Sun
29

    • 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.
      Long Museum (West Bund) 3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
    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...
    Long Museum (West Bund)
 
    • Group show The System of Objects opens at Minsheng Art Museum this Spring. Featuring 44 artists from China whose work spans a range of media, it looks to cultural and political patterns revealed by objects, and the emergence of commodity fetishism in consumer society. Here, object-related artworks are presented as a system of Chinese contemporary art, highlighting changes in attitude towards certain objects, the development and destiny of objects in Chinese society, and most fundamentally, how man establishes his own image through connection with objects. Opening ceremony takes place 29 March at 4.30pm
      Minsheng Art Museum Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu
    Group show The System of Objects opens at Minsheng Art Museum this Spring. Featuring 44 artists from China whose work spans a range of media, it looks to cultural and political patterns revealed by objects, and the emergence of commodity...
    Minsheng Art Museum
 
    • BANK presents group exhibition, Vive Le Capital exploring, celebrating and critiquing the omnipresent power of global finance. The show's inspired by the gallery's premises - inside the former Bank Union on the Bund. To that end, a bunch of artists look to multi-national capitalism: its virtues and vices, catches and loopholes, what it renders visible or precarious. Expect works on show by Orit Ben-Shitrit, Cai Guoqiang, Heman Chong + Marcus Yee, RAQs Media Collective and more. That all opens up Sunday 29 March, 3pm - 5pm
      BANK Gallery 1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

    BANK presents group exhibition, Vive Le Capital exploring, celebrating and critiquing the omnipresent power of global finance. The show's inspired by the gallery's premises - inside the former Bank Union on the Bund. To that end, a bunch...
    BANK Gallery


Apr
01

    • A solo show by American artist Michael Joaquin Grey called My Lagerstätte goes on display at the rather excellent Chronus Art Center this April. Comprising three massive cinematic works, they come together to tell an audiovisual epic of a journey to the center of the solar system... Should be good. Grandly opens 1 April from 6pm.
      Chronus Art Center Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu

    A solo show by American artist Michael Joaquin Grey called My Lagerstätte goes on display at the rather excellent Chronus Art Center this April. Comprising three massive cinematic works, they come together to tell an audiovisual epic of a...
    Chronus Art Center


Apr
02

    • 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.
      Xintiandi Xintiandi, Huangpi Nan Lu
    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...
    Xintiandi

Apr
03

    • A one-person show produced by and starring Shanghai-based actress Carlijn van Ramshorst, Mrs. Picasso centers on the wives of founder of Cubism, Pablo Picasso. Described as a battle between art and love, the play examines two women's struggles of living with an artistic genius... 3,4,5 April + 10,11,12 April; 180rmb/ 200rmb; Doors open 7pm for 8pm performance; Reserve at tickets[at]mrs-picasso.com for pickup + payment at Pain Chaud / Kommune. For dinner + performance (4 + 11 April only) email info[at]diningcity.asia
      Strictly Designers United 55 Fuxing dong Lu, near Zhongshan nan Lu

    A one-person show produced by and starring Shanghai-based actress Carlijn van Ramshorst, Mrs. Picasso centers on the wives of founder of Cubism, Pablo Picasso. Described as a battle between art and love, the play examines two women's...
    Strictly Designers United

 
    • One of the world's leading pianists and interpreters arrives in Shanghai for a night of Beethoven and Schubert. He's build his rep with highly-acclaimed recordings like his set of the 32 Beethoven Sonatas on EMI. Tickets on SmartTicket start at 150rmb, delivered to your door. Show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    One of the world's leading pianists and interpreters arrives in Shanghai for a night of Beethoven and Schubert. He's build his rep with highly-acclaimed recordings like his set of the 32 Beethoven Sonatas on EMI. Tickets on SmartTicket...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Apr
04

    • An art and lifestyle showcase, Brew & Blend fuses coffee culture, design and innovation into a jam-packed festival hitting up M50 in April. To that end, expect a bunch of local and international brands, artists, innovators and baristas sharing their wares during the two-day get-together. They include painter Lu Xinjian, installation artist Tobias Rosenberger, contemporary dancer Nunu Kong and graffiti talent extraordinaire, The Orange Blowfish; AirBnB on their creative approach to travel, and TOMS on fashion with a conscience; as well as talks by f&b movers and shakers like Baoism, Shanghai Supperclub and Hunter Gatherer. More here. 50, Moganshan Lu; 12noon - 10pm
      Moganshan Lu 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

