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  • Daily except Mon until Jun 9 2019

    This solo exhibition of Yayoi Kusama is "tailor-made" for Shanghai Fosun Foundation. More than 40 works are featured at the event, including her signature pumpkins, polka dots, infinite mirror houses and the latest painting series "My Eternal Soul". The space is specially designed for multiple large-scale immersive and multi-reflective art installations. Entry fee is 150rmb on site.

  • Daily until Jun 12 2019

    island6’s spring exhibition “Who Needs Men Anyway?” asks us hard, throbbing questions through art. The version of Shanghai depicted in this show is dominated by female characters that are capable of anything... With 95% of Chinese artists being men, where is the representation for women (and don’t say in the bedroom)? When living in a place where things are so easy to copy, why do we still...

  • Daily except Mon until Jul 21 2019

    This is the first-ever presentation of the Mucha Family Collection in China, and the exhibition will feature over 200 original works of art by the celebrated Czech artist. In addition to his most prestigious Art Nouveau style posters, decorations, and jewelry, the exhibition also includes his drawings, paintings, photography, book design, and personal belongings. Some of which have never...

  • Daily until Apr 24 2019

    The exhibition features works by eight internationally renowned graffiti artists: Shepard Fairey (Obey), JonOne, John Matos Crash, ZEVS, L’atlas, Vhils, M. Chat, and Tanc (Tancrede Perrot). Examining the contemporary zeitgeist from a new perspective, the exhibition addresses such issues as urban humanism and street culture. Entry fee is 80rmb, 40rmb for students.

  • Daily except Mon until Apr 30 2019

    A condensed view of western painting history throughout five centuries. This exhibition features 60 pieces of real artworks from one of the largest private art museums in Asia -- Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. Paintings from 50 iconic artists, including Turner, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol are on display. The paintings are divided into six chapters, starting from the Renaissance and end at 1950 - 60s....

  • Daily except Mon & Fri until May 5 2019

    The Long Museum(West Bund)presents one of China’s most celebrated female artists, Yu Hong, with a large comprehensive survey of her work, “The World of Saha”, curated by Jérôme Sans. Yu Hong's creative inspiration is known to be grounded in her personal life and everyday surroundings, building a world that ingeniously fuses different perceptions of time, memories and the evolution of emotional...

  • Daily except Mon until May 5 2019

    Partnering with The Fashion and Textile Museum in London, the exhibition showcases the relatively unknown textile works from over 10 international artists in the 20s century, including George Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Sonia Delaunay, Raul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. The exhibition takes place on the second floor of the museum. Tickets can...

  • Daily until May 22 2019

    Kwei Yih is the 4th edition of the "Plant Portrait" exhibition series, an on-going project that investigates different faces of plants and nature, as well as how people live among them. Featuring a collection of works from photographer Shi Zhen, the Kwei Yih exhibition looks at different phases of the photographer's life, her confusions and epiphanies. No entry fee.

  • Daily except Mon & Sun until May 25 2019

    A landmark exhibition of a foremost figure of the American Conceptual and Minimal Art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition focuses on LeWitt’s seminal wall drawings and includes 16 inkwash works initially conceived in the 1980s and 1990s, and a monumental, immersive wall drawing spanning four walls.

  • Daily until May 25 2019

    The Portuguese visual artist hits Shanghai again for a much-awaited new solo show at Danysz gallery. The exhibition is fully focused on the works created during his stays in Beijing and Shanghai, aims at being representative of the lives and the people of these cities. The works seek to reflect something of the essence of these cities in the deepest way.

  • Daily except Mon until May 26 2019

    This is the first institutional solo exhibition in China by the renowned German artist Tobias Rehberger. Rehberger’s multifaceted work has been instrumental to expanding the possibilities of sculpture, spanning a diverse range of fields that include design, architecture, and conceptual art. The exhibition looks to showcase newly commissioned works and site-specific installations created...

