M97 is pleased to announce two exhibitions opening this Saturday October 28th at the gallery from 4-7pm. In the first floor gallery, "Developer Paintings" by Sun Yanchu (Chinese, b.1978) presents thirty unique works never before exhibited from the artist's darkroom painting series created over the past several years. Two of the artist's hand-crafted photography books will also be onview. "A Half Sheet of Paper, A Full Sentence", which is a 22 meter long folding style hand painted photography book; and "Disregard and Comfort" (2014), including a selection of hand painted color photographs from his acclaimed "Ficciones" series.
In the second floor Project Space, the highly influential photography artist Roger Ballen presents "Birds & Apparitions". Showcasing works from his acclaimed series "The Theater of Apparitions" and "Asylum of the Birds", this is the artist's first gallery exhibition in Shanghai. Ballen's newest monograph "Ballenesque" was released in September 2017 by Thames & Hudson.