of genes. Such an arrangement of sub-themes is geared towards a prediction of the direction in which design is headed in the future.