Event Details

AmCham Shanghai's Art & Culture Committee invites you to a breathtaking virtual tour of No.12 The Bund, the former historical HSBC building and one of the most grandiose and magnificent buildings on the Bund on April 25, from 10:00-11:00 am. The online tour is co-hosted by SimpliCity, a Shanghai-based startup that provides unique explorative learning programs to help participants gain keen China insights.


No.12 The Bund is a six-story, neo-classical building. It served as the headquarters of HSBC from 1923 to 1955, and currently houses the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Designed by the British architecture firm Palmer & Turner Architects and Surveyors, construction of the building lasted from May 5, 1921 to June 23, 1923. The building was once proclaimed as "the most dazzling jewel, the most resplendent pearl, the most exquisite crystal and the most valuable piece of art".


The interior of the building is known for its intricate details, including fully restored ceiling mosaics visible from the building's foyer. This virtual tour, led by the Chair of the Art & Culture Committee Juju Wang and the Founder & CEO of SimpliCity Jerry Zhu, will bring you unique opportunities to discover the architectural details of the building and the history behind it.


This bilingual event is open to AmCham members and member employees only.


* The tour will be live streamed on Zoom. After you register on EventBank, you will receive an email with the ZoomWebinar ID 1 day and again 1 hour before the event.

Speakers

  • Juju Wang (Installation Artist at Juju Wang Studio)

    Juju Wang

    Installation Artist at Juju Wang Studio

    Born in Shanghai China, but growing up in the United States, Juju has found herself at the meeting point between western future-orientated visual culture and traditional Chinese handcrafts, folklore and beliefs. Over the past several years, Juju has been exploring China’s heritage through both techniques and philosophy that have amazed and inspired her to produce art installations focused in bringing old practices into the present day.

    In 2016, Juju was invited as an installation artist to participate to the World Historical & Cultural Cities Expo in Nanjing, where she was asked to create a series of installations in the 600-year-old Chaotian Palace, the place where the main conference were held. It was the first time that a series of contemporary art installations were permitted in an official national cultural heritage palace in China and were collected by the Nanjing government.

    Juju presented “PalaSee” in front of mayors from over thirty cities and media across the world, and received glowing praise and recognition of having achieved its intended transformation of visitors’ experience of a traditional Chinese Palace. The exhibition period was extended by the mayor of Nanjing from one month to one year to welcome tourists from throughout China and the world.

    Another well-known work of hers is the House of Clouds. With nine consecutive stops in representative cities of China, the installation has brought into public view Dai paper: one of China’s listed national intangible cultural heritage, with over 800 years of history. Thousands of people have lined up, posted online and impacted millions of netizens to embrace the new face of Dai Paper.

    In 2018, Juju was awarded the title “China’s new Pioneer”, followed by “Asia’s new Pioneer” in 2019. It was a recognition statement for her evolutionary professional trajectory and the impact that her work has in promoting Chinese culture.

    This year, Juju received the “Designer Of the Future” Award by Swarovski. An award that selects three young talents across the globe each year to respond to crystal sustainability. In collaborating with Swarovski and Design Miami/Basel, her newest installation “sea-cret” was unveiled to an influential audience at Design Miami/Basel fair in June 2019.

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  • Jerry Zhu (Founder & CEO of SimpliCity)

    Jerry Zhu

    Founder & CEO of SimpliCity

    Jerry Zhu is the Founder and CEO of SimpliCIty. He is also the Guest Lecturer and Consultant of the University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute.

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Tickets

Memeber Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Employee Ticket
Standard Price Free

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