The new show at ShanghArt is a Tang Guo solo exhibition. This is his first show in five years (!) and I'm glad he took time to produce these new sets of works. I am a big time sucker for ink drawings and the gallery was full of them. His drawings were accompanied by one video, which I didn't have a chance to view, but seemed superfluous in the company of such beautiful ink pieces. Here's another one:
Next to the Suzhou River Art Center was a gathering of Shanghai hipsters drinking beer out of cans, all congregating outside Studio Rouge. I'm not sure what George is going for these days but he was showing LED stuff from Island 6. It almost seems as if these two spaces have merged into one. Whatever George is up to, it's working for him; he recently opened a space in Hong Kong. And speaking of Island 6, they had some random hot girl (foreign, not Chinese) walk around M50 handing out flyers for their new show. I guess that's one way of attracting people to your gallery.
We have one more week before Art Basel Hong Kong, in which time I'll catch up with the rest of Shanghai. Later this week, I'll visit James Cohan Gallery, Rockbund Art Museum, and Bund 18 for a "Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company" show. So this is how he's branding himself now? What happened to just MadeIn Company? Perhaps the MadeIn experiment is coming to an end? Stay tuned to find out!