ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng

Special Exhibition Programme at West Bund Art & Design, 10–12 November 2017, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai

Matt Mullican, 5 Banners. Image: courtesy the artist, Mai 36 Galerie and West Bund Art & Design

Part of the 4th West Bund Art & Design, ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng is a special exhibition programme curated by the internationally renowned contemporary art magazine ArtReview Asia. Projects in ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, by artists from around the world, occupy spaces inside the fair venue and along the bank of West Bund. This year, 29 invited artists from 16 countries will present 32 works – 13 of which are new.

Works on show in this year’s ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng range from sculpture and painting to site-specific installation, moving image and performance. Eleven of them are located outdoors. They can be found at the plaza in front of West Bund Art Center’s main entrance, along the riverside on Longteng Road, and at CAMP3399, a public park opposite the Long Museum. The works, connect various areas of in the greater West Bund area, creating a metropolis of art for the West Bund area.

The 22 sculptures included in this edition of ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng can be found both indoors and outdoors, and are by artists including the late Hans Josephsohn, regarded as one of the most important Swiss sculptors, British postwar sculptor Lynn Chadwick, and Chinese artists Ding Yi and Zhou Li, who are known for extending concepts of painting into physical space. Work by artists such as Kaneuji Teppei, Lu Pingyuan, Zheng Huan and Su Chang are also present.

Nine of the exhibited works are site-specific new commissions for West Bund Art & Design 2017, such as Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Untitled (and “the creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already, it was impossible to say which was which”.), Damián Ortega’s Deaf Torch: Open View, Wang Te-Yu’s No.92, Robert Zhao Renhui’s Looking for Nature, Wang Wei’s mosaic installation Shadow, and Yuan Keru’s Moon And Sixpence, which integrates image, video, architecture, installation, performance and costume design. Artists Liang Manqi, Nathan Zhou and Zhou Siwei have also created site-specific works for the fair.

ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng opens its second edition this year, and continues to offer local audiences a richer and more diverse cross-section of the global art scene by expanding the range of media, sites and selection of artists included in the programme.

West Bund Art & Design will award prizes to projects featured in ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, chosen by members of the reviewing committee. The winners will be announced during the fair.

ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng 2017 artists and galleries

a.f.art theatre Fangling (Don Gallery)

Gabriel Barredo (Silverlens Galleries)

Eric Baudart (Edouard Malingue Gallery)

Miriam Cahn (Meyer Riegger)

Lynn Chadwick (BLAIN|SOUTHERN)

Aaron Curry (Almine Rech Gallery)

Ding Yi (ShanghART Gallery)

Olafur Eliasson (neugerriemschneider)

Sonia Gomes (Mendes Wood DM)

Damien Hirst (Edward Ressle)

Hans Josephsohn (Kesselhaus Josephsohn / Galerie Felix Lehner / Hauser & Wirth / ShanghART Gallery)

Kaneuji Teppei (STAR GALLERY)

Liang Manqi (Arario Gallery)

Lu Pingyuan (MadeIn Gallery)

Matt Mullican (Mai 36 Galerie)

Damián Ortega (kurimanzutto)

Djordje Ozbolt (Hauser & Wirth)

Rafaël Rozendaal (Postmasters Gallery)

Su Chang (AIKE-DELLARCO)

Rirkrit Tiravanija (Tommy Simoens)

Wang Te-Yu (Project Fulfill Art Space)

Wang Wei (Edouard Malingue Gallery)

Wu Ding (Don Gallery)

Erwin Wurm (Lehmann Maupin)

Yuan Keru (LEO GALLERY)

Robert Zhao Renhui (ShanghART Gallery)

Zheng Huan (Arario Gallery)

Zhou Li (Hive Center for Contemporary Art)

Nathan Zhou (AIKE-DELLARCO)

Zhou Siwei (Antenna Space)



About West Bund Art & Design

Since its founding in 2014, West Bund Art & Design has continued to welcome and cultivate an exciting and diverse range of galleries presenting established and emerging artists from around the world. This year, West Bund Art & Design will be held on 10–12 November 2017 at West Bund Art Center. Seventy leading international galleries will participate in the fair. Among them, a handful of galleries have been participating since the first edition. The newly launched TALENT sector will present works by emerging artists in a series of solo exhibitions or specially curated group shows, offering audiences the opportunity to see new work whose value and charm are yet to be discovered by the broader public. Also returning this year is ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, showcasing cutting-edge works by artists based in Asia and from around the world in designated public spaces inside and outside the fair. Igniting the passion for art throughout the city, the fair will present excellent shows and activities together with other museums, art institutions, galleries and project spaces in the city.


About ArtReview Asia

ArtReview Asia was founded in spring 2013 as a sister publication to ArtReview, one of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazines, and is published quarterly. Inheriting the spirit of ArtReview, ArtReview Asia continues its dedication to connecting contemporary art with its audiences and to promoting the idea that art has an important role to play in any society. ArtReview Asia surveys the global art scene from a distinctly Asian perspective and has quickly become an important independent platform upon which artists, art critics, philosophers, film professionals and comic artists, as well as other participants in Asian discourse, can display, discuss and create work, both within and beyond the print magazine.


About ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng

ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng is a special exhibition programme at West Bund Art & Design, curated by the internationally renowned contemporary art magazine ArtReview Asia. Projects in ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng, by artists from around the world, occupy spaces inside the fair venue and along the bank of West Bund. The curatorial concept originates from the Chinese characters for ‘xiàn' and ‘chǎng’, which together mean ‘the scene’, exploring how the temporal attributes embedded in the term ‘contemporary art’ create or gain valid significance within a contextualized milieu. Produced, exhibited, and then put into circulation, contemporary artworks are often reduced to consumption goods due to the fragmentation of their contexts. Artists showing at ArtReview Asia XXiàn Chǎngg are invited to restore a genuine context, in all four dimensions of spatiotemporality, to reproduce the meaning of their works. ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng officially launched at West Bund Art & Design in 2016 with 25 works by 25 artists. Hao Jingfang and Wang Lingjie were the recipients of the prize awarded by the reviewing committee, composed of members including Hou Hanru and Clara Kim.