Wed
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


Sat
31

    • 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...
    Rockbund Art Museum


Feb
02

    • 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.
      Himalayas Center 1108 Meihua 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...
    Himalayas Center


Feb
07

    • 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...
    Shanghai Gallery of Art


Mar
08

    • 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....
    Shanghart Gallery


Mar
22

    • Shanghai welcomes not just the orchestra, but its 28 year-old music director Gustavo Dudamel, who was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2013. Expect pieces by Dvořák, John Adams, and Mahler himself. Two nights only, and tickets start at 680rmb delivered to your door.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    Shanghai welcomes not just the orchestra, but its 28 year-old music director Gustavo Dudamel, who was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2013. Expect pieces by Dvořák, John Adams, and Mahler himself. Two nights...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


On
going

    • Hong Kong-based creative collective/ e-boutique Picklesalmon return to Shanghai with another of their P.S. I Love Art showcases. That kicks off on 17 January - details of that here - with the exhibition running through mid-February. Expect new works by printmaker Yang Mo;, illustrator and model maker, Twoqee; and photographer Moistuart. All of that's housed in Jingan's Xin Cafe. 7/f, 77 Jiangning Lu, near Fengxian Lu
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    Hong Kong-based creative collective/ e-boutique Picklesalmon return to Shanghai with another of their P.S. I Love Art showcases. That kicks off on 17 January - details of that here - with the exhibition running through mid-February. Expect...
    Daily until Feb 18 at SmSh Territory

 
    • James Cohan Gallery eases into the new year with a group exhibition at its leafy lane house space. Expect offerings from Francesco Clemente, Mark Di Suvero, Ji Yunfei, Li Shan, Li Wenguang, Richard Long, Yuko Murata, Hiraki Sawa, Shi Zhiying, Fumito Urabe and Sue Williams.
      James Cohan Gallery 1/F, Bldg 1, No 1, 170 Yueyang Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
    James Cohan Gallery eases into the new year with a group exhibition at its leafy lane house space. Expect offerings from Francesco Clemente, Mark Di Suvero, Ji Yunfei, Li Shan, Li Wenguang, Richard Long, Yuko Murata, Hiraki Sawa, Shi...
    Daily until Feb 14 at James Cohan Gallery
 
    • Making his China debut at ShanghART is Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui, courtesy of solo show, The Nature Collector. Spanning photography, performance, video and installation, Zhao explores the relationship between humans and nature, frequently calling on the language and processes of science. Here, he presents a new series of works focusing on animal traps, the knowledge the devices require, and their inherent covertness...
      Shanghart Gallery Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

    Making his China debut at ShanghART is Singaporean artist Robert Zhao Renhui, courtesy of solo show, The Nature Collector. Spanning photography, performance, video and installation, Zhao explores the relationship between humans and nature,...
    Daily until Feb 18 at Shanghart Gallery

 
    • FQ Projects on Huaihai Lu is hosting an exhibition of ink wash paintings by Xu Ke right now. Using traditional materials - xuan paper, water, ink, and mineral pigments - the works are nonetheless suggestive of abstraction in Western art. The Shanghai-born artist's solo continues through early March.
      FQ Projects No 76, 927 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    FQ Projects on Huaihai Lu is hosting an exhibition of ink wash paintings by Xu Ke right now. Using traditional materials - xuan paper, water, ink, and mineral pigments - the works are nonetheless suggestive of abstraction in Western art....
    Daily until Mar 6 at FQ Projects
 
    • An exhibition of works by three locally-based photographers goes on show close to People's Square this month. Hailing from the UK, you've got Liz Hingley with End Of Lines; from France, Clément Gérardin's Subsistances; and also from the UK, Peter Dixie's 上海 Hinterland. All looking at Shanghai's urban environment, photographs will be shown alongside a specially-created soundscape by sound artist, Terence Llorens. Should be good. Ooh La Art Center, 21/F, 650 Hankou Lu
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    An exhibition of works by three locally-based photographers goes on show close to People's Square this month. Hailing from the UK, you've got Liz Hingley with End Of Lines; from France, Clément Gérardin's Subsistances; and also from the...
    Daily until Jan 31 at SmSh Territory

