Fri
28

    • Barcelona-based artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo brings his Shanghai solo to Matthew Liu gallery this winter. Recently renowned for experimentations in sculpture, drawings, performance and film-making, Arranz is nonetheless best-known for his colorful figurative paintings. The artist will introduce his show at the exhibition opening on 27 November from 5pm through 8pm.
      Matthew Liu Fine Arts Room 201 -203, 15 Yuan Ming Yuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

    Barcelona-based artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo brings his Shanghai solo to Matthew Liu gallery this winter. Recently renowned for experimentations in sculpture, drawings, performance and film-making, Arranz is nonetheless best-known for his...
    Matthew Liu Fine Arts

 

Dec
02

    • Serious violin and cello action as some of the world's finest soloists come through to play works by Boccherini, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Paganini, Tan Dun, and Tchaikovsky for one night only at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Shows by Yuri Bashmet, who The Times called "one of the world's greatest living musicians," plus Trey Lee and Bashmet's Moscow Soloists, an elite group who have played over 40 countries. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket. Show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    Serious violin and cello action as some of the world's finest soloists come through to play works by Boccherini, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Paganini, Tan Dun, and Tchaikovsky for one night only at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Shows by Yuri...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Dec
04

    • The Shanghai International Choral League SICL-Choir and Orchestra presents: G. Fauré Requiem & Selected Choral and Organ works Following their China premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s C-minor Groβe Messe in June this year, The SICL will perform choral and organ works with acclaimed guest conductor Mireia Barrera and award-winning organist Daryl Robinson. Prices: 80/150/200/300/580rmb. Ticket hotline number: 158 0182 3840 email: iclshanghai@hotmail.com SHOAC Booking: 68541234 SHOAC Online Booking: www.shoac.com.cn.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd
    The Shanghai International Choral League SICL-Choir and Orchestra presents: G. Fauré Requiem & Selected Choral and Organ works Following their China premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s C-minor Groβe Messe in June this year, The SICL...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Dec
09

    • The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This show has been performed in eleven different countries, in seven languages, to ten million captivated audience members. Performed in German with Chinese and English subtitles. Tickets start at 400rmb, available here on SmartTicket. Shows start at 7.15pm.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu

    The most successful German-language musical ever comes to Shanghai this winter. Elisabeth tells the story of Sisi, the Empress of Austria, and her long relationship with Death. Expect lavish costumes, choreography, and set design. This...
    Shanghai Culture Square


Dec
11

    • Shanghai Flaneur is organizing a winter walk through Shanghai with architect Fanny Hoffmann-Loss. This walk starts at the Bund from where we will take a ferry to Lujiazui and stroll between the skyscrapers with stunning views from below and above while drinking glühwein. 300rmb per person, 250rmb for second person or groups of three and above. 180rmb for students.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Shanghai Flaneur is organizing a winter walk through Shanghai with architect Fanny Hoffmann-Loss. This walk starts at the Bund from where we will take a ferry to Lujiazui and stroll between the skyscrapers with stunning views from below...
    SmSh Territory


Dec
12

    • Fashion, vintage goods, and gourmet food for sale with a bunch of art, performances, catwalk shows and workshops. This one's put on by Kick The Gong Around, who do some real nice events. Goes from noon-8pm on Friday and Sunday, and noon-10pm on Saturday followed by an afterparty. Tickets are 50rmb for a day or 100rmb for three days.
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Fashion, vintage goods, and gourmet food for sale with a bunch of art, performances, catwalk shows and workshops. This one's put on by Kick The Gong Around, who do some real nice events. Goes from noon-8pm on Friday and Sunday, and...
    SmSh Territory


Dec
13

    • When a suspicious Mother Superior has doubts about a charismatic priest in her school, the sparks fly. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and Oscar nominations for all 4 actors in the highly-acclaimed film starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep, Doubt: A Parable hits the Shanghai stage next week. Price: 200rmb in advance, 220 at the door. Reserve now at tickets@urbanaphrodite.nl
      Sasha's 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    When a suspicious Mother Superior has doubts about a charismatic priest in her school, the sparks fly. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and Oscar nominations for all 4 actors in the highly-acclaimed film...
    Sasha's
 
    • Shanghai Flaneur hosts an informative walk down Shanghai's Revolutionary Roads with scholar Andrew Field. 300rmb per person, 250rmb for seconnd person or for groups above 3. 180rmb for students. Meeting Point: Garden Hotel on Maoming South Road (former French Club). Starts 10am.
      Shanghai Flaneur

    Shanghai Flaneur hosts an informative walk down Shanghai's Revolutionary Roads with scholar Andrew Field. 300rmb per person, 250rmb for seconnd person or for groups above 3. 180rmb for students. Meeting Point: Garden Hotel on Maoming...
    Shanghai Flaneur


