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Exhibitions at M97 Gallery

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Adou

Where / What / When 何地/何物/何时

Where / What / When  何地/何物/何时

7 Jan – 25 Mar 2017
M97 is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening this Saturday January 7th from 4-7pm in the gallery.

In the M97 Project Space, "EAST WINDOW" is a selection of new mixed works from Hunan-based artist HUANG Xiaoliang (b. China, 1985) featuring black and white and large-format color photographs, video animations, and ink painting.

"WHERE / WHAT / WHEN" in the main floor gallery space presents more than twenty gelatin silver photographs by Sichuan-based artist ADOU (b. … more

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HUANG Xiaoliang

East Window 《东窗》

East Window    《东窗》

7 Jan – 25 Mar 2017
M97 is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening this Saturday January 7th from 4-7pm in the gallery.

In the M97 Project Space, "EAST WINDOW" is a selection of new mixed works from Hunan-based artist HUANG Xiaoliang (b. China, 1985) featuring black and white and large-format color photographs, video animations, and ink painting.

"WHERE / WHAT / WHEN" in the main floor gallery space presents more than twenty gelatin silver photographs by Sichuan-based artist ADOU (b. … more

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Michael Wolf

Hong Kong - Informal Solutions

Hong Kong - Informal Solutions

10 Sep – 19 Nov 2016
M97 is pleased to present Hong Kong - Informal Solutions, an exhibition of multimedia works by Michael Wolf. The exhibition features printed photographs, video loops, and objects and artifacts collected by the artist in the back alleys of Hong Kong. This is Michael Wolf’s fifth solo exhibition at M97.

Behind the monumental facades of the roaring megalopolis there lies an unexpected world of daily inventions and informal solutions. From his wanderings in the back alleys of Hong Kong over t… more

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Fan Ho

ON THE STAGE OF LIFE

ON THE STAGE OF LIFE

10 Sep – 12 Nov 2016
M97 is pleased to present ON THE STAGE OF LIFE, a solo exhibition of vintage silver gelatin prints by Fan Ho, one of the great masters of black and white photography. This is Fan Ho’s second solo exhibition at M97.

The exhibition features a selection of vintage prints developed by the artist close to the time the image was captured, including some award winning photographs like ‘Street Scene’. The exhibition provides an insightful look at the artist’s long stretching car… more

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LUO Dan

WHEN TO LEAVE

WHEN TO LEAVE

16 Apr – 8 Jun 2016
M97 Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our newest exhibition space in downtown Shanghai. After 10 years in the Moganshan Road arts district, we have moved closer to Shanghai's city center in a converted 1940’s factory space in Jing'an district designed and developed by the Anken Group. The new exhibition space gives M97 a platform with our artists to continue to explore the boundaries and possibilities of contemporary photographic arts today.

The inaugural exhibition… more

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LUO Dan

SIMPLE SONG

SIMPLE SONG

17 Apr – 8 Jun 2016
Running concurrently in the M97 Project Space (in the Former French Concession) will be a selection of Luo Dan's photographs from his acclaimed “SIMPLE SONG” series made between 2010-2012. Luo Dan spent nearly two years traveling in an under-developed and mountainous region of China’s southern Yunnan Province, the Nu River Valley photographing a Christian community whose values and way of life have remained largely intact for hundreds of years. Luo Dan chose to employ the … more

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Fan Ho

INTO THE LIGHT

INTO THE LIGHT

7 Sep – 31 Oct 2015


M97 is pleased to announce Into The Light, a solo exhibition of vintage silver gelatin prints by Fan Ho, one of the great masters of black and white photography. This is Fan Ho’s first solo exhibition at M97 and the first ever exhibition of the artist’s photographs in his native Shanghai, where he started his career at the age of fourteen.

The "Into The Light" exhibition features a selection of vintage prints developed by the artist in the dark room close to the time the… more

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SHAO Wenhuan

AND ALL THE SOUNDS ARE STILL

AND ALL THE SOUNDS ARE STILL

6 Sep – 25 Oct 2015
M97 is pleased to present And All The Sounds Are Still, an exhibition of new work by Hangzhou-based mixed media artist Shao Wenhuan. The exhibition opens on September 6th and will run through October 25th, 2015. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Sunday September 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at M97 Gallery [97 Moganshan Road 2nd Floor]. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at M97.