 
    • One of four City Pavilions of the 2014 Shanghai Biennale, Robotic Futures acts as a focused extension of just some of the themes explored in the main exhibition. Featuring works by 16 or so artists, architects and institutions, together they examine future interactions between humans and technology, particularly with regard to robots' role in creating urban landscapes...
      Minsheng Art Museum Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu near Hongqiao Lu
    One of four City Pavilions of the 2014 Shanghai Biennale, Robotic Futures acts as a focused extension of just some of the themes explored in the main exhibition. Featuring works by 16 or so artists, architects and institutions, together...
    Daily until Feb 28 at Minsheng Art Museum
 
    • All about change, PO[r]TION is a group exhibition opening at L'Avenue mall in December. The title comes from the fusing of 'Potion' and 'Portion', pointing to art's spellbinding quality, and also of various kinds of production. The show's shopping mall context plays a role, highlighting the gap between an 'art experience' and 'an everyday experience'. Spanning animation, text, sculpture, installation and paintings, that continues through end January.
      L'Avenue (Hongqiao) 99 Xianxia Lu, near Zunyi Lu
    All about change, PO[r]TION is a group exhibition opening at L'Avenue mall in December. The title comes from the fusing of 'Potion' and 'Portion', pointing to art's spellbinding quality, and also of various kinds of production. The show's...
    Daily until Jan 31 at L'Avenue (Hongqiao)
 
    • A hybrid project comprising video, painting, live performance and installation, BANK Gallery's latest offering comes courtesy of artist Jin Feng and contemporary theater director, Huang Fengling. The show uses Mount Everest as a platform and a stage to examine universal goals and their changing nature... Opens 24 January 5pm - 7pm
      BANK Gallery 1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu

    A hybrid project comprising video, painting, live performance and installation, BANK Gallery's latest offering comes courtesy of artist Jin Feng and contemporary theater director, Huang Fengling. The show uses Mount Everest as a platform...
    Daily until Mar 15 at BANK Gallery

 
    • BANK Gallery over by the Bund kicks off the new year with a group show featuring works by Chen Tainzhuo, Monika Bravo, Kendell Geers, Marc Lafia, Ma Daha, Martin Murphy, Amy Yao and Wang Jiaxue. Together, the eight contemporary artists explore the connotations of the color red, from prosperity and joy, through to passion, anger and love.
      BANK Gallery 1/f, 59 Xianggang Lu near Sichuan Lu
    BANK Gallery over by the Bund kicks off the new year with a group show featuring works by Chen Tainzhuo, Monika Bravo, Kendell Geers, Marc Lafia, Ma Daha, Martin Murphy, Amy Yao and Wang Jiaxue. Together, the eight contemporary artists...
    Daily until Mar 15 at BANK Gallery
 
    • Chengdu-based photographer Adou's second solo at Moganshan Lu mainstay M97 Gallery kicks off in January. Works on display are inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman and invite viewers to consider the world beneath their feet: part painting, part collage, the series looks down towards overlooked aspects of nature. Alluding to Chinese traditional ink painting and calligraphy, Leaves of Grass opens 24 January from 4pm through 6pm
      m97 2/F, 97 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu

    Chengdu-based photographer Adou's second solo at Moganshan Lu mainstay M97 Gallery kicks off in January. Works on display are inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman and invite viewers to consider the world beneath their feet: part...
    Daily until Mar 15 at m97

 
    • This looks good: alias: aaajiao is the first ever solo by Shanghai-based media artist, Xu Wenkai - or aaajiao is he's otherwise known. Comprising new and commissioned works, the exhibition looks at issues of contemporary living, Internet and digital technology. A highlight of the show will be an all-new approach to the meridian system of Chinese herbal medicine and philosophy, incorporating Fractal Theory and computer algorithm... Clever and techy, be at Leo Xu Friday January 16 from 5-7pm for opening drinkies.
      Leo Xu Projects Bldg 3, 49 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

    This looks good: alias: aaajiao is the first ever solo by Shanghai-based media artist, Xu Wenkai - or aaajiao is he's otherwise known. Comprising new and commissioned works, the exhibition looks at issues of contemporary living, Internet...
    Daily until Mar 8 at Leo Xu Projects

