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  • Daily until Oct 10 2018

    Chilean installation artist Francisca Eluchans takes over the tiny space on the corner of Donghu Lu with geographical-shaped sculptures from her own photography work. Free.

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 14 2018

    The exhibition centers around over 20 Chinese architects who had studied at Penn's Department of Architecture between 1918 and 1937, presenting their academic training and achievements at the university, alongside their illustrious careers and seminal influence at home. The exhibition also features Shanghai as a testament to this significant period of progress. 'Rise of Modernity' takes place...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 21 2018

    Young Chinese artist Tang Zhengwei addresses his concerns for the environmental issues in the form of two- and three-dimensional paper cut works which Art+ Shanghai Gallery presents in the solo show “Cut It Out: Paper World of Tang Zhengwei”. His works may or may not be regarded as environmental, but there is no doubt that Tang Zhengwei’s art brings new awareness, adds to the subject of...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2018

    Around 100 significant works from the history of Chinese contemporary art after 1978 are on display in the first-floor gallery and in the stairway gallery of the Long Museum. Artists featured includes Cai Guoqiang, Cao Fei, Zeng Fanzhi, Chen Yifei, Chen Zhen, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun, Gu Wenda, He Duoling, Li Shuang, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Song Yonghong, Wang GuangYi, Xu Bing, Yue Minjun, Zhang...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 14 2018

    HON is an exhibition that pairs the female artists Niki de Saint Phalle & Shen Yuan to present important selected works from throughout both of their careers. The exhibition sets out to pay homage to HON, a milestone work created in 1966 by Niki de Saint Phalle, which is one of the earliest large-scale artworks in the history of contemporary female artists. The Swedish word “HON,” meaning “she”...

  • Daily except Mon until Sep 27 2018

    To celebrate 45 years of normalized Sino-Japanese diplomacy, a wide range of handmade decorative arts and daily necessities from over 30 artisans are featured at Liu Haisu Art Museum's second floor, at Hall 3 and Hall 4. The artisans are members from Kyoto Association of Craft Artists, and many of them are inheritors of centuries-old family traditions. The event runs until September 27. Free of...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2018

    This is Chinese-Swiss artist Franklin Chow's debut solo exhibition in China, titled for the diverse experiences and confluence of cultures that Chow has known in his life and art as he eventually meandered his way home to his roots in Shanghai. The exhibition brings together Chow’s representative work of paintings, installations, objects, sculptures and videos from different stages of his...

  • Daily until Oct 7 2018

    Mostly known for the 2016's hit anime “Your Name”, Japanese self-made animator, director Shinkai Makoto debuted commercially with his short-film, “Voices of a Distant Star” in 2002. For 15 years since then, he has created the most refined “stories of a man and a woman who cross their paths in a beautiful and magnificent world”, and has received many people’s attention without regard to ages or...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 14 2018

    Yuz Museum Shanghai presents “Everything & Nothing,” Random International’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Known for its 'Rain Room'(2012), the London-based, multi-disciplinary collective Random International explores the human condition in an increasingly mechanized world through emotional yet physically intense experiences. The exhibition encompasses new works alongside established pieces of...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 15 2018

    Most famously known for his 2001 piece ‘Swimming Pool’, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich returns to Shanghai after his optical illusion shikumen debuted in Jing’an back in 2013. This solo exhibition brings together thirteen pieces of large-scale art installations alongside photographs of his other iconic works. "By transforming the architectural spaces through jarring reflections and...

  • Daily except Mon until Nov 14 2018

    British visual artist David Shrigley is known for his clever use of puns, satirical play-on-words, to present his unique black humor and absurd surrealist depictions of everyday situations. Entitled Lose Your Mind, his solo exhibition showcases more than 400 pieces of Untitled Drawings, a 1:1 scale inflatable version of Really Good, and other signature works over the past 30 years...

  • Daily until Jan 20 2019

    “NBA Championship” is NBA’s first touring exhibition in China, aims to showcase the excitement of the game and the rich history of the league. As part of the exhibition, fans will have the opportunity to engage with the league through customized activations, including virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, art and memorabilia displays, photos with The Larry O’Brien Trophy and NBA...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 4 2018

    Korean contemporary artist Shin Younghun is talented in modern oriental painting. After having received his first fine arts degree in the leading university - SungKyunKwan University in Korea, he received a PHD degree specialized in Korean painting at Dongguk University in 2014. Free.

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2018

    Coproduced with the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Yuz Museum gathers over 400 photographs, prints, posters, and screenplays that revolve around the life and art of Charlie Chaplin. The exhibition covers a time span of 150 years (1874 - 2018), provides exclusive and comprehensive insights of Chaplin's personal life experience, his film journey, as well as his influence on contemporary art and...

  • Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2018

    'Reading, Walking: Louis Vuitton Travel Book' is an exhibition dedicated to the original artworks produced for the Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection. Since 2013, the French brand has invited artists and illustrators to explore metropolises and remote regions across the world. They share their vision of travel in volumes according to different destinations. Almost all artists are reprensented...

  • Daily until Oct 7 2018

    It's the first time an official Studio Ghibli event takes place in mainland China. The World of Ghibli contains over 290 sketches, artworks, alongside life-size installations from their films. It features a main exhibition area on the 4th floor, and Castle in the Sky-themed exhibition on the 94th, plus gift shops in each area. The whole exhibition only provides Chinese-language descriptions....

  • Daily until Sep 23 2018

    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...

  • Daily except Mon & Sun

    The works of Haruna are intended to convey body temperature on the canvas. The body temperature will rise when two hands clasp and the body temperature will rise 0.2 degree centigrade after the intimate contact between your body and another one. The changes of body temperature can always be reflected by our emotions. Free.

  • Daily until Oct 28 2018

    Modern Art Base (MAB) is launching their upcoming exhibition “Instant: Julian Schnabel” on September 8 in collaboration with OstLicht. From the Gallery for Photography in Vienna, the exhibition presents a series of large-format Polaroid works created by the internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Free entry.

  • Chilean installation artist Francisca Eluchans takes over the tiny space on the corner of Donghu Lu with geographical-shaped sculptures from her own photography work. Free.
  • Historic Shanghai's arranged an exclusive curator-guided tour of this exhibition focused on Chinese University of Pennsylvania architecture graduates, featuring a host of never before seen archival material resurrected from the Penn archives by the grandson of one of the architects. The exhibition highlights their Beaux Arts training at Penn with the legendary Paul Philippe Cret, and then looks at the modern Chinese architecture they created. 150rmb.
  • 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.
  • A 3-day experience of exhibition, lectures, media and networking moments related to technology, design, sustainability and the environment. Free.