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West Bund Shanghai – Art & Design Fair
November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 amNovember 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm CST
West Bund Art & Design
7 to 10th of November 2019.
Established in 2014, West Bund Art & Design features more than 100 leading galleries from Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America at West Bund Art Center. The fair provides a platform for international exhibitors to showcase the finest quality of modern and contemporary art in Shanghai. With exhibitions and art events offered by museums and galleries in the city, West Bund has made November’s Shanghai a permanent fixture on the global art calendar.
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Private View (by invitation only)
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Friday – Sunday, November 8-10, 2019
West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Yunjin Road Station, Exit No.2, Metro Line 11 (5 minutes walking)
About the West Bund museum
Shanghai West Bund Development (Group) Company, Ltd, (“West Bund” for short) is authorized by the People’s Government of Shanghai’s Xuhui District. It is a solely state-owned enterprise that is responsible for the comprehensive development of the Xuhui waterfront area, one of the six core functional areas to be developed as part of Shanghai’s “12th Five-year Plan.” West Bund was founded in 2012 with 660 million RMB in registered capital and is now staffed by approximately 300 employees.
Currently under the Group’s management are nine primary subsidiaries and seventeen secondary subsidiaries, including Shanghai Xuhui Land Development Co., Ltd., Shanghai Guangqi Cultural Industry Investment Development Co., Ltd., Shanghai Xuhui Waterfront Development, Construction, and Investment Co., Ltd., Shanghai West Bund Media Port Development & Construction Co., Ltd., Shanghai Huiyu Construction, Investment& Development Co., Ltd, Shanghai Longhua Construction & Development Co., Ltd., Shanghai West Bund Artwork Bonded Development Co., Ltd., Shanghai Longhua International Aviation Investment Co., Ltd., and Shanghai Golden World Commercial Building Co., Ltd.
Adhering to the principle of “government-guided, market-based operations,” West Bund focuses on four core areas of business: land procurement, financial operations, development of cultural industries and property development. Thus, the Group undertakes early-stage property development, infrastructure investment, and construction and the development of new public services, as well as the overall operation and comprehensive management of 9.4 square meters of the Xuhui waterfront.
The Group is dedicated to advancing key industrial investment and construction projects called for under the “12th Five-year Plan,” including the “Shanghai DreamCenter,” the “West Bund Culture Corridor,” the “West Bund Media Port,” the “Shanghai International Aviation Service Center,” and “Longhua Area Comprehensive Reconstruction.” Committed to making the Xuhui waterfront area an influential cultural center, first-grade international commercial space, and dynamic new urban district, West Bund seeks to continue contributing to the social and economic development of Xuhui District as well as Shanghai at large.
Shanghai West Bund refers to the area along the Huangpu River in the east of Xuhui District, a post-Expo waterfront attraction and a prominent landmark in the city. With a shoreline of 11.4 km, the area covers 9.4 km2 and expects to use a total land volume of 9.5 million km2for development. As an origin place for the national manufacturing industry in the 20th century, it started in 2008 to transform from an industry-intensive area to a public open space to support city living. Against the backdrop of re-development of brownfield environments prior to the Expo 2010, as guided by the “planning-based, culture-oriented, eco-based and technological-innovation-driven” development policies, Shanghai planned to build its West Bund into an iconic zone which would be comparable to the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) in Paris and the South Bank in London.
Centered upon the design of Shanghai Corniche, the West Bund is positioned to provide a world-class urban waterfront community with an assortment of sophisticated services and amenities. Following the culture-oriented development principle, 20 plus cultural and art institutions have gathered along the 8.4 km uninterrupted shoreline of the West Bund, such as the Long Museum, Yuz Museum, Start Museum, Tank Shanghai, the Centre Georges-Pompidou & West Bund cooperation program, and the emerging theatre cluster, forming the largest art zone in Asia.
Also, according to the innovation-driven development strategy, the West Bund has set up within its central business area three major hubs of innovative and creative industries, namely the Media Port, the Smart Valley and the Financial Centre, which have attracted a number of industrial giants including MSRA, Tencent, Netease, Xiaomi, CCTV, Hunan TV, Yoozoo Interactive, and more.
In 2017, the West Bund was listed in the Master Plan for Shanghai by 2035 as a high-quality downtown public space offering innovative, creative, cultural and other core functions of a global metropolis. As the series of local events like the West Bund Art & Design Fair, the West Bund Food Festival and the Art West Bund 2018 FW unfold, the area will become a most popular and vibrant center in Shanghai. In future, by integrating more cultural, fashion, technological and creative elements with its development of a world’s top CBD boasting biological and cultural diversity, the West Bund will grow into an extraordinary waterfront in Metropolitan Shanghai.