Must-See Art Guide: Shanghai

This week's guide features Martin Creed, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Xie Nanxing, and more.

Martin Creed, Work No.2656, Understanding. Courtesy of Qiao Space.

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.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (North). Courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (North). Courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum.

Exhibition: Felix Gonzalez-Torres
When:
September 30–December 25, 2016
Where:
Rockbund Art Museum, 20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

Pablo Picasso, La Muse (1935). Courtesy of Centre Pompidou.

Pablo Picasso, La Muse (1935). Courtesy of Centre Pompidou.

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

Installation view of Andy Warhol’s Shadows series. Courtesy of Yuz Museum.

Installation view of Andy Warhol’s Shadows series. Courtesy of Yuz Museum.

Installation view. Courtesy of Yuz Museum.

Installation view. Courtesy of Yuz Museum.

Exhibition: Andy Warhol: Shadows” & “Overpop
When:
October 29–December 18, 2016 & September 4, 2016–December 15, 2017
Where:
Yuz Museum, 35 Fenggu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

Yun Suknam, Transformation of Raindrops (2016). Courtesy of Hakgojae Gallery.

Yun Suknam, Transformation of Raindrops (2016). Courtesy of Hakgojae Gallery.

Exhibition: The Hollow: Yun Suknam Solo Exhibition
When:
November 5, 2016–January 15, 2017
Where:
Hakgojae Gallery, 101 Moganshan Road, Building 9, #50 Art Zone, Putuo District., Shanghai, China

Alex Katz, Double White Band (Vivien). Courtesy of Timothy Taylor.

Alex Katz, Double White Band (Vivien). Courtesy of Timothy Taylor.

Exhibition: Alex Katz: West Broadway and Spring
When:
November 7–13, 2016
Where:
Timothy Taylor, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Building 2, Shanghai, China

Nobuo Sekine, OX Volcano. Courtesy of HWA Gallery.

Nobuo Sekine, OX Volcano. Courtesy of HWA Gallery.

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

Xie Nanxing, Portrait No. 1 (2012). Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Xie Nanxing, Portrait No. 1 (2012). Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Exhibition: SLIPPAGES
When:
November 12, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where:
Pearl Lam Galleries, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F, Shanghai, China


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