Fri
06

    • 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...
    Arario Gallery


Sat
07

    • 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...
    Around Space

 
    • 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...
    Matthew Liu Fine Arts

Sun
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


Wed
11

    • 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....
    Art+ Shanghai


Thu
12

    • 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
      On Stage A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
    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...
    On Stage

Mon
16

    • 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...
    Chi Art Space


Tue
17

    • 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...
    YUZ Museum

Thu
19

    • Local theater troupe Urban Aphrodite kick off their 2015 program with the China debut of David Ives, Venus in Fur. An erotic drama, it sees beleaguered playwright Thomas desperately seek a female lead for his adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s classic tale. Cue the equally desperate Vanda and an increasingly tense game of submission of domination… Stars Amy Kersten and Sean Coyle. 200rmb (presale)/ 220rmb (at venue); 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 March; 7pm for chocolate and wine, performance at 8pm; tickets@urbanaphrodite.nl.
      Jiadu Theatre 4/F, 719 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Caojiayan Lu

    Local theater troupe Urban Aphrodite kick off their 2015 program with the China debut of David Ives, Venus in Fur. An erotic drama, it sees beleaguered playwright Thomas desperately seek a female lead for his adaptation of Leopold von...
    Jiadu Theatre


Fri
20

    • Theatre Anon presents an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic, The Wizard Of Oz. Starring familiar faces of the Shanghai stage including Natasha Portwood, JP Lopez and directed by Arran Hawkins, Oz follows Dorothy and Toto through a strange and colorful land... Good family fun. Shanghai Luwan High School Theatre, 885 Xietu Lu, near Dapu Lu. 20th at 7:30pm; 21st + 22nd at 3pm & 7:30pm; 120rmb/ 180rmb (presale;child/adult); 150rmb/ 200rmb (at venue;child/adult); Tickets on sale from 1 March at Cotton's Anting Lu & Cotton's Xinhua Lu, online here or call 130 2215 0120
      SmSh Territory n/a

    Theatre Anon presents an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic, The Wizard Of Oz. Starring familiar faces of the Shanghai stage including Natasha Portwood, JP Lopez and directed by Arran Hawkins, Oz follows Dorothy and Toto through a...
    SmSh Territory


Sat
21

    • 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...
    Gallery Magda Danysz


Sun
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


Wed
25

    • One of Switzerland's oldest and most important orchestras arrives in Shanghai with renowned American conductor Dennis Russell Davies and Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who works with composers like William Bolcom, John Cage, Manfred Trojahn, and Philip Glass. Concert includes pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Chen Yi, and Stravinsky. Tickets start at 80rmb on SmartTicket. Show starts at 7.30pm.
      Shanghai Oriental Art Center 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd

    One of Switzerland's oldest and most important orchestras arrives in Shanghai with renowned American conductor Dennis Russell Davies and Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who works with composers like William Bolcom, John Cage, Manfred Trojahn,...
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Fri
27

    • 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...
    Shanghai Exhibition Centre


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)

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

    • 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
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

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


On
going

    • Shanghai-based artist Chen Xiaohu is inspired by Federico Fellino's 1963 movie, in this recent series of paintings. Black and white and paying particular attention to characters' facial expressions, they'll be on show at Shangri-La's gallery space alongside his Forest of Desire series. The exhibition opens 10 February at 6.30pm
      Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu
    Shanghai-based artist Chen Xiaohu is inspired by Federico Fellino's 1963 movie, 8½ in this recent series of paintings. Black and white and paying particular attention to characters' facial expressions, they'll be on show at Shangri-La's...
    Daily until Mar 20 at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
 
    • 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
 
    • Cool designer label and fashion store Triple Major is hosting a small exhibition of prints by Ya Yi up on their second floor space. Featuring just nine works, She is Not Here is a series of blue and yellow paintings combining imaginative spaces and artistic objects. Here, the illustrator's works have been reprinted by hand by Press Matter. Take a peek at Ya Yi's drawings here, and for the opening, be at Triple Major 31 January, 6pm through 8pm
      Triple Major No.1,25 Shaoxing Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
    Cool designer label and fashion store Triple Major is hosting a small exhibition of prints by Ya Yi up on their second floor space. Featuring just nine works, She is Not Here is a series of blue and yellow paintings combining imaginative...
    Daily until Mar 15 at Triple Major
 
    • 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

 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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

 
    • 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
 
    • 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

 
    • 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




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.

Mar 7

Ed Sheeran 2015

Two-time Grammy nominated pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran comes through Shanghai for his first ever China tour. Expect all the hits like "The A Team", "You Need Me, I Don't Need You", and "Give Me Love".

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


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