The Time Art GalleryGF brings together and showcases three universes related to the creation and the art of watchmaking: The Greubel Forsey timepiece collection; the co-creation process undertaken with contemporary artists; and the work of master watchmakers whose work Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey consider milestones in horological history.
Greubel Forsey chose the multicultural city of Shanghai for the Time Art GalleryGF due to its ever-increasing prominence in the world of contemporary art.
The Greubel Forsey timepiece collection on exhibition at the Time Art GalleryGF provides an overview of thirteen years of creation by Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey. In 1999, driven by the conviction that fine watchmaking is as much, if not more, a means of artistic expression than luxury craftsmanship, the two watchmakers, decided to combine their talents and form a partnership. Each one of their timepieces reflects a desire to innovate and surpass existing limits; their philosophy that the mechanism determines the timepiece. Thus, form follows function and the outward appearance stems from the mechanism, visible from both the front and back of the timepiece. This approach has defined the creations of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, who do not hesitate to revisit their work with their ‘Invention Piece’. Through these architectural reinterpretations, Greubel Forsey pay homage to their fundamental inventions while expressing creative essence in a new way.
The Time Art GalleryGF is located in the beautifully restored waterfront complex, Bund 18, in Shanghai, a cultural crossroads and nerve centre for the thriving contemporary arts scene. In 2006, Bund 18 received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award of Distinction for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Greubel Forsey - Time Art GalleryGF, Room C1, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan East Road, Shanghai