Arnaud Lapierre x UAP — Ring Chain — Shanghai, China
“Ring – Chain”, created by Arnaud Lapierre, in collaboration with international studio UAP, provides an iconic centerpiece to the entrance of the Hall of the Moon, Ruihong Tiandi a landmark commercial development in Ruihong Xin Cheng, the largest international mixed-use development within Shanghai’s ‘golden triangle’. The sculpture, which activates the pedestrian plaza creating a dynamic and interactive atmosphere, has been created using a repeating series of large mirror bricks, enabling visitors to enter the enclosure and to see their own reflection multiplied to infinity.
The concept behind “Ring – Chain” is that the reflecting surface reconstructs a new paradigm from its urban surroundings and alters the viewer’s perception allowing spatial rediscovery. UAP’s curatorial team chose Paris-based artist Arnaud Lapierre, who first created the iconic installation Ring for Place Vendôme in 2011, because of his ability to produce works that play with the urban context and encourage social interaction.