Marlborough, founded in 1946 in London, is pleased to announce its participation in the 2017 edition of ART021, Shanghai, the first time it will exhibit at the fair. Our Stand number is E01 in the Galleries section.
ART021 is quickly becoming China’s pre-eminent international art fair, attracting top galleries from China, the rest of Asia, Europe, USA and other parts of the world.
Once again, the venue will be the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. It opens with the collector’s preview on 8 and 9 November and the vernissage on 9 November. The public days are from 10-12 November.
Marlborough will exhibit a selection of artists from both China and Europe which have been selected to display Marlborough’s close historical ties to modern Chinese Art since the 1950s. The gallery first held shows of Chinese artists, Chao Shao-An and Lydia Chao Ling-Fang in 1953. During the 1960s and 1970s, Marlborough exhibited regularly the abstract paintings of Lin Sho-Yu (who worked under the name of Richard Lin) in London.
In 1993, Marlborough became one of the first galleries in the Western World to exhibit Contemporary Art from China featuring a new generation of Chinese artists in New Art from China; post-1989, which included artists such as Zeng Fanzhi and Fang Lijun. Marlborough have exhibited Chu Teh-Chun in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2014; Zao Wou-Ki was shown in 2003 and 2008.
Leading Chinese artists on our stand will include: Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014), Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013), Chen Yifei (1946-2005), Ai Weiwei (b.1957), and Song Yige (b.1980) to whom we gave her first show in London in 2016.
Modern British artists will include Frank Auerbach (b.1931), Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Paula Rego (b.1935), Euan Uglow (1932-2000), and their contemporary, Paris-based Avigdor Arikha (1929-2010), in addition to Contemporary artists Jason Brooks (b. 1968) and Werner Büttner (b.1954) who had their first exhibitions with Marlborough London in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Since the Gallery was founded in 1946 in London, Marlborough has sought to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue on Contemporary Art between the West, China and the rest of Asia.