The best exhibitions in Beijing this September

The best exhibitions and art events in Beijing this September

Shōji Ueda. Papa, Mama, Children, 1949
Our pick of the best art events and exhibitions happening in Beijing this September. 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.

Private Talent

Critics' pick

Destination's new space, the Contemporary Art Culture Centre, hosts Private Talent – an exhibition of Chinese artists curated by Pierre Alivon. Deftly using various mediums from paint to sculpture, the artists express their experience of Beijing's queer community.

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Destination , 7 Gongti Xi Lu Every day except Monday

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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Huang Xiaoliang: Out of Searching

Critics' pick

Huang Xiaoliang, an emerging artist from Hunan currently based in Beijing, creates works that play with memories, hopes and childhood. He questions our everyday lives, seeking to explore what is reality and what is fiction. As our daily lives suffer an onslaught of fragmented, constant ...

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See+ Gallery , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday,Tuesday

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

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

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 Free

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

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