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Must See Beijing

Tuesday, June 30

  • Ends July 11th 2015

  • In his first solo show at Beijing Commune, Fan Shuru unites everything from earthworks to Minimalist precepts to ink art traditions. The exhibition includes both a continuous inked line on paper that, formed over consecutive days, becomes a visual diary of sorts, and a notched, marked, and grafted tree branch that functions as a document of humanity's urge to transform nature into objects.

    Fan Shuru Fan Shuru

    May 16 - Jul 11, 2015

    Beijing Commune 北京公社

    798 Art Zone, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District  / +861084562862 / beijingcommune.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 12th 2015

  • Texts, videos, and installation all come together in the latest exhibition of Cheng Ran, who created the work on view during a residency at the Rijksakademie in the Netherlands. Cheng’s footage explores film conventions and fables alike. Meanwhile, his installation of a sailboat illuminated by film-set lighting makes its Beijing debut. Fittingly, the title of Cheng’s exhibition—“In Course of the Miraculous”—references the famous final performance by Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, who disappeared while crossing the Atlantic in 1975.

    Cheng Ran

    Apr 25 - Jul 12, 2015

    Galerie Urs Meile | Beijing 麦勒画廊

    104, Caochangdi Cun, Cui Gezhuang Xiang, Chaoyang District | 北京室朝阳区崔各庄草场地村104号(近电影博物馆路)  / +861064333393 / galerieursmeile.com
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6:30pm

  • Ends August 9th 2015

  • UCCA’s latest exhibition features He Xiangyu’s ongoing “Palate Project,” for which the artist translates the ridges and grooves of his palate into images. Three hundred and sixty-five paintings made with watercolor, mixed media, and ink on paper—and presented in six groups—merge identifiable anatomical forms with monochromatic fields in one of the museum’s exhibitions designed to present emerging Chinese artists to a wider audience.

    He Xiangyu New Directions

    Jun 10 - Aug 9, 2015

    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art | 尤伦斯当代艺术中心

    798 Art Zone, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang Di | 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺术区内  / +861057800200 / www.ucca.org.cn
    Tue - Sun 10am to 7pm

  • Ends September 6th 2015

  • Ai Weiwei has designed and realized his first-ever solo exhibition in China at both Galleria Continua and Tang Contemporary Art. After disassembling an ancestral temple from the Ming Dynasty, Ai meticulously rebuilt the structure to occupy both sites by crossing the wall that separates them, forcing viewers to consider the structure in parts rather than as a whole.

    Ai Weiwei

    Jun 6 - Sep 6, 2015

    Galleria Continua | Beijing 北京常青画廊

    Dashanzi Art District 798 #8503, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road  / +861059789505 / galleriacontinua.com
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends September 11th 2015

  • Beijing-based Xu Qu’s latest project—a fenced-in tennis court—is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing fascination with objects in motion. The first large-scale outdoor installation for the artist, who was educated at Braunschweig University, “Tennis Court” is part of Taikang Space’s multidisciplinary Terrace Project, a plein-air site meant to encourage cross-disciplinary artistic experimentation.

    Xu Qu 徐渠 Tennis Court | 网球场

    Mar 19 - Sep 11, 2015

    Taikang Space 泰康空间

    Red No.1-B2, Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District  / +861051273173 / taikangspace.com