“I hope the citizens who pass by this statue could observe the beauty of concise curves in different views. The abstract model leaves imagination space for the citizens. Staying in this area could remind the bay so as to arouse wonderful beauty experience.”
-- Artist Hu Tung-min
“We cannot see the moon in the old times while the moon shines also in the old times.” More than one thousand years ago, Li Bai expressed the philosophy of time and space through the relationship between the moon and human beings. The ancients and moon in the old times, human beings and the moon nowadays, though human beings are different, the moon remains the same. Within the time and space shift in the past, nowadays and in the future, there is always a time prodigal who “falls behind” on the time path. It links the history matrix with the future imagination.
The sea in front of One Shenzhen Bay is also a time prodigal. Since the end of the 1970s, Shenzhen has initiated sea reclamation plan, reclaimed the seacoast into the urban strategic land and managed to build the super headquarter base. The sea has testified the development of Shenzhen Bay Wetland, inherited the dream of becoming global and witnessed the constructions of skyscrapers here. After decades, the time prodigal together with One Shenzhen Bay gather the world talents and top 500 enterprise headquarters and create the infinite future in the name of super luxury mansion.
The artwork site selection- in the east of Shenzhen Bay T7 office building lobby entrance square, faces to the sea and sunshine. Mingzhu Greenland is just across the sea. It is also close to the few remained wetlands after reclamation such as Neihuwan Park and Mangrove Park. It baths in the sunshine of sunup and sunset, sea wind and sea tides.
Therefore, “Leading Off” becomes the spokesman of this area. As the time prodigal, it links the history matrix of Shenzhen Bay land with the city future of Shenzhen Bay super CBD…
The ribbon-style concise curves look like the sea ripples and link to the bay. Its abstract kinetic mode reminds us not to forget the past and have no fear for the future.
Artist Manuscript © AART
Art Director Jeremy discussed with artist Hu Dongmin about the project
The length of the piece of work is 15.9m. The height is 4m. It adopts the stainless steel as material. Silver foil is gilded on the statue surface in the light of salinization corrosion of coastal environment.
The moment of landing, the rain fell sharply
“After a long production process, the moment that sees the artwork landing on the ground from the midair gradually eventually with own eyes is very exciting. When it lands on the ground safely, every project participant feels a sense of relief just like the following heavy rain. And we also feel delightful for the efforts and eventual achievement made by all of us. It is a quite unforgettable experience.”
--AART Executive Director Katherine
AART is honored to cooperate with artist Hu Dongmin and produce the artwork for Parkland One Shenzhen Bay T7 office building entrance this time. It is a gift for the sea. With the inspiration from the artwork, we hope our human beings could pay further attention to the living environment, protect and nurture the nature which makes contribution to the city development and human beings.
Project： One Shenzhen Bay
Estate Developer：Parkland Real Estate