Metro Public Art from the Perspective of Semiotics
Authors: Zihan Xu, Wuzhong Zhou
Abstract: With the prosperity and development of China's subway construction, subway space has become an important functional node in the city. Public art first intervened in the subway space interface as a decorative role, and later developed to assume more and more functions. However, the public art design of many subway spaces now only attaches importance to function and form, but ignores the needs of the subject of use. There are many problems such as restricting passenger behavior, ignoring passenger psychology, and not allowing passengers to understand the works. Nowadays, "people-oriented" works of art have become the mainstream, and public art should also change from "aesthetic decoration type" to "humanistic function type". This study attempts to introduce "symbol coding system" from the perspective of semiotics, and analyze and summarize the symbolic semantic communication process of subway space public art. Through literature method, field research method, case analysis method, questionnaire survey method and experimental method, this paper focuses on the diversified and sustainable design thinking in the new era, hoping to provide new solutions and directions for the problems faced by the current subway public art design.
Keywords: Metro public art, Semiotics, Coding system, People-oriented
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