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M1NT Atlantis

M1NT Atlantis

 

@ M1NT

Fri June 26th – Sat Jun 27th

Discover the lost city of ATLANTIS at M1NT as they revive the legend for two big nights!  Dive into the dark blue where beautiful and mysterious underwater creatures await.

Climb for Hope

Climb for Hope

 

@ Jing’an Shangri-La

Sunday, 28th June 2015.

Entry fee: 200RMB/person (includes one free T-shirt, warm-up instructions from the professional coach and a breakfast box). Registration is open to adults 18 years old and above

 

An estimated 300 runners will ascend 60 floors, starting at the tower’s lobby in the Jing’an Kerry Centre piazza to the finish line on the top floor. The hotel’s inaugural vertical fun run is also in support of children’s health care. All proceeds from the registration fees will be donated to the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre

The System Of Objects

The System Of Objects

 

Mar 29th – Jun 28th, 2015

@ Minsheng Art Museum

Artists: Chen Wei, Chen Shaoxiong, Chen Xiaoyun, Geng Jianyi, He Xiangyu, Hong Hao, Hu Jieming, Leng Guangmin, Li Xiaofei, Li Bangyao, Li Qing, Li Jinghu, Liu Yujia, Liu Jianhua, Liu Weijian, Liu Zhuoquan, Liu Chuang, Liu Wei, Ma Qiusha, Mao Xuhui, Qin Qi, Qiu Xiaofei, Shang Yang, Song Dong, Song Yuanyuan, Jianguo Sui, Wang Luyan, Wang Yuyang, Wang Yin, Wei Honglei, Wu Hao, Xiao Yu, Xu Zhen, Xue Song, Yan Bing, Yang Zhenzhong, Yang Xinguang, Yin Xiuzhen, Yin Qi, Yu Ji, Zhang Enli, Zhang Yaping, Zheng Guogu, Zhuang Hui

The System of Objects features 44 contemporary Chinese artists whose practice varies from painting, sculpture, and installation to video and animation. The exhibition has selected some of the most representative object-related artworks created by Chinese contemporary artists during the past two decades.
In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be talks and lectures under the theme of “object” and an international symposium discussing “Theories of Objects”.

Piece by Piece: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Twentieth-Century Art from the Long Museum Collection I – Shanghai Art Scene

Twentieth-Century Art from the Long Museum Collection I – Shanghai Art Scene

@ Long Museum (West Bund)

Dec 18th – Jun 30th, 2015

Curated by Lu Jing

Artist: Tao Lengyue, Yang Keyang, Yang Qiuren and Xu Xingzhi

The exhibition looks at the art scene in twentieth-century Shanghai through the museum collection and archives.

Forest Fringe China Tour

Forest Fringe China Tour

Forest Fringe China Tour

@ 1933 Contemporary

3rd – 4th July

Part of a flagship programme within the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, showcasing unique creative talent from the UK, Forest Fringe is different from other performance art, initiating audience participation. Audiences are not only invited to take part in the performance, but they also play an important role in the performances themselves.

A private one-on-one dance; an invitation to dismantle your own watch and put it back together; and a fully operational cafe which blends art with everyday social interaction. These are just some of the unique performances breaking down the boundaries of traditional art that the audience can experience.

Ceremony by Guo Wei

Ceremony by Guo Wei

 

@ S.O Art Space

Jun 13 – Jul 12, 2015

Intersection – Chen Qiang (1990 & 2015)

Intersection – Chen Qiang (1990 & 2015)

 

@ Shanghai Yibo Gallery

Jun 13 – Jul 13, 2015

Microscope – The Inner Mindscape Of 5 Contemporary Chinese Artists

Microscope – The Inner Mindscape Of 5 Contemporary Chinese Artists

 

@ Leo Gallery

May 31 – Jul 17, 2015

Curator: Huang Du

Artists: Hu Weiyi, Li Yiwen, Lin Ke, Ren Zhitian, Wen Wu

Microscope displays the individual aesthetic and philosophy of five artists through diverse works and different mediums.

The title of the exhibition “Microscope” was chosen as a way to reflect the current developments of Chinese contemporary art, where artists turned from the ideological narratives and collective expressions, to become more individualistic in their artistic style, depicting personal experiences from daily life.

Moments

Moments

 

@ Don Gallery

May 31 – Jul 19, 2015

Artists: Hu Zi, Liu Ren, Su Chang, Zhang Ruyi, Zhang Yunyao

This exhibition showcases five artists, displaying some of their recent works.

