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ART EXHIBITIONS
  • After a few accidental encounters with this modern form of art and communication, photographer Mattia Bellomi felt the urge to stretch its visual existence through time and space, and to keep traces of what is simply meant not to be preserved. In this exhibition, he presents snapshots of Beijing street art that has either disappeared, or been severely damaged. Thanks to his photos, what is gone is not completely lost.
  • daily until Aug 2 2015
    This sounds interesting: started in 2012, Qiuzhuang Project is a long-term intervention by artist Li Mu, produced in his hometown. At its heart is the reproduction and exhibition of important works from the Netherlands' Van Abbemuseum. Lu selected ten pieces by eight international artists from the museum's collection, basing his decision on whether the works already show a connection to...
  • daily until Aug 8 2015
    A special exhibition marking the 115th anniversary of the birth of Guan Liang, this commemorative show features some 200 of the late Guandong-born painter (1900-1986). The artist went to Japan in 1917 where he studied at Kawabata Institution and later at Pacific Art Association. There, he turned his attention to European masters such as Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. On returning...
  • daily until Aug 8 2015
    This looks good: Power Station of Art is hosting a traveling exhibition all about British contemporary architect extraordinaire, Thomas Heatherwick. The shows examines the studio's process of critical thinking and questioning behind its design process, with finished projects shown alongside experiments with form and materials. Highlights include models aplenty, including one of that incredible...
  • daily until Aug 9 2015
    CURRENT is an 18-month long multidisciplinary extravaganza featuring contemporary artists from Scotland. All that kicks off with two solos, as well as a day-long forum taking place on 27 June called Hubs and Fictions: On Current Art and Imported Nearness, and is the result of collaboration with Cooper Gallery,...
  • daily until Aug 9 2015
    Shanghai born artist Shi Zhiying unveils her latest solo show at James Cohan gallery this summer. Best known for her monochromatic paintings of sea, grass and sand, here she takes inspiration from Hermann Hesse's The Glass Bead Game, a novel that sees characters in some distant future seek to explain the laws of the universe through a game. So, lots of paintings of beads, their...
  • daily until Aug 16 2015
    PSA hosts a retrospective of models and sketches by legendary architect, Yona Friedman, best known for his theory of 'mobile architecture'. The 1950s concept challenged conventional thought by stating that architects must learn from residents, that residents alone determine architectural and urban planning, and that architecture should be a framework capable of responding to social systems. A...
  • daily until Aug 16 2015
    Group exhibition Crossovers looks into the role of artists in shaping and reshaping collective visual memory, the creation of new myths, and the ways in which time can be manipulated on film. Exploring this 'mythologization' of images are archival images to manufacture new narratives, as well as particular moments in history re-imagined via a new visual identity. To that end, you've got...
  • daily until Aug 16 2015
    The inaugural exhibition of Arario Gallery's newest Shanghai space, Instant Insanity by Li Hui comprises four large installations crafted from LEDs, metal and various bits of industrial paraphernalia. Through objects and symbols, they describe disorder and moments of insanity... Grandly opens 12 June, 4pm - 7pm
  • daily until Aug 17 2015
    A solo by Hubei-born artist Yan Cong opens at restaurant/ gallery space, Le Petit Cochon Vert this summer. Organized by CZ Projects, that's headed up by young Shanghainese collector Zhou Chong. He's collaborated with a bunch of galleries for the series, including Shanghai Gallery of Art, Pearl Lam and now Beijing's Star Gallery. Anyway, Yan Cong is known for his comics and illustrations...
  • daily until Aug 18 2015
    A debut China-side show for photographer Christy Lee Rogers hits up Art Labor gallery this summer. Described as 'post-modern water works', they see models submerged underwater in elaborately contrived position, photographed in her home of Hawaii at night. All single shot and un-retouched, they're simultaneously super experimental yet classical: think gorgeous tones, dramatic lighting and...
  • daily until Aug 20 2015
    A debut exhibition for new gallery on the block, Ying Art Center out in Zhabei district, Neo Order is a group exhibition featuring works by 12 contemporary artists from China, all curated by CAFA's Wang Chunchen. Pieces on show span painting, sculpture, video and installation, and aim to explore art's significance and measure its success in reflecting and articulating emotions... Artists...
  • daily until Aug 23 2015
    The UK - China Year of Cultural Exchange rumbles on, with this promising looking exhibition at Minsheng Art Museum. Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today is curated by the pretty awesome Photographers’ Gallery in London. Comprising over 400 images by 38 photographers, the show charts the changing face of British culture over the last 50 years. Spanning...
