On the evening of November 29th, 2023, the Guangzhou Art Museum's (Guangzhou Museum of Art) new pavilion held its opening ceremony. The highly anticipated new pavilion and exhibition officially opened to the public on November 30.
The opening ceremony was attended by a distinguished audience, including officials, guests, artists, and experts from the art and museum communities. Guests participated in the inauguration of the new pavilion with a seal-imprinting ceremony. With the guests as witnesses, the glass curtain wall of the new pavilion lit up simultaneously with the Canton Tower.
Themed "Cotton Flower Blooming in Water", the new pavilion highlights the Lingnan style and the regional characteristics of Guangzhou. This blooming “cotton flower” is the world's first public building to adopt photovoltaic technology on all five facades. The petal-like exterior curtain wall is constructed with solar photovoltaic glass, consisting of 21,008 fish-scale-shaped photovoltaic glass panels assembled with a precision error control within 2 millimeters, a patented technology. The "flower core" is an array of six-colored photovoltaic components, and the "cotton flower" interior includes five above-ground floors and two underground floors.
Upon its inauguration, 120 artists generously donated 133 artworks, enriching the art museum's collection. The opening ceremony was attended by officials from 27 consulates in Guangzhou, representing countries such as Colombia, Belgium, Turkey, the United States, Vietnam, and Russia.
To coincide with the new pavilion's opening, the Guangzhou Art Museum (Guangzhou Museum of Art) also hosted the "Showcasing Our Collection" grand exhibition. With 21 exhibition halls (zones) and nearly 20,000 square meters of display space, the exhibition featured over 1,100 pieces from the museum's collection, more than 200 loaned artworks, and over 500 literary exhibits.
The exhibition showcased 455 items (physical objects), involving 166 calligraphers and painters, with over 30% making their first appearance and over 70% being precious artifacts.
In a special collaboration, the exhibition featured over 80 works by contemporary art masters from Guangdong, combining the collections of the Guangdong Museum of Art, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, and the Guan Shanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen.
A highlight of the Guangzhou Museum of Art is the integration of multimedia and digitization. The fourth-floor digital exhibition hall, centered around Ming and Qing dynasty's flower and bird paintings, features interactive games to convey the fascinating knowledge and stories behind the artworks, presenting a new combination of traditional art and contemporary technology.
Source:Yangcheng Evening News
文 | 记者 朱绍杰 通讯员 李偲毓
图 | 记者 邓勃 钟振彬
译 | 刘佳慧