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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-4-3 18:13:01


Moods of Spring

More than 80 pieces by Jilin-born artist Wang Jianguo, including oil paintings, collages and mixed media works, are being showcased at this solo exhibition. Born in 1964, Wang graduated from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (LAFA) in 1987, and then began his teaching career at Jilin College of the Arts. Sunflowers are an inspiration Wang shares with forebear Vincent van Gogh. Wang likes to convey the essence of sunflowers through bold lines and bright colors that serrate the canvas. Entitled Moods of Spring, Wang's Shanghai exhibition will see a full collection of his Sunflower series, including a number of recent pieces by the artist. It also encompasses Wang's later, more experimental, works that have taken him far from still life and into edgier territory.

Date: Until April 12, 11 am to 7 pm (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Ruyi Oriental Art


Address: 148 Jiangxi Road Middle


Admission: Free

Call 6321-2498 for details

Zhang Haier: 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 Haier 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 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 Lü 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 Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

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, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées 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

Gala 2014 Concert in Shanghai

Set up in 2004 in Beijing, Gala has become an acclaimed rock band among both critics and fans in China. Their albums include the English Young for You released in 2004, which highlighted the unbounded enthusiasm of youth, and the Chinese Zhui Meng Chi Zi Xin in 2011 that has encouraged numerous people with its touching and uplifting lyrics. Crowned as one of the best rock bands in China, Gala is embarking on its 2014 China tour to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Date: May 24, 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 480 yuan

Call 400-880-2880 for details

Club for Five Shanghai Concert

Founded in Helsinki in 2001, Club for Five is a five-member contemporary a cappella group, specializing in vocally imitating the sounds of musical instruments. Club for Five sing in both English and Finnish. Their hits include renditions of Finnish folk tunes and covers of pop songs. The band released their first album Ensi-ilta in 2004 and their second album Uni was released two years after. The 2007 Christmas album Rekiretki was awarded album of the year in Finland and won The Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards in 2008.

Date: April 30, 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center 上海东方艺术中心

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 100 to 880 yuan

Call 400-650-5050 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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