Hello Everybody, and Girls espacially!
Lets entrer the world of Sylvette by discovering her new collection of stylish skirts and why not cracking up for some of them…
Wednesay, 12th of December, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Naço Gallery : Come for a girly drink among Sylvette’s creations!
Naço Gallery (Shanghai) is a creative platform supported by our architecture agency, Naço Architectures (www.naco.net). This project arises from a desire to promote talents, communicate powerful ideas and broaden our achitect/designer vision! We have had the pleasure to present more then 14 artists / designers from various backgrounds: video-digital-ceramic-painting, etc…
Ludovic Zuili’s career browses between audiovisual productions and photographic works, his experiences feeding from one to another. After graduating in Film studies, Ludovic was director of photography for several short-fims and is now working on his first short film.
With a strong sensitiveness to the fashion world, Ludovic has co-directed commercial videos for famous brands such as “Louis Vuitton” and “Printemps”, including working cooperation with famous photographer Olivier Zahm.
The diptych series “8 Ways to Die” is representing 8 crime scenes taking place in random American Motel bedrooms. Each diptych is made up of a 2 photographs: a woman’s corpse inside the bedroom associated with an outside picture of the Motel where the crime was committed.
Ludovic’s artwork is paying tribute to all the American shows and thrillers that have inspired him. While staging 8 ways to die in 8 different motels, Ludovic Zuili is willing to tell us the bloody journey of a serial killer on the run between California and Nevada. The cultural influence of the American cinema is so important nowadays that anyone could imagine finding a dead body in a cheap motel room on the side of the road…
The dyptychs composition actually reminds us of the image sequences printed on film rolls. Here, one can stand between two shots: the last image of the shot on the sign, and the first image of the shot of the crime scene on the other hand.
To that purpose, Ludovic really wants the spectator to lead his own investigation: Why? How? Who…? His work is raising so many questions for the viewer’s imagination, who is progressively becoming a detective, ready to imagine the outcome of those plots.
Following the idea of the spectator becoming an actor, Ludovic has imagined an immersive scenography for this exhibition. A special decor will be constructed, including a motel room at the bottom and a motel sign at the top, where every visitor will be able to pose in front of Ludovic Zuili’s camera and imagine their own ninth way to die!
Shanghai Naço Gallery is proud to announce it’s new exhibition: Short Animation Films Screening, presenting Lei Leis’ animation work.
Lei Lei is a poetic artist yet very aware of the realities of the world around us. Through charming graphic designs, powerful colors, abundant images and precise details, he brings us into his lyrical yet very realistic vision of the world. The cheerful rather light-hearted music emphasizes the satirical and humorous tone the artist is using to point at topics of current interests or highlight human behaviors presented in his meticulously-executed pieces of work.
Rising new generation animation artist with his hands on graphic design, illustration, short cartoon, graffiti and Hip-Hop music, Leilei founded design group "Raydesign studio" when still in school (2005) and won Zongri Cup design competitions’ golden prize In 2007.
Born in Beijing, Lei Lei studied in renowned Tsinghua University where he got his bachelors’ degree in animation. His work was first presented at the Shenzhen & HongKong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture in 2007. Lei Lei has also exhibited "Moon Landing Plan" in 2008 at the Nike Dunk Arts Exhibition and "Yali or ET" at the "instant comix" in HongKong and got awarded – Best Art Design in Animation at the International Animation Festival.
With the exhibition of Herman Mao’s talented work, the Naço Gallery aims at fostering sensitivity to contemporary urban forms and opening people’s eyes to changing “habitus”. The understanding of today’s world helps us to better reconsider the conservation of our patrimony. Out of it result our desire for architecture and will to always promote creative thinking.
We value Herman’s pictures as a personal way to observe diverse horizons and look at things. Highlighting a world in ruins, totally lost in the reflection of itself, his approach indirectly points out the collapse of an empire as well as a collective imagination. The end of the American dream facing the slowdown of the Asian Tiger Miracle opens the floor for discussion.
Indeed, with Philadelphia years, we can witness the narration of crumbling urban territories where buildings fall apart and remain skeletons of deserted landscapes. Railways, children mental hospital, residential houses, cars, factories, even state penitentiary, the all city seems to have turned into an open air garbage dump yet with a poetic and strong meaning.
On the other hand, Treasure Island Wonderdreams puts special emphasis on the soul of architecture projects and the nostalgia of an era: the 60’s in Taiwan. In this peaceful wild environment, colors have lost their brilliance and brightness. What used to be perceived as “avant garde” is now sentenced to erosion, dismantling and deterioration.
And finally, nature starts to embrace life again over there…
De meuble déchet à meuble libéré, il n’y a qu’un art, celui de Jeremy Edwards !
Depuis quelque temps, il n’est pas impossible comme pour Marcelo Joulia, infatigable globetrotteur chercheur de pépites créatives de jour comme de nuit, de tomber par hasard au coin d’une rue sur de curieux meubles, créatures urbaines spontanées, assises ou rangements assemblés et exposés à même le bitume par Jeremy Edwards.
"Meuble libre c’est l’histoire de meubles réalisés à partir d’autres meubles délaissés dans la rue, utilisés tels quels. La forme et la nature des objets créés immédiatement, spontanément sur place, sont déterminées par les matériaux disponibles sur le moment, l’endroit où je les ai trouvés et des outils sommaires à disposition. Une fois les objets créés, ils sont laissés libres, sur place, à disposition de tout un chacun."
Du street design aussi gratuit que généreux, libre donc comme logiciel libre, comme si les pièces de design vernaculaire rejeté dans la rue était un gigantesque champ de code formel à manipuler, casser, reconfigurer pour en tirer de nouvelles formes.
Lʼexposition Meuble Libre présentera des oeuvres conçues dans ce cadre par Jeremy Edwards pour la Naço Gallery.
Certaines seront rendues à la rue, à disposition de qui voudra, dʼautres seront donnés. Meuble Libre propose une réflexion qui donne une vision du design accessible, qui se laisse approcher par tout un chacun et évolue en conséquence, un pied de nez au design dogmatique. Cʼest surtout la relation à la création, lʼappropriation des objets par les gens, leur évolution libre, leurs interprétations et toute la poésie qui sʼen dégage qui intéresse le designer Jeremy Edwards – y compris les contraintes imposées par les matériaux et la situation/intégration urbaine - tout aussi libre que les meubles auxquels il donne une seconde vie. Une exposition manifeste qui rappellera des projets de Tord Boontje, Martino Gamper, Enzo Mari et Gabriel Orozco.