Must-See Art Guide: Shanghai
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: “A long line without a word”
When: May 26–July 22, 2018
Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Xiao Jiang: Right in Sight”
When: June 9–July 29, 2018
Where: Vanguard Gallery, Room 204, Building 4A, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “I Mean It When I Say XXX – Condo Shanghai”
When: July 7–August 18, 2018
Where: Gallery Vacancy with Misako & Rosen, No. 2 Lane 19, Mount Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Lin Tianmiao: Systems”
When: June 26–August 26, 2018
Where: Rockbund Art Museum, 20 Huqiu Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Frame of the Images: Boundary of the Time”
When: July 27–August 26, 2018
Where: A+Contemporary, Room 106, Building 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Eduardo Arranz: Bravo”
When: June 10–August 26, 2018
Where: Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Suite 205-206A, 99 East Beijing Road, Shanghai, China
Exhibition: “Lin Zhipeng no. 233: Solo Exhibition”
When: June 3–August 31, 2018
Where: M97 Shanghai, 363 Changping Road, Shanghai, China
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