Spanning the entire gallery space, Shao Wenhuan’s solo exhibition features new pai… more

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CHI Peng

THREE YEARS

THREE YEARS

26 Aug – 3 Sep 2015
97 Gallery is pleased to announce Three Years, a selection of artist Chi Peng's works from the past three years. The exhibition takes place at 170 Yueyang Road, Lane 1 Bldg 3 #102, Shanghai. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, August 29, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. Concurrently, an exhibition of Chi Peng's new series "I Am A Little Nervous Towards A World That Is Hidden" opens at Collective space at No.100 Yu Qing Road.

"Three years… each year see… more

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DONG Wensheng

CONTINUUM

CONTINUUM

13 Jun – 31 Jul 2015


M97 cordially invites you to the opening of CONTINUUM, an exhibition of Dong Wensheng’s newest photographic works. The CONTINUUM exhibition includes works from two separate bodies: Continuum (2015) and Unbridled Waves (2010-2011). This is Dong Wensheng’s first solo exhibition at M97.

"Continuum", Dong Wensheng’s latest series, is comprised of 12 new unique black and white works that have been hand-colored to create this new chapter of experimental works. “Con… more

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Michael Wolf

Paris Rooftops

Paris Rooftops

25 Apr – 31 May 2015


M97 presents an exhibition of Michael Wolf’s newest body of work. "Paris Rooftops" is a continuation of Wolf’s life-long fascination with architecture and urban life, this time taking the viewer to Paris, where he moved part-time with his family in 2008.

Having lived in Hong Kong since the 1990s and having photographed mostly in Asia, Wolf took in his new Parisian surroundings with cautious curiosity, making a conscious decision to stay away from the quintessentially Par… more

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Adou

A LOOK BACK

A LOOK BACK

6 Mar – 5 Apr 2015
M97 is pleased to invite you to the opening of A Look Back, a mini-retrospective exhibition of Adou's three main bodies of work. Spanning eight years of the artist's career, A Look Back examines the creative evolution from the "Samalada" series of evocative portraits of the Yi minority through the introspection of the self-titled "Adou" series, to the poetic "Leaves of Grass", an ode to the ordinary lives of plants.more

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Adou

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

24 Jan – 15 Mar 2015
M97 GALLERY cordially invites you to the opening reception of “Leaves of Grass”, an exhibition of silver gelatin photographs by Chengdu-based artist Adou. This is Adou’s second solo exhibition at M97. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday January 24th from 4-6PM at M97's Moganshan Road space.

In this new body of works, Adou invites the viewer to look at the unimpressive natural world just below our feet. Titled after the famous poetry collection by Walt Whi… more

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HAN Lei

SPIRAL

SPIRAL

15 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015
M97 Gallery is pleased to present “Spiral”, an exhibition of 3D lenticular color photographs by Chinese artist Han Lei. This is Han Lei's third solo exhibition at M97 and the first time this new body of work is exhibited.

Beginning in the 1980s, Han Lei’s career has gone on to be one of the most diverse and influential in China for his ongoing exploration of photography as visual art. Working in still photography, video, and painting over the course of the past two decad… more

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Lois Conner

READING LANDSCAPES

READING LANDSCAPES

2 Nov – 14 Dec 2014
M97 Gallery is pleased to present “READING LANDSCAPES”, an exhibition of platinum photographs by New York-based artist Lois Conner. Having worked in China for much of the past 30 years, this will be Lois Conner’s first gallery exhibition in Shanghai. There will be a reception for the artist on November 13th from 6-8PM at the Yueyang Road M97 Project Space.

Since graduating from the MFA Photography Program at Yale University in 1981, Lois Conner’s artistic practice has be… more

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WANG Ningde

FORM OF LIGHT

FORM OF LIGHT

5 Sep – 31 Oct 2014
M97 Gallery is pleased to present “FORM OF LIGHT”, an exhibition of new large-format, three-dimensional photographs by artist WANG Ningde.

