Yuz Museum at Xuhui Riverside: Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art


Time: May 18—November 18, 2014

Price: RMB60 for adult; RMB30 for students and aged citizens
Address: 35, Fenggu Lu, Xuhui Disttrict (in the south of the crossroad of Longteng Avenue/Fenggu Lu)
Opening Hours: 1030-17:30 (Open all year round except Monday)
Tel: 8621 6426 1901
Tags: Xuhui Riverside, Yuz Museum, Budi Tek, Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art
Yuz Museum has launched the inaugural exhibition “Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art” commemorating the grand opening of the Museum in Shanghai on May 18 this year. The exhibition showcases masterpieces of many famous contemporary artists from home and abroad. Wu Hung, the art commentator and professor from the University of Chicago is the curator of this exhibition. 
Located along the West Bund in Xuhui District, Yuz Museum, Shanghai is a is an important representative project of the “West Bund Cultural Corridor”. Neighboring Longteng Avenue in the east and Fenggu Lu in the north, the museum boasts a total area of 9,000 square meters, among which the hangar-converted main gallery alone covers over 3,000 square meters. By retaining the unique sense of grandeur of this enormous structure, the space perfectly sets off the magnificence of the installations in Mr. Tek’s collection.
Famous art commentator Wu Hung from the University of Chicago is the curator of the exhibition whose theme is “Myth / History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, presenting more than 100 pieces of collected works of Mr. Tek in the unique space constructed with large-scale art structures. Focused on the concept of “mythology” and “history”, the exhibition intends to tap the basic tendency and logic of creation and narration of contemporary art. 
The exhibition also includes all famous artists in China’s history of contemporary art. The media covers a good number of art forms including installation art, painting, sculpture and photography, entertaining the audience with the double appreciation of visual beauty and art beauty. The exhibition declares the opening of a new public exhibition space for contemporary art in China, which intuitively reflects the special character and direction of collections of the Yuz Foundation.