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    • Power Station of Art

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Old Town (Yu Garden)
      • Address
        200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
        花园港路200号, 近苗江路
      • Phone
        3110 8550

      The PSA is an impressive but cumbersome space, a huge building likened by curator Qui Zhijie to London’s Tate Modern. The PSA may have similar hardware to that legendary institution but it doesn’t have the software — the staffing, budgets, etc — to match.... Read more

    • MOCA Shanghai

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
        人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
      • Phone
        6327 1282

      The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

    • China Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
        上南路205号, 近国展路
      • Phone
        400 921 9021

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    • 1933

      • Arts
      • Design Standout
      • 1933
      • Address
        3F, 611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu (Adjacent to the Kowloon Hotel -- taxis know it as jiulong binguan)
        溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
      • Phone
        6501 1933

      1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

    • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
        上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6318 4477

      One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

    • Shanghai Gallery of Art

      • Arts
      • Three on the Bund
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
        中山东一路3号3楼, 近广东路
      • Phone
        6321 5757

      SGA hosts well-known artists such as Gu Dexin in its vaulted, 1,000 sqm of exhibition space with views of the river. Read more

    • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        B/F, Bldg B, 868 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
        华山路868号B号楼, 近复兴西路
      • Phone
        6211 1845

      Located in the basement of a cluster of highrises on Huashan Lu, Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well as a gift shop selling Mao-era paraphernalia, original and copied propaganda posters, and various... Read more

    • Duolun Museum of Modern Art

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        27 Duolun Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu
        多伦路27号, 近四川北路
      • Phone
        6587 2530

      Located in the tough-to-get-to Hongkou district, the Duolun museum is the first state-owned hub dedicated solely to modern art. Spiral staircases wind through the seven-story Bauhaus structure that collaborates with Asian museums to bring in the occasional big name.... Read more

    • Rockbund Art Museum

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
        虎丘路20号, 近北京东路
      • Phone
        3310 9985-1101

      Since its inaugural exhibition, “Peasant Da Vincis”, in 2010, RAM has been on some next-level shit. Nowhere else in the city has such a strong events program or such consistent, well produced shows. RAM has held major solos for some of China’s most celebrated... Read more

    • Madame Tussaud's

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Museums
      • Address
        10/F, New World Department Store, People's Square 68 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Lu
        南京西路2-68号, 新世界商厦10楼, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6358 7878

      Located on the tenth floor of the New World Building, Madame Tussauds allows visitors to mingle with the rich, famous and (sometimes) deceased. Aside from taking your picture onstage with Michael Jackson you can also walk through Madame's maze of horror. This... Read more

    • SOSIN Contemporary

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Address
        M50, Bldg 14, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        M50, 莫干山路50号14号楼, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        5212 7571

      With headquarters in Tokyo, SOSIN Contemporary is an art gallery based in Shanghai's M50 art district and dedicated to showcasing new works by Chinese and Japanese artists. Read more

    • Shanghai Exhibition Centre

      • Arts
      • Business
      • Exhibitions Centers
      • Address
        1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu
        延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
      • Phone
        2216 2216

      This gauche, sprawling palace on Nanjing Lu gifted by the Soviets to China in 1954 is tough to miss. Throughout the year it is the home to more than a dozen international exhibitions ranging from ShContemporary art show to the so-called "Millionaire's Fair." Read more

    • ShanghART M50

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • ShanghART
      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Suzhou Xi Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近苏州河
      • Phone
        6359 3923, 5382 0418

      This large Swiss-owned gallery opened its doors on Moganshan Lu in 1996. ShanghART was the first gallery in China to participate in major international art fairs, such as Art Basel. The works may not always be thrilling, but the artists exhibited are always well-known. Read more

    • River South Art Centre

      • Arts
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Galleries
      • Address
        1247 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Xinchang Lu
        南苏州路1247号, 近新昌路
      • Phone
        6359 8989

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    • DDM Warehouse

      • Arts
      • Red Town
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        750 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
        淮海西路750号, 近红桥路
      • Phone
        3501 3212

      This grungy warehouse, located north and east of just about everything in Shanghai, is a vast, endearingly scruffy SoHo-esque loft. DDM offers hit or miss exhibitions that run the gamut of contemporary media. Electronica, indoor smoking and poetry readings complete... Read more

    • Two Cities Gallery

      • Arts
      • Xuhui
      • Shaoxing Lu
      • Address
        20 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
        绍兴路20号, 近瑞金二路
      • Phone
        5252 1518

      The name of this gallery is based on the Dickensian notion that contained within every city is a beautiful side and a dark side. Two Cities is one of the few galleries in Shanghai (and in China) promoting modern 3-dimensional contemporary art such as wood & lacquer,... Read more

