'Under the thematic concept of HyperDesign, the 6th Shanghai Biennale will take on design as an important element of contemporary visual culture, exploring complexities and disjunctures of design as an aesthetic formula, lifestyle and exemplar of social history. Its goal will be to highlight the links between contemporary art, functionality and aesthetics and to inspire deep thought about the relationship between methods of production and utopia.

HyperDesign will reconsider the possibilities inherent in three major understandings of design: artistic design, design for daily life and social design. Artistic design includes all manners of artistic production methods, with a design and production process that allows for artists' conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities. Design for daily life refers to every individual's urge to plan his or her own life, and to the idea that only through this sort of daily life planning can the individual throw off the constraints of systematization and utilitarianism. Social design refers to the conceptual thinking and planning of Chinese and foreign social idealist, past and present, aimed at conceptual structuring and planning of human society. It is both a utopian dream and a historical conspiracy.' - extracted from the introduction.

Images of works in the present catalogue are accompanied by individual texts, and are divided into three sections Design and Imagination, The Practice of Everyday Life and Future Constructions of History. Artist biographies are provided. Please note that only Asian artists are listed below.

「第六届上海雙年展以『超設計』(HyperDesign) 為主題概念,針對設計這一當代視覺文化的重要元素,探索設計作為美學形式、生活方式與社會歷史模式的複雜、交錯的內涵,旨在凸顯當代藝術對功能性對象與美學對象、造物術與烏托邦之關係的深入思考。

『HyperDesign』將從以下三個層面重新審視『設計』的可能性:藝術設計、日常生活設計、社會設計。藝術設計包括各種各樣的生産形式,它們的設計和生産過程都包含着藝術家的觀念和審美意志。日常生活設計是每個個體對自己的生活規劃,正是由於這種規劃,日常生活才得以擺脫制度化的、功能主義的律令。社會設計指的是古今中外社會理想家們不斷進行的針對人類社會的觀念性構想和規劃,是烏托邦的政治夢想與歷史的隱秘計劃。」。(摘錄自雙年展引言)

本圖錄展示的作品分為「設計與想像」、「日常生活實踐」及「未來建構歷史」三個單元。此外,書內亦載有參展藝術家的簡歷。
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Onsite

Location code EX.CHN.SHB.2006
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2006

ISBN / ISSN

780725324X

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Crisis of Design and the Mission of HyperDesign - XU Jiang, 許江
The Undesignable - ZHANG Qing, 張晴
HyperDesign: Life, Imagination, History - HUANG Du, 黃篤
De-Sign of the Time - Gianfranco MARANIELLO
ShangHigh - LIN Shumin, 林書民
Art and Design and Everything Else - Jonathan WATKINS
Hidden Realities and Representations within a Guaranteed Certainty - RHEE Wonil, 이원일
HyperDesign: A Theme of Going Beyond - XIAO Xiaolan, 肖小蘭
Shanghai Biennale 2006: HyperDesign
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Shanghai Biennale 2006: HyperDesign, 第六屆上海雙年展: 超設計