Since graduating from the Luxun Fine Arts Academy, Wang Ningde’s artistic practice has consistently set out to explore the core fundamental elements of photography: light, paper, materials, image and the nature of “writing with light”. In FORM OF LIGHT Wang Ningde goes a step further to deconstruct the original image form and r… more

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How to Return?

How to Return?

Images by Contemporary Chinese Photographers

2 Jun – 7 Sep 2014
As China reaches the point of its post-boom years, Exhibition Curator, Steven Harris of M97 Gallery, suggests a more contemplative period is setting in. We are entering a time where the general pulse of society has seen through the veil of glittery consumerism and all it promised, and now artists and thinkers are looking in many ways how to return to find what’s left of their roots.

This exhibition includes works by Adou, Huang Xiaoliang, Liang Weizhou, Song Chao, Lou Dan, Lu Yanpeng… more

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Shan Feiming

WAKING FROM HIBERNATION

 WAKING FROM HIBERNATION

15 Mar – 24 Aug 2014
M97 Gallery is pleased to present “Waking from Hibernation”, an exhibition of new large format photographs by Hangzhou-based artist Shan Feiming. The exhibition includes works from three of his most recent series: Jungle, Silent Distance and Waking from Hibernation. This is Shan Feiming’s first exhibition at M97.

Titled after the third period in the Chinese lunar calendar, 惊蛰 or JīngZhé, "Waking from Hibernation" is also referred to as the… more

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Michael Wolf

SMALL GOD, BIG CITY

SMALL GOD, BIG CITY

7 Dec 2013 – 26 Feb 2014



M97 Gallery is pleased to present "SMALL GOD, BIG CITY", an exhibition of photographic works by internationally renowned artist Michael Wolf. The "SMALL GOD, BIG CITY" exhibition takes the viewer through the oeuvre of one of Asia’s most prolific photographers. The exhibition features over 100 small and large format photographs from seven of Michael Wolf’s bodies of work: My Favorite Things, Hong Kong Back Door (2003), Scout Shots, Architecture of Density (2003-… more

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Michael Wolf

INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE

INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE

6 Dec – 21 Dec 2013
M97 Gallery in collaboration with Anken Green and Paustian invite you to a special exhibition of Michael Wolf’s INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE large format photographs and an evening with the artist, Friday December 6th 7-10pm, at Paustian, Anken Green. The exhibition will be on view until December 14th. For details, please see the Invitationmore

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Parallax II

Parallax II

2 Nov – 1 Dec 2013
M97 Gallery is pleased to invite to "Parallax II", a group exhibition of photographic works by M97 artists: Adou, Robert van der Hilst, JIANG Zhi, Michael Kenna, LIANG Weizhou, LU Yanpeng, LUO Dan, MENG Jin + FANG Er, Michael Wolf & YANG Yong. Parallax is the effect whereby the distance between two objects appears to shift when viewed from different vantage points and can help determine an otherwise unknown distance. Following this concept, the second edition of the M97 Parallax su… more

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HUANG Xiaoliang

ENDLESS SUMMER

ENDLESS SUMMER

7 Sep – 20 Oct 2013


M97 Gallery is pleased to present “ENDLESS SUMMER”, an exhibition of 24 new photographic works by artist HUANG XIAOLIANG.

Multi-layered photographs of outdoor, warm weather revelry, Huang’s latest body of work explores the artist’s interpretation of the essence of summer. Universal themes like water and lush, life-filled nature abound in these scenes, as well as children in wondrous contemplation of nature. Huang Xiaoliang’s unique photographic technique creates… more

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LUO Dan

China Route 318 | North-South | Simple Song

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2006-2012

18 May – 28 Jul 2013
"Photography is like a nimble pen. I use it to write what I want to say. But unlike words, photographs do not contain the potential for ambiguity or misunderstanding.
Their distinctive quality lies within their visual concreteness and nature to express indescribable inner meanings" LUO Dan


M97 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Chengdu based photographer LUO Dan. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at M97 Gallery. The exhibition begins on May 18, 2013,… more

