‘Hometown of Craftsmen: German Saxony and Lange Precision Watchmaking Exhibition through the Lens’ From April 1st to April 9th, 2017, it is open to the public for free.
On April 1, 2017, the Saxony watch brand Lange, which has always been mission to protect and promote the superb craftsmanship tradition in the Saxony region, held the ‘Hometown of Craftsmen: The Saxony of Germany through the lens’ for approximately 9 days at the Ritz-Carlton, Pudong, Shanghai And Lange Precision Watch Exhibition. This is an audio-visual feast of dialogue between lens and watch. From the perspective of Saxony’s history, culture and art, it enriches and displays the inextricable relationship between Saxony civilization and Lange brand. By exhibiting more than 80 famous contemporary Chinese photographers, Mr. Xiaowei Wei The Saxony-themed photographs, as well as a number of Lange’s most representative timepieces, deeply interpret the brand’s rich Saxony cultural heritage and contemporary development. In addition, in order to deeply reflect the connotation of Saxony culture, this exhibition has specially set up a variety of artistic interactive installations such as classical music and painting art appreciation, and added detailed audio guides to guide viewers on a fascinating journey together.
Showroom: Ferrolenza on the Elbe
In 2015, Wu Xiaowei was invited by Lange to travel to the Saxony region of Germany to capture the rich connotation of being a member of Saxony in the 21st century with a lens. In 2016, more than 150 black-and-white photographs, with the theme ‘Saxony: The Hometown of German Superb Craftsmanship’, were publicly exhibited at the China Art Museum in Beijing and successfully concluded. As the second stop of this series of works after the exhibition in Beijing, Lange specially selected Shanghai, and created a space exclusive to Lange’s rationalist aesthetics with different shades of black, white, and gray. Six themed pavilions, ‘Florence on the Elbe’, ‘Treasures of the Humanities and Art’, ‘Lange’s Hometown’, ‘Legends of Saxony’ and ‘Precision Made by Hand’, tell visitors about the Saxon civilization and Lange’s indissoluble bond.
Exhibition Hall: The Treasure of Humanities and Arts
Stepping into the exhibition hall, there are more than ten landscape corridors of Saxon landscape photography hanging on both sides, creating a immersive and wonderful experience for the viewer. ‘Florence on the Elbe’ gathers countless architectural treasures of Dresden, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Zwinger Palace, Bruhl Platform, Holy Trinity Church, Green Dome Treasure Hall, etc. , The collection of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism and many other styles, beautiful, make people addicted to it.
‘The gem of humanities and arts’ is a paradise for Saxon literature, music and painting. In order to interpret the spark of the collision between tradition and modernity, Lange specially constructed a mini three-dimensional Semper Opera stage. The iconic Lange LANGE 1 series watch is subtly placed in the center of the stage, echoing the ‘five-minute digital clock’ above it. . In addition, in order to restore the artistic atmosphere of Saxony, a classical music experience area was specially set up on the site. Through professional audition equipment, viewers can listen to the classic works of Saxony musicians such as Schumann, Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn and so on. At the same time, in the appreciation area of painting art, viewers can also watch the Raphael masterpiece ‘Sistine Virgin’ and Titian’s masterpieces collected in the Dresden Ancient Masters Gallery in a special square frame installation. Masterpieces such as ‘Sleeping Venus’.
Showroom: Lange’s Hometown
‘Langer’s Hometown’ brings together a group of skilled artisans, such as hand-made pianists, porcelain craftsmen, and Lange watchmakers. The viewers can feel the roots of the Saxon people through the photographs that record their work. Persevering in perfect rigorous attitude and perfect professionalism.
Showroom: The Legend of Saxony
In ‘Legends of Saxony’, a group of portraits by Xiaowei Wei was the official portraits of Walter Lange’s last group, which is of special significance. The fourth generation member of the Lange family, Walter Lange, his legendary experience is closely connected with Langer’s wonderful and ups and downs history, like a myth story of the rebirth of the Phoenix Nirvana. In addition, various historical photos of Walter Lange of various sizes are placed at the corner of the exhibition hall to review his legendary life. In addition to the historical photo wall, a precious video interview with Walter Lange was also made at the scene, telling him that he had gone through the Lange watch factory’s ruins until it was confiscated and became state-owned. The true story of becoming Germany’s top watchmaking brand.
Showroom: precision created by hand
“Precision created by hand” exhibited 50 watches from Lange LANGE 1, 1815, SAXONIA, ZEITWERK, and RICHARD LANGE series. It also brought together a number of Lange masterpieces that are rare or never shown in China Many Lange premium watches, including RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’, RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour Le Mérite’, DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL, DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON, and 1815 RATTRAPANTE PERPETUAL CALENDAR, have come a long way from this exhibition.
This exhibition is open to the public for free until April 9th. For those who love art culture and traditional craftsmanship, ‘Hometown of Craftsmen: The Saxony and Lange Precision Watch Exhibition in Germany’ is definitely not to be missed.
‘Hometown of Craftsmen: Saxony and Lange Precision Watchmaking Exhibition in Germany’
Date: April 1, 2017 to April 9, 2017
Venue: Level 3, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Address: Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai
Opening hours: 11: 00-21: 00