West Bund Art & Design Fair + Exhibition
Yet another new art fair for the city, West Bund Art & Design is a two-sided affair, comprising an art fair (25 - 29 September) and exhibition (1 - 26 October, excluding 13 + 20 Oct). Some 20 international galleries are poised to take part (including the likes of Hauser & Wirth, White Cube, and Pace Gallery), setting up shop alongside just ten design-based organizations, brands and designers. Art fair tickets cost 100rmb (1pm - 5pm; last entry 4pm); and the subsequent exhibition will set you back 40rmb/60rmb 10am - 5pm. Details here
From Sep 25
Liang Shaoji: Back to Origin
This looks good: ShanghART and next-door H-Space on Moganshan Lu are playing host to a solo exhibition by Liang Shaoji. Teh Shanghai-born talent is best known for his sculptures and installations incorporating finely-spun, unrefined silk produced in-situ by an army of silk worms. Back to Origin
promises more of the same, including an enormous mixed-media installation comprising heavy iron chains; as well as recent series of video works.
From Sep 27
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 - read up on that here
. This time around, he'll be showing all new works, kicking off with a live performance on 20 September from 6pm through 8pm.
From Sep 20