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Peter Bialobrzeski

The Raw and The Cooked

The Raw and The Cooked

16 Mar – 5 May 2013
M97 Gallery is pleased to present "THE RAW AND THE COOKED" a solo exhibition of photography works by German artist Peter Bialobrzeski. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at M97 Gallery.
“The Raw and the Cooked”(2011) is Bialobrzeski’s most recent body of work and continues on the footsteps of his interest in Asian cities and their vertiginous growth. With photographs taken in fourteen countries across Asia, this newest work is a continuation of his stud… more

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Adou

ADOU

ADOU

12 Jan – 2 Mar 2013
M97 Gallery is pleased to present “ADOU”, an exhibition of artist Adou’s new series of photographs. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in China and he will be present at the reception opening on January 12.

In this latest series of works, aptly titled after the artist himself, Adou goes to the root of the individual and the camera, the photographer in front of the lens, seen and unseen, both photographer and subject of his photographs. While making photographs in… more

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LIANG Weizhou

POST-JIANGNAN

POST-JIANGNAN

10 Nov – 30 Dec 2012
M97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present Shanghainese artist LIANG Weizhou’s newest photographs and works on paper as well as unique vintage photographs from the 1980’s and 1990’s in this solo exhibition titled “Post-Jiangnan”. The Shanghainese painter and professor, most known over the past twenty years for his expressionist and surrealist paintings, has been gaining critical acclaim and exposure for his ongoing body of photography-based works. The exhibition beg… more

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HAN Lei

Don't Get Me Wrong

Don't Get Me Wrong

15 Sep – 21 Oct 2012
"Don't Get Me Wrong"HAN LEI SOLO EXHIBITION15 Sept – 4 Nov 2012Artist Reception: Saturday Sept. 15th 4-6pm M97 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Beijing-based artist HAN Lei. Best known as a photography artist beginning in the 1980's documenting rural and village life in his hometown of Kaifeng, Henan, Han Lei's photographic practice has spanned three decades ranging from theatrical staged portraits of unconventional ordinary Chinese s… more

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STANDING AT THE WATER’S EDGE

STANDING AT THE WATER’S EDGE

14 Jul – 26 Aug 2012
STANDING AT THE WATER’S EDGEGROUP EXHIBITION14 July – 26 August 2012Opening Reception: Saturday July 14th 3-6pmM97 Gallery is pleased to present “Standing at the Water’s Edge”, a Group Exhibition featuring the works of sixteen M97 artists. The exhibition starts on Saturday July 14, 2012, with an opening reception from 3:00 to 6:00 in the gallery.The "Standing at the Water's Edge" exhibition immerses the viewer's perspective in a juxtaposed state … more

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JIANG Zhi

Love Letters

Love Letters

26 May – 8 Jul 2012
“LOVE LETTERS”JIANG ZHI SOLO EXHIBITION26 May – 8 July 2012Opening Reception: Saturday May 26th 4-7pmM97 Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “Love Letters”, the newest series of color photographs by artist JIANG Zhi (b. 1970). A selection of twenty medium and large-scale color photographs will show the artist’s poetic and eclectic approach to his photographic practice. “Love Letters” will be the Jiang Zhi’s second solo exhibition at … more

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Michael Kenna

Hokkaido to Huangshan

Hokkaido to Huangshan

17 Mar – 20 May 2012
“Hokkaido to Huangshan”MICHAEL KENNA SOLO EXHIBITION March 17 – April 29, 2012Artist Reception: Sat. March 17, 4-6 PMM97 Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “Hokkaido to Huangshan”, which includes over 30 recent silver gelatin photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer Michael Kenna. Spanning across Asia from Hokkaido to Huangshan to Halong Bay in Vietnam, this will be Mr. Kenna’s second exhibition in Shanghai, after his 2007 solo exhibitio… more

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LU Yanpeng

OPEN AIR

OPEN AIR

14 Jan – 4 Mar 2012
“OPEN AIR”LU YANPENG SOLO EXHIBITION 14 January – 4 March 2012Artist Reception: Sat. Jan. 14, 4-6 PMm97 Gallery is pleased to present “OPEN AIR” an exhibition of photographs by Beijing-based artist LU YANPENG. The exhibition will be on view from January 14 to March 4, 2012 and there will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday Jan. 14 from 4:00 to 6:00.Lu Yanpeng was born in 1984 in Fujian Province and presently lives and works in Beijing.Lu Yanpeng gradu… more

