Art 41 Basel
June 16 - June 20, 2010
Hall 2.1, booth P15
On the occasion of Art 41 Basel we are going to exhibit a selection of recent works from our
represented artists. The selection will include artworks of
Ai Weiwei - He Yunchang (A Chang) - Li Dafang - Qiu Shihua - Shan Fan -
Not Vital - Wang Xingwei - Xia Xiaowan - Xia Xing - Xie Nanxing
Furthermore, we will present in this context new artworks by last year Venice Biennale
participants Anatoly Shuravlev and Liu Ding. For the first time at Art Basel, we will present large-format drawings
by the young Swiss artist Julia Steiner who participated in the gallery's artist-in-residence programm in Beijing 2009/10.
ART PUBLIC: AI WEIWEI «FIELD» 2010
(Messeplatz, in front of the main entrance hall 2)
An orthogonal scaffold structure, constructed of standardized pipe elements and connections,
occupying a volume of 7 by 7 units square and a single unit high with each unit measuring 1.15m.
The final dimensions being 7.40m x 7.40m x 1.15m (w/l/h).
All parts are made of high grade porcelain bearing classic blue and white floral patterns of the early
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Seemingly uniform in appearance, each item is the result of careful experimentation
with a traditional method to mimic the regularity and efficiency of modern production techniques.
Although derived from industrial parts such as scaffolds or drainage pipes that are a common sign of urban and
social transformation processes, the elements shape has no purpose, the proportion of the arrangement is neutral and
the dimensions unrelated. Liberated from the forces that are imposed by necessity, the methodical partition of space
becomes a ceremonial exercise that establishes a consciousness for the immediacy of tradition and modernity that is so
characteristic for the artists living environment.
Please find more information: Ai Weiwei "Field" 2010