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  • Daily except Mon until Jun 1 2018

    Curated by Qiu Zhijie (curator of 2010's Shanghai Biennale), the team behind the China Pavilion's exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale took several months to ship it all back to China by sea. The curatorial idea remains the same, but with changing space and context, the exhibition will have different qualities from the one in Venice. The four participating artists in this project are Wu...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 1 2018

    Spanish designer/ artist Jaime Hayón is known for his crazy ideas and passion for traditional craftsmanship. This solo exhibition at Modern Art Museum Shanghai occupies the 4th floor and looks over a nice riverfront on Bingjiang. It encompasses Jaime Hayón's art and design projects, collaboration projects and personal drafts. These art pieces include smaller objects like candy containers, to...

  • Daily until Jul 22 2018

    Partnered with Zaha Hadid Design in London. the "Eternal Flow: Zaha Hadid x Design Crossover" showcases the many faces of Zaha Hadid at HOW's Design Center (part of the gift shop on the third floor). From her earlier works such as Project in Red sofa to later collaborations with brands like BVLGARI and WMF Cultery. You'll able to see a range of products and sculptures from the 'Queen of the...

  • Daily until May 13 2018

    The exhibition will present the important and representative works by German artist Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986) and Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932 - 2006) throughout their artistic careers, and further discuss the cooperation and close relationship between these two avant-garde artists in the 20th century. The exhibition title, Lettres du Voyant ('Letters of the Seer') derives from...

  • Daily until May 20 2018

    As one of the most renowned architects in Japan, Tadao Ando achieves his accomplishments without any formal training in the field. Despite being a self-taught architect, his works have innovated traditional architectural design. This will be the first time for the master to showcase his production in his self-designed art museum, and visitors are sure to get some insight from his inventive...

  • Daily except Mon until May 27 2018

    Organized by Fodazion Prada, "Roma 1950 - 1965" explores the cultural climate and lively art scene that developed in Rome after World War II. It's over 30 oil paintings and sculptures from three major categories: "Gruppo Origine", "Forma 1" and "Individuals" are presented on two floor, featuring abstract artists such as Alberto Burri, Giuseppe Capogrossi, and Ettore Colla. Reservation is...

  • Daily except Mon until May 27 2018

    With 30 works by over 23 artists from all continents, spanning such various forms as paintings, interactive installations, photography and video, among others, the works are selected from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, along with additional video works from Song Tao and new commissioned works from Zhang Ruyi. The latter two artists originate from Shanghai, strengthening the exhibitions...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 3 2018

    A visionary artist whose work combines science, technology, and art, Argentina-born Berlin-based Tomás Saraceno's first solo exhibition is organized by Fosun Foundation Shanghai. It brings together many of the artist’s most important and iconic works that embody his utopian view of the future. This exhibition concentrates on the space above the Earth’s surface, inviting viewers to travel...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 15 2018

    Unfold, a loud, surreal and immersive video project by Japanese visual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, presents a 10-minute clip of the artist on three giant tilted LED screens. The video shows the nuclear fusion (the energy source of stars such as our sun), model the initial second of a supernova explosion, and finally, portray the collision of galaxies which revives stellar formation: a phenomenon...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 24 2018

    First opened in 2016 at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, a design museum created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake, Doboku aims to reconsider the importance of civil engineering, and invites the public to experience and discover role in our daily lives. For the exhibition in Shanghai, the team behind it has localized the previous exhibition after personally visiting sites of...

  • Daily until May 1 2018

    Marc Ressang is a Dutch filmmaker and photographer based in Shanghai, China. "He is driven by a desire to record human stories around the world, leading him from the far ends of the Himalayas to the deepest jungles of Papua. In this exhibition, Ressang has captured moments of perfect stillness. Here, life is in infinite balance with the elemental world, and potential energy always remains...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 10 2018

    In collaboration with KADIST, the exhibition brings together immersive video and sound installations as well as photographs by 13 artists, including John Wood and Paul Harrison, Yung Jake, Cao Fei and Pavel Wolberg. The curatorial narrative of this exhibition brings them together into a cohesive presentation that explores the worlds of the formal, the imaginary, and the virtual, allowing the...

  • Daily until May 24 2018

    After five years living in Shanghai, from her third solo exhibition in Shanghai, Danish artist Maud Boesen is back to her homeland to start a new life and this change, however, resulted in a new series of paintings from this solo exhibition.

  • Founded in 2009, Shanghai PRIDE is the first and only LGBT Pride season in mainland China, celebrating diversity for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and friends. The week-long festival features numerous events and activities including Pride opening and closing parties, a “Pink Picnic”, film and theatre nights, panel discussion, sport events and art exhibitions.
  • The biggest and best art fair for photography spanning vintage to contemporary. Last year's iteration 50 galleries from 15 countries, highlights include the newly launched Insights section: a curated exhibition of museum-quality works set to tour all PHOTOFAIRS destinations. The main galleries section includes a slew of Shanghai stalwarts. No to be missed for photographers and fans of photographic art. Details on this year's TBA but the dates have been released. More info at the website right here.
  • Back for its fifth edition, West Bund Art + Design Fair hits up Shanghai's 'cultural corridor' once again in 2016. Expect a who's who of international galleries, and if previous forays are anything to go by, top-notch curation. More info as we get it. Coming off a successful year last, organizers have already announced the 2018 version of the West Bund Art & Design Fair, scheduled for November 8 to 11. More information at the website right here.
  • This high-end art fair, named after Shanghai's area code, is now in its fourth edition and always good for a look-see. If previous incarnations are anything to go by, expect a who's who of blue-chip international galleries and top-notch curated exhibitions. More details at the website.
  • The 13th edition of the Shanghai Biennale will take place at the start of November. Most details are still TBA but they've already announced 2018's chief curator: Mexican mover Cuauhtemoc Medina.