Book sharing brings literature and art together

Artists share a moment at the Pearl Art Museum’s Center of Light Space.

For people who love culture in different forms, the Center of Light Space at the Pearl Art Museum is a place to visit.

Designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, ​​the place merges literature, music and art.

An event combining book reading and musical performance recently took place on the site.

Pan Xiangli, winner of the fourth Lu Xun Literature Prize, shared her latest novel, “The Love Ukiyoe in Shanghai”, with a guest group including renowned pianist, violinist, dancer and editor such as Zhu Jiejing, Cui Lan and Xi Meijuan.

Pan included nine stories in the book under the theme of love between a man and a woman in Shanghai in different generations.

“This place is open to anyone who wants to nurture their souls and inspire their minds through various encounters with art and literature,” said Li Dandan, director of the art museum.

Book sharing brings literature and art together

As a unique place that connects an art museum and a bookstore, Li and his team have embarked on a series of journeys filled with “words and art” in recent years, such as “Theatre of Time: Zhai Yongming’s Words and Photographs”, the first presentation of the writings and photographs of one of China’s most important contemporary poets, and a comprehensive exhibition of the life of the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) through paintings, sculptures, photos, books, manuscripts and everyday objects.

“This book-sharing event is another attempt to promote literature to the public with something new,” Li said. fully on the world evoked by the writer, completely forgetting the external turmoil.”

Guests from diverse walks can also discuss their interpretations of love with the writer – an eternal subject of life – and attempt to expand it into the realms of performance, dance and music.

“We hope to build ‘another dimensional reading’ for readers, or to be more exact, a multidimensional experience for them,” Li said.

Event Information:

Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Tuesday to Thursday; 10am-10pm, Friday-Sunday

Venue: Pearl Art Museum

Address: 8/F, Aegean Place, 1588 Wuzhong Rd

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