The fourth edition of Gallery Weekend Beijing (GWBJ) will take place from 22 May to 31 May 2020. As the strategic hotel partner of GWBJ, NUO Hotel Beijing is pleased to provide outstanding accommodation to the VIP guests.
As one of the first art initiatives to relaunch in China – and as one of the first gallery weekends to take place since the global pandemic began – Gallery Weekend Beijing will offer a digital platform in complement to its in-person offerings for the first time, presenting artworks from participating galleries and institutions while remaining dedicated to a healthy, safe, and engaging experience.
The Main Sector of GWBJ 2020 features world-class presentations by 22 leading galleries and institutions. Long March Space will present its first show following recent renovations. Galleria Continua is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its Beijing space with four projects, including works by Daniel Buren, Qiu Zhijie, and more. Beijing Commune will hold a solo exhibition by Ge Yulu for the first time, and UCCA Center for Contemporary Art is holding the group exhibition Meditations in an Emergency. This sector includes many other galleries and institutions, such as ASIA ART CENTER, CLC Gallery Venture, Galerie Urs Meile, Ginkgo Space, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Hunsand Space, Magician Space, N3 Contemporary Art, PIFO Gallery, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Space Station, SPURS Gallery, Star Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art, TOKYO Gallery + BTAP, Triumph Gallery, Wind H Art Center and M WOODS.
Curated by Hanlu Zhang, the exhibition Those who see and know all, are all and can do all. – part of the Up&Coming Sector – will happen in the 798 Art Center from 22 May to 20 June. It will focus on a young generation shaped by technology and hyper-digitization and explore the relationship between art and spirituality.
Form | Impression, curated by You Yang and composing this year’s Public Sector, will showcase outdoor projects and large-scale sculptures by artists including Liu Wei, Sui Jianguo, Timur Si-Qin and Ye Funa. To be exhibited across the 798 Art Zone for three months (22 May until 20 August), this sector will draw the audience closer to the context and significance of public art.
In addition to all of the above, GWBJ 2020 will present a series of events including international panels, “performative talks” by artists, and our Opening Party. Considering the diverse needs of our audience, this year’s Gallery Weekend Beijing has evolved and brought its 2020 programme into the digital realm through a new mobile app, featuring a centralised online viewing platform, audio/video content, a live event schedule and map, and a series of pre-recorded and live-streamed events, from moderated panel discussions to guided tours of exhibitions, artists’ studios, and prominent collections.