An art exhibition is open to the public in Shenzhen this week, presenting a range of work created by Le Corbusier, a venerated Swiss-French architect, designer, urban planner, writer and artist.
Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965), Le Corbusier was endowed with wide-ranging gifts in the fields of art, architecture and writing.
As the originator of a rich and creative corpus of about 100 buildings, one community, more than 400 paintings, 80 books and magazines, and over 100 pieces of furniture, he was one of the creative giants of the 20th century.
He soared through the artistic and intellectual scene, initially in Paris, and then throughout Europe, finally achieving world renown by becoming the first architect of the 20th century to build on five continents: Europe, Africa, South and North America and Asia.
He produced a theoretical body of work and when he built, it was a process that would both provoke and innovate in equal measure, ensuring that he was as much admired as he was scorned. He is perceived by admirers to be a hero of 20th century modernity and by critics to be a destroyer of the past.
This exhibition offers a journey through the 60 years Le Corbusier spent creating his oeuvre and allows visitors to discover some of his most emblematic buildings, his finest works, and some of the theories of this man who tirelessly sought to redraw a more beautiful and better world.
Dates: June 14 - July 31
Venue: OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
OCT Art & Design Gallery
9009-1 Shennan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Metro: Luo Bao Line (Line1), OCT Station (Hua Qiao Cheng Station), Exit C