Weekenders looking for a break from the usual club and pub offerings should consider these two interesting events this weekend.
Saturday, September 8th
m97 Gallery “Document/Portrait” exhibition
Opening Reception, 5pm to 8pm
m97 Gallery consistently showcases China’s best contemporary photographers and their upcoming exhibition, “Document/Portrait” brings veteran and newcomer works together for what promises to be a very approachable and honest look at China today. Be on the lookout for works from perennial favorites, Peng&Chen and Yan Cheng whose “Theme:Park” exhibition was recently shown in July.
From their press release:
Document / Portrait” is a broad look at a diverse range of photographic styles and subject matter depicting the many faces and facets of China each illustrating various aspects of modern Chinese society all through the genre of portraiture. Both urban and rural realities are explored, and traditional Chinese ethnic and cultural symbols are seen alongside documents of China’s ever-expanding and often anonymous urban centers.
Sunday, September 9th
M on the Bund’s Glamour Bar presents Duncan Hewitt’s Getting Rich First: Life in a Changing China book launch.
Author talk, 4pm. 50RMB includes one drink
Former BBC correspondent and China resident since 1986, Duncan Hewitt will be giving a talk on his first book, Getting Rich First, which follows the dramatic societal changes in China following Deng Xiaoping’s economic reform in the 1990s. Shanghaiist has not yet read the book, but it should be an interesting insider take on the forces that have shaped this city.
m97 Gallery | Shanghai
97 Moganshan Road, 2nd Floor
The Glamour Bar
6/F, No. 5 The Bund (at Guangdong Lu)
Tel: (86-21) 6350 9988