    An art and lifestyle showcase, Brew & Blend fuses coffee culture, design and innovation into a jam-packed festival hitting up M50 in April. To that end, expect a bunch of local and international brands, artists, innovators and baristas...
    Moganshan Lu


Apr
05

    • America's quintessential string quartet returns to Shanghai after playing all of North America's best chamber music venues. These guys are all master teachers at the Juilliard School, and were the first classical music ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Expect pieces by Haydn, Shulamit Ran, and Schubert. Tickets start at 80rmb on SmartTicket, delivered to your door. Show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    America's quintessential string quartet returns to Shanghai after playing all of North America's best chamber music venues. These guys are all master teachers at the Juilliard School, and were the first classical music ensemble to receive...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Apr
09

    • Theater troupe Urban Aphrodite (UA) does the romantic musical The Last 5 Years, which explores a five-year relationship between a rising novelist and a struggling actress. This one stars Julia Carey, who just played Audrey in UA's last production, Little Shop Of Horrors. Music by Cotton Club's Eddy Lewis-Smith. Tickets are 200rmb in advance, or 220rmb at the door.
      Jiadu Theatre 4/F, 719 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Caojiayan Lu
    Theater troupe Urban Aphrodite (UA) does the romantic musical The Last 5 Years, which explores a five-year relationship between a rising novelist and a struggling actress. This one stars Julia Carey, who just played Audrey in UA's last...
    Jiadu Theatre

Apr
11

    • This looks good: OFOTO Gallery hosts a springtime solo of photography by American artist, Joel-Peter Witkin. Known for dark works focusing on death, decay and outsiders, his photography also references classic Western art through their composition, imagery and titles. That opens 11 April from 5pm through 7pm
      OFOTO 2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

    This looks good: OFOTO Gallery hosts a springtime solo of photography by American artist, Joel-Peter Witkin. Known for dark works focusing on death, decay and outsiders, his photography also references classic Western art through their...
    OFOTO


Apr
19

    • Art meets luxury at this exhibition about Rolls Royce. They say it's a multi-sensory journey through the engineering, design, and craftsmanship behind the car coveted by many, and driven by a few, like DJ Spenny. No cover. Runs from April 19–23.
      M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum 1929 Expo Avenue, near Tangzijing Lu
    Art meets luxury at this exhibition about Rolls Royce. They say it's a multi-sensory journey through the engineering, design, and craftsmanship behind the car coveted by many, and driven by a few, like DJ Spenny. No cover. Runs from April...
    M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum

May
08

    • Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano vocalist Joyce DiDonato takes to the stage with violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro at the Shanghai Grand Theatre for an evening of royal arias from the 17th and 18th centuries from legendary composers like Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Giacomelli, Vivaldi, and more. Tickets price start from 160rmb. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets start at 160rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Grand Theatre 300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu

    Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano vocalist Joyce DiDonato takes to the stage with violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro at the Shanghai Grand Theatre for an evening of royal arias from the 17th and 18th centuries...
    Shanghai Grand Theatre


May
17

    • Monaco's premier orchestra comes to Shanghai for a night of Rossini, Ravel, Rossini, and Beethoven, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Founded in 1856, their history includes conductors like Richard Strauss, Sir George Solti, and many more. Now they are led by Italian conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, one of the modern era's most prestigious conductors. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    Monaco's premier orchestra comes to Shanghai for a night of Rossini, Ravel, Rossini, and Beethoven, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Founded in 1856, their history includes conductors like Richard Strauss, Sir George Solti, and many...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


May
23

    • A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up. The production has been on tour in the US since 2012, and is now making its way to Shanghai for two days only. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket. Shows start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on the 23rd, and 10.30am and 2.30pm on the 24th.
      Shanghai Children's Theatre 800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizhang Nan Lu

    A warm, neon adaptation of two of the world's most classic fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Expect electroluminescent ducks and glowing animals in this show that's suitable for ages five and up. The production...
    Shanghai Children's Theatre


May
28

    • The award-winning theater adaptation of the hit 1990 film Ghost comes to Shanghai for the first time. The play tells the story of two young lovers in NYC. When one is murdered, he gets stuck between the real world and the after-life. The play debuted in Manchester in 2011 and went on to appear on Broadway and in several countries. Shows nightly at 7.15pm with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets start at 400rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu

