Curator: Tan Zeen
“Meet Every Era as It Seeks Us“
“Let’s withdraw and meet the time as it seeks us” comes from a line in Cymbeline by Shakespeare, it was then quoted in the preface of The World of Yesterday an autobiography by Stefan Zweig.
The theme of the national exhibition of China ——“Meet every era as it seeks us”, is based on this line with modification. The aim is to share the acknowledgement and judgement of artists toward the complexity of multifaceted and multidimensional challenges in their creative process, in which the strategy and methodology integrated everything, including their responses to the present and history.
China Centre of OISTAT & China Institute of Stage Design
Name: Like Flowers
Author: Liu Jinni
Composer: Wang Danhong
Director: Fei Bo, Zhang Zhenxin
Stage Designer: Tan Zeen
Lighting Designer: liu Zhao
Costume Designer: Yang Donglin
Makeup Designer: Xu Bin
Producing Organization: National Ballet of China
Theatre/Location: Tianqiao Theatre & China National Centre for the Performing Arts/Beijing
Premiere Date: 8/24/2020
Graduated from BA and MA Stage Design at The Central Academy of Drama in 1997 and 2003 respectively. He is now an Associate Professor in School of Theatre, Film and Cinematic Art, Communication University of China. Since 1997, he has worked as a stage designer, an artistic director as well as a co-creator in nearly one hundred productions.
His works has been selected and invited for attending numerous Arts exhibitions including exhibition of World Stage Design in 2009 (Seoul); Stage Design Invitational exhibition in China in 2011, 2015 and 2019 at National Centre for the Performing Arts; Invitational exhibition of CISD China Contemporary Young Scenographer Nomination Exhibition from 2014 to 2016 (Beijing, Wuzhen, Longli); the 3rd Exhibition of National Stage Design in 2015; World Stage Design in 2017（Silver Award of Performance Design）, Taipei etc. Several of his works were collected by the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and the National Museum of China.
He designed the exhibition for the China Pavilion at PQ15, and was the curator and exhibition designer of Chinese National Exhibition & Chinese Student Exhibition at PQ19, as well as the Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design 2020.