Beijing Multi-Brand Boutique Made Name For Itself In Record Time
Founded in Beijing in 2010, the multi-brand retailer Triple-Major has quickly become one of China’s most interesting and active go-to spots for young and fashionable urbanites. In addition to the exhibitions and special in-house collections and collaborations that regularly fill Triple-Major’s space on sleepy Baochao Hutong in the Chinese capital, Triple-Major has also carved out a global niche for itself via “nomadic” collaborations in places like Los Angeles (Jul 29th-Aug 14th 2011), Shanghai (Jan 11th-Jan 22nd 2010) and Hong Kong (Nov 24th-Nov 30th 2010). Starting next week, Triple-Major will expand its international footprint even further with its newest “Nomad Store” at London’s Londonewcastle Project Space.
Running from February 16-23, the newest Nomad Store is a collaboration between Triple-Major and London’s Isis Gallery. For the London Nomad Store, Isis and Triple-Major are including a number of young Chinese contemporary artists and publishers, with this event the first time for many to present their work in the UK. As per usual, the store will offer a tightly curated selection of items rather than an expansive overview.
Artists and designers from the Greater China region included in the London Nomad Store include:
Artist Charwei Tsai (b. Taipei, 1980) exhibits her installation and performance based work around the world – forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition in India and inclusion in group shows in Chile, Germany and Japan. Tsai’s meticulously balanced works exhibit a clarity and precision that marks her out as an artist of sincerity and depth.Additionally, her periodical Lovely Daze has marked her out as one of the most interesting people in the creative arena. We are extremely pleased Charwei Tsai is able to participate in this experiment.
Artist and fashion designer Qiu Hao (Taicang, 1978) is an award winning St Martins ex who has his own store in Shanghai. As the recipient of the prestigious Woolmark Award (2008) in Paris and tagged by WGSN last year as a name to watch on the international circuit, Qiu’s installation for Nomad Store will include plinth based sculptural elements from his collections as well as ready to wear. Recent collaborators include Stephane Sednaoui and Terence Koh.
Yida He (Shanghai, 1980) has been championed by Beijing curators as a young artist of great promise. Having worked with the wonderful Arrow Factory art space in Beijing, Yida He is beginning to explore the possibilities of placement and the slightest intervention. She will create a special installation for Nomad Store in London.
Bananafish Books. As one of the first – perhaps THE first – independent magazine store in mainland China, Bananafish Books in Dalian stocks the most interesting publications from both China and the rest of the world. Bananafish will be hosting a special bookstore for Nomad Store from which visitors will be able to buy the most interesting fanzines and artist books from China.
Creative direction of this special presentation of Nomad Store is by John Marchant, Alison McKenna and Ritchie Chan.
Triple-Major + Isis Gallery “Nomad Store” (Feb. 16-23, 2012)
Londonewcastle Project Space
28 Redchurch St., Shoreditch, London E2 7DP
Admission free and open every day, 12:00 noon-6:00 PM
Tel: 44 7906 275098