Pace Gallery is pleased to participate for the fifth West Bund Art & Design, the largest art fair in Shanghai. The booth at A129 this year will present a group exhibition dedicated to three imaginative female artists Mary Corse, Kiki Smith and Yin Xiuzhen, and also a special project of A. A. Murakami by Future\Pace.
Yin Xiuzhen (b. 1963, China) is one of the most influential and active Chinese contemporary artists in recent decades. She has been included in many landmark exhibitions and events since the 1990s, and represented China as one of four artists at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Her gaze on social reality has always unfolded along a fine concrete thread of the individual condition, and captured, with keen, poetic creative intuition, the disorientation and unease that lies behind the mainstream atmosphere of this rapidly developing society. Using a series of sculptural installations made from everyday materials to visualise subtle individual perceptions and the oft-overlooked individual will, she weaves a private biography into the grand narrative of history.
Kiki Smith (b. 1954, Germany) also plays a significant role in the process of female art. She has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and textiles. Smith has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide including over 30 museum exhibitions. Her work has been featured at five Venice Biennales, including the 2017 edition. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2017 was awarded the title of Honorary Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Previously, Smith was recognised in 2006 by TIME Magazine as one of the 'TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World.'
Additional highlights include installation by artist Mary Corse, which makes her debut in Asia after the announcement of its representation in Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul. Mary Corse's solo museum survey is on view at Whitney Museum of American Art. Mary Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley, California) investigates materiality, abstraction, and perception through the subtly gestural and precisely geometric paintings that she has made over her fifty-year career. Using materials as diverse as glass microspheres embedded in the surface of the canvas, electric light, and earth clay, she creates simple geometric configurations that give structure to the luminescent internal space of her paintings. Corse’s paintings embody rather than merely represent light, and explore subjective experience in innovative ways. Her works open themselves up to their environment, reflecting and refracting light, and invite a perceptual encounter that is grounded in vision and movement. Pace will first present Corse’s work at its recently-opened gallery in Hong Kong’s H Queen’s building in May 2019, followed by an exhibition at its gallery in Seoul in November 2019.
The exhibition will also present a special project of A. A. Murakami by Future\Pace. As the founder of the popular design team Studio Swine, A. A. Murakami infuses the poetic style with their study on immersive experience. The work presented this time is from the New Spring series, which was first shown in Milan and Miami and was praised internationally. From October 20th to 28th this year, their large-scale interactive installation commissioned by COS was shown for the first time in China and it also gained wide popularity.