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HUANG Xiaoliang

JUNGLE DIARY

JUNGLE DIARY

14 Jan – 4 Mar 2012
“JUNGLE DIARY”HUANG XIAOLIANG SOLO EXHIBITION14 January – 4 March 2012Artist Reception: Sat. Jan. 14, 4-6 PMm97 Gallery is pleased to present “JUNGLE DIARY” an exhibition of photographs by artist HUANG XIAOLIANG. The exhibition will be on view from January 14 to March 4, 2012 and there will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday Jan. 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 in the gallery.Huang Xiaoliang was born in Xiangxi, Hunan province in 1985. He is a 2009 graduate fro… more

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LUO Dan

Simple Song

Simple Song

29 Oct 2011 – 8 Jan 2012
“SIMPLE SONG”LUO DAN SOLO EXHIBITION29 October – 4 December 2011Artist Reception: Sat. Oct. 29, 4-6 pmm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present “SIMPLE SONG”, an exhibition of collodion wet plate photography works by Chengdu-based photographer LUO DAN. The exhibition begins on October 29, 2011, and m97 Gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Saturday October 29 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the gallery.For his “Simple Song” project, Luo Dan em… more

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YANG Yong

On Edge

On Edge

6 Sep – 16 Oct 2011
“ON EDGE” Yang Yong Solo Exhibition 6 September – 16 October 2011Artist Reception: Tuesday Sept 6, 5-8pmm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present “ON EDGE”, a Solo Exhibition of recent photography works by artist YANG YONG. The exhibition begins on September 6, 2011, and m97 Gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Tuesday September 6 from 5:00 to 8:00pm in the gallery.The exhibition comprises photographs spanning the last 3 years from Shenzhen, Sha… more

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CHI Peng

Mood and Memory

Mood and Memory

2 Jul – 28 Aug 2011
CHI PENGMood and MemoryEndless guessing, endless interruption, and endless memory; I don't know from which period of stillness to start once more, and from this start how to return to stillness again. Living in a mood, is it from yesterday or today? Many things pass by me, some are still vivid, while some are merely traces. Mood is never better than memory. Chi PengThe Mood and Memory exhibition presents the latest body of work by internationally renowned artist Chi Peng (b. 1981) titled Mood Is… more

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WANG Ningde

Some Days

Some Days

14 May – 26 Jun 2011
"SOME DAYS" - Wang Ningde Solo Exhibition14 May - 26 June 2011Opening Reception: Saturday 14 May 2011, 4 - 6 pmm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present WANG NINGDE’s completed photography series “SOME DAYS”. The exhibition begins on May 14, 2011, and m97 Gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Saturday May 14 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the gallery. Signed copies of the new 96-page “Some Days” hardcover monograph will be available in the gall… more

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Robert van der Hilst

Chinese Interiors

Chinese Interiors

12 Mar – 17 Apr 2011
"CHINESE INTERIORS" - Robert van der Hilst Solo Exhibition12 March - 17 April 2011Opening Reception: Saturday 12 March 2011, 4 - 6 pmm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present ROBERT van der HILST’s recently completed photographic project “CHINESE INTERIORS”. The Dutch photographer spent five years creating this important body of work, on a scale and scope unlike anything of its kind in modern Chinese photography to date. The exhibition begins on March 12, 2011 and m9… more

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LIANG Weizhou

A Painted Perspective

A Painted Perspective

22 Jan – 6 Mar 2011
"A PAINTED PERSPECTIVE" - Liang Weizhou Solo Exhibition22 January - 6 March 2011Opening Reception: Saturday 22 January 2011, 4 - 6 pmm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present LIANG WEIZHOU’s newest photographic works in this solo exhibition titled “A PAINTED PERSPECTIVE”. The Shanghainese painter, most well known over the past fifteen years for his expressionist paintings, has been gaining critical acclaim and exposure for his new body of photography-based works. The… more

