Magician Space: Since becoming established in 2008, Magician Space seeks to challenge, stimulate, and address the blinds spots in the development of contemporary art in China. We strive to support the future of emerging and successive generations of Chinese contemporary art. Our exhibitions are dedicated to providing important solo exhibitions for artists at a formative stage (Tang Yongxiang, Wu Chen, Wu Hao, Yao Qingmei); to support an array of figures who have significantly contributed to the historical development of contemporary art (Li Jinghu, Yu Bogong, Zhuang Hui); and this is combined with a commitment to introducing new critical voices to China by cultivating a dialogue with an international selection of artists and curators (Timur Si-Qin, Keren Cytter, Bestue/Vives, James Richards).
Through this dialogue-based process, our solo exhibitions are used to scrutinize the ideas of artists, facilitate cross-disciplinary interactions, and commission important works for an emergent wave of new voices. Based in the 798 Art District, Magician Space operates as a space that navigates beyond the remit of a conventional gallery by responding to challenges in China. Our space offers an intimate scale allowing public audiences to freely engage with the work. We work closely with artists throughout project realization and the architecture of the space has inspired artists to alter, challenge, and intervene with our gallery structure.