Must-See Art Guide: Shanghai
This week's guide features Martin Creed, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Xie Nanxing, and more.
If you’re looking for a distraction from politics, we don’t blame you. The mood might be ominous in the West this week, but perhaps things are looking brighter on the East: West Bund Art and Design kicked off yesterday and ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair opens its doors tomorrow, while at the same time the 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale unites 92 artists from 40 countries in one of the region’s most comprehensive biennales. But don’t stop there, and turn off the news and head out for some major art museum showcases like “Andy Warhol: Shadows,” which is said to be the largest installation from his landmark series since the 1970s, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ first solo exhibition in China at the Rockbund Art Museum, and France’s travelling masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou featuring works from 1906 to 1977. Still not distracted? There remains the Shanghai gallery circuit, of course, which is pulling out all the stops for the occasion of all these art fairs. There’s enough to see and do to keep you off of Twitter for days.
Exhibition: “Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou”
When: October 7, 2016–March 15, 2017
Where: Shanghai Exhibition Centre, 1000 Yanan Zhong Lane, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Nobuo Sekine Works Exhibition: Monogatari”
When: November 8–December 31, 2016
Where: HWA’s Gallery, 570 Huaihai Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Martin Creed: Understanding”
When: November 9, 2016–February 28, 2017
Where: Qiao Space, 2555 Long Teng Avenue, Shanghai, China
Art Fair: “West Bund Art and Design”
When: November 9–13, 2016
Where: West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Art Fair: “ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair”
When: November 10–13, 2016
Where: Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1000 Yanan Zhong Lane, Room 7003A, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “The Shanghai Biennale”
When: November 11, 2016–March 12, 2017
Where: Power Station of Art, 200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
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