Turning green health codes into sculptures
Since Alipay launched the health code system in February 2020, displaying the green code in public areas has become a common phenomenon in people’s daily lives. Due to the recent COVID-19 cases in Hangzhou, the green code has become a symbol of expecting a better and healthier future in the city.
The lüma exhibition at Cang Art Museum features green horse sculptures created by Pan Yi Digital Art Studio until March 7.
“Green Horse”, which sounds like “green health code” in Chinese, has become a metaphor for health and good conditions.
The recent COVID-19 outbreak in Hangzhou has led locals to post images of green horses on social media to pray for good luck.
Each Alipay user received a colorful health QR code. A red code indicates that the holder is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; a yellow code indicates close contact; a green means no contact with cases.
At the exhibition, visitors can feel the textures of five 2.3-meter-tall green horse sculptures. Organizers hope to provide a multi-dimensional sensory experience.
At the same time, green horses 37 centimeters high assume the sympathetic appearance of the sculptures. The organizers filmed the creative process, which is screened at the exhibition, helping visitors better understand the metaphor of green horses.
Green Horse is also part of the International Youth Experimental Art Project initiated by the Cang Art Museum in 2022.
Covering an area of 2,000 square meters, the museum focuses on Chinese contemporary art and avant-garde creators, creating a platform for cross-border artistic cooperation.
Located in the heart of Zhijiang’s cultural industry belt, Xiangshan Art Commune is established by Xihu District to lead the development of creative and cultural industry and become a focal point for artists across the country.
Comprised of 64 buildings and spanning 36 hectares, the commune creates a cluster effect with galleries, design studios and theme parks. The complex is divided into five sections, including the International Art Exchange Center, Arts Education, Creative and Cultural Finance, Celebrity Studios, and Digital Media. Besides the art industry, it will also develop leisure tourism and trade.
Dates: until March 7, closed on Mondays
Address: E1, Xiangshan Arts Commune, Zhuantang Subdistrict