Dec
18

    • The Groove Choreographer’s Showcase is a dance competition - the first modern giving choreographers a setting where they have free artistic expression, minus the constraints of an artist, director or a script. Eight choreographers from around the globe, 25 dancers from China and abroad., five judges from various industries. The winner of competition, chosen by panel of judges, will receive the title “Best Choreographer” along with a video reel that will turn any potential job into a success hire! Choreographer who will get the most votes from the audience will receive a 5000rmb cash prize. Price: Presale 150 / Door 250 (includes 1 raffle ticket) Students 100 VIP 300 (includes 2 raffle tickets)
      The Pearl 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
    The Groove Choreographer’s Showcase is a dance competition - the first modern giving choreographers a setting where they have free artistic expression, minus the constraints of an artist, director or a script. Eight choreographers from...
    The Pearl

Dec
23

    • The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket. Shows start at 7.15pm.
      Shanghai Grand Theatre 300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu
    The Shanghai Ballet does their annual performance of Hoffmann's The Nutcracker for two nights only. This version at the Shanghai Grand Theatre adds some Chinese elements and magical stage sets to turn this classic story into a dreamscape....
    Shanghai Grand Theatre

Dec
28

    • Echo Chamber Singers are proud to be premiering two works in this all German and Austrian program: Stabat Mater by Rheinberger and Bach's Motet BWV230. Having celebrated their 5th Anniversary in May with a sell-out concert at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre’s main hall, Echo has chosen a more intimate setting in the former French Concession to professionally record this unique holiday season performance. Including some of the most beloved classical composers, the program's enchanting and dramatic selection ranges from Rheinberger’s Abenlied to Mozart’s Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Price: *Tickets have nearly sold out; prices range from 80 to 380rmb. 7.30–9pm.
      He Luting Concert Hall 20 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Lu inside the Shanghai Conservatory of Music
    Echo Chamber Singers are proud to be premiering two works in this all German and Austrian program: Stabat Mater by Rheinberger and Bach's Motet BWV230. Having celebrated their 5th Anniversary in May with a sell-out concert at the Shanghai...
    He Luting Concert Hall

Jan
01

    • One of the world's top orchestras, who the Miami Herald described as "a living symbol of the best in Russian art", play a New Year's concert at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Formed in 1990, they were the first Russian orchestra to perform at the Vatican and in Israel. This show features pieces by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Tickets start at 380rmb on SmartTicket but act fast if you want to go, as this will probably sell out. Show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    One of the world's top orchestras, who the Miami Herald described as "a living symbol of the best in Russian art", play a New Year's concert at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Formed in 1990, they were the first Russian orchestra to...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Jan
28

    • Experience Olympic-level ice dancing at the theater as The Imperial Ice Stars bring the award-winning classic Swan Lake to the ice in Shanghai for three days only. They've performed this show in more than 30 countries since 2006. Tickets start at 180rmb on SmartTicket and the show starts at 7.15pm.
      Shanghai Culture Square 225 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu

    Experience Olympic-level ice dancing at the theater as The Imperial Ice Stars bring the award-winning classic Swan Lake to the ice in Shanghai for three days only. They've performed this show in more than 30 countries since 2006. Tickets...
    Shanghai Culture Square


On
going

    • 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

    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...
    Daily until Dec 11 at Noeli Gallery

 
    • 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
    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...
    Daily until Dec 8 at Minsheng Art Museum
 
    • 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

    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...
    Daily until Dec 6 at Gallery Magda Danysz

 
    • 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 simple, abstract creations that airy, light-filled and almost otherworldly.
      OFOTO 2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

    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 simple, abstract creations that airy,...
    Daily until Dec 6 at OFOTO

 
    • 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
    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...
    Daily until Dec 26 at Shanghart Gallery
 
    • 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

    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...
    Daily until Dec 31 at Art+ Shanghai

 
    • One of the cities top - if tiniest - galleries for glass and ceramics host an exhibition of nine artists this winter, all making beautiful objects linked to the art of living. Expect all sorts of home-ware creations from the likes of Bian Xiaocen, Fu Ruohan, Ran Xiangfei and Wang Yufeng.
      Two Cities Gallery 20 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
    One of the cities top - if tiniest - galleries for glass and ceramics host an exhibition of nine artists this winter, all making beautiful objects linked to the art of living. Expect all sorts of home-ware creations from the likes of Bian...
    Daily until Jan 8 at Two Cities Gallery
 
    • Pearl Lam Galleries presents group exhibition, Words Tend to Be Inadequate: featuring works that incorporate text into visual art, eight international artists work with painting, collage, photography, LED signs, installation, and film. The show's title comes from Jenny Holzer's Truisms series - her striking, scrolling digital screens will be on display at the gallery, set alongside works old and new by Daniel Gustav Cramer, Gonkar Gyatso, QinYufen, Qiu Zhenzhong, Tsang Kin-Wah, Wang Qingsong, and Zhu Jinshi. Should be good.
      Pearl Lam Galleries G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu

    Pearl Lam Galleries presents group exhibition, Words Tend to Be Inadequate: featuring works that incorporate text into visual art, eight international artists work with painting, collage, photography, LED signs, installation, and film. The...
    Daily until Jan 10 at Pearl Lam Galleries

