As the scale of this exhibition is so huge - integrating painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, poetry, sociology, biology, documentary, and public service advertising from both international and local artists - the effort involved in staging is massive, including teams of museum staff across curatorial, conservation, registration, preparators... 

Here's a peek behind the scenes.

Artist LIU ZINING - Red

Artist LIU ZINING working on Red, Triptych, 190 x190 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
 

Artist LIU ZINING - Red

Artist LIU ZINING working on Red, Triptych, 190 x190 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Artist LIU ZINING working on 'Red', Triptych, 190 x190 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Artist LIU ZINING working on Red

LI JIWEI - Don't Copy II, Free measurements, Plastic, propylene, stainless steel, dynamo, lighting, 2015

LI JIWEI - Don't Copy II, Free measurements, Plastic, propylene, stainless steel, dynamo, lighting, 2015

LI JIWEI - Don't Copy II, Free measurements, Plastic, propylene, stainless steel, dynamo, lighting, 2015

LI JIWEI - Don't Copy II

LI JIWEI - Don't Copy II, Free measurements, Plastic, propylene, stainless steel, dynamo, lighting, 2015

Close-up view of LI JIWEI - Don't Copy II

Curators installing Li Hui's TSUNAMI SHARK

Curators discussing the work We Are The World

Close-up - The Tomb of Honour by ZHENG LU

Close-up - The Tomb of Honour by ZHENG LU

Curator installing artworks

Conservator installing artworks

Installing shark jaws and teeth

Installing shark jaws and teeth

Installing shark jaws and teeth

Installing shark jaws and teeth 

Installing shark jaws and teeth

Installing shark jaws and teeth

Installing shark jaws and teeth

Installing shark jaws and teeth

ZOU LIANG, Swimming, 366 × 162 × 254 cm, Stainless steel, 2014

ZOU LIANG, Swimming

GAO XIAOWU - Evolution, 328 × 183 × 179 cm, Stainless steel, 2014

GAO XIAOWU - Evolution

Installing Butterfly In Love With Flower by ZHENG LU

Installing Butterfly In Love With Flower by ZHENG LU

Guardian by REN ZHE

Guardian by REN ZHE

Installing the large scultpure Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects by WANG LUYAN

Installing the large scultpure Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects by WANG LUYAN 

Installing the large scultpure Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects by WANG LUYAN

Installing the large scultpure Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects by WANG LUYAN 

Installing the large scultpure Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects by WANG LUYAN

Installing the large scultpure Downward Force on Upward Moving Objects by WANG LUYAN