Jing'an Sculpture Park

Artist: Various
Location: Shanghai, China
Year of completion: 2007
Researcher: Dan Wang

Located near the center of Shanghai, Jing'an Sculpture Park was founded in October 2007 and is one of the largest parks of its type in the region. As a modern sculpture park it serves three functions: popular leisure, exhibition, and art exchange. It has been named outstanding city sculpture construction project in the country and was also named a “Shanghai Civilized Park.”

The park covers an area of 60,000 square meters and is divided into six major areas: entrance plaza, flow display gallery, and four landscape areas. The landscape space of each area incorporates creative sculpture series to create different visual effects.

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The park hosted the 2010 and 2012 Jing’an International Sculpture Biennials (JISP). Through these exhibitions, the park has introduced a number of influential international sculpture works, attracting many domestic and foreign art lovers to visit. Red Beacon, by Belgian artist Arne Quinze, and Les Girouettes Monumentales, by the French sculptor Phillippe Hiquily, won the Shanghai Five-Star Sculpture title.

Jing’an Sculpture Park is unique among China’s parks. Its combination of sculpture layout, landscape construction, a modern-style gallery frame, terrace garden scenery, and other distinctive features creates a clean and abundant park environment. The landscaping, which includes hundreds of trees and thousands of flowers, changes to offer the highlights of each season, from spring flowers to autumn’s red and yellow leaves.

For public recreation, the park also has a unique basketball court, walking trails, and other sports facilities. Visitors can also sit and rest, and appreciate international artworks from dozens of modern sculpture artists.

The 2013 Shanghai Youth Ants Design Festival was held in the park, focusing on the interpretation of "chasing the dream of youth and opening the door to creative spirit.” The park also established a youth public art education base and a series of activities, such as an art forum and a photography contest exhibition. All these factors help the park gradually develop into a brand of the Shanghai public cultural life.

All copyright belongs to Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University.

Progress Agency