There isn’t a live music update this week, but it’s art shows galore TONIGHT. Three picks that aren’t in your conventional Moganshan Lu / Taikang Lu destinations.
ART LABOR GALLERY, from 5pm
10–36 Yongjia lu by Maoming Lu (永嘉路10-36号，近茂名路)
Phone: 6431 7782, [email protected], www.artlaborgallery.com
Art photographer Yuichi Hibi from New York City presents a selection of his works from his internationally acclaimed book imprint. Influenced by film noir and described by critics as “weirdly charged environments”, and noted for their “coiled muscularity”, the photographs explore the emotions of exile and isolation. Recording late night street scenes in New York, or returning to Japan as an outsider to the country he left behind, Hibi has, according to the Los Angeles Times, affinities with the “stray dog” aesthetic of Daido Moriyama and Robert Frank.
SHANGHAI STUDIO from 9pm
1950 Huaihai Zhonglu, No. 4, by Xingguo Lu (淮海中路1950弄4号)
Shanghai Studio is back with yet another multi-dimensional show featuring the kinky new sculpture-paintings of Rita Portugal Lima called Noisy Undiscovered Taste and Mirrors from notable Korean video artist Jung Chul Hur.
LIULI CHINA MUSEUM
158 Madang Rd, Xintiandi, near Zizhong Road (马当路158号)
Admission: RMB50; Tel: 53829886
If you haven’t yet caught the Institution Glass Art Invitation Exhibition 2007 held by Liuli China together with the Fine Art College of Shanghai University, tonight (and tomorrow) is your LAST CHANCE. feature a fresh, innovative and powerful display of contemporary Liuli art from art school academics. And if you still don’t know, the guys behind Liuli China are the guys that brought us the amazing bar, restaurant and lounge TMSK at Xintiandi.