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Nadav Kander

Yangtze: The Long River

Yangtze: The Long River

6 Nov 2010 – 15 Jan 2011
"YANGTZE, THE LONG RIVER" - Nadav Kander Solo Exhibition6 November - 31 December 2010Opening Reception: Saturday 6 November 2010, 4-7pmm97 Gallery is pleased to present "YANGTZE, THE LONG RIVER", the latest project by world-renowned photographer Nadav Kander.In 2006, drawn to the immense scale of China and its development, Nadav Kander embarked on the project of photographing the Yangtze River, whose banks and waterways provide home and livelihood for hundreds of millions of … more

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Michael Wolf

Life in cities

Life in cities

18 Sep – 31 Oct 2010
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "LIFE IN CITIES" a solo exhibition of new works by Hong Kong/Paris-based German photographer Michael Wolf.

The “LIFE IN CITIES” exhibition comprises four main bodies of Wolf’s most recent works: “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, “Paris Street View”, “Tokyo Compression”, and “Transparent City”.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Paris Street View” (2009-2010)… more

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m97 Artists Summer Group Exhibition

m97 Artists Summer Group Exhibition

15 Aug – 15 Sep 2010
M97 ARTISTS SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION
《M97艺术家联展》
Exhibition Dates:
August 15 - September 15, 2010

Exhibited artists: BAI Yiluo, CHEN Chunlin, CHEN Wei, FANG Er, HAN Lei, JIANG Zhi, LI Jun, LI Lang, LIANG Weizhou, LI Wei, LU Jun, LU Yanpeng, MENG Jin, SONG Chao, SUN Ji, YANG Yi, ZENG Han, ZHENG Nong

参展艺术家:白宜洛,陈春林,陈维,方二… more

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Peter Bialobrzeski

Neon Paradise

Neon Paradise

15 May – 11 Jul 2010
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "NEON PARADISE" a solo exhibition of photography works by German artist Peter Bialobrzeski. The "Neon Paradise" exhibition showcases for the first time in Shanghai works from Bialobrzeski's award-winning "Neon Tigers" series, as well as works from his most recent "Paradise Now" series. Bialobrzeski's photographs depict the urban landscape and concrete jungles in metropolises across Southeast Asia. Spanning nearly a decade, these two bodies of work are the perfec… more

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HAN Lei

The Light of Day

The Light of Day

13 Mar – 15 May 2010
The Light of Day
HAN LEI Solo Exhibition

Artist's Reception: Sat. 13 March 2010, 5 - 7pm

m97 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photography works by Beijing-based artist HAN Lei. The Light of Day exhibition features works from his acclaimed Portraits and Pagodas series, as well as new works from 2009. This is Han Lei's first solo exhibition in Shanghai since 2004.

As one of the first generation of artists in China to make a name for himself with his photographs, Han Lei has be… more

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CHEN Wei

Solo Exhibition

14 Nov 2009 – 15 Jan 2010
CHEN WEI Solo Exhibition

14 November 2009 - 15 January 2010
Artist's Reception: Sat. 14 Nov. 2009, 4 - 8pm

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m97 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of color photography works by Hangzhou and Beijing based artist CHEN Wei (b. 1980). Drawing from new and recent works from 2007 through 2009, this is Chen Wei's first solo exhibition in Shanghai.

The photography/installation works of 29-year old artist Chen Wei illustrate a… more

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MENG Jin + FANG Er

Love Hotel

Love Hotel

5 Sep – 31 Oct 2009
Meng Jin + Fang Er: "Love Hotel"

Partners Meng Jin and Fang Er's first collaborative photography project, Love Hotel explores the two artists' ongoing interest in urban life, architecture, memory and found objects, and the inter-relationship between physical buildings, objects and their social context. The couple worked on-site within the framework of 3-hour 'rest' periods in various 'short-stay' hotels creating improvised, spontaneous sculpture works with the existing objects found in the rent… more

