Must-See Art Guide: Shanghai

Sarah Faux, Pucker (2018). Courtesy of Capsule Shangahi.

There’s a lots of switcheroos going on in the Shanghai art scene this week. Condo Shanghai, a collaboration between 22 galleries across nine Shanghai art spaces, is in full swing this week. During the event, local venues share their spaces with foreign galleries and dealers as an alternative to the art fair model. It brings a fresh selection of art to the city, and gives art lovers such as yourself a chance to see an even greater variety of work—in addition to Shanghai’s local mainstays, of course.

Let’s begin over at Capsule Shangahi with the work of American artist Sarah Faux. The exhibition, “Pucker,” includes both large-scale stretched paintings as well as canvas collages, highlighting Faux’s ongoing fascination with the female body and the physical experience of intimacy. Then, head over to Gallery Vacancy, which is currently host to Japanese gallery Misako & Rosen. Its group exhibition “I Mean It When I Say XXX” features six artists, each exploring a playful and idiosyncratic approach to painting. Lastly, M97 Shanghai presents a solo show of Lin Zhipeng, an artist who also sometimes goes by the name No.223 and is a leading figure in China’s contemporary photography scene. His blown-out flash aesthetic coupled with youth-in-revolt sensual imagery has made him a social media and alt zine favorite, with his work appearing in Vice and New Photography China.

Find these and the rest of artnet’s picks below!

Exhibition:Sarah Faux: Pucker
 June 23–July 23, 2018
Where: Capsule Shanghai, Building 16, Anfu Lu 275 Nong, Shanghai, China

Golnaz Fathi, Out of my hands (detail). Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Exhibition:A long line without a word
 May 26–July 22, 2018
Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai, China

“Xiao Jiang: Right in Sight.” Courtesy of Vanguard Gallery.

Exhibition:Xiao Jiang: Right in Sight
 June 9–July 29, 2018
Where: Vanguard Gallery, Room 204, Building 4A, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China

Yu Nishimura, Dog and Cat (2018). Courtesy of Gallery Vacancy with Misako & Rosen.

Exhibition:I Mean It When I Say XXX – Condo Shanghai
 July 7–August 18, 2018
Where: Gallery Vacancy with Misako & Rosen, No. 2 Lane 19, Mount Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, China

Exhibition:Lin Tianmiao: Systems
 June 26–August 26, 2018
Where: Rockbund Art Museum, 20 Huqiu Road, Shanghai, China

José León Cerrillo, New Baroque 2 (2017). Courtesy of A+Contemporary.

Exhibition:Frame of the Images: Boundary of the Time
 July 27–August 26, 2018
Where: A+Contemporary, Room 106, Building 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China

Eduardo Arranz. Courtesy of Matthew Liu Fine Arts.

Exhibition:Eduardo Arranz: Bravo
 June 10–August 26, 2018
Where: Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Suite 205-206A, 99 East Beijing Road, Shanghai, China

Lin Zhipeng, White Whale. Courtesy of M97 Shanghai.

Exhibition:Lin Zhipeng no. 233: Solo Exhibition
 June 3–August 31, 2018
Where: M97 Shanghai, 363 Changping Road, Shanghai, China


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