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by Iona Whittaker
Curated by LEAP Editor Philip Tinari and featuring big name artists Yang Fudong, Wu Shanzhuan and Geng Jianyi, ‘Waterworks’ was an eagerly-awaited exhibition, part of the cluster of openings at M50 just before SH Contemporary. The exhibition’s title is born of an unrealised installation by Geng Jianyi from 1987 called . For the current show, water is enlisted as the starting-point for the works of the three artists, all of which in some way link to the idea of water as a core substance, and... [more]
Posted by Iona Whittaker on 9/15/11

Still Paintings

by Robin Peckham
        The latest aspiring painter to be given a chance at entry into the eastern Chinese canon with a solo exhibition at ShanghART is Liu Weijian, whose show "Antenna" includes a number of medium-sized canvases that act as relatively neutral receptors of visual phenomena. Related to a certain style of contemporary painting in which the landscape is interpreted as still life, a genre recently reinvigorated by the energy around the emerging abstract community in New York, these pieces offer... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 3/29/10

Opening the doors

by Robin Peckham
ShanghART, Shanghai's premiere commercial gallery space, has recently embarked on a laudable series of exhibitions that aim to showcase some of the physically larger and conceptually complicated installations typically stored in its warehouse. Such pieces, which became increasingly common after the mid-1990s as the ambitions of many artists began to increase in both scale and number, are all too often hidden away in the back rooms of studios, galleries, and museums. This kind of work... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 2/13/10
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