    • Creek Art

      • Arts
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Address
        Behind 423 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu
        苏河艺术中心, 光复路423号后面, 近乌镇路
      • Phone

      Perched in one of Shanghai's slummier areas is the six-floor brick structure of gallery spaces, cafes and restaurant that is Creek Art. With a new space dedicated solely to prints and their weekly Sunday brunch Creek Art has a brighter future than its longtang... Read more

    • Ke Center

      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Theatres
      • Address
        613-B Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
        凯旋路613号, 近延安西路
      • Phone
        6131 3080

      The Ke Center serves as the official venue for local theater group Shanghai Repertory Theater (SRT). Several times a year, SRT stage various English-language productions, from Shakespearean classics, to modernist comedies of manners, to absurdist provocation. Click... Read more

    • Eastlink Gallery

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Address
        5/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号6号楼5楼, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        6276 9932

      Founded in 1999, Chinese-owned Eastlink was one of the first galleries in Shanghai and pioneer gallery at Moganshan Lu where it quickly established a critically acclaimed reputation. The gallery's program of exhibitions reflects its commitment to supporting both... Read more

    • Strictly Designers United

      • Arts
      • Cool Docks
      • South Bund
      • Address
        55 Fuxing dong Lu, near Zhongshan nan Lu
        复兴东路55号, 近中山南路
      • Phone
        156 0187 7199

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    • Pearl Lam Fine Art

      • Arts
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        G/F, 181 Middle Jiangxi Lu, near Fuzhou Lu
        江西中路181号1楼 近福州路
      • Phone
        6323 1989

      Contrasts is the brainchild of Pearl Lam, the socialite dubbed "Chinese Auntie Mame" by the New York Times, whose personal taste could be called bizarre, although the gallery has consistent quality exhibitions. Lam's gallery is a luxurious space in and early 20th... Read more

    • M50 Art District

      • Arts
      • Compounds
      • Travel
      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        n/a

      50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

    • Q.S.W. Culture Center

      • Nightlife
      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Address
        179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        6266 3191

      This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed... Read more

    • MD Gallery

      • Arts
      • Hongkou
      • Galleries
      • Address
        256 Beijing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
        北京东路256号, 近江西中路
      • Phone

      Magda Danysz has had several large solo shows for established Chinese artists including Photoshop shanshui technician Yang Yongliang, urban camouflage operative Liu Bolin, and photographer slash wardrobe designer Maleonn. Her greatest contribution here, however, has... Read more

    • Long Museum (West Bund)

      • Arts
      • Museums
      • Xuhui
      • Address
        3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
        龙腾大道3398号, 近枫林路
      • Phone
        6422 7636

      Opened in 2014, the Long Museum West Bund is the second of Chinese billionaire collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei's expanding empire. The architecture is stunning - right on the waterfront, it was designed by Liu Yichun of Atelier Deshaus. Inside is a veritable who's... Read more

    • Pearl Lam Galleries

      • Arts
      • Bund Area
      • Address
        G/F, 181 Jiangxi Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu
        江西中路181号1楼, 近福州路
      • Phone
        6323 1989

      Contrasts is the brainchild of Pearl Lam, the socialite dubbed "Chinese Auntie Mame" by the New York Times, whose personal taste could be called bizarre, although the gallery has consistent quality exhibitions. Lam's gallery is a luxurious space in and early 20th... Read more

    • 800 show

      • Arts
      • 800 Wujiaochang
      • Jing'an
      • Address
        800 Changde Lu, near Changping Lu
        常德路800号, 近昌平路
      • Phone
        6255 7800

      Located in central Jing'an, 800Show is designed to be a 24-hour hub for work and play. Old villas and 8-storey factory buildings on site are now planned to hold 10 to 15 restaurants and bars with rooftop terraces. In the middle of it all, facing the street, is a... Read more

    • Creative Shanghai

      • Arts
      • Address
        2218 Yangshupu Lu, past the Yangpu Bridge
        杨树浦路2218号
      • Phone
        6327 4378

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    • Himalayas Center

      • Stage
      • Arts
      • Shopping
      • Address
        1108 Meihua Lu, near Fangdian Lu
        梅花路1108号, 近芳甸路
      • Phone
        5033 9801

      Developed by Zendai Group and designed by renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the Himalayas Center houses the Zendai Musuem and art space as well as the Jumeriah Hotel. Read more

    • Bizart Space

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Suzhou Creek
      • Address
        4/F, Bldg 7, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号7号楼4楼, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        6277 5358

      BizArt is a not-for-profit art space dedicated to "experimental" art. Embraces the traditional gallery attributes like white movable walls, high, slanted ceilings and a four-story climb to get to the entrance. Read more

    • Cut it Out: Tang Zhengwei Paper World

      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...
    • Silent Disco Halloween Party in Wonderland