  • Daily except Mon until May 30 2019

    “Parallel: Erwin Olaf” presents nearly fifty photographs from the dynamic career of renowned Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, covering the recent 15 years of his creative work. Olaf’s expertise lies in fashion photography and in creating provocative advertising campaigns. On this occasion, however, “Parallel” eschews Olaf’s most widely recognized images in favor of exploring a more personal side...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 2 2019

    This is Italian artist Quayola’s first large-scale solo exhibition in China, bringing together his artworks covering digital print, video, digital sculpture, and robotic installation. With the theme of “Asymmetric Archaeology”, Quayola uses digital technology to explore and reinterpret classical art forms such as ancient Hellenistic sculptures, old master paintings, and Baroque architecture,...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 2 2019

    “What Was I?” is a kaleidoscopic journey in the post-Anthropocene epoch, after the collapse of humankind due to the effects of technological overdevelopment. The protagonist of this unexpected voyage is an android created by Macuga and produced in Japan by A Lab for the exhibition presented in 2016 at the Milan venue of Fondazione Prada. The android recites/rehearses his monologue constructed...

  • Daily until Jun 2 2019

    After London, Seoul and Hong Kong, the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition is making a stopover in Shanghai and opened its doors in the West Bund Art Center from April 20th to June 2nd. Three houses materialise, each a complete immersion into the sources of the creative universe of the House. No entry fee. RSVP on Chanel's official WeChat is required.

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 9 2019

    An exhibition that reviews the phenomenon of Chinese artists studying abroad in the early 20th century and its monumental significance to the art history of modern Chinese art. "Pioneering" is made up of the main display with two special studies, features the latest research and more than 160 works by over 40 artists, including more than 40 artworks provided by Long Museum and about 120...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 16 2019

    “Remapping Reality” marks the first comprehensive presentation of Wang Bing’s collection of Chinese video art from the post-Olympic era. The exhibition attempts to take the collection as a point of departure to develop a new narrative framework that, on the one hand, is able to account for the ironies and complexities of China in the age of globalization, while on the other hand addresses the...

  • Daily except Mon until Jul 21 2019

    This is the French-Swiss photographer’s first solo institutional exhibition in China. It will offer a comprehensive overview of Binet’s accomplishment in more than 100 works of analog photography, including some of the most iconic photos taken throughout her 30-year professional career and her newly commissioned series featuring the walls of Chinese Suzhou Gardens. Location:3 Floor, PSA...

  • Daily except Mon until Apr 25 2019

    “Menagerie” is Australian Artist Andrew Daly’s first solo exhibition in Shanghai, featuring his latest large paintings of portraits, still lives, landscapes and mysterious or imaginary stories. In this show, artist Andrew pays his homage to the most influential American contemporary artist – Alex Katz. He uses bold and flat colors with simplified forms and lines to create a sharp contrast for...

  • Daily except Mon until May 11 2019

    The newly launched Lisson Gallery Shanghai is the gallery’s fifth permanent exhibition space, joining two in London and two in New York. Lisson Gallery Shanghai's opening exhibition, Love is Metaphysical Gravity, takes its title from a quote by the American architect and theorist Buckminster Fuller, the exhibition will include works by Marina Abramović, Shirazeh Houshiary, Richard Long and...

  • Daily except Mon until May 12 2019

    Artist Liu Chuang’s latest solo show Earthbound Cosmology takes up the theme of our shifting perspectives of the earth and brings to light the complex situations this planet currently finds itself in: with Geoengineering and “deep-time”, both history and future appear to be so uncertain, and radical media ecology is providing new polyphonic narratives for subjectivity, temporalities, and...

  • Daily except Mon until May 12 2019

    Vintage custom of Japan is a unique culture system, overturning the stereotype that the culture of vintage custom was exclusive of the western culture. In recent years, some vintage custom stores emerged in Shanghai, and its popularity is the outcomes of the expression of people’s pursuit of individualism and their emotions in clothes selection. Between the wildly expensive luxury goods and the...

  • Daily except Mon until May 25 2019

    With readapted pieces from his most recent series 'So.lil.o.quy', Alec Von Bargen presents a selection of his latest multimedia creations. For 18 months, Von Bargen traveled around the world to over 23 Medecins Sans Frontieres projects in order to document the conflicts and find the inspiration for his new work.