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LI Jun

Impermanent Instant

Impermanent Instant

5 Sep – 31 Oct 2009
Li Jun: "Impermanent Instant"

In Buddhism, the fundamental concept of "impermanence" teaches that all living and non-living objects are in an unrelenting constant state of change. Time, existence, and consciousness itself are nothing more than a series of eternally changing impermanent instants. For the unprecedented frenzy of development that is modern China there is perhaps no more fitting a metaphor than dust. It's a sign of the old world and a sign of the new world. A sign of the ubiquitou… more

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YANG Yi

Uprooted

Uprooted

5 Sep – 31 Oct 2009
Yang Yi: "Uprooted"

Inspired by a startling dream, Yang Yi's photographs intend to capture the essence of his vanishing childhood hometown, recording the last bits of memories and the last inhabitants of the city before being flooded by the Three Gorges Dam project. In the sepia-colored works, the artist documented his hometown prior to its predestined fate and conceptually immerses the residents under water. A reverie of human life still persisting in this submerged, quiet town that inevitabl… more

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LU Jun

Photographic Ink & Wash

Photographic Ink & Wash

18 Apr – 18 Jun 2009
Lu Jun's large-scale photography works use the three fundamental elements of Chinese landscape painting - water, ink, and paper - combined with techniques of modern photography to create poetic landscapes that flow in both form and color. Lu Jun's motivation as an artist is to create rather than to imitate, using the tools available to him as a contemporary photography artist. Water and ink captured in photographs, and under the artist's control, blend together in dreamy clouds of color reinterp… more

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SUN Ji

Memory City

Memory City

18 Apr – 18 Jun 2009
The works in Sun Ji's "Memory City" are architectural collages that speak of urban transformation as destruction and displacement of the old must make way for the new; memories recreated that are both meant to be forgotten and remembered. In his first body of work "Memory City I", Sun Ji uses his camera to create hyperrealist collages of industrial landscapes, factory facades, water towers, smoke stacks and abandoned buildings that result in works of striking scale and formality. Recreating impr… more

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Parallax

Parallax

21 Feb – 3 Apr 2009
m97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present "Parallax", a group exhibition of photographic works by m97 Gallery artists Chen Chunlin, James W. Delano, Fang Er, Greg Girard, Han Lei, Robert van der Hilst, Jiang Zhi, Nadav Kander, Liang Weizhou, Meng Jin, Michael Wolf, and Zheng Nong.

Parallax is the effect whereby the distance between two objects appears to shift when viewed from different vantage points and can help determine an otherwise unknown distance. Following on this concept, the "Paralla… more

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EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surreal

EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surreal

1 Nov 2008 – 4 Feb 2009
m97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present "EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surreal", a dynamic group exhibition of photographic works by BAI Yiluo, CHEN Wei, DONG Wensheng, FANG Er, HAN Lei, HONG Lei, JIANG Zhi, LI Wei, LIU Ren, LU Jun, MA Liang (Maleonn), MAO Yu, MENG Jin, SHENG Qi, SUN Ji, YANG Yi, YU Ji, WANG Ningde, ZENG Han, and ZHANG Dali. Co-curated by Mathieu Borysevicz and m97 Gallery, this exhibition uses the Surrealists' game of Exquisite Corpse as a means to explore the collective subconsc… more

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Zeng Han

Soul Stealer

Soul Stealer

6 Sep – 22 Oct 2008
m97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present "Soul Stealer," an exhibition of photographic works by Zeng Han and Yang Changhong. "Soul Stealer" is a mysterious four-part series of portraits and landscapes, evaluating a theatrical and spiritual connection of modern and traditional role play between characters in ancient Chinese operas and those of global popular culture. The Soul Stealer series are: Part I: "Landplay" (from Anshun, Guizhou Province), Part II: " Cosplay" (Shenzhen), Part III: "Mulia… more

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James Whitlow Delano

Empire: Impressions from China

Empire: Impressions from China

17 May – 18 Jun 2008
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "Empire: Impressions from China," a solo exhibition by James Whitlow Delano of his profound black-and-white images of China taken between 1994 and 2004. This award-winning, Tokyo-based American photographer has one of the most significant bodies of work about China's past 15 years by a foreign photographer. This vast body of work is catalogued in his book, Empire: Impressions of China, which won the 2005 Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. The exhibitio… more

