Nigel Shafran’s work will feature in No Longer / Not Yet, an exhibition curated by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and LOVE magazine editor in chief Katie Grand opening this week at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai.
From the press release: ‘Gucci is currently committed to posing questions rather than necessarily searching for answers, and this question above all – “What does contemporary mean?” – has opened up a creative debate. In Michele’s mind, it is a state of temporal flux, where relics of the past merge with signs of the future, and where there is freedom to construct new meanings at this intersection of divergent paths. His autumn/winter 2015-16 collections for both women and men embody this idea by celebrating traces of pre-existing worlds and glimmers of worlds in the making. Michele would agree with French semiotician Roland Barthes, who said: “The contemporary is the untimely’”. It is with this in mind that Michele, in collaboration with Katie Grand, Editor in Chief of LOVE magazine, has curated an exhibition entitled No Longer / Not Yet, in which renowned artists from around the world have been invited to contemplate the concept of contemporary/untimely. The exhibition will open on 16th October 2015 in Shanghai’s Minsheng Art Museum and will comprise a series of rooms in which the artists’ installations will be displayed including a personal artwork by Alessandro Michele.’
Nigel Shafran will exhibit his series of photographs taken behind-the-scenes in the run up to Gucci autumn/winter 2015-16 women’s show, which are also being featured in the current issue of LOVE magazine. The other participating artists are: Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei, American sculptor Rachel Feinstein, American Neo-conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, British photographer Glen Luchford, sound designers Steve Mackey and John Gosling, who have created an original soundtrack for each installation, Chinese Op artist Li Shurui and British illustrator and artist Unskilled Worker.
NO LONGER / NOT YET
October 17 - December 16, 2015
Minsheng Art Museum
Bldg F, 570, West Huaihai, Shanghai