 
    • 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

    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...
    Daily until Jan 11 at BANK Gallery

 
    • Famous for his abstract artwork, Sean Scully's work has been featured in over 150 museums and institutions worldwide. Scully's artwork is now coming to China for the first time. Over half a century of artwork from London to New York will be on display. His works range from oil to watercolor and pastel, photography, and more. Scully sculpted a new piece titled China Piled Up, which will be on special display in honour of this exhibition.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    Famous for his abstract artwork, Sean Scully's work has been featured in over 150 museums and institutions worldwide. Scully's artwork is now coming to China for the first time. Over half a century of artwork from London to New York will...
    Daily until Jan 25 at SmSh Territory
 
    • 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 through a series of paintings, installations, and videos. A riot of color, it's on show through 30 November.
      MOCA Shanghai People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu

    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 through a series of paintings,...
    Daily until Nov 30 at MOCA Shanghai

 
    • 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 entirely by contemporary artist Xu Zhen. Hand-picked from Long Museums' extensive collection, the show is organized by the number of figures represented in each work - single woman, single man, two figures, groups, etc. Featuring some 300 pieces across a range of media, they span the 1970s through to the present day. Tickets cost 50rmb.
      Long Museum (West Bund) 3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu

    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 entirely by contemporary artist Xu Zhen....
    Daily until Dec 10 at Long Museum (West Bund)

 
    • 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 addition to the city's skyline, the Shanghai Tower. More of an opportunity to take artists beyond the gallery walls as opposed to a themed show, featured talents include Dai Mouyu, Li Xinhui, Mou Huan and Xu Ke. The opening event takes place on 30 October from 5.30pm - 8pm. Gensler, One Corporate Avenue, Suite 908, 222 Hubin Road;
      SmSh Territory n/a
    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 addition to the city's skyline, the Shanghai...
    Daily until Jan 30 at SmSh Territory
 
    • This class teaches little ones to be creative and refine their motor skills. Aimed at three to eight year olds, kids will be able to create different crafts from masks to 3D bugs. Book in blocks of ten and its 110rmb per class, a drop-in class is 140rmb. 4.30pm-6pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    This class teaches little ones to be creative and refine their motor skills. Aimed at three to eight year olds, kids will be able to create different crafts from masks to 3D bugs. Book in blocks of ten and its 110rmb per class, a drop-in...
    Daily until Dec 31 at The Summit

 
    • This beginners painting class is for young ones with little or no previous experience of organized painting lessons. Teachers use a step-by-step approach and new skills will be added to each project. Each painting will be finished in one session. 140rmb per class; 4.30pm-5.30pm.
      The Summit Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

    This beginners painting class is for young ones with little or no previous experience of organized painting lessons. Teachers use a step-by-step approach and new skills will be added to each project. Each painting will be finished in one...
    Daily until Dec 31 at The Summit

 
    • 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, and wax light bulbs, Rondinone's oeuvre is nothing if not eclectic. Equally known for his forays into literature and film, this Shanghai show looks not-be-missed. 30rmb/10rmb (students)
      Rockbund Art Museum 20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

    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, and wax light bulbs, Rondinone's...
    Daily until Jan 4 at Rockbund Art Museum

 
    • If you want to hang with the next potential Hemingway, or if your friends are just sick of you wittering away about your next masterpiece, then head to Feeling Café where all the literary folk get together to discuss their work. Anything from novels to screenplays to song lyrics. Free; 7.30pm.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    If you want to hang with the next potential Hemingway, or if your friends are just sick of you wittering away about your next masterpiece, then head to Feeling Café where all the literary folk get together to discuss their work. Anything...
    Every Mon at SmSh Territory
 
    • 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...
      21st Century Minsheng Art Museum No.1929 Expo Avenue
    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 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum
 
    • 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 (Advanced Visualization and Interaction Environment): billed as the 'world’s first artistically-conceived 360-degree stereoscopic interactive visualization and audification environment', it's essentially a means to show new types of interactive, immersive creative content by not just Shaw, but also a whole host of other artists, with works by Jean Michel Bruyère, Sarah Kenderdine, Ulf Langheinrich and Peter Weibel all making an appearance during the show's 6-month duration. Alongside of all that, expect new works by pioneering Chinese artist, Hu Jieming: Tai Chi (launching 8 August) and Prelude (9 May).
      Chronus Art Center Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu
    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 (Advanced Visualization and Interaction...
    Daily until Nov 28 at Chronus Art Center



Daily 7.30pm

ERA

Multi-million dollar show, "ERA: The Intersection of Time," is Shanghai's most popular acrobatic performance featuring aerial walking, bowl balancing and flying trapeze.

Jan 28-30

Swan Lake on Ice

Experience Olympic-level ice dancing at the theater as The Imperial Ice Stars bring the award-winning classic Swan Lake to the ice in Shanghai for three days only.

Dec 10

DJ Martin Garrix

Big name Dutch EDM star Martin Garrix blazes into MYST. It's his first appearance in China and apparently he's not playing clubs after this.


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