The fourth Gallery Weekend Beijing, originally scheduled for March this year, has been postponed to May end. The 22 participating galleries and non-profit organizations will host a series of online events between May 22 and May 31 in collaboration with 798 Art Zone, including solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, public art installations, and forums. This will be one of the first batch art events to be revived in China since the COVID-19 outbreak, and the first gallery week to be held since the global pandemic.
The main section of Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020 features the newly renovated Long March Space, displaying the works of artist Zhu Yu; Tang Contemporary Art's solo exhibition of works by artist Zhao Zhao; and an exhibition by the team of four Russian artists named "AES + F."
This year's new entrants include the Asia Art Center, CLC Gallery Venture, N3 Contemporary Art, Space Station Art, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, and Wind H Art Center, presenting their most consequential exhibitions of the year.
The event will also mark the official reopening of two non-profit organizations, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and M WOODS. UCCA's group exhibition "Meditations in an Emergency" brings together more than two dozen domestic and international artists to explore the common dilemmas people have faced since the outbreak of COVID-19. Following the online group exhibition launched in the midst of the epidemic, M WOODS will open a new offline exhibition during the gallery week.
The "Up&Coming Sector" will present a curated group exhibition, dedicated to young Chinese talents. The art forum will open between May 22 and June 20.
According to reports, Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020 will be launching its official app, aimed at ensuring that audiences from all over the world could remotely access and understand the content of the event, including live activity schedule, map navigation, theme forum, and exhibition guide.
(Cover: A poster of Gallery Weekend Beijing 2020. /Gallery Weekend Beijing)