Take a look at 14 ongoing and upcoming art exhibitions in town this October.
Breath @ Aike Dellarco
Focusing on local boy Su Chang’s newest works, the exhibition reshapes everyday objects, such as water sinks and ceramic tiles, as he peels them from their original context to create something stark, unique, and ambiguous.
🕒 Until Oct 15, 10am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
💰 Free entry
📍 Building 6, 2555 Longteng Avenue | 龙腾大道2555号6号楼
Matt Saunders solo [email protected] Tank Shanghai
Capturing movement and martial arts in his first solo exhibition in China, Matt Saunders presents a selection of his latest works at the Tank Shanghai Project Space. Comprising of a series of videos, paintings, and photographs, the exhibit explores the use of movement in Wuxia cinema, a genre of Chinese fiction centered around martial arts.
🕒 Until Oct 22 (Closed on Mondays)
💰 Free entry
📍 2350 Longteng Avenue | 龙腾大道2350号
Flown Away Is the Gold of Days @ BANK Gallery
Photographer Chen Zhe’s exhibition features a selection of three excerpts from her recent series “Towards Evenings: Six Chapters.” Her work combines visual content with letters, online chat histories, and excerpts from literature, establishing an interesting parallel between word and image for the viewer as they step through Chen’s twilight hour. In her exhibition, Chen follows the shift between day and night, and explores the effect of dusk on the human psyche, making use of many different visual forms including photography, video, installation, objects, and texts.
🕒 Until Oct 22, 10.30am-6.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
💰 Free entry
📍 Basement, Building 2, Lane 298, Anfu Road | 安福路298弄2号楼底楼
Iconic Shanghai @ Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
This exhibition guides visitors through 64 historic streets with local artist Li Shoubai. Using his own take on traditional Chinese paper cutting techniques, Li injects color and personality into some of Shanghai’s most iconic cityscapes. Also on display are maps, aerial photographs, 19 short films, and a 16 meter digital installations, which follow how the city has grown over the years.
🕒 Until Oct 29, 9am-5pm (Closed on Mondays)
💰 ￥30/adults; ￥15/Students
📍 100 People’s Avenue | 人民大道100号
Wang Haichuan solo exhibition @ Art+ Shanghai Gallery
This exhibition focuses on Wang’s paintings on various unconventional surfaces, from the common canvas to rare Tibetan paper, wooden window frames and tree trunks. The artist interweaves reality, dreams, and metaphors into discourse of his painting.
🕒 Until Oct 29, 10am – 7pm (Closed on Mondays)
💰 Free entry
📍 191 South Suzhou Road | 南苏州路191号
Muse @ Shanghai Center of Photography
Zhang Haier, a well-known photographer in China, is recognized for a steadfast devotion to a style and content that has evolved through a 30-year career beginning in the mid-1980s. This exhibition brings many of his works together together, with some never seen before. The selection begins from his primary sources of inspiration – women.
🕒 Spet 6 – Oct 29 (Closed on Mondays)
💰 Free entry
📍 2555 Longteng Avenue | 龙腾大道2555号
Balkrishna Doshi: Celebrating Habitat @ Power Station of Art
The latest show in The Power Station of Art’s architecture series features more than 30 pieces by the Indian architect, urban planner, and educator Balkrishna Doshi. On display are personal and public housing, community projects, educational institution, urban planning, and furniture design spanning 62 years of his career.
🕒 Until Oct 29, 11am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
📍 200 Huayuangang Road | 花园港路200弄
Living the Shikumen Life @ Shoubai Art Center
Yishizhuxing is the Chinese idiomatic expression that defines the basic necessities of life: clothing, food, shelter, and transportation. Besides their literal meaning, they also carry connotations conveying a sense of the cultural traditions and intangible knowledge of a country. This is the second of a series of four exhibitions that will run throughout 2017 and 2018.
🕒 Until Oct 29, 10am-6.30pm
📍 No. 4-2, 210 Taikang Road | 泰康路 210弄4号－2号
Shoes: pleasure and pain @ Hkri Taikoo Hui
Curated by British actress Helen Pearson, this exhibition is a selection of over 140 pairs of shoes, from 14th century court dress to the edgiest pairs by contemporary designers. Together, they lace a story on fashion and function from across the globe.
🕒 Until Nov 5, 10am-6.30pm
📍 789, West Nanjing Road | 南京西路789号
SONSARA: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot @ Minsheng Art Museum
SONSARA is a combination of son, or sound in French, and sara, meaning the continual and never-ending cycle of life. It links together man’s past and future, connecting the lives the precedes and follows the ones we’re currently living, and puts them together. Through the combined use of sound, moving images, and landscapes, Céleste Bousier-Mougenot prompts the viewer to contemplate the world after humans, as well as the way human and non-humans interact with one another.
🕒 Until Nov 12, 10am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
💰 ￥50 (￥30 for Early Bird)
📍 1929 Shibo Avenue | 世博大道1929号
Fantastic Color Bar @ Ying Art Center
Artist Wang Chienyang’s Fantastic Color Bar transforms an ordinary room with the dazzling colors of the internet age. Featuring photography inspired by Japanese anime and oversized children’s toys, Wang’s show comments on the thinking of young artists today.
🕒 Until Nov 17, 10am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
📍 97 Moganshan Road | 莫干山路97号
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith @ Modern Art Museum
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith is a touring exhibition showcasing the fashion designer’s journey in building his company, as well as his stylistic tastes and eye for design. It combines the artistic and the business aspects of running a fashion brand and gives the audience a glimpse into the designer’s world, helping people understand the interactions between operating within an industry as a business and within the fashion world as a designer and artist.
🕒 Oct 10 – Jan 7
💰 ￥50 (early bird); ¥100
📍 4777 Binjiang Avenue | 滨江大道4777号
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel @ Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center hosts this traveling exhibition that recreates portions of the Sistine Chapel. Frescoes are recreated to scale, while digital art and installations displays this classic work of art in a new format.
🕒 Until Oct 7, 10am-8pm
💰 ￥150; ￥280 (premium)
📍 100 Century Avenue | 世纪大道100号
Robert Zhao Renhui: Christmas Island, Naturally @ ShanghART Gallery
Existing within a space somewhere between reality and fantasy, Robert Zhao Renhui’s exhibition presents the Singaporean artist’s take on the relationship between humans and animals.
🕒 Until Nov 19, 10am-6pm
📍 Bldg 16, 50 Moganshan Road | 莫干山路50号16号楼
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