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Oct
31

Roland Darjes: Layers of Urbanity

Based in Shanghai for the past seven years, German artist Roland Darjes creates installations and light boxes to illustrate the ever-shifting urban environment that surrounds him. At the heart of Darj..
Pantocrator Gallery
105, Bldg 4B, 50 Moghanshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Nov
2

Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat.

island6 presents its latest exhibition "Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat!" It's a meditation on perceptions of time and the animal kingdom. Physics, time dilation, relativity—unlike us, animals don’t waste..
Island6 Arts Center
2/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

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Nov
2

Cheng Ran: A Telephone Booth Romance

Over on Fuxing Lu, Leo Xu Projects is holding a solo show of video works by young Chinese artist Cheng Ran this fall. The gallery last hosted Cheng's unsettling, pop culture-inspired art back in 2012 ..
Leo Xu Projects
Bldg 3, 49 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

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Nov
4

The Art of the Horse

International auction house Christie's celebrate the grand opening of a new Bund-side HQ this fall with a special exhibition centered around the Chinese Year of the Horse. The show features some 50 wo..
Christie's Auction House
1/f, Ampire Building, 97 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Be..

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Nov
6

XXX

New show opening up at the lovely Bank Gallery down by the Bund. XXX focuses on sex in art over the last 30 years, with pieces by photographers like Jean-Christian Bourcart, Anders Petersen, Ho..
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

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Nov
12

Sun Yu: Metamorphosis

FQ Projects presents their latest Shanghai solo, this time dedicated to Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts graduate, Sun Yu. With a penchant for portraits, Sun's subjects span his recent Bad Boy se..
FQ Projects
No 76, 927 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

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Nov
15

Mehmet Ali Uysal: The Past

A China-side first for Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, solo exhibition The Past takes over Pearl Lam Gallery this fall. There, he presents a new series of sculptures and installations called ..
Pearl Lam Galleries
G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu

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Nov
17

Look Through

Not exactly an exhibition per se, this artist residency organised by Gallery Magda Danysz as part of Bund 18's 10th anniversary festivities sees 12 internationally-acclaimed street artists transform t..
Bund 18 Temporary Art Space
2/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong ..

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Nov
18

Myth / History

The inaugural exhibition of Shanghai's newest arts institution showcases key contemporary pieces sourced from the private collection of the museum's founder, Chinese-Indonesian entrepreneur Budi Tek. ..
YUZ Museum
35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue

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Nov
28

Jeffrey Shaw & Hu Jieming: Twofold Solo

Active since the 1960s, Australian-born Shaw works predominantly in tech and virtual forms that focus on the relationship between the artwork and the viewer. To that end, in 2000 he created AVIE (Adva..
Chronus Art Center
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu

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Nov
30

Shanghai Flower: Abstract Art by Li Lei

MoCA in People's Park hosts the first stop of a touring exhibition by abstract artist, Li Lei. Inspired by the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, the show aims to capture the spirit of Shanghai thro..
MOCA Shanghai
People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi B..

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Dec
6

Qiu Minye: My God

A second solo show at Moganshan Lu's OFOTO gallery for Qingdao-born artist, Qiu Minye. The photographer manipulates images of the recognisable - think fish, deer and people - to create deceptively sim..
OFOTO
2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

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Dec
10

1199 People: Collection from Long Museum

1199 People: Collection from Long Museum aims to shatter the traditional curator-artist relationship by inviting renowned curator Hans Obrist's commentary and insights on an exhibition selected..
Long Museum (West Bund)
3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu

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Jan
4

Ugo Rondinone: Breathe Walk Die

Rockbund presents Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone's first ever China solo, kicking off in September at the museum. Known for his downright unnerving clown sculptures, stone figures, target paintings, masks..
Rockbund Art Museum
20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

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Jan
30

Realistic & Impressionistic : FQ Projects at Gensler

FQ Projects is organising a temporary exhibition outside of their Huaihai Lu space, and instead, setting up shop at the offices of Gensler Architects. They're the American firm behind the newest addit..

Nordic Design and Innovation Week

Comprising a week-long exhibition and free workshops galore, this year's Nordic Design and Innovation Week hits up the basement gallery space of K11 art mall in November. This time around, the design get-together looks to sustainable Nordic fashion, featuring over 20 designers and brands spanning wearable tech to wardrobe stewardship. Details are here, along with a full program of talks and events.
Chi Art Space
K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
From Nov 5

FUTURA: Kinetic Action

Legendary American graffiti artist FUTURA started painting New York subway cars in the 1970s. He later went on to work with the likes of Keith Harring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. One of the first graffiti artists to be the subject of his own solo exhibition at NY's Fun Gallery in 1982, he's credited with helping to bring street art in to museums. Known for his geometric and dazzling colour forms, he creates cosmos-like creations of spheres. Here, he presents new works created especially for his Shanghai show - get a sneak peek at the opening on 1 November from 4pm.
Gallery Magda Danysz
188 Linqing Lu, near Yangshupu Lu
From Nov 1

CYJO: Mixed Blood

Minsheng Art Museum is organising a solo exhibition of works by American Korean artist, CYJO. Mixed Blood features 19 families with children of mixed ethnicity, captured either in photographic portraiture or interviews conducted in both New York and Beijing. The show explores the shaping of identity and culture through tradition, modernization, citizenship, and ethnicity.
Minsheng Art Museum
Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu
From Nov 8

Sebastien Osswald: Idols and Fans

French artist Sebastien Osswald comes to Noeli Gallery for his first ever Shanghai solo this fall. Opting to paint on plaid fabric instead of canvas, Osswald challenges himself to find the best pictorial language to match each and every piece of cloth. Works on show address themes of globalization, new media and virtual relationships.
Noeli Gallery
150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
From Nov 15

Xu Zhen: Blissful as Gods

Produced by locally-based arts collective MadeIn Company, Xu Zhen's Blissful As Gods takes over ShanghART on Moganshan Lu this winter. Spanning installation, sculpture and painting, the show takes a celestial theme, reimagining traditional Buddhist statues using new, and oftentimes surprising, materials. Expect culture clashes and all round chaos... Should be good.
Shanghart Gallery
Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
From Nov 11

Wire and Light: KeySook Geum

Korean artist KeySook Geum works with twisted wire, beads, crystals and pearls to create life-size sculptures of dresses and qipao that incorporate a distinct glamor, and subtle sense of femininity. Casting playful shadows across gallery walls, Wire and Light explores altogether new kinds of flowing 'fabrics' and delicate 'lace', all crafted from surprising materials.
Art+ Shanghai
191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu
From Nov 8

Fang Wei: Assassin

Bund-side space BANK presents a solo show of works of by Fang Wei, his second in Shanghai. On display will be recent paintings, all completed within the past two years. Combining watercolors with thick black Chinese ink, or else embarking on much larger works in oils, his technique lends itself well to his signature ambiguous narratives.
BANK Gallery
1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu
From Nov 15

Social Factory: 10th Shanghai Biennale

Now in its 10th edition, Shanghai Biennale returns this winter for a five-month tenure at Power Station of Art. This one's headed up by young Berlin-based curator, Anselm Franke and takes the theme of 'Social Factory': what characterizes the production of the social and society, and how does it relate to fictions and history? A recurring point of reference throughout the show is 1978 - the year of China's opening-up, and the starting point of contemporary art in China. With this in mind, the selection of works on display aims to examine how this production of the social has changed since then, and in what ways advanced data and profiling technologies have impacted production. The exhibition features works by more than 50 international talents and is accompanied by a yet-to-be-confirmed program of lectures and events.
Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
From Nov 23