      Alice’s Adventures Underground is an Immersive theater performance based on Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass," taking an intimate group of 56 into a Wonderland experience as a...
    • Italian Design Icons Third Edition

      A 3-day experience of exhibition, lectures, media and networking moments related to technology, design, sustainability and the environment. Free.
    • Cabaret Soiree: Love Boat

      Come aboard the Love Boat for a fantastic cabaret voyage of comedy, dance, aerial, live music, a Penguin and much more. Featuring the hottest performers in Shanghai, and live dance hits from “The Red Stars” The Pearl’s house band. 180rmb...
    • Gala of St. Petersburg Ballet Stars

      The Dance Open International Ballet Festival - one of the top ballet festivals in the world - presents the Gala of Ballet stars from St. Petersburg. The programme consists of classical masterpieces of world-known Russian choreographers...
    • Pizzazz Cabaret Soiree

      A night of showgirls, aerial, pole, fire, magic, song and dance. A night of Pizazz! It’s to be a very lively, energetic fun show. A bit crazy. Kind of vegas. 200rmb on the door, show starts at 9pm.
    • Rocky Horror Halloween Show

      Give yourself over to absolute pleasure this October at The Rocky Horror Variety Show: an outrageously sinful, genderbent reinterpretation of the ultimate smutty cult classic. Join us as we follow the light over at the Frankenstein...
    • Houtouwan Dream - Photo Exhibition Opening

      A girl is lost in the depths of her own day dream in an abandoned seaside village; nature can no longer be viewed as an idyllic playground. She wrestles with her own narrative: her repression, her jealousy, her lust. The photo series of...
      • Arts | Xime | on Sat Oct 27 2018
    • Lost and Found

      Chilean screen printing and ceramic artist Camila Pinogay brings her ceramic pieces to Shanghai. The work of Camila Pinogay invites its viewers to open a Lost and Found box at an imaginary office or school. These are objects that seem to...
    • Disaster Diaries

      “Disaster Diaries” does not give answers, it only raises questions. What will end our civilization? Will there be somebody or something after people are gone to make sense out of what we left on Earth? Is it going to be possible to make...
    • David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind

      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...
    • Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong

      Altered State: Deciphering Urban in the Art of Chen Xuanrong and Huang Yulong echoes the atmosphere of urbanity anywhere, but it also forges an entirely unique way of conceptualizing the new urban individuality in China. Two artists with...
    • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

      Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
    • NBA Championship Touring Exhibition

      “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...
      • Arts, Sports & Recreation | Lafayette | Daily until Jan 20 2019
    • Big Romance

      The exhibition will showcase the early stage of Mika SHIMAUCHI’art creations; the series of her pondering of life and death, her small size works and the new creations from this summer when she was doing the residency program at Canal...
    • Art 021

      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...
    • West Bund Art + Design Fair

      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...
    • Shanghai Biennale

      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.
    • Instant: Julian Schnabel

      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...

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      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...
      • Arts | HOW Art Museum | Daily except Mon until Oct 15 2018
      • 2018-06-01 Finished
    • Niki de Saint Phalle & Shen Yuan

      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...
    • The Rise of Modernity - The First Generation of Chinese Architects from the University of Pennsylvania

      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...
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      ASPZ launches issue N 7 with readings from the published poets and presentations of visual works by the published visual artists. Mingle with creative friends. And join the second half for a poetry open mic if you wish to recite or just...
      • Arts, Community | July's Garden | on Fri Oct 12 2018
      • 2018-10-12 Finished
    • Floating Landscapes: a Fragment of Chile’s Geography

      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.
      • Arts | Urbancross | Daily until Oct 10 2018
      • 2018-09-22 Finished
    • Charlie Chaplin: A Vision

      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 -...
      • Arts | YUZ Museum | Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2018
      • 2018-06-08 Finished
    • Turning Point - 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art

      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,...
    • 'Reading Walking': Louis Vuitton Travel Book

      '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...
      • Arts | Pearl Art Museum | Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2018
      • 2018-06-24 Finished
    • The World of Ghibli

      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...
    • Franklin Chow — Zigzagging my way home

      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...
    • Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto

      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...
    • Story of Skin

      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...
    • Shin Younghun Solo Exhibition

      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...
    • Inaugural Season Plays

      The Great Theatre of China opens its door again to the public in June after six years of renovation, with a diverse program that spans over three months. Renowned female director Tian Xinxin curated 19 plays for the 3-month inaugural...
    • Cabaret Soiree: Tango

      Tango is the latest theme for Cabaret Soiree's stage production at The Pearl. Show starts at 10pm and goes late. 250rmb on the door. A teaser from the summary: A story of girl’s destiny told through the language of tango that takes us on...
      • Arts | The Pearl | Fridays until Sep 28 2018
      • 2018-09-07 Finished
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