    The award-winning theater adaptation of the hit 1990 film Ghost comes to Shanghai for the first time. The play tells the story of two young lovers in NYC. When one is murdered, he gets stuck between the real world and the after-life. The...
    Shanghai Culture Square


Jun
13

    • Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. The UK's Classic Buskers' are about to showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music. Could be a good concert for the whole family. Two shows only, with an evening performance on Saturday followed by a matinee on Sunday. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket, delivered to your door. Show starts at 7.30pm on the 13th and 2.30pm on the 14th.
      Shanghai Children's Theatre 800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizhang Nan Lu

    Classical music performed with humor and a big collection of woodwind instruments. The UK's Classic Buskers' are about to showcase a wide variety of music that ranges from Mozart all the way to South American folk music. Could be a good...
    Shanghai Children's Theatre


On
going

    • Design Shanghai returns to the Exhibition Center on Nanjing Lu this March, bringing with it furniture, lighting, fabrics and art spanning contemporary, classic and collectable categories. Good for a browse, the AD China Design Forum also looks especially strong this year - hear from the likes of curator at Hong Kong's M+ Museum, Aric Chen; Eric Lee of Anomaly Shanghai; Dutch designer Marcel Wenders; and local starchitects, Rosanna Hu and Lyndon Neri. 150rmb presale (register here), or 200rmb on the door; 10am - 9pm on 27 March, 10am - 6pm thereafter.
      Shanghai Exhibition Centre 1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu

    Design Shanghai returns to the Exhibition Center on Nanjing Lu this March, bringing with it furniture, lighting, fabrics and art spanning contemporary, classic and collectable categories. Good for a browse, the AD China Design Forum also...
    Daily until Mar 30 at Shanghai Exhibition Centre

 
  • Small exhibition of prints and sculpture by Hong Kong artist and curator, Alan Zie Yongder. Opening takes place Saturday 28 March, 4pm - 7pm
    Daily until Apr 28 at Mao Space (Kerry Center)
 
    • 10 Corso Como present a solo show of works by Shanghai artist, Song Tao. Best known for his video and photography inspired by his day to day, Song also co-founded locally-based arts collective, Birdhead. Grandly opens 5pm, Saturday 28 March - it's invitation only, so send an email to RSVP[AT]10corsocomo.cn to get on the list.
      10 Corso Como Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    10 Corso Como present a solo show of works by Shanghai artist, Song Tao. Best known for his video and photography inspired by his day to day, Song also co-founded locally-based arts collective, Birdhead. Grandly opens 5pm, Saturday 28...
    Daily until Apr 28 at 10 Corso Como
 
    • 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...
      Shanghart Gallery Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

    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....
    Daily until Apr 19 at Shanghart Gallery

 
    • Recent large-scale paintings and collages by Fujian-born artist Chen Yujun go on display at James Cohan Gallery this month. Concerned with clashes between the inner self an external influences, he's best known for his works addressing issues of family, region and identity. Opening takes place Friday 6 March from 6pm through 8pm.
      James Cohan Gallery 1/F, Bldg 1, No 1, 170 Yueyang Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
    Recent large-scale paintings and collages by Fujian-born artist Chen Yujun go on display at James Cohan Gallery this month. Concerned with clashes between the inner self an external influences, he's best known for his works addressing...
    Daily until Apr 18 at James Cohan Gallery
 
    • 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.
      Around Space Suite 703, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu

    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...
    Daily until Apr 20 at Around Space

 
    • Art Labor Gallery presents group show, Bites Back: examining the process of devaluation - be it labor, the environment or whatever - it features works by six international artists working across a range of media. Amongst them is Swedish talent Cecilia Jansson, fresh from a Swatch Art Peace Hotel residency; and Ying Yefu, best known for his incredible gongbi ink paintings. Opens Saturday February 14, 6pm - 9pm.
      Art Labor Gallery 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu

    Art Labor Gallery presents group show, Bites Back: examining the process of devaluation - be it labor, the environment or whatever - it features works by six international artists working across a range of media. Amongst them is Swedish...
    Daily until Mar 31 at Art Labor Gallery

