WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 EVENTS
No Lights, No Lycra @ Basement 6 Collective
Your perfect middle-of-the-week fix comes from the Basement 6 Collective underground. Unleash your wildest dance moves and feed on the energy given by a room full of people swinging in pitch dark.
Free entry // doors open at 7:30 p.m., lights off at 8:0 0p.m. // Basement 6 Collective – Building 6 basement, 1643 Huashan Lu, near HuaiHai Zhong Lu|华山路1643号6号楼地下室, 近淮海中路
West In East – Photography and Jade exhibition @ Xing Guang Photographic Equipment Market
An exhibition that reframes the way you look at your own backyard. American photographer and filmmaker, G.S. Broz, and English jade carver, Andrew Shaw have spent a combined 12 years in China and have put together a show to say thank you for the warm welcome they have been given by the world’s oldest civilization.
Their joint exhibition of video, photography and jade presents a unique view on China from two Westerners who have immersed themselves in the culture of their adopted home. They’ve carved out a niche for themselves here and have paired their Chinese experience with a Western lens. The centerpiece of the exhibition is G.S. Broz’ documentary, Ban Men Nong Fu which features Andrew Shaw carving jade and selling his wares in a temple market to Chinese people.
Music selections by Laura Ingalls. Free entry, works are for sale.
Andrew Shaw gave up his job as a BBC reporter to live in China and follow his dream to carve jade. He creates modern, abstract designs in his studio in Suzhou but gives them meaning by marrying them to Chinese idiom.
G.S. Broz came to Shanghai to seek new opportunities as a filmmaker and in the process discovered photography. He uses celluloid to capture a view of the Shanghai he has come to know and love but one with its own distinct accent.
Show runs from May 21 – June 1, soft opening on May 21, official opening party May 24 from 2.00 -5.00 p.m. // Xing Guang Photographic Equipment Market – Building A, Floor 7 gallery space, 300 Luban Lu, near Xietu Lu | A区，7楼鲁班路300号,近斜土路
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By Andreea Dragut
[Photo via Basement6 Collective]