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COMMUNITY HOSPITAL group exhibition by WhyWhy Art


housed in shanghai’s newest art space – a former chinese medical clinic in jing an district – the first whywhy art group exhibition opened this past weekend as community hospital.

the show explores, defines and even tempts to “cure” the various matters tackled by participating artists in the work on display within the walls of the former medical facility.

feautured work by artists abby robinson [us], ash hempsall [uk], christian chambenoit [fr], christian de laubadère [fr], christian demaitre [be], daniele mattioli [it], girolamo marri [it], joyce rohrmoser [at], konstantin bayer [de], *llnd [fr], maya kramer [us], monika lin [us], pascale pollier [be], piers secunda [uk], roland darjes [de], susanne junker [de], tom lee petterson [us], vilnis ausinš [lv], wu yandan [cn], zane mellupe [lv].

the exhibition will be on display in the repurposed yuyuan lu space from 5 september – 10 october, 2015.

SAMSUNG CSC[above:] konstantin bayer

SAMSUNG CSC[above:] piers secunda

SAMSUNG CSC[above:] vilnis ausinš

SAMSUNG CSC[above:] christian chambenoit

SAMSUNG CSC[above:] vernissage. work by susanne junker.

SAMSUNG CSC[above:] vernissage. work by abby robinson.  [below:] work by christophe demaitre.


the community hospital concept was created and curated by zane mellupe.

for more, see the whywhyart website here.






LOST AND FOUND 轮回 | stageBACK [9 july]



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[9 july, 2011 – august 31, 2011 | opening reception: 9 july, 6 – 9 pm]

[what is loss, what is discovery, what is new and what is old? in the exhibition LOST AND FOUND, to be held at stage候台BACK gallery, a group of artists from around the world explore the issues of dislocation, re-discovery, transient life and re-invention of objects and ideas. these concepts bring the viewer and artwork into close collaboration within the space. following the eviction in may 2011 of around 70 artists and galleries from shanghai’s 696 weihai road studio complex, this arts diaspora has migrated to different spaces around the city. LOST AND FOUND is the first exhibition by stage候台BACK gallery in its new location of m50 district of shanghai: for this exhibition, the artwork as well as the gallery join in rediscovering and reinventing of old identities, transitioning between states of LOST AND FOUND.]

[什么是失去,什么是发现,什么是新鲜而什么又是陈旧。佛说, 親方貪心如水蕩,怨方瞋心似火燃; 取拾皆忘癡黑暗,拋棄故鄉佛子行。在群展‘轮回’之中,来自各国的艺术家将在stage候台BACK画廊的空间里与观众共同探寻物件,客体,构想,理念的转瞬即逝与重生的历程。在2011年5月威海路696弄艺术区被拆迁之后,70多位艺术家和画廊被迫散居到了城市的各个角落。群展轮回是stage候台BACK迁入M50新址后的第一个展览。此次展览之于艺术家们和候台画廊都是一次重新发现与塑造的历程。]

“as one who in his journey breaks at noon, |”像一个行色匆匆的路人中午休息,

though bent on speed, so here the archangel paus’d | 暂时停歇脚步,大天使在讲到毁了的

betwixt the world destroy’d and world restor’d | 世界和恢复了的世界之间时暂作停息,

if adam aught perhaps might interpose; | 看亚当是否要插话;

then with transition sweet new speech resumes. | 然后高兴地转换话题,又开始讲开了:

thus thou hast seen one world begin and end; | 这样,你看到了一个

and man as from a second stock proceed. | 世界的开始和结束,

much thou hast yet to see, but i perceave | 又从第二个始祖开始繁衍;

thy mortal sight to faile; objects divine | 你还可以看到更多更多的事,

must needs impaire and wearie human sense: | 但我认为你们人的视力变得越来越差了;

henceforth what is to come i will relate, | 神灵有意损害并减弱人的知觉。

thou therefore give due audience, and attend. | 从此,我要讲一些未来的事,

this second sours of men, while yet but few; | 你必须好好听,并加以警戒。

and while the dread of judgement past remains | 这人类的第二源头,人数还少,

fresh in thir mindes, fearing the deitie, | 他们的心里还残留着过去审判的

with some regard to what is just and right | 恐怖他们敬畏神,小心谨慎地

shall lead thir lives and multiplie apace.” | 用正义引导他们过好日子.”

[taken from milton, PARADISE LOST, book 12 | 弥尔顿 <失乐园> 第12卷]



URBANVIDEOSCAPESHANGHAI | installation underway


URBANVIDEOSCAPESHANGHAI are seven filmed painting performances spanish artist, xepo w.s., and i assembled last fall [around the time of the world expo]. the finished multi media work is now being installed/assembled/constructed/deconstructed/battled/born at stageback gallery’s new location in m50 as we speak. the LOST AND FOUND group exhibition opens dramatically this saturday, 9 july, within the space it now shares with eastlink gallery. here are some images from the collected footage of URBANVIDEOSCAPESHANGHAI.UVSH -1 UVSH -2 UVSH - 3 UVSH -4   join us for the vernissage of LOST AND FOUND on 9 july from 7 – 10 pm and celebrate stageback’s first of many exhibitions to come in its new and much bigger m50 home. more details to come soon.


M120: MOGANSHAN REUSED [18 july]


this sunday, 18 july [4 – 11 pm], m50’s post-apocalyptic sister-showspace, m120, will be hosting an exhibition of multi-disciplinary work from many different local and foreign artists exploring the ideas of destruction, creation, collaboration, genius, ecstasy and doom amidst piles of rubble and demolition.

it would be fantastic to see you there.