Faith, Courage, Three Pounds of Flax

Faith, Courage, Three Pounds of Flax

 

@ MoCA Pavilion

1 July–19 July, Daily 10am – 9pm
Special opening: 6pm, 16 July 2015

Artists: Gao Mingyan and Wang Yiquan

MoCA Pavilion, the new experimental space of Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, presents: Faith, Courage, Three Pounds of Flax, a conceptualist exhibition realized through a collaboration of the two artists Gao Mingyan and Wang Yiquan. Taking performance art as its point of departure, the artists have worked in various ways, individually and collectively conducting artistic interventions, performative actions and group interviews in order to explore a core question, namely “what is the most cherished attribute for an artist in his or her day to day life?”

Morphology of Shanghai – Zheng Zhiyuan solo exhibition

Morphology of Shanghai – Zheng Zhiyuan solo exhibition

Jun 13 – Jul 26, 2015

@ C14 Gallery (Shanghai, China)

During the past ten years Zheng Zhiyuan has been to every street of Shanghai. He does his utmost to extract the pure feelings from the complicated even chaotic urban landscapes, to respond to these scenes with prudent investigations and to evoke contemplations and reflections.

What’s Left to Appear by Ding Yi

What’s Left to Appear by Ding Yi

 

Jun 7 – Jul 26, 2015

@ Long Museum(West Bund)

Curated by McCausland Shane

 

Regarded as one of China’s foremost artists and a pioneer of abstraction, Ding Yi (b. 1962, Shanghai) has been painting crosses since the late 1980s: his series of paintings, whether predominantly black, based on tartan or else elaborated in intense fluorescent colours, all bear the title Appearance of Crosses with a date.

The exhibition is a fitting celebration of a group of new works on plywood from 2015. Deliberately created on a large scale with the massive central space of the Long Museum in mind, the artist uses thick layers of lacquer-like paint scored through to reveal searing layers of colour, structured as always by his trademark grid idiom. Complementing the new work, the exhibition will feature up to one hundred further paintings and drawings on media including canvas, tartan and paper.

Tibet Soul by Qu Qianmei

Tibet Soul by Qu Qianmei

@ Bund 22, organised by Philippe Staib Gallery

July 4th – August 3rd

 

Qu Qianmei was born in Jiangnan, a place that represents a cultural ideal of ancient poets and painters, and which informed the early development of this young artist.  It was Paris that informed Qianmei’s artistic development, and Tibet that lifted her spiritualism.

Qu started painting from a young age, studying traditional painting under Mr. Qiu Yuren before she set off for France to continue her studies and remained for over 20 years. In 2008 she returned to China to study materials at Central Academy of Fine Arts’ Mixed Media Oil Painting Department, and thus commenced the newest creations of her abstract art.

A few years ago she had a life changing visit to Tibet: “What touched me most is the piety of the Buddhists. They measure the ground by their bodies. Listening to their chanting and contentment really struck my soul, shaped it into less vanity and more self-ease. My work has transformed greatly since as well”, she said.

Using her own unique artistic language, Qu presents an artistic conception of Eastern philosophy through fusion of materials, forms and contents, layer by layer. Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s notion of two types of paintings, the material and the spiritual, Qu’s abstract art creations fall certainly in to the latter.

Philippe Staib: “Qu Qianmei’s artworks remind me of a great talent. At first glance her works exhale an intimate garden, like a deep dip in the reactions on my eyes and my feelings. To collaborate with an artist like her is to share what we love, what makes us react.”

Integrating Western Techniques with a Chinese Touch – Special Exhibition Commemorating the 115th Anniversary of the Birth of Guan Liang

Integrating Western Techniques with a Chinese Touch – Special Exhibition Commemorating the 115th Anniversary of the Birth of Guan Liang

@ The Long Museum(West Bund)

May 16 – Aug 8, 2015

Guan Liang (1900-1986), courtesy name Liang Gong, was born in Panyu, Guangdong Province. He went to Japan in 1917, studying at Kawabata Institution and later at Pacific Art Association. When in Japan, he spent much time studying the works by European modern artists like Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. After returning to China, he taught at Shanghai Fine Arts School, Shanghai Arts University and the National Academy of Art in Hangzhou. During the period of new China, he served as trustee of China Artist Association, vice chairman of Shanghai Artist Association, researcher of Shanghai Research Institute of Culture and History, professional painter at Shanghai Chinese Painting Institute, professor of Zhejiang Art Academy, director and advisor of the Fine Arts Institute of Shanghai Jiaotong University and committee member of Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles.

