A document exhibition that display the artworks, documentary pictures and some original copies of Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money. The main show room is used to exhibit big installation and sculpture works by ShanghART represented artists.
On 3rd Jul 2011,an document exhibition will be showed at ShanghART Taopu(18 Wu Wei Rd) to display the artworks, documentary pictures and some original copies of Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money. During Shanghai Fax exhibition in 1996, more than a hundred artists or groups from 17 countries participated in it. After 15 years, when we read these images again, a slightly time difference can be judged between the contemporary art context.
Opening: ShanghART supermarket and ShanghART café (Wed-Sun, 11:00AM-17:30 PM)
ShanghART supermarket (MadeIn Company Artwork)and ShanghART café will be opened to public on 3rd July, 2011.
Upon entering ShanghART supermarket, there are various articles on the shelves. However, looking around carefully, one immediately senses a difference. This store is filled with packages and wrappings containing, literally, nothing! Everything is empty, just shells. In fact, it is a mixed media installation from MadeIn Company. Visitors can buy artworks in the supermarket and get a ShanghArt receipt after purchase.
There is ShanghART café in the supermarket. It provides coffee, soft drinks and snacks for visitors to take a rest.
ShanghART Taopu introduction
Established in 2010, ShanghART Warehouse is the first warehouse-style art museum in China. It is a complex space with functions for storage & show room, education & research, and exhibition & project, which intends to explore a new possibility of how to use space more reasonably for display, preservation, study, and education of contemporary art.
ShanghART Warehouse has wide space, adequate rooflight, and ideal storey height, and all these advantages provide good visual effect of art displays other than preservation and storage of art. The interior layout is designed for different functions of rooms, such as the main show room, multi-function room, special display room, archive room, storage space, meeting room, and work studio, etc.
The main show room (1,400 sqm approximately) is used to exhibit big installation and sculpture works by ShanghART represented artists. Those works had to be preserved in the storage are now able to be shown to the public again.
Special display room (about 110 sqm) is a space isolated from the main show room, which is used to hold instant theme exhibition and all kinds of art events.
Multi-function room (about 140 sqm) is a rectangular exhibition room connected to the main show room, which is designed for various functions. It can be used with the special display room together to hold a theme or solo exhibition, or solely to display video works. Alternatively, it is also a space for art communication, education, and other events.
Archive room (about 36 sqm) is an independent space inside of the main show room, which is to display the first hand archives of Chinese contemporary art and video previews of past exhibitions, so as to fill in some blanks on history of contemporary art.
While exploring more possibilities of fully use ShanghART Warehouse and its potentials as a new art platform, we will closely work with art schools, research institutions, art professionals, and hope ShanghART Warehouse can play its unique role as a new form of warehouse style art museum.
Studios in the area: Yang Zhenzhong, Zhang Ding, MadeIn/Xu Zhen, Shao Yi, Shi Ying, Tang Maohong, Xiang Liqing, Yang Fudong, Shen Fan etc
Opening 3 July 2011
18 Wu Wei Rd - Shanghai
now open: daily 10AM-6PM (closed Tue.)
take Metro line 11 to Qilianshan Road Station, then walk 10 minutes on Qilianshan Rd to Wuwei East Rd, then turn right.