This residency is a project inside of a much larger property development plan for northern Shenzhen. Surrounded by universities and art schools and parks, the area around is quickly being transformed into an artistic and design-focused neighbourhood that will be full of young students, foreign restaurants and families. Jardin Orange intends to help introduce the Chinese population to the world’s contemporary art scene and street art, but also strives to bring the world's attention and focus to see the potential and future that is within China.
Being located in China, Jardin Orange has certain advantages. First of all, there is quick and efficient access to production factories that help artists experiment with various kinds of works (for example, to make sculptures and plastic). Also, the residency encourages artists to experiment with their talents and techniques and push beyond their normal expressions to jump to the forefront of the contemporary scene. For the artist to be in a culturally different and surprising environment, many have found themselves “refreshed” and inspired by the pace around them. Often, several artists have lovingly described the spontaneous adventures and surprises of day-to-day moments in this part of the world as “#Chinalife.”
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