When two colors meet, a new color emerges. Similarly, when two or more people meet, a new space is created that is larger than the sum of its parts. In autumn 2022, Ram Katzir’s first permanent public artwork in China Onirico will unveil at Xuhui Riverside in Shanghai.
Onirico welcomes visitors to the historic Nanpu Railway Station site, built initially for cargo transport. It is a symbolic place reminding people of the city’s industrialization progress.
Situated between an art museum and a park, it will function as a magical meeting point in Xuhui District. Next to the artwork is the newly built Start Museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The proximity of the Art and Design Fair and Katzir’s monumental sculpture will become a unique highlight of the West Bund Culture Corridor.
Realized with financial support from the Mondriaan Fund, the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage.
Commissioned by Purple Roof Public Art and West Bund Art and Design Fair
Official unveiling in 2023