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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 Warehouse

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Moganshan Lu
      • 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

    • Island6 ShGarden

      • Arts
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Moganshan Lu
      • Address
        1/F, Bldg 7, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号7号楼109室, 近昌华路
      • Phone
        6227 7856

      "Liu Dao" is the name of the island6 art collective, a Shanghai-based art group that places emphasis on innovation and interaction in works made at the studio of island6 Arts Center. The collective produces cutting edge, acclaimed art, and the talents of new Chinese... 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

    • Moganshan Lu

      • Arts
      • Travel
      • Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing
      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
      • Phone

      Shanghai's "gallery district" is 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 stroll, Moganshan Lu also offers retail spaces and... 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

    • DKNSTRKT Launch Event at Daliah

      DKNSTRKT ("deconstruct") is a collective of genderfluid drag lovers. "We believe that a person's gender is not limited to just male or female. We want to create a diverse drag community. Whatever your sexuality or gender identity, if you...
      • Arts, Community, Nightlife | Daliah | on Sun Jan 28, 2018
    • Portugal Quorum Ballet: ‘The Rites of Spring’

      Portugal's Quorum Ballet dance company has performed in over 40 cities around the world and later this year will be creating and presenting a new piece in Shanghai. The ‘Rite of Spring: Made in China" will be starring seven dancers from...
    • 'Breaking Boundaries': BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition

      America’s first fashion magazine has always been on the forefront of the industry, and this anniversary art exhibition celebrating 150 years of Harper's BAZAAR is no different. Fashion, video art, and installation works spanning over the...
    • LOVE IN de CITY Pres. Long Yu Conducts Bartók

      On June 2013, Johnson Li made his Carnegie Music Hall debut when he was ten, working with Lang Lang to interpret Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major for Piano Duet, op.6. Considered a prodigy in music circles for his virtuosity and savvy, in...
    • Anna Caterina Antonacci

      Now established as one of the finest Sopranos of her generation, Anna Caterina Antonacci is an award-winning vocalist, winning multiple prestigious prizes including at The International Competition for Verdian Voices (1988), the Maria...
    • Stage: 'Aga-Boom'

      Created by veteran of Cirque Du Soleil Dimitri Bogatirev, AGA-BOOM is a theatrical event that must be seen to be believed. Rooted In the unique European theatrical style and universal language of clowning, Aga-Boom cuts through the...
    • 'The Palpable Soul of the Surface': Group Exhibition by Fu Shual, Liu Xi, Xiong Yanjun

      Art+ Shanghai’s new group exhibition “The Palpable Soul of the Surface” inaugurates the year of 2018 featuring three new artists of the gallery – Fu Shuai, Liu Xi and Xiong Yanjun. Three artists animate their artwork with the rich and...
    • 'Out of the Archive': World Museum Collection

      Je Fine Art Space presents The Museum Collection, a selection of works from the world’s top collections. Modligliani, Dali, Warhol, Picasso, Peynet, Van Gogh, & Shiele. Bringing together a unique cross-section of art history where not...
    • Mark Seibert Live Concert

      World famous German vocalist Mark Seibert is bringing a medley of musical theater show tunes to perform in Shanghai, from his own experience performing them on stage to international audience. Program includes numbers from ‘Elisabeth’,...
    • Opera: 'Carmen'

      Based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, Opera Carmen is the final work of the French composer Georges Bizet and also known as the most prestigious work of the French romantic opera in the 19th century. The Carmen...
    • Butterfly Wu: Queen of the Movies

      The enormous world-wide film industry today pumps out stars at a record rate. Or so it seems. Just under a century ago, Shanghai was poised to witness the emergence of an extraordinary film industry that produced a huge number of famous...
    • Tadao Ando Retrospective – 'Leading'

      As one of the most renowned architects in Japan, Tadao Ando achieves his accomplishments without any formal training in the field. Despite being a self-taught architect, his works have innovated traditional architectural design. This...
    • 'Lettres du Voyant' - Joseph Beuys X Nam June Paik

      The exhibition will present the important and representative works by German artist Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986) and Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932 - 2006) throughout their artistic careers, and further discuss the cooperation...
    • Contemporale Series: Nils Frahm

      Split Works hosts in Nils Frahm as part of their Contemporale Series of shows at the Shanghai Symphony Hall. Details TBA.
    • 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival

      Bund bastion of literary pursuits and diversions hosts the 2017 iteration of their International Literary Festival from March 10 to March 17. Full schedule of writers and ticketing info TBA. Keep tabs on updates with M's Lit Fest right...
      • Arts, Community | M on the Bund | from Mar 15 until Mar 28, 2018
    • Shanghai PRIDE

      Founded in 2009, Shanghai PRIDE is the first and only LGBT Pride season in mainland China, celebrating diversity for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and friends. The week-long festival features numerous events and...
      • Arts, Community, Dining, Nightlife | SmSh Territory | from Jun 8 until Jun 18, 2018
    • 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...
    • Opera: 'Turandot'

      A new production by Shanghai Opera House, this classic masterpiece written by Giacomo Puccini will be predented as part of Shanghai Grand theatre's 20th anniversary.Turandot has long been recognised as the most tonally adventurous of...
    • 'Mike and the Baby' Charity Book Signing

      “Mike and the Baby” is a new comic book after nine years of “Mike and Bud”. "This comic book is for people of all ages and focuses on issues of parenting and affection, documenting the author Wu Miao's son from 0 to 3 years old and his...
    • Rent the Musical

      Fabulous musical about '90s problems Rent debuts in Shanghai for its 20th anniversary.
    • Cats the Musical

      One of the most successful musicals of all time returns to China. This is an English-language production (with Chinese subs) of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit musical. Originally adapted from TS Eliot's whimsical poems about the...
    • PHOTOFAIRS

      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...
    • 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.
    • Contemprale Series: Devendra Banhart

      Split Works hosts in Devendra Banhart as part of their Contemporale Series of shows at the Shanghai Symphony Hall. Details TBA.
    • Shanghai International Film Festival 2018

      Highlight of the year for movie nerds. Hundred of international movies and films screened in over 40 cinemas across Shanghai, as well as a few big-time movies stars popping around to Shanghai to say hello. Information on the specifics of...

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      Our Time is Korean superrealism artist Kim Eunjin’s first solo exhibition in Shanghai after her solo show at Art Central in last March. The artworks from her Remaining Time series have been collected by Korean National Contemporary...
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      The reconstruction of Minsheng Port, the main exhibition venue of "SUSAS 2017" and also a part of Shanghai waterfront areas, will serve as a specific case to present how to connect and reform the previously discontinuous urban space and...
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      • Arts | Grand Theatre | Daily until Jan 14 2018
      • 2018-01-09 Finished
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      • Arts | MAMSH | Daily until Jan 7 2018
      • 2017-12-07 Finished
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      The HOW Art Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new location of Shanghai presents a solo exhibition of German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt, titled "Manifesto: Julian Rosefeldt - Works 2005 - 2017". A massive retrospective of...
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      Art+ Shanghai Gallery will present a second edition of “I Will Be Your Eyes” group exhibition series by CAFA post-graduates. This edition of the show, entitled “Little Narratives” will feature the works by seven emerging artists...
      • Arts | Art+ Shanghai | Daily until Dec 30 2017
      • 2017-11-05 Finished
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      • Arts | Candor | Saturdays until Dec 30 2017
      • 2017-12-02 Finished
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