What's on

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-4-2 18:43:01


Zhang Hai'er: Portrait Nu

In French, Nu means nude photos. The word has a similar pronunciation with the Chinese word for female. The solo exhibition of photographer Zhang Hai'er features his portraits of women taken from 1987 to 2010. Having kept a low profile, Zhang's works are usually exhibited overseas, and he is also a photojournalist covering both hard news and fashion. Zhang is best known for photographing "bad girls" and nudes. "Bad girls," in his eyes, possess "a spirit of freedom and independence."

Date: Until April 9, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Beaugeste Photo Gallery


Address: Room 519, Bldg 5, Lane 210 Taikang Road


Admission: Free

Call 6466-9012 for details

Shanghai Housewares

This exhibition features 60 household items from 120 objects included in the book of the same name by Shanghainese designer Zhou Qi. Inspired by examples of exquisite local craftsmanship on the edge of extinction, Zhou interviewed 10 local artisans and collected more than 100 everyday objects which were commonly seen in the 1980s and 1990s. Published last year, her book reflects the conflict between rapid industrial development and disappearing local craftsmanship. The exhibits on display include a tangpozi (copper bed warmer), a rabbit lantern, a kongzhu (Chinese yo-yo) and an abacus. Zhou will deliver a talk at 2 pm on March 22, sharing stories about the craftsmen she interviewed. E-mail gkkyuyue@sina.com to make a reservation.

Date: Until April 27, 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: Shanghai Mass Art Center 上海群众艺术馆

Address: 125 Guyi Road


Admission: Free

Call 5424-4152 for details

Chen Xiaoyun Solo Exhibition

Celebrated Chinese artist Chen Xiaoyun will have a solo exhibition entitled Twenty-one Poems of Lenin at the main space of ShanghART Gallery. The upcoming show features a series of Chen's recent works including sculptures, paintings and photographs. Works on display follow the artist's poetic narrative style. Born in 1971 in Hubei Province, Chen now works and lives in Beijing. He has exhibited extensively at both home and abroad.

Date: April 19 to May 26, 10 am to 6 pm daily

Venue: ShanghART Gallery


Address: Bldg 16, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号16幢

Admission: Free

Call 6359-3923 for details

Mind and Nature

Born in the 1980s, contemporary artist Li Zesong from Yunnan Province displays his White and Black Series in his first solo exhibition in Shanghai. He has been living in Dali, Yunnan Province since a young age and his works are inspired by the rich culture as well as magnificent natural surroundings of the remote city. He attempts to find an approach that distinguishes his works from the trend of arts globalization. He uses simple blacks, whites and grays to compose his contemporary paintings along the lines of traditional Chinese ink painting. In his paintings, the contrast between large landscapes and tiny human figures symbolizes loneliness, fragility and helplessness. However, Li believes our emotions and spirits are as infinite as nature. Viewers can find a sense of humor in Li's work, as well as the tranquility and co-existence of humanity and nature.

Date: Until April 25, 1 pm to 9 pm (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Noeli Gallery 诺易画廊

Address: 150 Yueyang Road


Admission: Free

Call 6431-9442 for details

Shanghai Exhibition Arup Associates 50

Arup Associates 50 is an exhibition to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Arup Associates, a prestigious British design company. Works include the Bird's Nest in China and Doha City Tennis Stadium in Qatar. The exhibition will showcase major works through videos, photographs and models. Also on view will be a film made by British producer Tapio Snellman charting the history of the company and the spirit of its creative team.

Date: Until April 5, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: River South Art Center


Address: 1247 Nansuzhou Road


Admission: Free

Call 6359-8989 for details

ECAL Photography

This exhibition features selected photo works by students from École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL, also known as University of Art and Design Lausanne). This century-old Swiss art institute has nurtured thousands of talented artists and is now one of the top art schools in the world. The organizers are also hosting a photo contest for up-and-coming local photographers on March 21. Critics, photo editors and curators will visit the exhibition and pick the best works from local artists. The photo album of ECAL Photography is also available at the venue.

Date: Until May 11, 10 am to 10 pm

Venue: 10 Corso Como

Address: North Annex, Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Road West


Admission: Free

Call 6286-1072 for details


Film Screening at Sprout

Sprout Lifestyle is hosting a free screening of The Cure Is, a transformational film about how every human body is brilliantly designed for vitality and longevity. It addresses questions such as why health and life expectancy gradually decline, whether we've lost our connection to the natural way of living, and whether there is a powerful and effective means of addressing disease? Woven with testimonials from top scientists, doctors and evolutionary leaders, the amazing true stories in the film create a mind-blowing journey of self-discovery that will radically shift the way you look at health and disease forever. The film is in English and has no subtitles. Reservations are required via e-mails at events@sproutlifestyle.com.

Date: April 23, 7 pm

Venue: Sprout Lifestyle

Address: Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Road


Admission: Free

Visit http://www.sproutlifestyle.com/ for details

On Stage

Witness For the Prosecution

Agatha Christie adapted this play for the stage from her novel of the same name. The show was hugely successful in London and Broadway before it was made into an Oscar-nominated film. The Chinese version of this play is performed by Shanghai's leading theater group, Shanghai Mousetrap Drama Studio. Renowned theater producer Lu Liang from Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre is the artistic director.

Date: April 10 to 24, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre 上海话剧艺术中心

Address: 288 Anfu Road


Tickets: 150 to 300 yuan

Call 6473-4567 for details

The Bach Choir:

The Glory of Easter

Founded in 1876, The Bach Choir is recognized as one of the world's leading choruses, building upon a tradition that combines musical excellence with creativity and innovation. From the first performance in Britain of Bach's Mass in B minor to the soundtrack for Ridley Scott's epic Prometheus, their musical heritage is as rich as it is diverse. Directed by David Hill, one of the country's most eminent conductors and choir trainers, they regularly perform and record across London and the UK in prestigious venues, from the Royal Albert Hall to Abbey Road Studios. The Shanghai concert programs include Brahms's A German Requiem, Vierne's Carillon de Westminster (Organ Solo) and Bach's Lobet den Herrn.

Date: April 10, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Arts Center


Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 to 380 yuan

Call 5108-5050 for details

Eva Lind Vocal Recital

Austrian soprano Eva Lind started her career at the age of 19 with a sensational debut as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute at the Vienna State Opera as well as Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel. Since then her international career has brought her invitations to the major concert and opera houses around the world, including La Scala in Milan, Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Royal Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. She has shared the stage with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, and has become a favorite of famous conductors such as Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado.

Date: April 12, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sennheiser Shanghai Concert Hall 森海塞尔上海音乐厅

Address: 523 Yan'an Road East


Tickets: 80 to 380 yuan

Call 5386-6666 for details


The Black Dahlia Murder China Tour

Founded in 2000, The Black Dahlia Murder is an American metal band from Michigan. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder case of aspiring young actress Elizabeth Short. The band's lineup features vocalist Trevor Strnad, guitarists Brian Eschbach and Ryan Knight, drummer Alan Cassidy, and bassist Max Lavelle. The Shanghai gig is The Black Dahlia Murder's second leg of their Chinese tour.

Date: April 22, 8 pm to 10 pm

Venue: Mao Livehouse

Address: 3/F, 308 Chongqing Road South 重庆南路308号3楼

Tickets: 230 yuan presale and 330 yuan at the door

Visit http://www.guitarchina.com/ for details

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