Since the project was formally initiated in April 2011, the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum’s Artist in Residence International Exchange Program (ARIE) has given many artists, curators, and designers from China and abroad the opportunity to interact with one another. It has also encouraged innovative artists and artist groups engaging with fresh ideas and unique artistic research to carry out participatory projects that intervene in the community or city. The residency’s focus on local production, exchange, and exhibition strengthen cultural exchange and academic dialogue between the artists and their surroundings. Based in the local community and the city, the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum provides effective and professional scholarly support and coordinates a rich array of events and experiences during the residency, making it possible for participants to expand, diversify, and deepen their artistic practices.
Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, is a mega-cities of China. It is science and technology, trade and financial center and transportation and communication hub of Southwest China. It has been recognized as “The Land of Abundance” for a long time. Chengdu is also called the city of hibiscus, because the king of Shu made his subordinates plant a lot of hibiscuses in Chengdu. And the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has named Chengdu as the world’s Food & Delights capital.
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