The New York-based James Cohan Gallery, established in 1999, will open a new space in Shanghai on July 10th. “The goal of this new gallery is to cast itself as a place of progressive ideas from around the world […] We hope to help expand the audience for Western contemporary art in China and to bring a culturally diverse contribution to the people of Shanghai and to those who visit the city from points worldwide,” says director Arthur Solway.
The 3,000 square-meter gallery is located in the historic district of the French Concession, in the ground floor of a ’30s building, including as well a garden for outdoor projects and events.
With a program of six exhibitions per year, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai will introduce its space and activity with “Mining Nature,” a group show which deals with the matter of man’s changing relationship to nature. Artists included in this exhibition will be Ingrid Calame, Yun-Fei Ji , Richard Long, Roxy Paine, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Robert Smithson, Fred Tomaselli, Bill Viola, and Wim Wenders, among others.