As one of the first generation of Chinese artists studying abroad, like many others, Guan Liang also chose to integrate into his own practice exaggerated shapes, large areas of contrasting colors by flat brush stroke and simple line drawing that were often seen in Gauguin, Van Gogh and Matisse’s works. Such efforts could be clearly perceived in his earlier works. After returning to China, he started to learn Chinese painting in the 1920s and drew his inspiration from not only modern masters like Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi, Huang Binhong, Liu Haisu and Pan Tianshou but also ancient masters like BadaShanren. As a result, he managed to develop a signature style of his own which ingeniously blended Chinese and western techniques and interpreted the spirit of Chinese art with a modern touch, leading to a new chapter in the history of Chinese painting. According to Cheng Shifa, a renowned Chinese painter and cartoonist, Guan Liang was indeed a master that the history of modern Chinese painting could not leave behind. It was him who first introduced concepts of western modern painting into Chinese ink painting and presented the highly acclaimed opera figure series.

When speaking of Guan Liang’s opera figures, the first thing that occurred to people would be series of vividly delineated artistic figures that were full of vigor and fun. These mesmerizing figures skillfully embody the purity, innocence and optimism lying in the nature of Chinese people. The unique sense of Chineseness radiated from the seemingly simple and yet brightly colored figures makes his work a cup of tea that is highly worth taking the time to taste.

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio

New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio

 

@ Power Station of Art

9 July-8 August (11:00am – 19:00pm, closed on Monday)

 

London based Heatherwick Studio epitomises the spirit of invention of a new wave of British designers. This exhibition is a window into the studio that has become renowned for projects such as the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010.

Curated by Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, and designed by Heatherwick Studio, the exhibition offers unique insights into the ideas and experiments that go into realising projects that span architecture and engineering, as well as furniture, sculpture and product design. Drawings, models, and films from the past 20 years capture the studio’s spirit of discovery, demonstrating their imaginative and entrepreneurial approach to design.

About Perception by Shi Zhiying

About Perception by Shi Zhiying

 

@ Jewelvary Art and Boutique

Jun 5 – Aug 10

Li Hui – Instant Insanity

Li Hui – Instant Insanity

 

@ Arario Gallery

Jun 12 – Aug 16

Mobile Architecture – Yona Friedman

Mobile Architecture – Yona Friedman

 

@ Power Station of Art

May 16 – Aug 16

Yona Friedman (1923–), a legendary figure in the architecture world for his ‘mobile architecture’ theory during the 1950s and his questioning of Le Corbusier’s assertion that residents should adapt to buildings, instead suggesting that architects must learn from residents.

The exhibition is divided into two sections. The first charts the development of “Mobile Architecture” theory with a series of draft sketches and models. The second explores improvisation as a possibility in architecture.

Miyabi Chinese Valentine day promotion

Miyabi Chinese Valentine day promotion

@ Miyabi

August 20th

Price: RMB1314net/2pax

(can also receive special room rate for the night of 888 RMB including 2 breakfasts at Feast.

Miyabi are offering a specially designed set menu for two this Chinese Valentine Day. With views of the Bund from the 37th floor; you’ll also receive a rose and a box of chocolates.

Shi Yong: Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form (solo)
Nobody Knows Where – Zhang Enli + Christopher Doyle

Nobody Knows Where – Zhang Enli + Christopher Doyle

Jun 9 – Aug 30, 2015
@ Aurora Museum
Curated by Quadrio Davide and Yeh Shaway

Hakkasan Celebrate the launch of Ling Ling, Mykonos with Special Summer Menu

Hakkasan Celebrate the launch of Ling Ling, Mykonos with Special Summer Menu

 

@ Hakkasan Shanghai

1st July – 31st August, 10pm every Friday and Saturday night

Price: 198RMB/person inc. Ling Ling Collins cocktail; 288RMB/person inc. Glass of Champagne.

 

Hakkasan restaurants around the world will celebrate the launch of Ling Ling in Mykonos, Greece, with special limited edition menus. Ling Ling is a new concept mixing al fresco dining, drinking and dancing for the late night party island.  In Shanghai, choose between the Fish and Seafood, or the Meat and Seafood menus, and try the new signature cocktail, the Ling Ling Collins, which will be served in Mykonos.

 

 

Shanghai Fight Night 2015 Sign Ups

Shanghai Fight Night 2015 Sign Ups

 

@ Big Bamboo (Nanyang location)

Sept 1, 2015 at 7pm

Organised by China Sports Promotions, the group behind the Brawl events, find out what it takes to train to be a white collar boxer and sign up to take part in the next event! Learn about the time commitment, the sacrifices, and the dedicated training required before the big night; and hear from former fighters too! Open to men and women in all professions.

Bund Classic

Bund Classic

 
@ TBA

Oct 16 – 18.

Billed as “China’s Premier Concours D’Elegance”, Bund Classic is one of the highlight social events of the Shanghai summer, and a great chance to see some remarkable classic cars.