Beijing's Best Art Galleries Part 2: Pace Beijing
CRI, July 4, 2012
The Pace Gallery made its mark in New York City, where luminaries such as Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning and Picasso have been represented. In Beijing City just before the 2008 Olympics, Pace opened its 798 art district gallery in order to be a part of China's booming art scene.
The 2500 square meter space was designed by Richard Gluckman, a New York architect who designed Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum. With all day access to natural light, and large enough to house almost any work of art, the space poses both freedoms and challenges to artists. Artists and curators reconceive every exhibition to maximize the impact of the work. Sometimes doing so requires building and painting walls, or creating tailored lighting systems.
July 21st will see two new solo shows in the gallery. Hai Bo will be presenting new photography, and installation art by Liu Jianhua will be on display.
Address: No. 2 Jiuxinqiao Road, 798 Art District, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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