 
    • Art+ Shanghai kick off 2015 with a solo show by French photographer, Nathalie Perakis-Valat. Over and Above, Above and Beyond features images of the city's traditional lilong neighbourhoods. Offering a wide-reaching study into these disappearing buildings, the exhibition promises a slice of old Shanghai...
      Art+ Shanghai 191 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Zhong Lu

    Art+ Shanghai kick off 2015 with a solo show by French photographer, Nathalie Perakis-Valat. Over and Above, Above and Beyond features images of the city's traditional lilong neighbourhoods. Offering a wide-reaching study into these...
    Daily until Mar 7 at Art+ Shanghai

 
    • A collaboration between longstanding Shanghai gallery Magda Danysz and PR agency SuperPress, Art as Fashion celebrates the creative crossover of both disciplines through drawings, photography and sculptures. A highlight will be a collection of sketches by some of the biggest names in 20th century fashion design, including Gianfranco Ferre, Kenzo Takada, Pierre Cardin and Thierry Mugler. 240 Beijing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
      SmSh Territory n/a

    A collaboration between longstanding Shanghai gallery Magda Danysz and PR agency SuperPress, Art as Fashion celebrates the creative crossover of both disciplines through drawings, photography and sculptures. A highlight will be a...
    Daily until Mar 20 at SmSh Territory

 
    • Vanguard Gallery hosts a group exhibition featuring works by three young artists, newly graduated from China Academy of Art's School of Experimental Image. Tang Chao focuses on video, photography, theater and performance; whilst Zhu Changquan works with animations of everyday objects and activities. Collective Film Group sees Cao Zilin and Tang Chao look to the choices made by film makers in terms of which elements of reality they choose to capture. The show opens 24 January, 5pm through 7pm
      Vanguard Gallery 2/F, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
    Vanguard Gallery hosts a group exhibition featuring works by three young artists, newly graduated from China Academy of Art's School of Experimental Image. Tang Chao focuses on video, photography, theater and performance; whilst Zhu...
    Daily until Mar 22 at Vanguard Gallery
 
    • Acclaimed photographer Christopher Makos - friend of the late, great Andy Warhol, no less - gives a glimpse into the artistic scene of 1970s and 80s New York through a startling series of archive pictures. That includes portrays of the likes of Tennessee Williams, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Grace Jones and Patti Smith.
      10 Corso Como Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Acclaimed photographer Christopher Makos - friend of the late, great Andy Warhol, no less - gives a glimpse into the artistic scene of 1970s and 80s New York through a startling series of archive pictures. That includes portrays of the...
    Daily until Feb 1 at 10 Corso Como
 
    • Known for both his ceramics and photography, Zhang Weixing's OFOTO solo features found images from the artist's personal collection of family albums dating from the 1960s to 1980s. Through these now mottled and creased photographs, the artist effectively tracks the development of photography in China, from staged and stiff through to more informal and relaxed. Weixing elevates these albums to something different again, recasting them in painted ceramics: better equipped to endure the tests of time, they're no less fragile than the original albums of silver prints on which they're based.
      OFOTO 2/F, Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Lu

    Known for both his ceramics and photography, Zhang Weixing's OFOTO solo features found images from the artist's personal collection of family albums dating from the 1960s to 1980s. Through these now mottled and creased photographs, the...
    Daily until Mar 13 at OFOTO

 
    • A brand new media art prize hits up OCAT Shanghai this winter. A panel of international curators will pick the winner from eight finalists - Cheng Ran, Fang Lu, Li Ran, Li Ming, Lin Ke, Lu Yang, Xu Wenkai and Zhang Ding - on the opening of the three-month long exhibition. Taking entropy as its theme - that is, the the direction of all physical changes taking places in the universe - shortlisted artists present portions of re-worked reality altered to the point of releasing new meanings... Should be good.
      OCAT 1016 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Wen'an Lu
    A brand new media art prize hits up OCAT Shanghai this winter. A panel of international curators will pick the winner from eight finalists - Cheng Ran, Fang Lu, Li Ran, Li Ming, Lin Ke, Lu Yang, Xu Wenkai and Zhang Ding - on the opening of...
    Daily until Mar 1 at OCAT
 
