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West Bund Art & Design

Nov 11 – Nov 15, 2020

We are pleased to participate in the 2020 edition of West Bund Art & Design, bringing together a selection of works by artists from our contemporary program who continue to push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Art Fair Details

West Bund Art & Design
Nov 11 – 15, 2020
Booth A128


West Bund Art Center
2555 Long Teng Avenue

Above: Installation View, West Bund Art & Design, Booth A128, November 11 – 15, 2020, Shanghai. Photo: Boogi Wang

Pace Gallery is pleased to participate in the 2020 edition of West Bund Art & Design at booth A128, bringing together a selection of works showcasing the gallery’s leading contemporary program of artists who continue to push the boundaries of their chosen media. This presentation features recent and seminal works by Mary Corse, Torkwase Dyson, Sam Gilliam, David Hockney, Loie Hollowell, Hong Hao, Liu Jianhua, Mao Yan, Kohei Nawa, Adam Pendleton, Qiu Xiaofei, Marina Perez Simão, Kiki Smith, Song Dong, Sui Jianguo, James Turrell, Xiao Yu and Yin Xiuzhen. The fair will be on view at the West Bund Art Center in Shanghai from November 11 – 15, 2020.

Pace’s presentation affirms the vital role of artists in responding to a vast and unpredictable world. As thought leaders and visionary makers, the artists included reconsider and redefine the genres of painting, sculpture, photography, and performance, to contemplate complex shared histories and shifting realities.


Sam Gilliam, Untitled, 2020, watercolor on washi, 74" × 39" (188 cm × 99.1 cm) paper © Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Among the highlights on view is Skibbereen, Medium Diamond Glass (2019), an aperture wall installation by California-based artist James Turrell, whose work draws attention to the presence of light and its transformation of our perception of space. The work, part of Turrell’s recent Constellation series, envelops the viewer in the radiance of pure color and appears to dissolve the boundaries of the surrounding room; a watercolor by Sam Gilliam—one of the great innovators in postwar American painting known for his canonical drape paintings which expanded the tenets of Abstract Expressionism in entirely new ways—which demonstrates the powerful impact that the techniques of watercolor have exerted on his artistic practice as a whole. Sam Gilliam's inaugural exhibition with Pace Gallery, Existed Existing, featuring new works and artist-led installations, is on view in New York from November 6 – December 19, 2020; and a sculpture by multidisciplinary artist Kiki Smith, whose practice explores a variety of materials including sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles relating to themes of spirituality, morality, mysticism, and the natural world.

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Yin Xiuzhen, Fake Gate No. 3, 2019, used clothes, mirror, 260 cm × 160 cm × 20 cm (8' 6-3/8" × 63" × 7-7/8") © Yin Xiuzhen

Additional highlights include Twisted Tree (2014), a painting by Qiu Xiaofei—a Chinese New Generation artist working across oil painting, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, and installation to explore the relationship between images and consciousness, psychological state, and perception—which stands as an exemplar of Qiu's ability to paint abstractly while conjuring up figuration and narrative; an installation by Chinese contemporary artist Yin Xiuzhen who makes idiosyncratic sculptures and installations that pose questions about personal and collective memory, informed by her experience growing up in Beijing during the sociopolitical tumult of the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) and the rapid change that followed; a painting by Hong Hao expanding upon the Beijing-based multidisciplinary artist’s unorthodox use of scanning, in which he uses photography, printmaking, collage, video installation, and painting to probe the cultural capitalist consumption in China; and a recent works by New York-based interdisciplinary artist Torkwase Dyson from her Bird and Lava series which were created during a recent period of isolation due to COVID-19.

Also on view among other selections will be two iPad drawings by David Hockney; a portrait painting by Mao Yan; two large-scale, abstract, oil on canvas works by Qiu Xiaofei; two bamboo sculptures by Xiao Yu from the artist’s BB series; and two works from Kohei Nawa’s Direction series. Other highlights include sculptures by Song Dong, Liu Jianhua, and Sui Jianguo, that adopt subversive shaping of traditional materials from their cultural experiences.