Taikang Space | Portrait of the Institution | Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020
Because Taikang Space emphasises on academic research, many of our exhibitions are actually categorized as research-based, The other category (of our exhibition) is the introduction of emerging artists. We aim to study and examine history closely, and seek to dig into relevant historical context and discourses. Taikang Space's research framework covers the entire 20th century of the Chinese history, Such span of time would help us gain a better understanding of the changes and fluctuations of our time and to guide us to look at the present and future through a historical lens.
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art | Portrait of the Institution | Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020
UCCA has always been a space for communication between China and the world. We have two missions: One is to let more people feel the power of art to improve life through art – to allow us to access the stuff life is made of. To develop and open up our thought process. The other [mission] is to establish some communication channels between China and foreign countries through art. We hope to build a national and international network to discuss and explore the possibilities of contemporary art in society today.
Faurschou Foundation | Portrait of the Institution
Robert Rauschenberg was our inaugural exhibition. Other significant exhibitions that I would like to mention is Yoko Ono’s exhibition. And it was the first one-man exhibition she had, or a one-woman exhibition she had. Entropy, which we had here in 2018, which was a survey of Chinese artists, seven Chinese artists. And it was so strong an experience for us. So we decided to bring that exhibition to the Venice Biennale last year. It was a big success too. And I like this culture exchange. This is one of our goals. Quality above everything. So when we put an exhibition together, we really try to get the best works. And I would rather do less than many, then give space to each work.
M WOODS | Portrait of the Gallery
I think the focus of the work of M WOODS is actually the public, from the beginning to the end. We need to do a good job of serving the public. We don't want to be the ones who put up a fence around the art museum. On the contrary, we want to remove the fence. Public participation is a very important thing to me.
Song Art Museum | Portrait of the Institution
Using the art of empty space, we made the museum a container for art, where artistic vocabulary and expression can reveal themselves fully.” Says Shirly Wang, Director of Song Art Museum and VP of H. Brothers Art. Founded in 2017, Song Art Museum’s place has always been to serve the public. One of its missions is to promote Chinese contemporary art, and another is to share the charm of art with the public. “We hope that the art museum can be not only a platform for exhibiting and promoting artworks, but also a platform that can interact with the public. To know what the public needs, what their desire for contemporary art is like, and where their interests lie.
ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON | Portrait of the Institution | Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020
ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON, completed in 2017, is located in Beijing’s core business district. ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON organizes exhibitions within the framework of the Foundation Louis Vuitton’s "Hors-les-murs" program, displaying works from the Foundation’s collection, and successfully showcased the artworks of internationally renowned artists, such as Gerhard Richter, Richard Prince and Philip Pareno. These museum-level exhibitions set the tone for the dialogue between the space and the public. The Foundation Louis Vuitton is dedicated to bringing contemporary art and artists into the public eye and showing the inspirations of these artists from the 20th century.
CAFA Art Museum | Portrait of the Institution | Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020
The rapid development of the world in recent years will take us into a period of subversive development. Maybe a lot of the ideas we originally have accepted knew will be subverted. In such an era, an art museum must be a keen observer must have a keen observation, or offering sharp insight into the contemporary art. I consider this is very important, in order to authentically promote innovation in art the art innovation authentically.