Sunday, August 30
Ai Weiwei has designed and realized his first-ever solo exhibition in China at 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.
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
A graduate of China Fine Arts College and an exhibitor in the 2006 Shanghai Biennale, Lu Lei has come to be known for symbol-laden installations that navigate between delineation and evocation. The three works on viewone that remains unfinishedecho and multiply each others' gestures while remaining provocative as stand-alone pieces.
Lu Lei Echo