Almine Rech, which is having its galleries in Paris, Brussels, London, and New York, is now expanding to Shanghai. In Shanghai, Amine Rech will open a space next month on the second floor at 27 Huqiu Road in a building while also sharing the floor with Lisson. Once the gallery is opened in Shanghai, a group show of gallery artists will be held on July 12 which will also reflect a related exhibition at Beijing’s Song Art Museum and it will be curated by art critic and curator Nicolas Trembley.
July 20 will be when the Song Art Museum show titled “Abstraction” will also be opened which includes works by artists such as John Armleder, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Ha Chong-Hyun, Sylvie Fleury, Günther Förg, Mark Hagen, Alex Israel, Xu Qu, Anselm Reyle, Turi Simeti, Vivian Springford, Kim Tschang-Yeul, and James Turrell.
Rech’s location in Shanghai is also home to another international big name which is Perrotin situated on the third floor of Amber Building while Rech is located on the second. Now, it must be said that more and more Western players are looking to have their eyes set on mainland China lately and these two are just the icing on the cake. In the past two years, Hauser & Wirth and Lévy Gorvy have also opened offices, as well as Lisson, announced their outpost in Shanghai earlier this year in February.
Almine Rech-Picasso who is the gallery owner said in a press release that:
“The decision to expand to Asia was a natural one for us, as we’ve long been interested in the Asian market and engaged with collectors in the region through our participation in art fairs, as well as institutional outreach, collaboration, and regular visits to the region.”