 
    • Newish gallery Mao Space (the one on Hengshan Lu, that is) hosts group exhibition, Handmade. Features works by Bai Yiluo, Chen Yufan, Chen Xi, Chen Ruobing, Chen Yujun, Li Qing, Ni Youyu, Wang Ji, Wang Yanliang and Zeng Hong.
      Mao Space (Heng Shan Fang) 3-5, Lane 320, Tian Ping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Newish gallery Mao Space (the one on Hengshan Lu, that is) hosts group exhibition, Handmade. Features works by Bai Yiluo, Chen Yufan, Chen Xi, Chen Ruobing, Chen Yujun, Li Qing, Ni Youyu, Wang Ji, Wang Yanliang and Zeng Hong.
    Daily until Apr 22 at Mao Space (Heng Shan Fang)
 
    • Su Dong Ping’s Landscapes of the Heart solo at Pearl Lam Galleries features some twenty of the artist's recent large and small scale abstract paintings. In either acrylic on plastic, or oil and mixed media collages, they're rich, vibrant and beautifully textural. Whilst Su's work seems to take cues from Expressionist traditions, his process is very much rooted in traditional Chinese philosophies and calligraphy. That opens on Sunday 8 March from 5pm through 7pm.
      Pearl Lam Fine Art G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Lu, near Fuzhou Lu
    Su Dong Ping’s Landscapes of the Heart solo at Pearl Lam Galleries features some twenty of the artist's recent large and small scale abstract paintings. In either acrylic on plastic, or oil and mixed media collages, they're rich, vibrant...
    Daily until Apr 30 at Pearl Lam Fine Art
 
    • 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.
      Art+ Shanghai 191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu

    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....
    Daily until May 3 at Art+ Shanghai

 
    • Pearl Lam Design - an offshoot of the gallery empire of the same name - presents an exhibition of works by Shanghai-based designer Danful Yang. Also on display will be small objects by Dutch designers Maarten Baas and Studio Makkink & Bey. Expect surprising takes on everyday objects for a playful, new perspective. Le Petit Cochon Vert, 1690 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Hunan Lu
      SmSh Territory n/a
    Pearl Lam Design - an offshoot of the gallery empire of the same name - presents an exhibition of works by Shanghai-based designer Danful Yang. Also on display will be small objects by Dutch designers Maarten Baas and Studio Makkink & Bey....
    Daily until May 19 at SmSh Territory
 
    • 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.
      Gallery Magda Danysz 188 Linqing Lu, near Yangshupu Lu

    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...
    Daily until May 16 at Gallery Magda Danysz

 
    • A touring exhibition of works by acclaimed Irish artist Michael Craig-Martin lands at Himalayas Museum this spring. Should be pretty colorful - Craig-Martin is known for his seemingly simple paintings of everyday objects set against vivid hues. Looks good.
      Zendai Himalayas Museum 3-4/F, Zone A, 869,Yinghua Lu, near Fangdian Lu

    A touring exhibition of works by acclaimed Irish artist Michael Craig-Martin lands at Himalayas Museum this spring. Should be pretty colorful - Craig-Martin is known for his seemingly simple paintings of everyday objects set against vivid...
    Daily until Mar 31 at Zendai Himalayas Museum

 
    • Yang Yongliang is best known for his massive composite photos, cleverly layering myriad images of cities to create scenes evocative of traditional Chinese paintings. Some of those will be on show, but the main draw of SGA's exhibition is Yang's first ever feature film, YAN. Described as a both a dream from which one can never wake and an unsolvable dilemma, the protagonist is a city-dwelling swordsman...
      Shanghai Gallery of Art 3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu

    Yang Yongliang is best known for his massive composite photos, cleverly layering myriad images of cities to create scenes evocative of traditional Chinese paintings. Some of those will be on show, but the main draw of SGA's exhibition is...
    Daily until Apr 7 at Shanghai Gallery of Art

 
    • 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.
      Matthew Liu Fine Arts Room 201 -203, 15 Yuan Ming Yuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
    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...
    Daily until May 10 at Matthew Liu Fine Arts
 
    • For their springtime show, OCAT presents a retrospective of works by media artist Wang Gongxin. One of China's first ever media art practitioners, Beijing-born Wang first trained in oil painting before making his first video work more than 20 years ago. In Present Being, a multi-channel video installation and series of documentary photographs chart the artist's creative process over the years. They'll be shows alongside works new and old - should be good.
      OCAT 1016 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Wen'an Lu

