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Contrasts Gallery

Contrasts Gallery was founded by Pearl Lam in 1992 in Hong Kong. Now based in Shanghai, the Gallery's philosophy is not to segregate fine art and design by adopting creativity as the driving force behind artistic expression. Contrasts Gallery regularly invites leading Western artists and designers to the Orient to create new works that represent their vision of China with a brief to push the boundaries of Chinese art and craft. At the same time, the Gallery furthers East-West cultural exchange by introducing to the West a different perspective of art and design by Chinese artists, who are inherently influenced by their cultural heritage.

Shanghai

China
Address:
181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F
200002
Phone: (8621) 6323 1989
Fax: (8621) 6323 1988
Website: www.contrastsgallery.com




Artists Represented

Chen Changwei, Chen Yun, Hu Jun, Lin Jing, Luo Xu, Ren Zhe, Shao Fan. Shi Jianmin, Sun Liang, Xie Dong, Xue Tao, XYZ Design, Yin Yanhua, Zhang Qingfang

Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey, Isidro Blasco, Mattia Bonetti, Patrice Butler, Simon Casson, André Dubreuil, Rena Dumas, Olivier Gagnère, Pierre Marie Lejeune, Andrée Putman, Borek Sípek, Martin Szekely, Peter Ting,
WOKmedia, Philip Michael Wolfson, Michael Young


Sample Art Work (22)

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Current Exhibitions

"Everyday Extraordinary: new works by Xue Tao"
June 14-August 1, 2007
Vernissage: June 13, 2007
No. 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F
Shanghai, China 200002

"Contrasts & Contradictions Chapter 1 - CROSSOVERS // beyond art & design"
Chinese and International Artists/Designers Group Exhibition
Contrasts Gallery Beijing
798 Art District
June 10-August 10, 2007
T: (8610) 6432 1369


"Living In Art", a lifestyle exhibition featuring XYZ Design, Peter Ting, and others
Nov. 23, 2006 to July 2007
Contrasts Gallery, No. 133 Middle Sichuan Road, 5/F, Shanghai, China
T: (8621) 6321 9606



Forthcoming Exhibitions

REWIND FAST-FORWARD…CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART
Vernissage: September 5
Exhibition: Sept 6-Nov 6, 2007
No. 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F, Shanghai, China 200002

Booth at SHContemporary art fair, Shanghai
Sept. 6-9, 2007
Shanghai Exhibition Center
No. 1000 Yan'an Road, Shanghai, China

Liang Juhui Retrospective
Vernissage: Sept. 7, 2007
Exhibition: Sept. 8-Oct. 8
No. 500 S. Ruijin Road, Shanghai, China

Image-Nation II: works by a new generation of artists
Vernissage: Sept. 10, 2007
Exhibition: Sept. 11-Oct. 11
Contrasts Gallery, Beijing
798 Art District
T: (8610) 6432 1369

Simon Casson Solo Exhibition:
"The Great Daedala"
Vernissage: Oct 22
Exhibition: Oct 23-Nov 23, 2007
Contrasts Gallery, Beijing
798 Art District
T: (8610) 6432 1369


Previous Exhibitions

"Image-Nation: works by a new generation of Chinese artists"
March 18-May 2007
No. 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, 5/F
Shanghai, China 200002
+(8621) 6323 1989

"Everyday Extraordinary: new works by Xue Tao"
March 25-May 2007
Vernissage: March 24, 2007 from 3pm-6pm
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiu Xianqiao Road,
Chao Yang District, Beijing, China 100015

"Contrasts & Contradictions Chapter 1 - CROSSOVERS // beyond art & design"
Chinese and International Artists/Designers Group Exhibition
Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 2006
Contrasts Gallery, No. 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F, Shanghai, China
T: (8621) 6323 1989

Hu Jun Solo Exhibition
"Gate of Desire"
Oct. 22-Nov. 30, 2006
Contrasts Gallery, No. 41 Hengshan Road, G/F (by appointment only)

Contrasts Gallery presents
"Borek Sipek: Design Nomad"
May 13-June 6, 2006
Shanghai Art Museum

Contrasts Gallery presents
"Olivier Gagnère: French Designer"
May 13-June 6, 2006
Shanghai Art Museum

"Part II - The Soliloquy of Life"
Luo Xu Solo Exhibition
Oct 23-Dec, 2006
Contrasts Gallery, Beijing
798 Art District
T: (8610) 6432 1369


Exhibition Photos (3)

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Art Fairs

SHContemporary
Sept 6-9
Shanghai Exhibition Center
No. 1000 Yan'an Road, Shanghai, China

Contrasts Gallery at Design Miami/ Basel
Booth 12, Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Preview/Vernissage:
June 11 (by invitation only)
Regular Show Hours:
June 12-June 16, 10am -4pm
VIP Nocturne (i.e. late hours):
June 13, 7pm-10pm


Press Releases

EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY
Xue Tao Solo Exhibition

Exhibition: 14 June till 1 August 2007
Vernissage/Opening party: 13 June 2007, 5 to 8 pm

Contrasts Gallery, No. 181 Middle Jiangxi Rd, G/F
Shanghai, China 200002
Open Daily 10am – 10pm

PRESS RELEASE

Contrasts Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of the work by Chinese artist Xue Tao.

The show will present a collection of works entirely made of newspaper and metal wire - constructions that include abstract sculptures and both functional and non-functional design items. His choice of newspaper as a medium for his creative work is reminiscent of the 1962-1972 European movement known as ‘Arte Povera’ for its rejection of the ‘traditional’ noble artistic media in favour of everyday materials.

From his 2006 series of chairs, some have been chosen to travel to Design Miami/ 2006 and some have been shown in Contrasts Gallery’s group exhibitions in Shanghai.

Xue Tao was born in 1975 in Yunnan and graduated from the Art Department of the University of Suzhou in 1998. The sculptor began experimenting with newspaper in 2000. Newspaper is th... [ Read all ]


Location And Getting There

Contrasts Gallery has 3 main locations:

No. 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F
Shanghai, China 200002
(cross street is Fuzhou Road)

No. 133 Middle Sichuan Road, 5/F
Shanghai, China 200002
(cross street is Guangdong Road)

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiu Xianqiao Road,
Chao Yang District, Beijing, China 100015


Contact-Directors/Staff

Owner/Director: Pearl Lam


Opening Times

Shanghai Galleries: Daily, 10am-10pm