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  • Daily except Mon until Feb 17 2019

    Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn relocated his temporary studio to Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM) and has “re-sculpted” the 2,000 square meter space over 30 days. It is a work-in-process about construction within a ruin, a creation within chaos. It never starts and never ends. The artist’s studio/McaM is open to the public free. All the paper, spray paint, glue, computers, and printers can...

  • Daily except Mon until Feb 24 2019

    Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread is the first large-scale museum exhibition in China of work by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. Widely regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Bourgeois is renowned for creating a body of work that fuses psychological depth with high formal invention. The show offers a focussed survey of major works from the...

  • Daily until Feb 17 2019

    'Art Aquarium' is a goldfish exhibition designed by Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura. This is its debut in China. Around 5,000 goldfish are placed in various shapes of aquariums, which draw inspiration from traditional Japanese culture and contemporary art. 120rmb.

  • Daily until Mar 10 2019

    The theme for the biennial’s 12th iteration is “​Proregress—Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence.” According to a statement on the biennale’s website, this title refers to a sense of instability felt around the world these days. Curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina, chief curator of the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporanea in Mexico City, this year’s biennial will feature 67 artists, making it...

  • Daily until Mar 10 2019

    Alice – Into the Rabbit Hole sets up a narrative for the visitors with their whimsical exhibition spaces. Building upon the original novel’s eccentricity and ramping up on its quirkiness, they bring you through Alice’s journey into the wonderland. Ticket price is 128rmb per person, 178 for two and 238rmb for family ticket – two adults and one children below 1.4m. Opening hours are 10am–9pm...

  • Daily except Mon until Feb 24 2019

    The first exhibition of 2019 “Deeper Strata of Meaning” will present a selection of the latest works by the three gallery artists Chen Linggang, Hu Weiqi, and Wang Haichuan. Incredibly rich and complicated in texture works selected for the exhibition, find common ground in the profundity of expressed thoughts. Their works present visual allegories of many strata of meaning. Paper, acrylic, oil,...

  • Daily except Mon & Sun until Mar 3 2019

    Don Gallery is honoured to present an extraordinary collection of paintings by New York-and-Hangzhou-based artist XU Jin. Free entry.

  • Daily except Mon

    The world worships science. As we enjoy the convenience brought by scientific and technological advance, we are also manipulated or controlled by the machines we invented. Be it the philosophical history of desire or the capitalism of desire, let us expect that the redemption of art can be the last hope of the era. We need to prepare for the the winter to come, but the Spring is not far away....

  • Daily except Mon

    This is the 4th solo exhibition of contemporary artist Kristin Ng-Yang in Shanghai. After she finished her academic study at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in China in 1991, Kristin has been living in South Africa with her son for nearly 20 years and currently, she is completing a PhD course at the Centre of Visual Art in the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This solo...

  • Daily until Mar 16 2019

    The Danysz Gallery welcomes the Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone for his first exhibition in China. In his works, Felipe Pantone questions the society in which we live and his propensity to place new technologies at the center of our daily lives. Crossing the conventional barriers of street art, Pantone stands out as an artist in his own right. Influenced by research on the color of the...

  • Daily except Mon

    For its first anniversary, Pearl Art Museum launched a new media digital art exhibition named “Re (Model) The World: 20 Years of Digital Creation of Le Fresnoy / National Studio for Contemporary Arts. The exhibition invites 20 artists and presents 20 digital art works, telling the story of the technology-shaped future. 100rmb.

  • Daily until Mar 31 2019

    {MoO} stands for Museum of O, an experience-first exhibition fuelled by the power of imagination. {MoO} invites the visitors to be the actors on a journey through installations. Modern interpretations of traditional Chinese colours and culture by 6 Chinese and international artists become the playground for an artistic, happy, colorful experience. 139rmb for one or 222rmb for two.

  • Daily until Apr 12 2019

    Island6's first show in 2019 considers how we contemplate our inheritances—social, cultural, and spiritual—as well as how artists of different stripes might try to exercise their will over their own legacy and the legacies of the movements of which they are a part. When an artwork is completed, who does it belong to once it has left the artist’s hands? Let’s enter the realities of physical and...

  • Some 300 home design brands set up shop in the Shanghai Exhibition Center in March for this annual showcase. As ever, the fair is divided into three main sections: contemporary, classic and collectibles, with big brands including Vitra, HAY and Swarovski all sharing their wares alongside a host of locally-based designers. There's also a program of events, lectures and workshops.
  • Big exhibition dedicated strictly to the photographic medium, now in its fifth year. Expect 50+ contemporary photo galleries from around the region displaying their artists' work.
  • This high-end art fair, named after Shanghai's area code, is now in its fifth 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.