Commercial Visiting with delegation of British Embassy

May 12-14, Daniel Statham Studio Partner Ms Feng Shi was invited to Xi’an with ten UK architecture design, engineering and consulting firms led by Matt Ashworth, Commercial Counsellor, Department of International Trade, British Embassy in China. The delegation participate in the 2021 Xi’an Industrial Investment Cooperation Annual Meeting, visit the local government, enterprises and development zone, and discuss with all parties the construction and infrastructure industry chain cooperation and how to achieve the goal of energy saving, emission reduction, green and low-carbon transition.

The delegation was composed of top companies such as Aedas, Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup, Heatherwich Studio, Haskoll, Savills, etc. They had talks with the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Xi’an and other local government leaders. Visit Qujiang New District, Xi’an High-tech Zone and Xi’xian New District, and visit local enterprises including Qu Jiang Cultural Industry Investment (Group) Co., Ltd., Xian Rail Transit Group. Ms. Feng Shi, partner of the studio, introduced and demonstrated Daniel Statham Studio’s expertise and representative works of innovative, green and sustainable architecture.

The local companies show great interest in studio and we are expecting great opportunity in Xi’an in coming future.

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APS Museum Forum

For the opening forum of the year 2021, APSMUSEUM was honored to invite Ms. Karen Smith, art critic and curator, Executive Director of OCAT Xi’an, Curator-at-Large at SCOP; Mr. Lu Xun, Founder and Director of Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing; Mr. David Tung, Director of Lisson Gallery, Shanghai; and Mr. Daniel Statham, Founder of the Daniel Statham Studio. The discussion focused on the artworks of artist Anish Kapoor, and how they relate to art, architecture, and public space.

As the forum host, Karen started the discussion by setting a context for us on art and public space. Daniel shared his experience of working on several projects in London, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, as well as his collaboration with artists on art and architectural projects. Since 2006, Lu Xun had been working with 24 architects and commissioned 24 architectural works around the Sifang lake zone. He also talked about the transitions that he went through at different stages. David joined Lisson Gallery in 2016 and had worked with Anish Kapoor on many critical projects, including the artist’s major exhibition in China which took 3 years for preparation. Towards the end of the discussion, David elaborated on several of Kapoor’s major works, and how the artist transformed and created those colossal public art projects that we see today.

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Shanghai Design City 10 Years Anniversary

Daniel Statham was invited by Yang Pu district and MATT to give keynote speech for Shanghai Design City 10 Years Anniversary event.

The other keynote speaker include Thomas Heatherwick,  Masayuki Kurokawa, Prof. Denis Morisset etc.