Billy Apple in Shanghai

On October 14, 2019, VUE Residency Shanghai on Yuyuan Rd. will welcome the internationally renowned Pop and conceptual artist Billy Apple, who will enter the neighborhood of Yuyuan as a resident artist and carry out an important art project, Billy Apple in Shanghai.

 Billy Apple graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in 1962, and was hailed as the first generation of Pop artists in the UK. In 1969, he moved to New York and started a series of pioneering activities of Pop and conceptual art, and went down in art history as one of the internationally-recognized founders of the Conceptual Art Movement. Today, 84 years-old Billy Apple is still active in the international art scene, continuing his innovation and promotion in all areas of conceptual art.

 This time in VUE Residency Shanghai, he will add a perfect extention to his creative art projects Billy Apple in London and Billy Apple in New YorkBilly Apple in Shanghai. At this stage, Billy will complete the geographical trajectory of the golden triangle of his life of artistic creation: London - New York - Shanghai, which is also the shift among cities for the central role of "Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow" in the global economy over time. Undoubtedly, this will be a move to be recorded in the history of international Pop and conceptual art, and at the same time, it will inject the genes of international and higher standard art into the urban renewal projects of Yuyuan Rd., energizing the renovation of Yuyuan Rd. with the vitality of art.

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An exhibition showcasing 6 artists from China and New Zealand. Let your senses be engaged with sight, sound and motion.


OPENING NIGHT August 13, 2019. 4PM - 8PM


HUS Gallery 45 Croft Lane, Riverhead. LINK




This exhibition will showcase three artists from the ‘2019 Chinese Young Artist Residence Programme’ (Yuan Keru, Shen Piji & David Ye) and three artist from the Auckland gallery ‘Mercy Pictures’ (Teghan Burt, Cushla Donaldson & Tim Webby). The central element this exhibition revolves around are those luscious intoxications of ‘introductory experiences’: to be at once captivated and captive in one’s involvement with something ‘new’. And as an example, at the broad level of ‘culture’, we all know first exposures are felt in those quotidian pockets between language and food, sound and taste… ‘amuse bouche’ or ‘mouth amuser’.