Rubik's Cube，generally refers to all types of geometry that can be disordered and restored by rotation, and boasts the possibility to be combined and changed in numerous ways.
In order to promote international culture and art exchanges and development, and inject new energy, we embrace more art talents introduced for the Rubik’s Cube Project by art institutions around the world,and artists from various countries to join us voluntarily, so that more surprises can be brought to the city and the public.
As an important part of NY20+ Artist Residency Program, the Rubik's Cube Project is still on Open Call.
How to apply for the Rubik's Cube Project ?
1. Download and fill out the application form
2. Prepare Artist's CV and portfolio
3. Send the application form, Artist's CV and portfolio to NY20+'s official E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Rubik's Cube Project 2019 Artists and their arworks
Victoria Oh, Mathieu Moniot and Hugo Milla use their own artistic language, for crossing the first gate of communication between Paris and Chengdu. Their collaborated container work in Nongyuan International Art Village is the first try of NY20+’s Rubik’s Cube Project.
This double container represents a connection between two very different yet complementary artistic worlds. This is their second collaboration and first big scale format together.
The two magical women depicted are a gathering of some of the inspirations they got from their stay in Chengdu and what they’ve learned in NY20+ International Residency.
Tito/Mulk’s style is very graphic; with percussive black and white stories that are intertwined to create a chaotic and hypnotic stage where we can easily get lost.
Vic Oh gives it a mystical and colorful touch playing with totem masks from local and far-away lands,mixing her Mexican influences to Asian roots and legends.
The Second try of the Rubik's Cube Project is made by Brazilian artist—Eduardo Fonseca. His works is next to Tito/Mulk and Vic Oh’s « Astral High Five », is his try of localized artistic practice.
The eyes, the window of the soul, will show stories, character and emotions, and even will tell people who you are. For Eduardo, he likes to portray eyes to express what he wants to express.No matter where he went, he created some works related to the eyes.
Phewa Lake 2.0, Depict a Different Word
“ We built this utopia to seek for the pristine, the natural and the infinite possibilities. The remote Utopia inspired us and it might exist in somewhere of our realistic world like our inner heart.”---Nie Mengxi
Eyes are the window of our heart. To create this installation in Nongyuan International Art Village, Nie uses diverse eye shapes and national flags in one same space and dimension , so as to bring us into a heartfelt dialogue with each other regardless of time, space and culture.
There are numerous shattered mirrors in Phewa Lake 2.0. She deconstructs and reconstructs dreams to explore the essence of forest, body and our life and to meet our urgent pursuit of spiritual garden.
Esus invites you to become a detective or a hunter in front of this artwork, and exploring with him in the dense forest and dangerous creek.
"Can you guess what animal left this footprint? Cat? Bird? Insect? dinosaur or panda? Imagine humans and animals walking on the container in violation of gravity. Each surface of the container has their footprints. Let us see what happened. "Esus said.
People can try to understand what happened here by observing these footprints, which makes his works full of mystery, childishness, and suspense...
Someone said: "We searched for animal footprints on the dry river bed all morning."
The artist said: "We are creating footprints for nature throughout the morning, and we are also leaving memories and history."
These footprints recorded the moments that were originally fleeting, and those who came later would know that this peaceful place used to be vivid and colorful, this is a way that makes the moment lasts forever.
With footprints, animals and stories, this monotonous world becomes maybe more attractive.
Mathilde Guegan, French artist, completed the third Rubik's Cube by combining previous creative forms and color exploration during her art residency in Chengdu (NY20+).
The Pentagone drawing comes from her work in football and classical Dance. In the heart of all projects was a Pentagone. This time, the form she outlined is like a beast. Her new project is exploring the meanings of colors and what it makes to her and what she felt when using them. She felt a lot of happiness using green because it makes her think of nature and the Nongyuan International Art villages are full of wonderful nature. Nature and art is really connected to her, so the heart, her beast and the place is green. It is surrounded by blue as we are surrounded by oceans.
With the assistance of Wang Yongzheng, the young sculptor, they work together to explore the most primitive nature of art—freedom. This coincides with the original commitment of the Rubik's Cube Project, that every kind of expression are allowed to bloom here, without any boundaries of forms and nationalities.
Graduated from the Sculpture Department of Southwest Minzu University, he is a member of the Sichuan Sculpture Association and now lives and works in Nongyuan International Art Village. He has been devoted to sculpture creation and insisted on discovering the harmonious beauty among space, depth, volume and form in the dimension of time.