Guangdong Times Museum Banyan Commune Artist Residency Project


Guangdong Times Museum is located on the city’s shifting border, where hybrid forms of urbanism and complex demographics have profoundly shaped the archetypal suburban landscape of the Pearl River Delta region. Diverse communities grow in symbiosis with heterogeneous properties of land—such is the surrounding and context of the museum.

Banyan Commune is a unique phenomenon of community life and civil culture in southern China, a gathering place traditionally served as a community center for the neighborhood. The Banyan Commune as a community project space was initiated in 2016, which has witnessed the seasonal changes, day-and-night alternate of the surrounding neighborhood while serving as the window for connecting the museum to public.