    • The Ailing Foundation - linked to Shanghai Charity Foundation - hosts an exhibition of photography by Chinese artist Fu Yu at Bund18. Proceeds from sales go to medical care and education of disadvantaged children from Shanghai, and beyond. Known for his emotive style and for building miniature worlds-within-worlds, that's on show through March 2015.
      Bund 18 Temporary Art Space 2/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu
    The Ailing Foundation - linked to Shanghai Charity Foundation - hosts an exhibition of photography by Chinese artist Fu Yu at Bund18. Proceeds from sales go to medical care and education of disadvantaged children from Shanghai, and beyond....
    Daily until Mar 6 at Bund 18 Temporary Art Space
 
    • The first of four city pavilions of this year's Shanghai Biennale open in December - satellite spots across the city, offering extensions of the main exhibition. Aimed at being platforms of communication, the theme is URBAN=Work & Shop and examines urbanization in China; connections between people, brands, artists and art; and production and consumption. To that end, the first two are housed in Xintiandi (Dec 12 - March 8) and K11 (Dec 19 - March 8). Xintiandi focuses on Spectacle of the City and includes installations focusing on environment and exchange; whilst K11 looks to Mirror of Production: essentially formal versus organic means of making contemporary art.
      SmSh Territory n/a
    The first of four city pavilions of this year's Shanghai Biennale open in December - satellite spots across the city, offering extensions of the main exhibition. Aimed at being platforms of communication, the theme is URBAN=Work & Shop and...
    Daily until Mar 8 at SmSh Territory
 
    • American Gary Baseman comes to Shanghai's K11 for a kitschy, poppy show of drawings, paintings, toys and objects. The LA-born artist, illustrator, animator, and designer is strongly influenced by his family's Jewish family heritage, and is known for deeply personal, atmospheric exhibitions that are full of nostalgic, boundary-defying art. Should be good.
      Chi Art Space K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu

    American Gary Baseman comes to Shanghai's K11 for a kitschy, poppy show of drawings, paintings, toys and objects. The LA-born artist, illustrator, animator, and designer is strongly influenced by his family's Jewish family heritage, and is...
    Daily until Mar 5 at Chi Art Space

 
    • Island6 unveil a new exhibition of artworks by Liu Dao collective this winter: Neuro-Rhumba. Known for their genre-busting pieces incorporating sound, light and interactive elements, the collectives latest offerings examine how the brain responds to art. The show grandly opens on 19 December from 7pm through 10pm.
      Island6 Arts Center G/F, Bldg 7, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
    Island6 unveil a new exhibition of artworks by Liu Dao collective this winter: Neuro-Rhumba. Known for their genre-busting pieces incorporating sound, light and interactive elements, the collectives latest offerings examine how the brain...
    Daily until Mar 19 at Island6 Arts Center
 
    • Swatch Art Peace Hotel celebrates three years of artists-in-residence this winter with a free exhibition on show through end January 2015. A total of 139 international talents have stayed at the Bund-side venue, where they've been given time, space and materials to create their art. On show will be the portraits and offerings of all Swatch artists to date, spanning sound, performance, texts and paintings.
      The Swatch Art Peace Hotel 23 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    Swatch Art Peace Hotel celebrates three years of artists-in-residence this winter with a free exhibition on show through end January 2015. A total of 139 international talents have stayed at the Bund-side venue, where they've been given...
    Daily until Jan 31 at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel
 
    • 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
 
    • 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...
    Daily until Feb 28 at Matthew Liu Fine Arts

 
    • 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




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.

Mar 13

Air Supply 2015

Legendary Australian soft-rock duo Air Supply returns to Shanghai for a show at new venue Plus Space. The multi-platinum artists gained worldwide popularity in the 70s and 80s from songs like "I'm All Out Of Love" (I'm so lost without you…) and "Maki

Mar 15

Bobby McFerrin 2015

Ten-time Grammy winner and "Don't Worry Be Happy" star Bobby McFerrin returns to Shanghai for a concert at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. He's performing with a full band and his daughter Madison backing up up on vocals.


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