Must-See Art Guide: Shanghai

This week's guide includes Yu Youhan, A.R. Penck, Kohei Nawa, and more.

Wing Shya. Courtesy of Shanghai Center of Photography.

This week we’re going East: The next stop on the must-see art tour is Shanghai. The ART01 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair opens today, and brings with it 102 major galleries from around the world, including heavy hitters like Simon Lee, Hauser & Wirth, and David Zwirner. As always, we’ve gathered a list of local gallery shows coinciding with the fair to help keep visitors busy, and get them out of the convention center and into the streets.

Visit ShangART for a solo show of the late, great painter Yu Youhan. Covering several distinct phases in the artist’s distinguished career, the exhibition includes his early Cezanne-like still lifes and his scintillating Pointillist-esque work. For work of another idiosyncratic painter, don’t miss the Fosun Foundation’s survey of A.R. Penck. Then, Arario Gallery presents the large-scale installation work of Kohei Nawa, only the second solo show for this promising and ambitious artist. Lastly, the group show “Scraggly Beard Grandpa” at Capsule Shanghai assembles the work of 12 various artists that had previously lived and work in residency at the gallery, and is full of energetic dialogue that often can only be achieved under the radical, unfamiliar circumstances that come from being in an unfamiliar place and as part of a collective.

Find artnet’s full list of picks below.


Exhibition:Wing Shya: Acting Out
November 8, 2017–January 10, 2018
Shanghai Center of Photography

Yu Youhan, Terracotta Army on Yimeng Mountain (2017). Courtesy of ShangART.

Exhibition:Yu Youhan: The Representational and the Abstract
November 10, 2017–January 15, 2018
ShangART, West Bund, 2555-10 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

He Sen, Braved the Wind and Rain to Dock (2014). Courtesy of Longmen Art Projects.

October 15–December 30, 2017
Longmen Art Projects, Suite 102, Tian An Centre Building, Shanghai, China

“Tang Dixin” invitation. Courtesy of AIKE DELLARCO.

Exhibition:Tang Dixin
November 10–December 31, 2017
AIKE DELLARCO, Building 6, No. 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China 

Kohei Nawa, Flora #2 (2017). Courtesy of Arario Gallery.

Exhibition:Kohei NAWA_VESSEL
November 3, 2017–January 7, 2018
Arario Gallery, 1F, No. 2879 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

“Why New York” invitation. Courtesy of Shanghai Gallery of Art.

Exhibition:Why New York
November 1, 2017–January 7, 2018
Shanghai Gallery of Art, 3rd Floor, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai, China

Leonardo da Vinci. Courtesy of the Shanghai Himalayas Museum.

Exhibition:Myth and Rivalry
September, 28–December 23, 2017
Shanghai Himalayas Museum, 3F No. 869, Yinghua Rd., Pudong District, Shanghai, China

A.R. Penck (detail). Courtesy of the Fosun Foundation.

Exhibition:Will Sign Become a Reality?: A.R. Penck
November 9, 2017–January 7, 2018
Fosun Foundation, 600 Zhongshan East 2nd Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China


“Scraggly Beard Grandpa” invitation. Courtesy of Capsule Shanghai.

Exhibition:Scraggly Beard Grandpa
November 4–December 22, 2017
Capsule Shanghai, Building 16, Anfu Lu 275 Nong, Xuhui District, 1st Floor, Shanghai, China

“Chou Yu-Cheng” invitation. Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery | Shanghai.

Exhibition:Chou Yu-Cheng
November 11, 2017–January 7, 2018
Edouard Malingue Gallery | Shanghai, 2202, 2879 Longteng Avenue, X

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