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Shanghai

West Bund Art & Design

2019

Past
Nov 7–Nov 10, 2019

We are pleased to participate in the 2019 edition of West Bund Art & Design in Shanghai.

Art Fair Details

West Bund Art & Design
Nov 7 – 10, 2019
Booth A127

Above: Leo Villareal, Large Cloud Drawing 1, 2017, LEDs, custom software, electrical hardware and metal, 68" × 68" (172.7 cm × 172.7 cm), Edition of 3 + 1 AP © Leo Villareal
Location

West Bund Art Center
Shanghai

Featured Artists

Peter Alexander
David Hockney
Robert Irwin
Prabhavathi Meppayil
Kohei Nawa
Thomas Nozkowski
Qiu Xiaofei

Joel Shapiro
Kiki Smith
Song Dong
teamLab
Leo Villareal
Yin Xiuzhen
Zhang Xiaogang

For the 2019 edition of West Bund Art & Design, Pace’s booth (A127) will feature works by artists Peter Alexander, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Kohei Nawa, Thomas Nozkowski, Qiu Xiaofei, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Song Dong, teamLab, Leo Villareal, Yin Xiuzhen, and Zhang Xiaogang. The presentation showcases the great diversity of Pace artists from different periods of contemporary art history and different parts of the world.

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Qiu Xiaofei, Spiraling Sky, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 180 cm × 180 cm (70-7/8" × 70-7/8") © Qiu Xiaofei

Central to Pace’s presentation will be works by a group of leading Chinese artists. Zhang Xiaogang’s recent work Bed No.1 continues the artist’s navigation through the cultural terrain of contemporary China, departing from individual memory and questions of identity and into the realm of collective memory. Song Dong’s Usefulness of Uselessness series uses quotidian subjects and ephemera to propose the destabilization of material hierarchies in relationship to personal and global themes. His works are currently on view at the opening exhibition of the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art in New York. The presentation will also include a signature piece of Yin Xiuzhen’s recent body of work. Her Wall Instrument series combines the artist’s characteristic usage of worn clothes with ceramics, presenting Yin’s exploration of contrasts in materials. Also a key figure in Chinese contemporary art, Qiu Xiaofei is known for his paintings that evoke a dreamlike state of memory and awaken the potential of perception that is hidden in the depths of the mind, as experienced through Spiralling Sky, which will be on view.

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Robert Irwin, Apple Honey #1, 2012, Light + Shadow + Reflection + Color, 243.8 cm x 115.6 cm x 11.4 cm (96" x 45-1/2" x 4-1/2") © Robert Irwin

Pace will also feature artists from the Light and Space movement, including Robert Irwin and Peter Alexander. Long-represented by Pace, Irwin is a pioneering figure of the movement, renowned for his innovative artworks that explore the effects of light through interventions in space and architecture. In Apple Honey #1, he uses vertically installed fluorescent lights coated with colored gels to break up the compositional rhythm through tone and intensity of light. This displaces the physical object and locates the work as the phenomenal and perceptual sensations produced by these immaterial conditions. With similar fascination with light, Peter Alexander is celebrated for his resin sculptures. He explores the materiality of the object through color, transparency, and translucence, while harnessing the immateriality of light through a combination of its refraction and emanation.

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David Hockney, Double Portrait, 2011, iPad drawing printed on paper, 94 cm × 71.1 cm (37" × 28") © David Hockney

Kohei Nawa, teamLab, and Leo Villareal each integrate advanced technologies into their creations. In addition to teamLab’s mesmerizing recent work Reversible Rotation-Cold Light, created this year, the booth showcases Nawa’s Direction and PixCell series, which explore the perception of virtual and physical space and examine the relationship between nature and artificiality. Villareal works with pixels and binary code to create complex, rhythmic compositions in light, with his Large Could Drawing 1 and Evanescence included at West Bund.

Additional highlights of the booth will include two of David Hockney’s iPad drawings from 2011, a geometric bronze sculpture by Joel Shapiro, a drawing by Kiki Smith, an early painting by Thomas Nozkowski made between 1994 and 1997 and a later piece from 2014, and a thinnam on gesso panel work by Prabhavathi Meppayil.

Shanghai — West Bund Art & Design, 2019, Nov 7–Nov 10, 2019