Press Release – ShanghART Taopu Warehouse Inauguration
Date: 24 October 2010, 3-5pm
Venue: ShanghART Taopu Warehouse, No. 18 Wuwei (East) Rd, near
On 24 October 2010, ShanghART Taopu Warehouse, located at Shanghai M50 (West), will be officially opened to the public. ShanghART Taopu is a warehouse complex with functions for storage & show room, education & research, and exhibition & project, which intends to explore a new possibility on how to use space more reasonably for display, preservation, study, and education of contemporary art.
ShanghART Warehouse meets the basic requirements of a warehouse art museum, for its big organized interior space, adequate rooflight, and ideal storey height. The volume of the space provides a capacious visual effect of displays, as well as a place to store works. The layout of ShanghART Warehouse is designed for spaces with different functions accordingly, including the main show room, multi-function room, special display room, archive space, storage space, meeting room, and work studio, etc.
On the occasion of inauguration, about 20 pieces of big installation and sculpture works by ShanghART represented artists, which used to be in the storage and hardly been shown to the public due to the transportation and space reasons, will be exhibited in the 1,500 sqm main show room. Meanwhile, a special archive project of Express Delivery Exhibition will be presented in our archive space, where the Express Delivery Exhibition ‘Dial 62761232’ held in 2004 will be reproduced. Those suitcases stored and exhibited works will be on display, along with some available works. Besides, some internal archives including the process of preparation, exhibition features, and media feedback, etc., will be shown to the public for the first time.
All artists, art researchers and art fans will be welcomed to the grand opening of our ShanghART Taopu Warehouse.-----