The best exhibitions in Beijing this October

The best exhibitions and art events in Beijing this October

'Plateaux', Photography and ink on xuan paper, 2012
Our pick of the best art events and exhibitions happening in Beijing this October. Some are on all month, while some are one-off events, so make sure you don't miss your chance to see some of the most talented names in contemporary art while they're showing in the capital.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of events to keep you entertained.

Liang Shaoji

Critics' pick

For nearly 30 years, contemporary artist Liang Shaoji has lived an almost monastic existence in remote Mount Tiantai, central Zhejiang province. It is from here that he collaborates with his muse and medium, the silkworm, to create spellbinding and transcendent works. His painstaking oeuvre ...

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M Woods (木木美术馆) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Road Every day except Monday

Tim Eitel

Critics' pick

German artist Tim Eitel paints beautifully composed figurative works produced from clandestinely taken photographs. Combining technical realism with the detachment of a gaze always on the outside, he voices the contemporary human experience in quiet muted tones. This exhibition will showcase the ...

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Pace Beijing (佩斯北京) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday,Sunday Free

Shōji Ueda: Retrospective

Critics' pick

From the sand-dune landscapes that surrounded his home in Tottori, Japan and inspired by the Surrealist works of Man Ray and René Magritte, Shōji Ueda choreographed and photographed beautiful and bizarre worlds. This exhibition displays the breadth of his modernist oeuvre including his ...

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Three Shadows Photography Art Centre , 155A Caochangdi Every day except Monday

Entropy

Critics' pick

Just like the dispersed and random state that is 'entropy', seven contemporary Chinese artists, each born from a different stage in China’s rapid social and economic development, come together to tell the variegated and complex experiences that together make up 'contemporary Chinese art'.

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Faurschou Foundation , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday Free

Xu Bing: Thought and Method

Critics' pick

Globally renowned for his conceptual and installation pieces, Xu Bing creates a space where viewers can immerse themselves within his world. Xu brings his keen observation skills to bear as he displays his unique insight, encompassing both a reflection on traditional East Asian culture as well as a nuanced view of contemporary societal changes.

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Sam Kay: Wayside

Critics' pick

Wayside is a series of moments collected around Beijing at a time of changes for the city, many of them taking place at the side of the road. It is an invitation to reflect on the humanity of people on every side of these changes, and the complex story that unfolds every day between buildings ...

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Café Zarah , 46 Gulou Dong Dajie Every weekday Free

Andreas Mühe: Photography

Critics' pick

Andreas Mühe's Photography exhibition focuses on his native Germany, showcasing over 60 of his classic photos from the last 15 years, as well as new work from 2018. The exhibition explores cultural and political identity through historical lenses, uncovering Germany's past and examining the ...

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Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum , Shunbai Lu Every day except Monday

Self-Portrait Series Exhibition: Wang Yifan

Critics' pick

Star Gallery is pleased to announce that the Self-Portrait Series Exhibition: Wang Yifan will open on September 29 2018, concurrently with The Burdens of My Life. This exhibition will showcase Wang Yifan’s self-portrait series of oil paintings and line drawings from the past two years. Wang ...

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Star Gallery (星空间) , 55 Banjieta Lu Every day except Monday,Sunday Free

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