DOUGLAS MANDRY: GRAVITY FLOW FRAGMENTED
WEST BUND ART & DESIGN SHANGHAI 2022
THE ART PIECE
GRAVITY FLOW FRAGMENTED
Combining art and science, Douglas Mandry’s artistic practice explores nature through Swiss glaciers, an iconic representation of endangered landscapes affected by climate change. For La Prairie, he created “Gravity Flow Fragmented”, a multi-layered examination of the phenomenon of melting glaciers designed to spotlight how humans interact with nature and how the notion of time is fluid.
The artwork is composed of 20 different and unique amethyst glass sculptures installed directly on the floor. It is made from 100% recycled glass with each piece handblown in Switzerland.
The installation presented in West Bund Shanghai is a continuation of “Gravity Flow”, the large-scale installation revealed by the artist in the summits of Saint Moritz, Switzerland in August 2022. Part of La Prairie’s first carbon neutral art project partnering with Climeworks, it brings an important message of sustainability from Switzerland to Shanghai.
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