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Source:Global Times Published: 2014-7-6 16:13:01



Tired Romantic - Wang Jiaxue Solo Exhibition

Wang Jiaxue's haunting, super-realistic oil paintings are the result of an exacting technique, intense concentration and a morbid imagination. Taking cues from mannerism, El Greco, and modern horror culture, Wang's work describes not only a deranged personal psychological dynamic, but also that of a collective psyche as well.

Date: July 19 to August 31

Venue: BANK

Address: 1F, 59 Xianggang Road 香港路59号1楼

Admission: Free

Call 6310-3622 for details

Moments - Dai Mouyu

Needle-Ink-Pen on Paper Solo Exhibition

Looking from afar, each work appears to be a grey-tone figurative image: flowing grasses in the wind, a flock of gulls in the sky, the sky and sea, mountain peaks. On closer inspection, however, the viewer will be astonished by the artist's painstaking effort: tens of thousands of unbroken lines fill the whole paper, and the distance between each slender line is only a few millimeters while the background consists of crossing vertical and horizontal lines. Dai Mouyu creates a distinctive and visual experience for his audiences. As stated by the artist: "The stimulation of drawing to me is the excitement that comes from the strokes, which contain anxiety and stress. The pure pleasure, however, lies in the physical act of creation of the works." All the paintings for this exhibition are the newest works finished this year. They build on the exquisiteness, sensitivity, calmness and size of his previous works, with a developed understanding toward aesthetic appearance and atmosphere.

Date: Until August 1

Venue: FQ Projects


Address: No.76, Lane 927 Huaihai Road Middle


Admission: Free

Call 6466-2940 for details

Miss Dior

Recently, 16 female artists from around the world have been showcasing artworks interpreting the spirit of the luxury brand Christian Dior at the Shanghai Sculpture Space on Huaihai Road West. Drawing inspiration from the particular perfumes of the French brand, participating artists work in various media, with oil paintings by Chinese artist Liang Yuanwei and a giant bow-shaped sculpture made of perfume bottles by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.

Date: Until July 20

Venue: Shanghai Sculpture Space


Address: 570 Huaihai Road West 淮海西路570号

Admission: Free

Call 6280-7844 for details

A Round Studio - Zhou Siwei Solo Exhibition

The exhibition showcases a series of recent paintings and installation pieces by Zhou Siwei. The title A Round Studio derives from the artist's notion of his own practice, which he views as a cyclical journey of repetition, evolution and progression. Zhou constructs his paintings and installations utilizing predetermined sets of colors, forms and sequences. Through a process that entails both repetition and randomness, these acquire a new context. In his studio, the artist adopts an identical method for all the pieces simultaneously, so that each individual work is the beginning and the end of another. For this show the artist creates an ideal space embedded in a Möbius Loop, for viewers to parse out the relationships between one work and another, and each single part within the whole.

Date: Until July 20

Venue: Aike-Dellarco


Address: Bldg 1, 50 Moganshan Road


Admission: Free

Call 5252-7164 for details

The Meaning Is Beyond the Words - Hang Mingzhi Photography Exhibition

Photographer Hang Mingzhi takes black and white photos filled with the artist's concern, understanding, obsession and attachment to the objects. They contain strong cultural and aesthetic significance, but have been forgotten, abandoned, distorted and even destroyed. The camera lens freezes the moment so that the attitude of the artist is highlighted. Such feeling gives the pictures deeper essential resonance regarding cultural inheritance and the existence of mankind.

Date: Until August 29

Venue: OFOTO Gallery


Address: Bldg 13, 50 Moganshan Road 莫干山路50号13楼

Admission: Free

Call 6298-5416 for details

On Stage

Jessie J Concert

The song "Price Tag" has made the London-born singer and songwriter Jessie Ellen Cornish, who is better known as Jessie J, a world-famous figure in the pop scene. Included on her first album Who You Are, the song topped the singles charts in 19 countries including the UK, France, Ireland and New Zealand in 2011. "Domino," released later in 2011, also ranked at No.6 in the US Billboard Hot 100. On July 8, Jessie J will kick off her first tour of the Chinese mainland at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, presenting her hit songs and new creations from her latest album Alive, which was released last September. The next stop of the tour is Beijing on July 10.

Date: Tuesday, 8 pm

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena


Address: 1200 Expo Avenue


Tickets: 180 yuan to 980 yuan

Call 400-610-3721 for details

2014 Mercedes-Benz International Music Festival Concert by Jacaranda Ensemble

Five young musicians, principals of the Brandenburg Symphony, have put together an unusual ensemble as a result of a desire to experiment with new sounds. The instrumentation of this ensemble clearly demonstrates the idea. Alpenhorn, didgeridoo, saxophone and percussion, instruments whose origins are thousands of miles apart, are woven into an aural tapestry through a mixture of composed and improvised music. Through its music, the Jacaranda Ensemble builds a bridge between the cultures of the world. Concert tours within Germany and abroad have garnered the group international respect and positive feedback from audiences.

Date: July 26

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

Address: 425 Dingxiang Road


Tickets: 80 yuan to 180 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

Gala by Dancers of Staatsballett Berlin

Since January 1, 2004 Berlin has once again witnessed the founding of a big independent ballet institution: the Staatsballett Berlin. With 88 dancers and two apprentices from 25 nations, the Staatsballett Berlin is currently Germany's biggest ballet company. Appointed as the artistic director from 2004, Vladimir Malakhov is one of the most famous and renowned artistic personalities in the world of ballet. The Staatsballett Berlin aims to not only make Berlin the capital of dance, but also radiate into the international world of dance. For the first time in 2006, the Staatsballett Berlin presented the International Dance Summit Berlin, with a goal to combine the performances of the Staatsballett Berlin with those of guest companies, to discover similarities and open up possibilities. The International Dance Summit Berlin has now become an annual international dance event.

Date: July 11 to July 12

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center


Tickets: 80 yuan to 880 yuan

Call 6854-1234 for details

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