Galleri Faurschou originated in 1986 by Luise and Jens Faurschou in central Copenhagen, where it still remains.
Faurschou opened a new 1.000 m2 gallery in Beijing, China, November 24th 2007.The name of the gallery in Beijing is 林冠 which is the chinese meaning of faurschou and sounds "lin guan".
Faurschou's new gallery is located in Beijing's 798 Art District, the most significant gallery area and the most cosmopolitan part of Beijing. Recently, this area, which had previously housed the military's electronic factories has now been transformed into a culturally vibrant area with both Chinese and international galleries, private museums, designer shops, fashion boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
Beijing is currently characterised by a strong atmosphere of creative activity and cultural enthusiasm. China's gradual opening towards the West, its economies and cultures, has gained considerable clout and momentum. Concurrent with this development, the result has been an increase in wealth in the Chinese society and a greater interest for both art and culture. Internationally, new and interesting Chinese artists have made themselves known, as has the art scene in the largest Chinese cities, where many new museums and newly opened galleries are satisfying the continually growing audience interested in art.
From the outset, the goal of Faurschou gallery has been to exhibit and promote art of the highest international calibre. This commitment to such a high standard continues to be the salient feature of Galleri Faurschou today.
The gallery's operations are concentrated in a multitude of areas. It focuses on modernist masterworks made by artists such as, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso and Asger Jorn. In its contemporary programme the gallery represents: Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium, Christian Lemmerz, Bjarne Melgaard, Nina Sten-Knudsen, Michael Bevilacqua, Erik Parker and Tom Sanford. Gallery Faurschou exhibits on an ongoing basis Georg Baselitz, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Per Kirkeby, Wim Delvoye, Mark Tansey, Shirin Neshat.
Faurschou Beijing will be presenting a programme of high quality art works of internationally acclaimed artists from Europe, Asia and USA. Characteristical of Faurschou is a programme of both Modern and Contemporary art.
The inaugural show in Faurschou Beijing will be by Robert Rauschenberg, his first soloshow in China since 1985. The show will be presenting new works and highlights from the last three decades.
Kai Heinze and Wei Kuang are appointed Directors of Faurschou Beijing Kai Heinze, who has studied art history at the Technical University Berlin, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, and Hunter College, New York, comes from a position as Director over the past five years at Leo Koenig Gallery, New York. Wei Kuang has a military education combined with an education from the Art Academy in Beijing. Wei Kuang has lived over the past 15 years in Denmark, and has worked as project manager and teacher at the School of Design in Kolding, Denmark. Together with the gallery's additional staff they will ensure and provide Faurschou's high quality service towards the gallery artists, museums and collectors alike, in Asia and abroad.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in both Copenhagen and Beijing.