XI·ART MUSEUM (Xi, Stream in Chinese)
Xi·Art Museum located in the Lucitopia Town, Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, China. A wall-less open-air art museum is planned along a 3.5km stream, 7km in total in the valleys of Zixi Qingliang Mountain. With tranquil and pleasant environment, it resembles another time and another world. Lying at the foot of the Wuyi Mountains in the Northern side, it is about two hours’ drive from the urban center of Fuzhou. Thanks to its distance from the city center, the natural landscape of Zixi Qingliang Mountain, upon which the museum is planned, has been well-preserved. The dense forest abundant in negative ions and the gurgling stream free of excessive human traces undoubtedly make the Xi·Art Museum one of a kind.
Two seemingly distant concepts – stream, a natural inspiration of human art and art museum, the place preserve the memory of life – are interestingly juxtaposed and combined at the Xi·Art Museum by the romantic hypothesis “The chance meeting of the stream and the art museum”. Deconstructing the usual spatial forms and production methods of art museums, the Xi·Art Museum blends in the natural landscape of Zixi Qingliang Mountain. As time proceeds, the relationship among nature, human, and objects will be continuously redefined, organized or updated at the Xi·Art Museum, a living natural museum unfolding its unique future.
The Xi·Art Museum is currently in its infancy. It will begin to launch a series of projects and programs, including the Generative Project, Flowing Theater, and Forest School, inviting art practitioners, young designers, and creative groups to reside in the mountains and explore the relationship between nature cognition and sustainable life. In the end, the Xi·Art Museum also raises people’s awareness of the importance of environmental protection and sustainable development through artistic exploration and reflection.