East Contemporary

Category: Shanghai

Chronus Art Center “Machines Are Not Alone: A Machinic Trilogy”

Shanghai, July 21 – October 21, 2018, 新时线媒体(CAC)艺术中心, http://www.chronusartcenter.org/ Chronus Art Center (CAC) specializes in New Media Art. The exhibition was well designed and prepared. The artworks consisted of a mix of new media artworks, also with a mix of the typical issues that new media artworks have. Some were accessible and poetic, other were…

Rockbund Art Museum: Lin Tianmiao林天苗 “Systems“

Shanghai, June 26 – August 26, 2018, 上海外滩美术馆, http://www.rockbundartmuseum.org/en/ After some years, I visited the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) again. The atmosphere was still very pleasant, as I remembered from my prior visits. The visitor experience, as well as the artworks, are shaped by the unique multi floor space where visitors ascend and see the…

Long Museum: “Ruyi To Be Found Everywhere In Life” + “L’étranger mélancolie” + more

Shanghai, Pudong, 2018, http://thelongmuseum.org/en/ My first visit to the Long Museum (龙美术馆) Pudong branch, about 5 years after it opened. The architecture is minimalist, and it stood still and calm. It was quite empty during my weekend visit. Shows ranged from ancient to modernist to communist. No contemporary.

Duan Jianyu, Hu Xiaoyuan “A Potent Force”

段建宇,胡晓媛《醍醐》 Rockbund Art Museum, January – March 2013, curator: Karen Smith Hu Xiaoyuan’s work was on the lower floors and thus was the first one the visitor encountered. Hu’s work is based on careful observation and questioning of what one sees. The results: Sculptural objects and videos. I found the objects most interesting, because they…

Linda C.H. Lai at Shanghai Biennale 2012

第九上海雙年展2012: 黎肖嫻《1906 – 1989 – 2012: 廣州-香港-上海-安吉》 Now that the Shanghai Biennale is getting close to its end (scheduled to finish in the end of March), I would like to conclude my previous posts related to the biennale (Shanghai Biennale 2012, Berlin Pavilion, Sydney Pavilion, Daejeon Pavilion) with one more post, this time about one…