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2015.09.11 Fri, by Translated by: 顾灵
Art021 Announces List of Participating Galleries

Shanghai—Art021 has announced the list of participating galleries for 2015. Now in its third year, the art fair will take place on November 19–22 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center (1000 Yan’an Middle Road)—formerly known as the Sino-Soviet Friendship Centre, much admired for its Soviet historicist style of architecture and interior décor.

Founded by the PR honcho Bao Yifeng and the collector Kelly Ying (who, incidentally, is the wife of the contemporary art collector David Chau), Art021 has grown substantially since its inception. From 29 participating galleries in its first year (see our report), to 54 galleries in its second (see our report), this year Art021 will welcome 75 galleries. Since the beginning, Art021 has won kudos for a generally high level of execution and design.

In many ways, Art021 is fully on course to assume the position that SHContemporary attained at its peak—the top comprehensive art fair in Mainland China. (Of course, SHContemporary encountered multiple problems in its later years and finally stumbled with a disastrous final year in 2013; see our report). And competition among the art fairs in Shanghai will be intense, what with West Bund Art Fair (led by Zhou Tiehai) and Photo Shanghai, both taking place in September.

Art021’s list includes international galleries participating for the first time, such as Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo) and Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna). There is a high caliber of returning international galleries—like Marian Goodman Gallery (NYC/Paris/London), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins), Galerie Perrotin (Paris/NYC/Hong Kong), PACE (NYC/Beijing), Arario Gallery (Seoul/Cheonan/Shanghai)), Hakgojae Gallery (Seoul/Shanghai), Lehmann Maupin (NYC/Hong Kong), Simon Lee Gallery (London/Hong Kong), Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo/Singapore)—along with top regional and local galleries—ShanghART (Shanghai/Beijing/Singapore), Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou), Long March Space (Beijing), Beijing Commune, Tang Contemporary (Beijing), Chambers Fine Art (NYC/Beijing), Tina Keng Gallery (Taipei), and Pearl Lam Galleries (Shanghai/Hong Kong/Singapore).

Of interest is Art021’s balance of established international and regional galleries along with the relatively newer galleries with strong programs—like Aike-Dell’arco, Leo Xu Projects, Antenna Space, BANK/MABSociety, all in Shanghai; Magician Space, Gallery Yang, and Star Gallery in Beijing; Edouard Malingue Gallery in Hong Kong; and A Thousand Plateaus in Chengdu. Also worth mentioning is Ink Studio (Beijing) with its focus on contemporary ink and ink-inspired art, and Ren Space (Shanghai) which features editions (and, by the way, a beautifully restored “Old Shanghai” townhouse). Of course, local Shanghai galleries are well represented, too (Don Gallery, Vanguard Gallery, MD Gallery, and MAO Space).

Also worth mentioning is Donna Chai coming in as Managing Director for Art021, who had many years of experience with SHContemporary. Additionally, Thomas Wuestenhagen, who used to be the Art Basel Head of Gallery Relations and Board Member, will join Art021’s executive committee.
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Keywords: A Thousand Plateaus in Chengdu, Aike-Dellarco, all in Shanghai; Magician Space, and Star Gallery in Beijing; Edouard Malingue Gallery in Hong Kong, Antenna Space, Arario Gallery (Seoul/Cheonan/Shanghai)), art021, BANK/MABSociety, bao yifeng, Beijing Commune, Chambers Fine Art (NYC/Beijing), Chantal Crousel(巴黎), David Chow, Don Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Galerie Perrotin (Paris/NYC/Hong Kong), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins), Gallery Yang, Hakgojae Gallery (Seoul/Shanghai), Ink Studio Beijing, Kelly Ying, Lehmann Maupin (NYC/Hong Kong), Lehmann Maupin(纽约/香港), Leo Xu Projects, Long March Space Beijing, Mao Space, MAO Space。, Marian Goodman Gallery (NYC/Paris/London), MD Gallery, Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo/Singapore)—along with top regional and local galleries—ShanghART (Shanghai/Beijing/Singapore), Ota Fine Arts(东京/新加坡), PACE (NYC/Beijing), Pearl Lam Galleries (Shanghai/Hong Kong/Singapore), Ren Space Shanghai, 上海, Simon Lee Gallery (London/Hong Kong), Simon Lee Gallery(伦敦/香港), Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo), Taka Ishii Gallery(东京)与Galerie Krinzinger(维也纳)等。再次参展的画廊也不在少数, Tang Contemporary (Beijing), Tina Keng Gallery (Taipei), Vanguard Gallery, Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou), 上海仁庐, 上海廿一当代艺术博览会, 东画廊、Vanguard Gallery、MD Gallery, 佩斯画廊(纽约/北京), 前波画廊(纽约/北京), 包一峰, 北京公社, 千高原当代艺术机构, 周大为, 唐人当代艺术中心(北京), 墨斋画廊, 天线空间, 如Marian Goodman Gallery(纽约/巴黎/伦敦), 学古斋画廊(首尔/上海), 常青画廊(San Gimignano/北京/Les Moulins), 应青蓝, 星空间, 杨画廊, 磨金石, 维他命艺术空间(广州), 耿画廊(台北)与艺术门画廊(上海/香港/新加坡), 艾可画廊, 贝浩登画廊(巴黎/纽约/香港), 长征空间(北京), 阿拉里奥画廊(首尔/天安/上海), 香格纳画廊(北京/上海/新加坡), 马凌画廊, 高古轩,