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Art In The City Festival 2015

Art In The City Festival – the annual event organized by Art In The City – took place from September 11 to 14, 2015. It is a place of new discoveries, dedicated to curated solo shows and group exhibitions by emerging artists, showcased by galleries and independent art spaces, both new and established.


The overall theme of the exhibition is Stop Making Sense, to explore the surreal relationship between artists, our living environment, and change. It is an exhibition about biographies and autobiographies, about cities and landscapes, small communities and our cosmopolitan world, about heritage and the way we absorb it. Its key word is “storytelling”: to try and make sense of the world – sometimes turning it upside down.


Exposing to collectors and art lovers the new Chinese art scene, the 17 projects of 2015 are presented by the following galleries: 1933 Contemporary, Gallery 55, 5art space, Alioth Art Center, Art+ Shanghai, Between Art Lab, EGG GALLERY, FQ Projects, Inna Art Space, Meta Gallery, Ren Space, Space Local,  TA Plan, Tong Gallery+Projects, The Gallery, UNITED ART SPACE, and Zendai Gallery.


Hosted by K11 Art Mall, this series of small, innovative exhibitions gives you a unique overview on creativity in China and beyond, and complemented by our special on- and off-site collaborations, as the special project we developed with New York-based Artists Pension Trust Institute; BLAST!, a new media exhibition at the MoCA Pavilion; a series of lectures; and a tailor-made service touring the most important art spots in the city. Art In The City Festival celebrates the outstanding achievements in art and innovation in Shanghai, a city that wants to share creativity and art with the largest possible public.


Art In The City Festival 2014

First edition of ART IN THE CITY EXHIBITION: BEAUTY MAKES PERFECT is held in chi K11 art museum from 10-14th September 2014. 15 best local galleries joined the first edition: Aike-Dellarco, Arario Shanghai, ArtCN, BANK, Don Gallery, FQ Projects, Gallery 55, Hakgojae, M Art Center, Mao Space, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai Gallery of Art, ShanghART, The Gallery and Vanguard. Works are displayed in staged environments - designed by top Shanghai-based Kokaistudios - mixing visual arts, design and scenes of daily life into a unified aesthetic experience.


Special Project Living Art Room is an exhibition that seamlessly mixes art and design, functionality and decoration, beauty and ideas. In our homes, the space for art is a place where furniture, design, art, books, music, food, encounters and conversations live together. They are places for communities of friends and family members. Art in the City Living Art Room - developed in conjunction with ELLE DECORATION CHINA, one of the world’s top magazines on interior design - explores the ways in which objects, images and creativity make our lives happier and deeper.


Special Project Student Exhibition is presented by K11 ART FOUNDATION. The K11 ART FOUNDATION – which serves as a platform for the cultivation of young artists – has brought together leading-edge creative works from a group of around a dozen leading design colleges, both in Shanghai and in other parts of the world.