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LIANG Weizhou

Scenery & Still Life

Scenery & Still Life

29 Mar – 8 May 2008
m97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present Liang Weizhou's solo exhibition of photographic works in this new exhibition titled "Scenery & Still Life". The Shanghainese painter, most well known over the past fifteen years for his expressionist paintings, has been gaining critical acclaim and exposure for his new body of photography-based works. The exhibition begins on March 29, 2008, and m97 Gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Saturday March 29th from 4pm to 7pm in the galle… more

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Robert van der Hilst

SHANGHAI: 1990-1993

SHANGHAI: 1990-1993

16 Feb – 21 Mar 2008
m97 Gallery is pleased to announce "Shanghai: 1990-1993," a solo photography exhibition by Dutch photographer Robert van der Hilst. The exhibition runs from February 16 to March 21, 2008, and m97 Gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Saturday February 16th from 5pm to 8pm.

Robert van der Hilst's color Kodachrome photographs from "Shanghai: 1990-1993" captures the early roots of this large metropolis as it readies itself for the great thrust forward towards modernization. Brin… more

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Howard French

Disappearing Shanghai

Disappearing Shanghai

16 Feb – 21 Mar 2008
m97 Gallery is pleased to announce "Disappearing Shanghai," a solo photography exhibition by American photographer and journalist Howard French. The exhibition runs from February 16 to March 21, 2008.

American journalist and photographer Howard French's "Disappearing Shanghai" series is an intimate journey through many of the forgotten lanes or Nong Tangs of Shanghai. Documenting the bustling back alleyways of the now highly-developed metropolis of Shanghai, Howard's black-and-white photographs… more

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LI Jun

TRAPPED

TRAPPED

30 Jan – 15 Feb 2008
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "Trapped", a solo photography exhibition of large color portraits by Chengdu-based photographer Li Jun.

Li Jun's new "Trapped 2" color photographs are an extension from his first body of black-and-white portraits ("Trapped"), where the photographer documented the isolation and aspirations of amateur Sichuan Opera performers, often with characters in full dress exiting backstage, bringing a fleeting sense of emotion to the photographer's works and the lives of h… more

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LOST & FOUND

LOST & FOUND

3 Nov – 21 Dec 2007
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "Lost & Found", an exhibition with works by Meng Jin and Fang Er, a powerful young artistic couple whose works are at once strikingly different in style and approach, but equal in their embrace of the mystery that enshrouds both personal emotions and larger social issues. "Lost & Found" will open on November 3, 2007, and there will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday November 3rd from 5pm - 7pm.
 
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DOCUMENT / PORTRAIT

DOCUMENT / PORTRAIT

4 Sep – 11 Oct 2007
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "Document / Portrait", a group exhibition with works by 12 established as well as emerging photographers living or working in China. "Document / Portrait" will open on September 4, 2007, and there will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 5pm.

"Document / Portrait" is a broad look at a diverse range of photographic styles and subject matter depicting the many faces and facets of China each illustrating various aspects of mo… more

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ZHENG Nong

Chemical Landscape

Chemical Landscape

7 Jul – 17 Aug 2007
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "Chemical Landscape", a solo photography exhibition by Beijing-based photographer Zheng Nong. "Chemical Landscape" is an experimental body of color photographs in which the artist has created virtual landscapes on film from the chemical reaction of exposing color film directly to light. The artist has deliberately broken the boundaries of the familiar viewfinder and experimented with more unconventional realms of the film plane resulting in surreal landscapes bl… more

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Theme : Park

Theme : Park

2 Jun – 6 Jul 2007
m97 Gallery is pleased to present "Theme: Park", two black-and-white solo photography exhibitions by Yan Cheng and Yan Changjiang. Yan Cheng's series of photographs titled "Echo" is a still reflection on the time-worn amusement parks in China's rust-belt city of Shenyang. Yan Changjiang's series "Zoo at Night" captures the freedom and confinement of wild creatures roaming the darkness in an animal park on the outskirts of Guangzhou. Without focusing on the public, both bodies of work are explora… more