Niki de Saint Phalle & Shen Yuan: HON
Power Station of Art celebrates two iconic contemporary female artists, though painter/sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle’s bright and bold installations and paintings are the main focus. Her work, which is naïve and child-like, reflects her tragic childhood and family background, as well as her aggressive attitude. Fun stuff! Shen works in installations and across mediums.
The Rise of Modernity: The First Generation of Chinese Architects from the University of Pennsylvania
This brilliant and informative exhibition showcases deep research, and hundreds of photos and design materials about the history of Chinese architecture from 1920s to 1930s, a fascinating time in Shanghai’s architectural life when academia was meeting urban development.
Shanghai-born artist Franklin Chow dubs himself a ‘Swiss made in China’. Tracing his lineage back to legendary Ming dynasty painter Chou Ying, Chow looks back on his idiosyncratic personal history through abstract paintings and installations.
Shinkai Makoto is the mastermind of one of the most popular animations of all time: Your Name. On the ground floor of PSA, you can see the inspiring creativity of this self-made filmmaker, and the production materials of some of the most exquisite works in animation history, though the show’s information is in Chinese only.