New creative space in Beijing offers a truly chic presentation
An artwork made using vintage jewelry by Xing Jiaming and his wife, Karen. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Photos of bottles found in an Amsterdam canal, vintage jewelry, antique coins and videos on light are displayed at a chic show at a new art space in Sanlitun, an entertainment hub in Beijing.
TRU-M, founded by Malaysian-American interior designer Michael Goo and Chinese fashion designer Wang Chu, opened in February with a show of large-scale installations focusing on the relationship between people and public spaces. The current show that opened on Wednesday assembles old things to create a sense of history in a modern way.
"We want to tell people that art is not distant from life. Art is life, and life is art. We are trying to do the show in a way that can attract youngsters," Goo says of his decision to set up an art space in a shopping area surrounded by hip stores instead of at an art hub in the city.
The show is divided into three parts to present the classical aura－bottles, vintage jewelry and antique coins.