On the occasion of the first anniversary of its inauguration, the Long Museum (West Bund Branch) will host the grand opening of Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition on March 28, 2015. Xu Zhen is an iconic, leading figure within the realm of contemporary Chinese art, and moreover he is the most sought-after international contemporary artist currently. Surveying art ancient and new, the artist marshals Chinese and Western cultures and fuses the quintessence of both. Through his meticulous treatment and distinctive integration of global knowledge and information, he generates an infinite degree of creativity.
Turning a critical yet humorous eye to her own Russian culture, Taus Makhacheva presents a series of sculptural and film works at Narrative Projects exploring language and history. Review by Katherine Jackson.
Often engaging with photography's limitations rather than its unique capabilities, Clare Strand's ‘Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time’ employs kinetic machines, film and photographs to further explore her discordant relationship with the medium. Kathryn Lloyd reviews.
Fiona MacDonald acts as a master collaborator - her work is in alliance with nature, with self-organizing, intelligent organic systems and natural mineral processes, rather than totally created by her hand alone. Review by Giuseppe Marasco
Roland Barthes' seminal text provides some context for Campoli Presti's 'The Pleasure of the Text'. But as Laura Davidson finds, it is pleasing to find his ideas applied to objects that are not necessarily linked to theories of the internet and technology.
Freddy Dewe Mathews’ solo exhibition ‘Eternal Soup, Sudden Clarity’ is a striking new body of work presented across two sites: SPACE and Space In Between at Regents Studios, which takes inspiration from the landscape of the Swiss Alps, the writing of Thomas Mann and Modernist design. Review by Lily Hall.
There is a curious feeling of being a permitted observer, a guest who has unwittingly blundered into a study and begun to poke and pry into the collections of obscure information neatly organised in enigmatic order. Review by Alexander Storey Gordon