西海美术馆（TAG Art Museum）创立于2019年，是一座获得中国政府民政部门认证的非营利艺术机构。美术馆坐落于青岛西海岸新区唐岛湾南岸，主体建筑17,000平方米，12间相互连通又相对独立的展厅依海而建，展区分为地上二层、地下一层。在展厅之外是1200米的原生海岸、80,000平方米的户外花园、28处公共艺术陈列区、500米的艺术廊桥及8个湖泊，使西海美术馆拥有独特的滨海文化气质和有机的室内外展陈条件，内外空间的丰富性和开阔性为多元的艺术和文化带来更多可能性。
西海美术馆由法国著名建筑师普利兹克奖得主让·努维尔（Jean Nouvel）设计，法国当今风景园林设计旗手、景观设计师吉尔·克莱芒（Gilles Clément）共同参与打造。美术馆建筑及花园是两位大师的中国首秀。
Welcome to TAG Art Museum!
After more than nine years of design and construction,TAG Art Museum will officially open to the public in 2021.
Introduction of TAG Art Museum
TAG Art Museum was founded in 2019,it is a non-profit art organization certified by the national civil affairs department.Located at the south bank of Tangdao Bay,West Coast New District,Qingdao,the construction area of TAG Art Museum is 17,000 square meters,there are two floors above the ground and one floor under the ground,12 exhibition halls built along the coast.Out of the exhibition galleries,there is a 1,200-meter coastline,80,000-square-meter greening,28 public art display spots,a 500-meter corridor and 8 lakes,all these make TAG Art Museum owns a unique coastal spirit and exhibition support of both inner space and outer space.The richness and openness of the interior and exterior space of the art museum bring the possibility of display diverse art forms and culture contents.
With the gesture of welcoming new era and future,TAG Art Museum focuses on both local and global,and is devoted to building up a field of art based on art ecology and an art communicating platform through creative expression of cross culture and cross-media,presents different art forms such as contemporary art,fashion design,musical and theatre to the public.
Through its unique residency projects,TAG Art Museum commissions artists to create the work especially,to explore the multiple collisions between art and ocean,nature and architecture,present non-duplicable art collections,and generate new art energy.The exhibition,musical,performance,public education projects,and workshops that come with the residency projects will all become the emotional bonds between the museum and citizens.
TAG Art Museum is the major components of an international comprehensive art community--The Artists'Garden,it is an organic combination of exhibition spaces,resident spaces and art commerce.It will affect people from different fields and ages with its open,positive gesture,inject endless vitality into the city’s development.
Architecture and Nature of TAG Art Museum
TAG Art Museum is designed by Jean Nouvel,a famous French architect with a joint hand of French landscape architect Gilles Clément.This project is also the debut of these two world-class masters.
Jean Nouvel brings the aesthetics of light and shadow into full play in his design.The façades of the museum widely use glass and anodized alumina,these materials make the architecture of the art museum integrate with the bay scenery and the natural sky light.
With 234 pieces of giant ultra-white glass in a total weight of 240 tons,he builds a huge exhibition hall with a height of 22 meters and a volume of 10,000 cubic meters,there are 15 hanging spot on the lifting ceiling,the hanging weight capability of the roof is 15 tons,and the maximum bearing capacity of the ground is 0.5 tons per square meter,which can meet the display needs of large scaled art works.
The 100 meter exhibition corridor has 43 exquisite windows,and 127 automatic shade that can be opened according to light conditions and air volume are inlaid in this 800 square meters venue;the 860-square-meter multi-function hall is a venue for academic activities,product launching,fashion shows and even citizen’s wedding.
Nouvel also challenges tradition of“white box”of art museums the open windows bring in the outer scenery and the corridors in between exhibition halls can also be used as displaying area for sculptures or installation art;the auditorium designed by international profession team can hold musical,theatre,films,performing art and multi-media display...12 exhibition spaces could fulfill the needs of art in all forms and scales.
TAG Art Museum is surrounded by oceans and mountains,and the total greening rate of The Artists’Garden where the museum locates is 75%.The landscape architecture Mr.Gilles Clément elaborately creates a secret garden on the roof of the TAG Art Museum,as many as 27 species of plants are planted.
Mr.Gilles Clément keeps the harmonious relationship among the coast,the sea and the garden with reasonable logic,and applies his unique garden concept to the landscape design of the art museum.Mountains,bay,fields,buildings,and corridors become the main elements and pattern of the landscape,which fully embodies the concept of respecting the natural ecology,and can be regarded as the model of ecological cultural architecture.
A walking path connects the inner and outerspace of the museum,visitors can wander to the art shop,the cafe,the bar,the gardens,and other public leisure spaces while admiring the artexhibitions,encounter art at any unexpected moment,enjoy the all-sensors immersive artistic life.The integration of architecture and nature,the harmony in between art and scenery,the beauty of the city landscape that enhanced by natural light,all these together form a continuous conversation between humans,ocean,architecture,and art.Holding the theme of“contemporary artaccelerates city development”,TAG Art Museum will become a field that lets open all one’s senses,as well as a never-ending contemporary art architecture exhibition.
No.1111,Yinshatan Road,West Coast New District,a field that intimately related to art.
The wonderful here has just begun.The story of this artistic coast will be continuously updated.We look forward to meeting next year—
Welcome to TAG Art Museum!