Light up Bashu

Guang Hua Avenue, Chengdu

We’re excited to announce Lumen’s first outdoor exhibition, which has been produced by our Asia Representative, Gigi Guan, CEO of Shanghai-based Here Your Art. The selection of 4 new outdoor commissions by Lumen artists for Light Up Bashu, a first outdoor exhibition in Chengdu, China, this marks our third major project to be commissioned globally.

The Project Commissioner of Light Up Bashu, Chengdu XingGuangHua City Construction Co Ltd, chose Here Your Art as their partner for the first project in the brand new Chengdu’s International Intangible Cultural Heritage Creative Industry Park. Chengdu, located in China’s Sichuan Province, is famous for being the home of China’s largest panda sanctuary.

The month-long exhibition features the following newly commissioned works by Lumen artists:


Stefan Reiss (Germany), a 2016 Lumen Prize finalist
in collaboration with Alexander Janke


O.T. 981: Transformation of the Kite – a projection mapping project which turns the traditional Chinese kite inside out. The artist was inspired by the kite as it is a traditional, Chinese invention, now used universally.


Thijs Biersteker (The Netherlands), 2017 Lumen Gold Award winner
With Jurriaan Hos, Mickey van Olst, Bas van Oele and Sophie de Krom


Voice of Nature


Lien-Cheng Wang (Taiwan), 2017 Lumen Prize 3D Interactive Winner  

蜀道四象 The four scenes of Shudao

A kinetic lighting sculpture allowing the viewer to see many paper-cut sculptures, symbolising the vitality of Sichuan. The theme of the sculptures highlight: “Nature”, “Humanities”, “Food” and “Animals”. The images of bamboo forest, sun and moon can be seen for nature, while other images include the Sichuan Hotpot, pepper and Pandas.


Gibson / Martelli (UK), 2015 Lumen Gold Award winner
with Tom Chambers (Random Quark), David Surman, Ian Gouldstone

Star Gods, Moon Rabbits

An interactive work using moving image and large-scale screens, drawing on the ancient dramatic art of face-changing to create giant faces with multiple layers and personalities, a homage to Sichuan Bianlian mask opera.



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