Eastlink Gallery

Eastlink Gallery

Eastlink Gallery is primarily known for its commitment to create an exciting interactive space for contemporary Chinese art in Shanghai. Since its opening in October 1999, the gallery has aimed to provide a location where artists, whether established or up-and-coming, can exhibit their work and exchange ideas.

Originally occupying a small space in the French Concession, Eastlink moved in 2000 to an old, vast warehouse overlooking Suzhou Creek. In these early days the gallery held a series of exhibitions of young Chinese artists, giving them the otherwise non-existent opportunity to show their works in Shanghai. Among these artists were the Gao Brothers, Chen Shaoxiong and Ji Dachun, all of whom have gone on to become prominent artists within Chinese contemporary art scene. As a result of Shanghai's burgeoning development, this building was demolished and Eastlink was forced to move again.

As the pioneer gallery at 50 Moganshan Lu, the now recognized art district in Shanghai, Eastlink has continued with its program of regular exhibitions bringing contemporary Chinese art to a local and increasingly international audience. Commanding a 900 square meter space the gallery has hosted artists using a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, video, installation and performance art.

Beginning in 2000 with the (in)famous Fuck Off show, Eastlink has established a tradition of holding its own "Shanghai Biennale". Reflecting the city's development, The Third Space in the Fourth World (2002), Matchmaking at Suzhou Creek (2004) and Extension Turn 2 (2006) have brought together Chinese and international art and people interested in it and devoted to it.

50 Moganshan Lu
Building 6, 5th Floor
200060 Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 21 6276 9932
Fax: +86 21 6276 6313
Hours: Daily 10 am - 6 pm
Director: Li Liang
Manager: Guido Mologni
Communication & PR: Pippa Dennis

www.eastlinkgallery.cn

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