|4th Floor: 18Gallery @ Bund18
18Gallery seeks to define a new art space, combining a gallery and a museum. Our aim is to offer a fresh perspective in terms of space, organization, and experimentation. At 18Gallery, we consider it our mission and responsibility to discover and support young artists and curators who will go on to shape Chinese contemporary art.In light of Bund18’s commitment to cultural preservation, 18Gallery features up to two major retrospectives of individual artists who have been highly influential: whether new or old, classic or avant-garde, 18Gallery aims to present work that will both provoke and entertain.
The newly appointed art consultant Mian Mian has shaped international artistic trends as a cultural icon since the nineties. She has overseen 18Gallery as well as Bund18’s public art program since 2012. In line with Mian Mian’s controversial, genre-crossing style, 18Gallery takes the existential, emotive perspective of contemporary intellectuals as its starting point. Every 18Gallery exhibition starts from the premise that art is a game combining novelty, knowledge, rebellion and renown. With this core vision, 18Gallery aims to catalyse new trends in the art world.