    For their springtime show, OCAT presents a retrospective of works by media artist Wang Gongxin. One of China's first ever media art practitioners, Beijing-born Wang first trained in oil painting before making his first video work more than...
    Daily until May 24 at OCAT

 
    • 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.
      Arario Gallery 1-2, 320 Tianping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

    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...
    Daily until May 10 at Arario Gallery

 
    • 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

    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...
    Daily until May 31 at Chi Art Space

 
    • A group exhibition featuring works by seven contemporary artists: Wang Xuejun, Li Zesong, Lv Zhe, Lilli, Benoit+Bo, Jannie Kloster and Yan Xiaoqian. The show examines conflicts between Chinese traditional culture and modernization...
      Noeli Gallery 150 B Yueyang Lu, near Yongjia Lu
    A group exhibition featuring works by seven contemporary artists: Wang Xuejun, Li Zesong, Lv Zhe, Lilli, Benoit+Bo, Jannie Kloster and Yan Xiaoqian. The show examines conflicts between Chinese traditional culture and modernization...
    Daily until Apr 15 at Noeli Gallery
 
    • Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford kicks of his first Asia solo this spring over at Rockbund Art Museum. A highlight is three specially commissioned collage paintings, monumental in scale and inspired by Bradford's impressions of the city's various cultures, economies and functions. The catalyst for the 12-meter long works was colonial-era maps of Shanghai, set against today's contemporary urban landscape. Also on display is new sculpture series The Loop of Deep Waters, comprising Bradford's signature materials: paper, caulking agents and cords. Should be good.
      Rockbund Art Museum 20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

    Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford kicks of his first Asia solo this spring over at Rockbund Art Museum. A highlight is three specially commissioned collage paintings, monumental in scale and inspired by Bradford's impressions of the...
    Daily until May 3 at Rockbund Art Museum

 
    • A large-scale retrospective of Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Renzo Piano. The Italian is a huge deal - think London's Shard tower, and in the US, The New York Times Building. The exhibition at PSA promises to explore the relationship between Piano's materials, structures and settings.
      Power Station of Art 200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

    A large-scale retrospective of Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Renzo Piano. The Italian is a huge deal - think London's Shard tower, and in the US, The New York Times Building. The exhibition at PSA promises to explore the relationship...
    Daily until Jun 28 at Power Station of Art

 
    • 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...
      YUZ Museum 35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
    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...
    Daily until Jul 12 at YUZ Museum
 
    • 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

    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...
    Daily until Mar 31 at Power Station of Art

 
    • Minsheng Museum unveils its brand new space - in the former French pavilion of the 2010 Expo, no less - with group exhibition, Cosmos. Spanning six sections and 52 international artists, the show looks at the infinite possibilities theoretically existing in the field of physics. That includes how humans perceive their relationship with the natural world (natural sciences), their relationships with themselves (the humanities or anthropology) and their relationship with architecture...
      M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum 1929 Expo Avenue, near Tangzijing Lu
    Minsheng Museum unveils its brand new space - in the former French pavilion of the 2010 Expo, no less - with group exhibition, Cosmos. Spanning six sections and 52 international artists, the show looks at the infinite possibilities...
    Daily until Apr 19 at M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum
 
    • They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze acts and motorcycle cage stunts. Thematically, ERA takes the combination of China's past and future as its starting point, offering a window into traditional Chinese acrobatics performed according to a modern, contemporary aesthetic. The performance runs daily from 7:30pm and tickets start at 200rmb on SmartTicket.
      Shanghai Circus World 2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, near Guangzhong Lu

    They say you haven't been to Shanghai unless you've seen the acrobats. A multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time" is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show, featuring the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Shanghai Circus World




Apr 7

Pitbull After Party

Multi-platinum recording artist and performer Pitbull rolls into megaclub M2 for a mini-concert after his main gig. Expect a couple of his biggest hits in a slightly more intimate environment.

May 13

Elvis Tribute

Elvis Presley. The King Of Rock And Roll. In Chinese, "The Cat King." Elvis tribute artist David King comes to Shanghai for a night based on the Elvis '68 comeback special and the '72 Vegas show. Expect forty of The King's greatest hits and big fun f

Apr 12

Girugamesh

J-Rock fans rejoice -- visual kei metal band Girugamesh from Chiba are coming to the QSW. Expect boys in makeup and lots of screaming fangirls for this one.


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