ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng是西岸艺术与设计博览会特别展览单元,由国际艺术评论杂志《ArtReview Asia》于2016年发起与策划,在博览会会场内外多个公共区域,展示来自亚洲及全球范围内最具有代表性和前瞻性艺术家的作品。此单元意在探讨当代艺术所在的语境是怎样作用于作品的意义和有效性,以及当代艺术其“当代性”与作品所在的空间、地域和时间的关联性。

ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng features solo projects, by artists from around the world, situated both inside the fair and spanning the entire space of the West Bund district. The curatorial concept originates in the Chinese characters for ‘Xiàn’ and ‘Chǎng’, which together mean the scene (of a crime, accident, etc.); (on) the spot; (at)the site. The artworks on show explore how artworks generate context — and how the ‘contemporary’ aspect of contemporary art is as much about space or place as it is about time.