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James Cohan Gallery at ShContemporary 07
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The James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in ShContemporary 07, the Asia Pacific contemporary art fair taking place in Shanghai, China from September 6 – 9, 2007.The James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in ShContemporary 07, the Asia Pacific contemporary art fair taking place in Shanghai, China from September 6 – 9, 2007.The inauguration of this new international art fair aims to cultivate exchange between the Eastern and Western art worlds and will be a venue where galleries, collectors and art professionals from all over the world will meet. Organized by former Art Basel director, Lorenzo Rudolf and Swiss art dealer Pierre Huber, ShContemporary 07 is dedicated to creating an important platform for contemporary art that is faithful to Shanghai's international character. The fair will be held in the historic Shanghai Exhibition Center - a gift in the 1940s to Mao from Stalin - which is located in the center of the city near the Shanghai Art Museum.

James Cohan Gallery will be featuring works by a wide range of international artists represented including Yun-Fei Ji, Nam June Paik, Roxy Paine, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, and Bill Viola, among others. Most notably, the gallery will be showing works by expatriate Chinese painter Yun-Fei Ji, marking the first time his work will be shown in his homeland. Included will be Ji's epic scroll painting, Water Rising (2006). Video pioneer Nam June Paik will be represented by one of his robot sculptures, From Neander Valley to Silicon Valley (1994). Also included are two of Bill Viola's video works: Becoming Light (2005), a plasma screen work depicting a lovers' underwater embrace, and Poem A (2005), an elegiac video triptych. British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE is well known for the exploration of the history of colonization. Shonibare's sculpture Eleanor Hewitt (2005) portrays one of the sisters who were the founders of New York's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Hewitt sisters traveled around the world bringing works together for the museum, including objects that date as far back as China's Han Dynasty. The sculpture represents an interesting historical precedent of globalism from the late 19th century. Additionally, we will feature several works by American sculptor, Roxy Paine, including the 2003 scale model for Defunct, a 50-foot stainless steel tree which is currently on view in New York's Madison Square Park. Paine's sculpture is a poetic monument to loss and life, describing the symbiosis between industry and earth, between production and natural selection.

Other American galleries participating in the fair include: Bose Pacia, CRG, Thomas Erben, I-20, Max Lang, Marlborough, Malca Fine Art, Neuhoff, Max Protetch, Jack Tilton and Walsh. International galleries with spaces in NY that will be participating are: Arndt & Partner, Bodhi Art, Yvon Lambert.

James Cohan Gallery will be located at booth number W2-16. Fair hours are 10 am – 6 pm, September 6 – 9, 2007. For further information about the gallery, please contact Jessica Lin Cox, jcox@jamescohan.com, or Arthur Solway, asolway@jamescohan.com.

For further information about the ShContemporary fair please see www.shcontemporary.info. To arrange an interview with the director Lorenzo Rudolf please contact press officer, Natalia Hnatiuk nataliahnatiuk@yahoo.com or (954)608-6299.