  • daily until Aug 23 2015
    Zheng Bo's solo Weed Party sees the Beijing-born artist rethink Chinese political history through plants. In the same locale as the founding of the Chinese Communist Party back in 1921 - the former French concession, that is - Zheng imagines plants gathering together to revitalize ideas of communism. Sounds kinda cool. Zheng's been working with greenery for a while, most recently in the...
  • daily until Aug 24 2015
    Shanghai artist Shi Yong has long been a pillar of China's contemporary scene. His mixed media work addresses cultural identity, the power of language and cultural pluralism, as well as his home city in relation to modernism and consumerism. Here, he presents a brand new site-specific installation developed around the notions of space, material and language. Shi himself explains, “I like to...
  • daily until Aug 28 2015
    Group exhibition Ritualized Body features work by Kenneth Chau, Dong Wensheng, and Qiu Jia and explores the relationship between the human body and nature, culture, and religion. Each artist narrates, interprets, and deconstructs the body from different perspectives and with different mediums. Qiu Jia creates fragmented sculptural shapes in camphor wood, Dong Wensheng's photography...
  • daily until Aug 30 2015
    Touring exhibition Van Gogh Alive lands in a custom-built venue inside Xintiandi's Taiping Park this summer. Essentially massive light projections of the Dutch great's post-Impressionist masterpieces, it's apparently a good way the artist's details and mastery in super-high definition. Set to a 30-minute classical-score, the immersive show doesn't come cheap: 80rmb for that. 10am -...
  • daily until Aug 30 2015
    An ongoing project/ exhibition, Nobody Knows Where sees Australian director Christopher Doyle team up with acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist, Zhang Enli. To that end, the pair will use recycled objects such as carton boards and furniture to create new works of art. Comprising painting, moving images and architecture, the result will be a conversation between and portrait of the two...
  • daily until Aug 30 2015
    Magda Danysz Gallery has earned itself a strong reputation for organizing street art and graffiti exhibitions by a host of international talents. A favorite of the Linqing Lu space, New York-born artist JONONE celebrates his love of Shanghai - as well as a recent commission for the French National Assembly - with a solo of brand new canvases and drawings. Inspired by the city, these latest...
  • daily until Sep 6 2015
    Respected 798 galleries Tang Contemporary and Galleria Continua co-host a massive, eponymous exhibit for Ai Weiwei, his first extensive solo show in China. "Ai Weiwei's monumental installation is an ancient building, disassembled into more than 1500 pieces and meticulously re-built inside two exhibitive areas, crossing their walls. Originally, it was an ancestral temple of Ming age, Wang Jiaci...
  • daily until Sep 9 2015
    Another tech-infused art exhibition by Liu Dao collective, Scribbles is on show at their Bund-side spot this summer. Interactive, LED-heavy works focus the attention on whatever it is the mind sees in, say, a Rorschach inkblot or abstract painting. The open - 9 July, 6pm through 10pm - features original music by sound designer David Poppell. RSVP to contact@island6.org for that.
  • daily until Oct 7 2015
    RAM turns 5-years young this year, and to celebrate, hosts a solo by the late Shanghai-born conceptual artist, Chen Zhen. Curated by Hou Hanru with Xu Min, Chen Zhen's long-term life and work partner, the show features large-scale installations, as well as sketches and notes. Works are inspired by Chen Zhen's personal experience of migrating and working across different continents and cultures....
  • daily until Aug 30 2015
    C-Space in collaboration with Intelligentsia Gallery presents NewNewspeak, a group exhibition with works by Sara Ludy (b. 1980, Californa, USA), Ren Zhitian (b. 1968 Xishui, China), Oliver Haidutschek (b. 1976, Vienna, Austria), Xiao Xiao (b. 1984 Hunan, China), Ju Anqi (b. 1975 Urumqi, China), The Collective (Beijing, China), Wu Juehui (b.1980 Hangzhou, China), William Lee (b.1985...
  • daily until Aug 31 2015
    Intelligentsia Gallery presents their latest small-room group show, The Yellow Ones are Mine, featuring works by Elsie Yi Shen (b. 1974, Jiaxing, China) , Engel Leonardo (b. 1977 Bani, Dominican Republic), Sonia & Mark Whitesnow (b. 1986 Kirov, Russia), Jade Townsend (b. 1986 Wanganui, New Zealand), and Zhang Xuerui (b. 1979 Shanxi, China).

    Borrowing its title from an...
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    La-bas hosts an exhibition of British artist Charlie Dutton for their inaugural art show.