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Siu Zhao Art Museum

by Feng Renjun

Project Description


Xiao Zhao Art Museum is named after the famous painter Xiao Zhao of the Southern Song Dynasty, looking back on the millennium, Xiao Zhao as a patriotic literati painter, the great rivers and mountains of the motherland, and the love of nature through the chic brush and ink to express his feelings.
The symbiotic relationship between nature and space is the focus of design thinking. The natural stones are like solidified musical notes, making visitors feel as if they are singing a silent valley song. Naturally irregular stones are stacked in the water, and the water system unfolds around the space, creating a sense of ritual worship of nature in the visitor's heart in the process of turning inward. It breaks the cold tonality of the art space, and connects the flowing water and stones in their own ways, so that the space grows in a flexible way.
The stone installation is mined by local traditional technology, retaining the natural texture of its mining, echoing with the curved space, and the two materials of one rigid and one soft perfectly integrate nature, art and humanistic emotions together, transcending the outside of the object and the environment of life. The natural attributes of stone echo the rough vitality of the earth, bring a strong visual impact, and construct the spatial charm of the spirit of the field and the regeneration of art.
A large area of blank space is used to reflect the clean and neat structural form, and at the same time, the blank treatment technique is also a symbol of China's thousand-year-old civilization, shaping the space and advocating the vitality of nature. Let every corner be a holy place to check in and out of the film, and create a dialogue between the visitor and the space in the spiritual field. The artworks on display in the space bring people into another realm in the interplay of light and shadow.
At this time, the artwork is no longer an external object, but a presenter of a state of life.
The museum pays attention to the creative display of artists, opens exhibitions for outstanding artists, and promotes the dissemination of art. The permanent exhibition hall on the basement floor is full of interaction, sound and color, which stimulates the perception, emotion and intelligence of visitors, presents creative and original content, and brings a visual feast to every visitor. Standing in the local area, with the future in mind, the public welfare spirit and social responsibility of art are put in the first place, practicing art and culture to disseminate and embody the value, and starting from the local area to promote Chinese art and culture with an open and inclusive attitude.

Feng Renjun


Mr. Feng Renjun, a member of the Communist Party of China, is an associate professor and vice president of the Academy of Fine Arts of Shanxi University.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Shanxi University in 1999, majoring in Arts and Crafts, and was a visiting scholar at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University in 2003 and 2015.
Secretary-General of the Art Steering Committee of Shanxi Provincial Education Steering Committee; Director of Interior Design Branch of Architectural Society of China; Vice President of Shanxi Youth Art Association; Director of the Research Center for Art and Rural Construction, Institute of Rural Revitalization, Shanxi University; Deputy Director of Art Museum of Shanxi University; Main research directions: Heritage conservation and spatial morphology research.
Research on the design of commercial building space.
Academic Achievements: In recent years, he has presided over and completed the National Art Fund project "Protection and Reuse Design of Traditional Theaters in Jinnan Villages", the Provincial Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project "Research on the Space Protection and Cultural Transformation of Traditional Theaters in Jinyu Villages under the Perspective of Cultural and Tourism Integration", the Provincial Art Science Planning Project "Research on the Symbiotic Design Model of the Protection and Renewal of Shanxi's Modern and Modern Industrial Architectural Heritage", and the Shanxi Provincial Higher Education Teaching Reform and Innovation Project "Standardization, Standardization and Specialization of Shanxi Art Majors under the Background of New Liberal Arts". He has published more than 10 related academic papers, presided over and completed more than 20 environmental design projects with great influence, such as the exhibition of the protection and utilization of the former site of the Overseer's Mansion, the "Taiyuan Historical Records" exhibition hall in Taiyuan Ancient City County, the protection of traditional villages, and the construction of beautiful villages.
Honorable Awards.
He has won more than 20 domestic and foreign awards, including China Interior Design, Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Designer Competition, Italy IIDA AWARD International Design and so on.

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