Gucci and its creative director Alessandro Michele are headed to—where else?—Shanghai to open an exhibition on October 16 at the Minsheng Art Museum. Michele has teamed up with stylist and LOVE editor in chief Katie Grand to curate ‘No Longer/ Not Yet,’ an exhibition in which artists around the globe contemplate the concept of contemporary/untimely. It’s a continuation of the question, ‘What does contemporary mean?’, which the designer explored at his well-received Fall 2015 show. According to a press release from Gucci: “In Michele’s mind, it is a state of temporal flux, where relics of the past merge with signs of the future, and where there is freedom to construct new meanings at this intersection of divergent paths. His autumn/winter 2015-16 collections for both women and men embody this idea by celebrating traces of pre-existing worlds and glimmers of worlds in the making.” Alrighty.
If you happen to swing by, the artists include Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei, sculptor Rachel Feinstein, Neo-conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, British photographer Glen Luchford, British musician and record producer Steve Mackey, British photographer Nigel Shafran, Chinese Op artist Li Shurui, and British illustrator and artist Unskilled Worker. The exhibition will comprise a series of rooms in which the artists’ installations will be displayed, including a personal piece by Michele.