Ongoing & upcoming exhibitions

Shanghai, China
09|09 - 11|09

Zane Mellupe, 2013-2017

1933 Contemporary Art Space will be exhibiting Zane Mellupe, alongside Shao Wenhuan, Di Zhang and Shiying Xi, at the PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai 2016 International Photography fair.

1933 Contemporary Art Space was founded in 2011 with a commitment to presenting young artist from home and abroad in the form of exciting exhibitions and informative workshops. 1933 Contemporary Arts has an intention to represent and be involved in the occurence and development of contemporary Chinese and International art. Their annual program presents four to six major exhibitions, alongside exhibition catalogs and an extensive art publishing program to actively build an integrated platform for interaction with the public arts, art institutions and markets.

Zane Mellupe's Solo Exhibition Entropy: Sending out an application for an N-sum, which explored the materiality of the world through the materiality of her photography medium, was a major plank in 1933 Contemporary Art Space's 2016 art program.

Exhibitors Gallery: 1933 Contemporary Art Space
Booth: "Connection" Section A11
Collectors Preview: Thursday 8th Sept, 3pm to 6pm
VIP Preview: Friday 9th Sept, 11am to 6pm
Public Exhibition: 10th to 11th September
Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Nanjing W Road, Shanghai
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Shanghai, China
30|06 - 07|08

Appointment at 3pm
Zane Mellupe, 2016

With her solo exhibition Entropy: Sending out an application for an N-sum, Zane Mellupe continues her exploration into the materiality of the medium, specifically photography, at 1933 Contemporary.

Within the material world we inhabit, nothing is really as static as it’s surface impression belies. Energy transforms between objects, the diversification of material forms patterned in obeisance to the conservation of energy. We can only imagine the complexity of the human mind as it offers not just one, but two or more solutions to perceived problems.

Zane's interests lie in the dynamic struggle between image and language, between the subjectivity of her personal anxiety facing multiple role-plays in family and society, and the objectivity of her chosen medium. In today’s world, one flooded with imagery, pictures have transformed their role from being merely that of storyteller to actual story itself. Pictures have become our heightened reality as the world dissolves into a simulacrum. That is why we must ask ourselves repeatedly, what is it that we are seeing? Alberto Mangual believes that, through the way we read pictures, every picture brings us a new way of looking at the world. Like an image in a kaleidoscope, every rotation brings a new view and a new world opens to n-sum explanations.

Entropy: Sending out an application for an N-sum
Solo Exhibition, 1933 Contemporary
Vernissage Preview: 30th June
Public Exhibition: 1st July to 7th August
Wednesday through Sundays, 10am to 5.30pm
Unit 1-311, 1933 Shanghai
611 Liyang Road
Shanghai, China
Entrance Free

Riga, Latvia
22|04 - 12|06

Zane Mellupe, 2013

'Restart', the major exhibition of the Riga Photography Biennial 2016, will open to the public at Riga Art Space on 22 April, featuring work by eighteen internationally recognised artists searching for a connection between the past and the present.

The main idea behind this exhibition can be described as a desire to deepen our understanding of the world we currently live in by highlighting its dialectic relationship with the past and the future. We can all but fantasize whether the future influences today, whilst attempting to guess what will be the shape of our future memories?

Until 12 June Rigans and many guests to the capital will be able to appreciate the work of following artists: Amalia Ulman (USA), Agniezska Polska (PL/NL) and Witek Orski (PL), Eva Stenram (SE/UK), Natasha Caruana (UK), Isabelle Wenzel (DE), Alexander Ugay (KZ), Camille Laurelli (FR/EE), Zane Mellupe (LV/CN), Meggy Rustamova (GE/BE), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Jana Romanova (RU), Laura Prikule (LV), Karoliina Paappa (FI), Katinka Goldberg (SE/NO), Paul Herbst (LT/DE), Arnas Anskaitis (LT) and Uldis Briedis (LV).

Riga Art Space
Vernissage Preview: 22nd April
Public Exhibition: 22nd April to 12th June
Tuesdays through Sundays, 11am to 6pm
Kungu iela 3
Riga, Latvia
Entrance Free