JUE | Music + Art: Almost Famous
Part of the wide-reaching JUE Art + Music festivities, this exhibition at Red Town's On Stage celebrates 25 years of Shanghai rocknroll. Expect works on show by six locally-based photographers specializing in capturing live music in and around the city. For more, check here
A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu,
near Hongqiao Lu
From Mar 12
Ouyang Chun: My Story
A big exhibition by Ouyang Chun takes over Shangart Gallery proper as well as next door H-Space this spring. As the show's title, My Story
, suggests, works on display draw on Ouyang's own life, recalling memories, dreams and experiences. To that end, highlights include Pulp Fiction
, paintings depicting the artist's past life in Xi’an; and Me
a kind of pictorial diary of Ouyang's moods since 2006...
From Mar 8
The Glow of Red
Around Space Gallery present a study in red this springtime: spanning a range of media, the group show features works new and old by ten artists, including Huang Yuanqing, Ding Beijing, Shao Zejiong and Liang Binbin. Exploring the various connotations of the color, pieces on display address the hue's suggestions of vibrancy, romance, danger, courage and more.
Suite 703, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu,
near Yan'an Dong Lu
From Mar 7
Art+ Shanghai's new show, Still
, presents new works by four young Chinese artists. All born in the 1980s, Huang Yulong, Wei Xiaoguang, Zhang Wei and Zhou Jie share themes of reflection in their creative practice, and a quiet aesthetic. Focusing on the present but with an eye to both the future and the past, the show comprises paintings and sculptures.
From Mar 11
Zheng Zaidong: Mountains, Water & The Moon
Taiwanese artist Zheng Zaidong is known for the strong influence Chinese classical literature has on his work and his wide circulation in the mainland Chinese art scene. Opening champagne reception for his latest exhibition takes place on 7 March from 5pm through 7pm.
From Mar 7
Miao Xiaochun: Grammar
This looks good: newish gallery Arario over on Tianping Lu is unveiling a brand new solo by Chinese artist extraodinaire, Miao Xiaochun. Called Grammar
, the show features Miao's signature computer-aided works: known as Algorithmic Paintings, they translate digitally-rendered, three-dimensional virtual spaces into two-dimensional manual paintings. Technology is central to Miao's artistic language: fusions of the recognizable and the imaginary, they're otherworldly. Arario's show presents The Triumph of Death
, a monumental work divided into 64 pieces. Opens 6 March from 4pm - 7pm.
From Mar 6
LUDO: Fly Me To The Moon
French street artist LUDO comes to Shanghai for the first time ever in March, for a debut China solo at Magda Danysz Gallery. Comprising works on canvas, sculptures and a video detailing his adventures in the city, pieces on display track one recurring character in particular: a bee with a gas mask. Part organic and plant-based, part robotic, his otherworldly creatures have been gracing public spaces around the world since 2007... Should be good. That opens on March 21 from 4pm through 8pm.
From Mar 21
Xu Zhen: Solo Exhibition
Long Museum West Bund celebrates its first birthday with a solo exhibition by renowned Shanghai artist, Xu Zhen. He's a big deal both in China and beyond, not least for his MadeIn collective, spawned in 2013. Xu works across a range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance, many of which will be on display here. Comprising more than 100 works, the show spans early works from the 90s, right through to the present day. Typically humorous and always culturally relevant, Xu's not to be missed.
From Mar 29
2015 RIBA Windows Project
Building on the success of last year's event and part of the UK - China Year of Cultural Exchange, representatives of the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA) will be giving Xintiandi shop windows a makeover this spring. A free exhibit scattered around the space, designers include Arup, RCKa, Mobile Studio and Amin Taha.
From Apr 2
Cheng Ran + Chen Wei: Cinematheque
K11's first project for 2015, this dual exhibition features Cheng Ran’s recent video and installations Music is On, Band is Gone
; and Chen Wei’s In the Waves
. The latter is a photographic series, accompanied by an installation of a movie set. Inspired by the New Wave cinema of the late 1950s, the show examines how a generation of young Chinese are similarly devouring movies and underground music...
Chi Art Space
K11 Art Mall,
1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu,
near Huangpi Nan Lu
From Mar 16
Myth / History II: Shanghai Galaxy
A follow-up to Yuz Museum's debut exhibition of last year, Myth / History II: Shanghai Galaxy
takes over the West Bund space this springtime. Part focus on how narratives are constructed in contemporary art, part spotlight on Shanghai creativity now, featured artists include global heavyweights like Maurizio Cattelan, JR, Li Hui, Mona Hatoum and Zhang Enli. Expect a range of media, with a particular strength in large-scale installations to fill this behemoth space...
From Mar 17