6 Shanghai Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Weekend

By Bryan Grogan, May 17, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at the best art exhibits on this weekend:

Wall Drawings: Sol Lewitt

View of the exhibition "Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings" at Shanghai Perrotin, 2019
© 2018 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

As one of the foremost American conceptual and minimal artists, this collection of seminal works is one not to be missed. LeWitt's wall drawings were originally conceived in the 1980s, and are painted directly onto the building's surface, making them replicable and raising questions about ownership, authenticity and multiplicity. This is the first exhibition of this type or work in China, so head down to the Bund to see how they've transformed the space.

Until May 25, Perrotin Gallery.

If You Don't Use Your Eyes To See You Will Use Them To Cry: Tobias Rehberger

Photo courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum

The first solo show for the German artist, this multi-dimensional creation extends the possibilities of sculpture to design, architecture, conceptual art and many more. The exhibition will feature a number of new commissioned works and large-scale field installations tailored by the artist for RAM. By creating a dazzling array of objects and environments, Rebec continues to explore new forms of production technology and social intervention, tapping into how we interact with space and perceive the connection between everyday life and art. 

Until May 26, Rockbund Art Museum.

Zhang Enli and Oscar Murillo: Concurrent Solo Shows

Image courtesy of K11

K11 is running two consurrent solo shows for Chinese artist Zhange Enli and the Colombian painter and installation artist Oscar Murillo (who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize this year). A ticket gets you entry to both immersive exhibitions, where you can see how both artists have transformed the space through different creative measures.

Until May 31, chi K11 art museum.

Earth in My Hands, Fire in My Heart – Liu Xi Solo Exhibition

Image courtesy of the promotor

The explosive, thought-provoking work of young sculptor Liu Xi summons ideas of female sexuality, attempting to lay bare the female body so as to cause new interpretations of what sex means. The artist elsewhere uses her unique sculptural forms to provoke conversations about human relationships, as well as the purifying nature of struggle and pain. 

Until June 2, Art+.

I See You’re Making Progress – Ryan Gander Solo Exhibition

Image courtesy of the Lisson Gallery

Opening this weekend, this new solo exhibition by British multi-discipline conceptual artist Ryan Gander puts the concept of continual progress, change and upward momentum into focus, as well as the unfortunate forces that prevent progress. The breadth of Gander’s daily inspiration is in evidence in pieces like ‘This is Creative Play, This involves some Risk Taking – Auto Abstraction,’ which sees the artist make use of children’s mathematical aids, devised by Maria Montessori, which encourages free associative play amongst visitors to the exhibition. 

Until June 29, Lisson Gallery

Healthier, Simpler, Wiser – Group Exhibition

Image via Edouard Malingue Gallery

Also opening this weekend, Healthier, Simpler, Wiser brings together a trio of mid-career artists from the Southeast of China – Hu Xiangqian from Guangdong, Lai Chih-Sheng from Taipei and Kwan Sheung Chi from Hong Kong. Each of the artists will display one new work commissioned by the gallery, as well as a selection of recent works. Hu Xiangqian will strain against his nomadic lifestyle, building a house-like structure within the gallery, Lai Chih-Sheng will re-arrange the gallery’s rainpipes so that they converge in the center of the gallery, while Kwan Sheung Chi will put his ‘business’ trip in focus by partaking in an imaginary business trip in the city. Strange and intriguing stuff. 

Until June 30, Edouard Malingue Gallery.  

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[Cover image courtesy of Lisson Gallery]

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