What's On

Source:Global Times Published: 2014-5-5 17:53:01


Outside Within

This exhibition will feature new works of oil on canvas by the established Chinese artist collective Tamen, composed of Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang. The solo exhibition explores new landscapes that verge on metaphysical discourses on identity, context, and cultural knowledge. The artworks present vast open scenes with a sense of the philosophical, while displaying the same eerie serenity and complex thresholds that have come to define Tamen's aesthetic. Outside Within challenges perspective and boundaries.

Date: Until June 29, 11 am to 7 pm (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Art+ Shanghai Gallery

Address: Embankment Building, 370 Beisuzhou Road


Admission: Free

Call 5608-6067 for details

Chen Xiaoyun Solo


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.

Date: Until 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

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.

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

New Women

Chinese artist and filmmaker Yang Fudong will bring his new installation titled New Women, to ShanghART Gallery next month. This five-channel video is inspired by the decadent atmosphere of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, a period that has been captured in some of the best-loved Chinese films today and remains influential among Chinese artists in general.

Date: May 9 to June 16

Venue: ShanghART Gallery H Space

Address: Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号18号楼

Admission: Free

Call 6359-3923 for details

Contingency Plans: or, Living with Unstable Grounds

This exhibition looks at how the unexpected forces of nature shape landscapes and human lives. Entitled Contingency Plans: or, Living with Unstable Grounds, the exhibition draws on understudied cases from overlooked places through 19 case studies assembled by over 20 contributors. Each case study is based on an unexpected terrestrial event. Examples include a landslide in Hong Kong, persistent desertification in China, volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, the seepage of mining waste in West Papua, and the gradual accumulation of the surface of the Earth in the UK.

Date: Until June 1, 10 am to 8 pm

Venue: The University of Hong Kong / Shanghai Study Centre


Address: 298 Beisuzhou Road


Admission: Free

Visit ash.arch.hku.hk for details

The Status Quo of China's Contemporary Ink Art

The opening exhibition of Alioth Art Center is ongoing at 50 Moganshan Road. Facilitated by Alioth Art foundation, which has been a positive advocate of ink art in China, the exhibition features nearly 70 paintings by a dozen contemporary artists active in the ink art scene since the 1980s, among whom are award-winners at the prestigious quinquennial National Artworks Exhibitions, such as Dang Zhen, Wang Guanjun and Zhang Jian. Entitled Hongmeng Bian, the exhibition will not only present a general view of the development of ink art in the past three decades, but also highlights the diversified perspectives held by the artists of different periods into the time-honored art form in China.

Date: Until June 10, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Alioth Art Center 玉衡艺术中心

Address: Room 101, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号6号楼101室

Admission: Free

Call 5208-0016 for details

On Stage

b vocal Family & Children's Concert

b vocal is a Spanish singing group made up of five Latin guys and has been established for almost 20 years. They perform a cappella music, imitating instruments with their voices in a humorous performance. b vocal have devoted themselves to promoting family and children's concerts since 1998. Over 1 million children of all ages have been able to enjoy the diverse shows revolving around various aspects of music and voice.

Date: June 1

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road 丁香路425号

Tickets: 80 to 380 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Dance Performances of National Treasure of India, Kalakshetra

Kalakshetra, literally meaning a holy place of arts, is a cultural foundation established in 1936 at Chennai, India, to preserve and promote traditional Indian art. In 1994, the foundation was recognized as an institute of national importance by an act of Indian Parliament. Part of the cultural events in town to celebrate the 2014 India-China Year of Friendly Exchanges, distinguished dancers from Kalakshetra will present two nights of Indian dances to spectators in the city: a traditional dance drama depicting a story from the 3000-year-old Indian epic Ramayana on May 7, and a feast of varied Indian folk dances on May 8.

Date and venue: 7 pm on May 7 at Shanghai Oriental Art Center (425 Dingxiang Road) and 7 pm on May 8 at Shanghai Centre Theatre (1376 Nanjing Road West)

Admission: Free

Visit indianconsulate.org.cn/booking/form for details

Gala 2014 Concert

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

The King's Singers 2014 Shanghai Concert

Formed by six choral scholars at King's College Cambridge in 1968, The King's Singers quickly gained an international following and became one of the world's most celebrated ensembles. They are instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, luminous vocal quality and impeccable vocal blend. With a discography of over 150 recordings, The King's Singers have garnered many awards including a Grammy in 2009, the MIDEM Classical Award in 2010 and joined the Gramophone Hall of Fame in June 2013.

Date: May 20, 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 6854-1234 for details

Patricia Kaas Shanghai Concert

Patricia Kaas was born in 1966 in Forbach, France. She dominated the music scene, winning six Victoires de la Musique, and enchanting millions of fans worldwide. Her songs "Mon Mec à Moi" and "Mademoiselle Chante le Blues" became major hits of the 1990s. She is one of the most renowned French artists in the world. In 2008, after selling over 16 million albums in more than 47 countries, Kaas created Kabaret, an authentic show that is her personal and passionate tribute to the 1930s. With more than 20 songs, Kabaret was the most successful and elegant variety show Kaas ever performed. Kaas is considered as the most popular female artist in Russia and CIS countries. In China, The People's Daily calls her "the French Madonna."

Date: May 7, 7:30 pm

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 to 680 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

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