  • Daily except Mon until May 28 2019

    This small-scale exhibition is divided into three parts: "Source", "Comity", and "Craft". More than 100 pieces of silverware from the famous Schloss Schwarzenau in the Austro-Hungarian Empire are displayed at the exhibition. Free entry.

  • Daily until May 31 2019

    This is a dual solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed artists Zhang Enli (b.1965, Jilin province, China) and Oscar Murillo (b.1986, Colombia). The exhibition marks Zhang’s first institutional presentation in mainland China since 2011 and Murillo’s first-ever exhibition in mainland China. By bringing together their most recent works, the exhibition attempts to establish a dialogue between...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 2 2019

    Art+ Shanghai Gallery presents a solo exhibition by an emerging and ambitious Chinese female artist and sculptor Liu Xi "Earth in My Hands, Fire in My Heart." With her works widely exhibited abroad, including Portugal, Spain, Norway, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Korea, she finally reveals a series of porcelain and glass works for her very first solo exhibition in mainland China. Behind the...

  • Daily except Mon until Jun 23 2019

    Hong Kong artist Luis Chen (1905-1995), a key person in the history of modern art in Hong Kong, had multiple identities. He's an artist, art critics, educators, and a curator. Not only did he explored the modernization of Chinese painting and the localization of oil painting, he also made a historic contribution to the development of modern art in Hong Kong. The exhibition will cover more than...

  • Daily except Mon until Jul 28 2019

    The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Shanghai. The Long Museum (Pu Dong) will hold a special exhibition entitled “Looking Back: for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Shanghai A Special Exhibition on Shanghai from the Museum Collection” from January 8 to July 28, 2019. This exhibition presents works created since the 1930s, tracing the development of Shanghai....

  • Daily except Mon until Aug 24 2019

    Japanese art collective teamLab will showcase a new art installation titled Universe of Water Particles for the opening of the new art museum TANK Shanghai. The giant digital art piece sees a waterfall cascading down the tank which people can interact with by standing under. Like a rock in water, the presence of a person causes the flow of the water to change direction. Other installations will...

  • Daily except Mon until Aug 24 2019

    As part of the opening program, TANK Shanghai will showcase a group exhibition of 13 Chinese artists. The exhibition’s themes are “partial, experimental, and imperfect” and will include works from Zhang Xiaogang, Xu Zhen, Zeng Fanzhi and more.

  • Shanghai Powerlong Art Museum is bringing the official selection from the Dunhuang Academy. The Dunhuang 1650 is a condensed display of the thousand years long art history. Mural paintings, as well as exhibits from Mogao Caves gongyangren (sponsors) and Dunhuang posthumous writings, will debut for the first time with 3000sqm-sized sand and over ten thousand Dunhuang sand plants together. Offering an immersive Dunhuang art experience for the audience. 120rmb for entry.
  • Lili’s signature cartoonish girl has been well recognized as the key characteristic of her art. In the recent decade, her artworks have been widely exhibited and collected across Asia. Five years later, Lili brings us her latest series of "Girl Power" to this solo exhibition at Noeli Gallery. This series is a true mirror of Lili’s new life alongside her second daughter’s birth. Free.
  • A unique exhibition showcasing avant-garde artists Yves Klein, Lee Ufan and Ding Yi. Coming from different cultural backgrounds of the west and east, these three artists polarise, to this day, the relentless pursuit of art through experimentation, innovation, and exploration. Individually and collectively, they have invented new artistic languages, media, and art forms by challenging existing conventions and trends. Entry fee: 60rmb.
  • Citizen Art Shanghai Art Fair (AArt) is the first international hotel art fair in China. Founded in 2012, it uses hotel rooms as exhibition spaces, the art works are arranged in a homey environment. In 2019, they're improving the exhibition area, adding "A Galaxy of Galleries" exhibition area, an "Urban Up-and-Comings” youth art exhibition area, and an "Art Gifts" creative brand exhibition area. This year’s AArt will be held at Twelve at Hengshan Luxury Collection Hotel. VIP Preview is on May 10th, but it's open to the public from May 11-12, from 11am-8pm.
  • 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.