Outside the Ivory Tower looks at the contemporary design in China and particularly in Guangdong Province, the first region in China to experience the economic reform in the 80s.
The exhibtion is jointly presented by Guangzhou National Advertising Industrial Park (NAIP) and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA).
Founded in 2012, NAIP is approved and supported the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.
GAFA, the only one of its kind in South China, is the predecessor of Central South College of Fine Arts, a merger of South China Institute of Art and Literature in Guangzhou, Central South Institute of Art and Literature in Wuhan, and the Guangxi Institute of Art. The merger, which was initiated in 1953, moved to Guangzhou in 1958 and was renamed as Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.